Christmas in the City


Townsville will light up for the festive season with the official turning on of the lights at Christmas in the City.

Bring the whole family with something for all ages at this free event, including:

  • Live entertainment
  • Roving entertainers
  • Santa photos
  • Pop up outdoor cinema
  • Santa’s workshops providing free arts and craft activities.

The pop-up outdoor cinema will feature:

  • 6:00pm – Elliot the Littlest Reindeer
  • 7:30pm – Elf

Christmas in the City will run in conjunction with Townsville Eats featuring a range of food trucks and bringing the community together to celebrate all things Christmas!

Events will be held along Flinders Street, across Victoria Bridge and in Hanran Park.

Main Stage
5:30 - 5:35pm MC Welcome with Minty
5:35 - 6pm Who Stole the Star From the Christmas Tree by Full Throttle Theatre
6 - 6:20pm Josie
6:20 - 6:30pm Santa's Arrival
6:30 - 7:15pm JC & the Tropics
7:15 - 7:25pm Festive Flags Presentation
7:25 - 7:30pm Christmas Together / Turning on of the Lights by Mayor of Townsville Cr Jenny Hill
7:30 - 9pm Groove

Food trucks

Crave Leonora's Filpino Kitchen
Ning's Thai Spiral SPUD
Pickled Herring Woodfire Pizza Townsville
Potato Smash Smokin & Grillin
Rainbow Smash Not Only Cannoli
Suns Chinese MK Veggie Kitchen
Coffee Dominion Mobil Unit The Feel Good Foodie
Wagtails Food Truck Chilli Jam
Honey Puffs  
The Candy WrapperPB&J's Donuts
Gluten Free DonutsPopcorn
Gypseas – Coffee & DessertFairy Floss