Northern Lights Trail


This year, Council has reworked the much-loved ‘Christmas in the City’ event to ensure that the festive season can be celebrated in a COVID-safe environment!

For the next five weeks, you are invited to come and experience Townsville’s very own Northern Lights.

The Northern Lights Trail begins in Flinders Street and takes individuals on a walking tour of the CBD, showcasing magical light displays and features an augmented reality adventure!

This free experience will have something for all ages to enjoy – day or night!

Check out the map to see where to start and for our daily program. Please note the lights turn on every evening at 7pm and switch off at 11pm.

The Cotters Markets team will be running two specific night markets on Friday 27 November and Friday 11 December to coincide with the trail. It will be the Cotters Markets you know and love plus food trucks and live music to complement the night. Located at Hanran Park in the CBD from 5 - 9pm – be sure to check it out!