Up in the tropics region of Queensland lays the city of Townsville. Considered the unofficial capital of North Queensland this stunning location has more to offer than just the reef and beaches at Christmas time!


Townsville is home to the Stable on Strand, a 5-day-long festival entirely dedicated to celebrating the joy of Christmas. Free for everyone, this event is one of the largest highlights of the Townsville calendar. It features local artists, markets (for wonderful gift ideas!) live performances from guest stars, carousel rides, food stalls and free tea, coffee and christmas cake for everyone!


The Nativity story recreations really come alive, played by live actors, in the Town of Bethlehem where there is plenty on display to see and do for the entire family! Or why not pop over to the Stable Village where there many food stalls tempt you, as well as local clubs, sponsors and the Festival space for Face Painting, Christmas Art Studio and much more!


If there's you thing to do in Townsville this Christmas, it's visit the Stables. With all of the lights, colour and music, you're in for a real festive treat.