Council is encouraging the community to Celebrate Christmas Together in 2018. We are spreading Christmas cheer with a range of FREE events and promotions for the city!

Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal –Make a donation and help local families and individuals in need celebrate Christmas. Cash donations are accepted online through the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Appeal webpage, and Council’s Customer Service Counters.Christmas in the City – Come see the official turning on of the Christmas lights on 1 December at 5:30pm, Townsville Bulletin Square, Flinders Street.2hr Free Parking in the CBD – Available in all 2P parking locations in the CBD from 1 – 31 December.25 Days of Discounts – Enjoy 25 days of discounts at participating CBD traders from 1 – 25 December.North Pole at Northtown – Check out FREE kids Christmas activities, including writing letters to Santa, making reindeer biscuits, Christmas colouring-in and much more! 1 – 21 December, in Northtown Flinders Street,Carols by Candlelight – Enjoy carols with a tropical twist! Headline act Justine Clarke will be supported by the 1RAR band and 80 piece Christmas choir on 9 December. Gates open at 4pm, Riverway Stadium.Festive Friday – Celebrate a Festive Friday filled with amusements, movies, games and more! Festive Friday takes place 14 December at 5pm, Flinders Street.Santa on the Sand – Get a photo with tropical Santa and enjoy FREE family activities. Santa on the Strand is on 15 & 16 December at 8 – 10:30am, Water Park Beach, The Strand.

For further information visit the Christmas Together webpage.