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See the lights this Christmas: 11 Things to Do December 4 to 7

1. Christmas Lights Competition

See the lights this festive season and take a tour of Ipswich. Don’t forget to vote for the People’s Choice Award in the River 94.9 competition from December 5 to 10.

WHEN: Until it’s no longer socially acceptable to have houses decorated
WHERE: Find the full list of addresses here
COST: Free

2. Christmas in the Park

Join the annual Focal celebration for a night of carols, live music, food and drinks, info stalls and activities for all ages and abilities.

WHEN: Thursday 7 December, 4pm to 7pm
WHERE: Browns Park, 29 Downs Street, North Ipswich
COST: Free entry

3. SOS Calling The Angels

Join this unusual group at the annual seniors’ concert as they lift their voices upwards, singing Christmas favourites. Book here or phone 3810 6100.

WHEN: Wednesday 6 December, 10am and 1.30pm with pre-show fun from 9.30am and 1pm
WHERE: Ipswich Civic Centre, 50 Nicholas Street, Ipswich
COST: $8 per person

4. High Intensity Interval Training

HIIT is the perfect way to get in shape for summer. Burn fat and build strength, power, coordination, fitness and endurance at this free Active Parks session.

WHEN: Wednesday 6 December, 6.30am
WHERE: Jack Barkley Park, 33 Gledson Road, North Booval
COST: Free

5. Fractured

This exhibition features work by members of the Ipswich Art Society and all pieces are available for purchase.

WHEN: Until Tuesday 12 December, 10am to 3pm
WHERE: Ipswich Community Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich
COST: Free

6. Didgeridoo Jam

Come along for a jam or bring a blanket and listen to a mix of instruments combined with the didgeridoo.

WHEN: Thursday 7 December, 7pm to 10pm
WHERE: Didgeridoo Festivals HQ, 10 Lorikeet Lane‚ Bellbird Park
COST: Free

7. Makerspace: Kokedama Creations

Create a beautiful and simplistic Kokedama plant and take home a peaceful ornament to hang in your home. This session is for people over 12.

WHEN: Thursday 7 December, 10am to 11.30am
WHERE: Redbank Plains Library, Moreton Avenue, Redbank Plains
COST: Free

8. Digital Audio: Creating Electronic Music

Learn how to create your musical masterpiece using open source software LMMS. Register for this single session course here.

WHEN: Tuesday 5 December, 10am to 12pm
WHERE: Ipswich Central Library, South Street, Ipswich
COST: Free

9. Summer holiday reading challenges

Ipswich Libraries is hosting two reading competitions this summer. Read six books to enter the adults’ Holiday Reading Challenge or join the Summer Reading Club for school students. Both comps have great prizes up for grabs.

WHEN: Until 31 January for students and 2 February for adults
WHERE: Anywhere and everywhere
COST: Free

10. Built For Speed

Design, build and race your Lego hot rod, dragster or supercar down ramps and tracks. Modify your ride for extra speed and re-race for ultimate victory!

WHEN: Until Sunday 18 February
WHERE: Ipswich Art Gallery, d’Arcy Doyle Place, Ipswich
COST: $5 per person, $15 for a family of up to five people

11. Zonta Says No To Domestic Violence

Sixteen ladies representing Zonta Club of Ipswich will visit public places and local businesses for this 16-day campaign, Zonta Says No to Domestic Violence.

WHEN: Now until Sunday 10 December
WHERE: Look for the ladies dressed in orange around Ipswich
COST: Free

Here we are now, entertain us.


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