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Springfield comes to life in the festive season!

With Christmas just around the corner, it’s hard not to be swept up in the excitement and magic of the festive season. 

For those who love reveling in the Yuletide joy, there’s plenty of fun, festive and family-friendly activities to enjoy in the Springfield region. 

So, get ready to mark your calendars because we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas events and activities in and around Springfield. 

  1. Meet Your Neighbour / Movie Night Under the Stars – 26 November 

Don't miss Springfield Rise’s final Meet Your Neighbour / Movie Night Under the Stars for 2022! 

If you’re new to the neighbourhood and want to make some new friends, head down to Ben Nevis Park from 5pm for a complimentary family-friendly barbecue. Be sure to stick around because at 6pm, the event will be transition into a festive family movie night under the stars. You can get in the Christmas spirit by bringing the whole family for a free screening of Elf – just don't forget to pack your picnic rugs. 

There will be food available to purchase, with proceeds going towards local community groups and a special visit from the jolly man himself – Santa Claus! 

To learn more and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event here. 

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  1. Ipswich Christmas Lights Bus Tour – 9 December and 16 December 

Save the stress of trying to find the best lights in Ipswich and embark on a mapped out bus tour instead! The Ipswich Christmas Lights Bus Tour, organised by the Ipswich City Council, allows you to sit back and relax in air-conditioned comfort while soaking up the sights of Ipswich’s magical lights. Tickets to this event also include a light supper with entertainment and surprise visitors. 

Spaces are limited, so bookings are essential. Visit https://www.discoveripswich.com.au/tour/ipswich-christmas-lights-tours/ to reserve a spot for you and your family.


  1. Night of Light Springfield Carols at Robelle Domain – 10 December  

O come, all ye faithful... to the 2022 Christmas Carols event at Robelle Domain! The Night of Light Springfield Carols brings the community together for a festive extravaganza, starting with food and drinks available for purchase, followed by a festive show, guest appearance from Santa and a nativity presentation. The festivities will be wrapped up with a showstopping fireworks presentation!  

For more details about the event, visit https://springfieldcarols.com.au/. 


  1. The Nutcracker at Orion Springfield Central – 23 December 

Get a taste of world class ballet right here in Springfield when the Nutcracker prances into town! 

Two performances of the world-famous Christmas Eve story will be on show at Orion Springfield Central on Friday, 23 December. Grab your picnic basket and settle in for carols and ballet under the stars, with performances at 4pm and 6pm for the whole family to enjoy. 

There’s plenty of exciting festive activities happening at Orion Springfield Central, including Twilight Markets, a Santa Paws Party and more. For more details about the Nutcracker performances and the other Christmas activities held at Orion, visit https://www.orionspringfieldcentral.com.au/bestmas