The best season of the year is upon us. The yearly charity Christmas lights display at the Toowoomba Botanic Gardens is something visitors and locals eagerly anticipate.

Why not visit Toowoomba if you have getaway plans in December? Toowoomba hosts an annual celebration for three weeks for Christmas, so you can plan to come in early or spend Christmas here.

Here’s everything you should know about this fantastic occasion.

Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland

Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland is a fun family event in Queens Park’s Botanic Gardens. The event runs every night from December 2 through Christmas Eve, from 7-10 pm. Enjoy the classic Christmas light show, family-friendly Christmas entertainment, roving and local performers, prizes, and barbecue.

You can use tap payments or donate gold coins at each of the three entry locations. Remember that since this is a charitable event, the beneficiaries will get an equal share of all donations. The Toowoomba Hospital Foundation, The Toowoomba Hospice, Lifeline Darling Downs, and South West Queensland are among the principal benefactors.

That’s not all, though! Toowoomba provides a range of activities to enjoy during a family Christmas break.

Catch a Show at the Empire Theatre

The Empire Theatre has been the centre of the Darling Downs’ cultural scene for almost a century, and it still serves the area today by providing top-notch entertainment and supporting the advancement of the arts.

This year, on December 7, swing into Christmas with the formidable female artists, The Kitty Kats. The Kitty Kats will have you stuffing stockings and jingling bells under the mistletoe with their sassy blend of swing, rock ‘n roll, traditional, and sing-along Christmas carols!

If you have children, the magical story of Mary Poppins will delight them when it opens on December 9. Prepare to be impressed by a remarkable group of upcoming dancers that start at age 3. The Nutcracker on December 12 is another fantastic production you should see. Enjoy a captivating evening as the Queensland National Ballet narrates the tale of a memorable Christmas Eve.

Encores at the Empire

You could have a delicious meal at Encores in the Empire before or after the concert. Encores at the Empire is the best restaurant in Toowoomba. This restaurant is located near the Empire Theatre and offers excellent food in a historic setting.

The restaurant is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12-3 pm for lunch and 5:30-10 pm. for dinner. You may enjoy refined Modern Australian cuisine in an open dining area with glass walls and white tablecloths.

Book Your Christmas Accommodation

Prepare for your journey to Toowoomba. Select your preferred dates and reserve your accommodation in Toowoomba CBD at Laguna Apartments, where you can unwind after a fantastic adventure. 

The CBD of Toowoomba is only five minutes from Laguna Apartments, and a wide variety of cafes, eateries, and takeout shops are also conveniently nearby. Notable neighbourhood landmarks like the serene Japanese Gardens, the Empire Theatre, and the Cobb & Co. Museum are all conveniently near the property, and driving to several of the area’s stunning national parks is a quick and straightforward option.

Book your Toowoomba accommodation now!