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Santa touring the suburbs with Rural Firies for Christmas in Ipswich

He’s made his list and checked it twice, now Santa and his fleet of festive fire trucks are heading to an Ipswich suburb near you across two festive weekends – 10 to 12 and 17 to 19 December.

Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding said Santa and his friends, with help from the Mt Forbes Rural Fire Service, will travel on a fleet of Christmas-themed trucks to visit more than 30 local communities.

“Over six fun-filled nights, Santa and his band of merry performers will be cruising past festive lights and stopping at local parks and suburbs to spread plenty of Christmas cheer,” Mayor Harding said.

“The festive fleet will travel almost 250 kilometres, from Johnstone Park in Rosewood to Colleges Crossing in Karalee, down to Ironbark Park in South Ripley and Spring Lake Park in Springfield Central, with plenty of stops along the way.

ChristmasInIpswich.com.au is the place to go to find out where you can see Santa and his merry troupe of festive friends.”

Community, Culture, Arts and Sport Committee Chairperson Councillor Andrew Fechner said the fleet that includes Mrs Claus, Elves, The Grinch, Santa’s Reindeer and merry musicians will visit several suburbs each night, to ensure as many people as possible can enjoy an early visit from Santa.

“It’s fantastic that Santa and his North Pole friends will be aboard with the Mt Forbes Rural Fire Service, who deck out their fire trucks with decorations and festive lights,” Cr Fechner said.

Cr Fechner said there will be more than two-dozen free and low-cost events in December for the community to come together in goodwill and joy.

“There really is something for everyone, with details of the program available online at ChristmasInIpswich.com.au to help your planning.

“And don’t forget to visit your local library to write and post your letter to Santa and Mrs Claus!”

For the full program and to learn more about what festive events and activities are planned near you, visit ChristmasInIpswich.com.au

Santa on Tour – full itinerary, weather permitting

Please be patient while Santa and his Christmas crew make their way through the suburbs as times are approximate. It is recommended to arrive at each stop slightly before the allocated window to ensure you don’t miss Santa.

This is not a passenger service bus or truck, and tickets cannot be purchased to join the ride.

WEEKEND 1

Friday 10 December
Ipswich Central, Eastern Heights, Raceview, Flinders View, Yamanto, Deebing Heights, Churchill and West Ipswich. 

5.30pm to 6pm at Nicholas Street Precinct (Tulmur Place)
6pm to 6.30pm at Limestone Park – Ipswich Netball Association
6.30pm to 7pm at Fairview Park
7.30pm to 8pm at Stallard Park (Deebing Creek Road)
8pm to 8.30pm at Sovereign Park
9pm to 9.30pm at Lobley Park (Lobb Street)

Saturday 11 December
Ipswich Central, West Ipswich, One Mile, Leichhardt, Wulkuraka, Walloon, Thagoona and Rosewood. 

5.30pm to 6pm at Nicholas Street Precinct (Tulmur Place)
6pm to 6.30pm at George Alder Tennis Centre
6.30pm to 7pm at Henry Lawson Bicentennial Park
7pm to 7.30pm at Johnston Park

Sunday 12 December
Ipswich Central, East Ipswich, North Booval, Bundamba, Booval, North Ipswich, Brassall, Coalfalls, Woodend and Sadliers Crossing. 

5.30pm to 6pm at Nicholas Street Precinct (Tulmur Place)
6pm to 6.30pm at Bob Gamble Park Water Playground
6.30pm to 7pm at Jack Barkley Park
7pm to 7.30pm at Battye Park
8.30pm to 9pm at Sutton Park (Workshops Road)
9pm to 9.30pm at Timothy Moloney Park (Elizabeth Street)

WEEKEND 2

Friday 17 December
Ipswich Central, Eastern Heights, Silkstone, Blackstone, Swanbank, Redbank Plains, Augustine Heights, Springfield Central, Springfield Lakes, Collingwood Park, Riverview, Dinmore, Ebbw Vale, Bundamba and Booval. 

5.30pm to 6pm at Nicholas Street Precinct (Tulmur Place)
6pm to 6.30pm at Westminster Warriors Soccer Club (Moreton Avenue)
6.30pm to 7pm at Catherine Morgan Park
7pm to 7.30pm at Orion Shopping Centre Playground
7.30pm to 8pm at Springfield Central Sports Complex Netball Courts
8pm to 8.30pm at Spring Lake Park

Saturday 18 December
Ipswich Central, Eastern Heights, Raceview, Flinders View, Ripley, South Ripley. 

5.30pm to 6pm at Nicholas Street Precinct (Tulmur Place)
6pm to 6.30pm at Iron Bark Park
6.30pm to 7pm at Faye Carr Park
7.30pm to 8pm at 143 Wildey Street, Raceview

Sunday 19 December
Ipswich Central, North Ipswich, Tivoli, North Tivoli, Chuwar, Karalee, Barellan Point.

5.30pm to 6pm at Nicholas Street Precinct (Tulmur Place)
6pm to 6.30pm at Queens Park Playground (Merle Finimore Avenue)
7pm to 7.30pm at Colleges Crossing
7.30pm to 8pm at Joseph Brady Park
8pm to 8.30pm at Moreton Family Park
9pm to 9.30pm at Timothy Molony Park (Elizabeth Street)

The Christmas In Ipswich Program is delivered by Ipswich City Council and supported by the following partners: Ripley Town Centre, Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Energex, Stockland Providence, River 94.9, 9News Queensland, NGU Real Estate Ipswich, Event Cinemas Springfield, Choices Flooring by Mallets, Ipswich, Harvey Norman Booval, Premier Queensland and Pocket Retreats.

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