‘Tis the season!

Yes, the festive season is here again, time for families to come together and have fun, Townsville style.

December 15

It all kicks off Sunday  with Santa on the Strand – a chance to get a FREE photo with the man in red and take part in the festivities at the Picnic Bay Headland on the Strand (for new to towners, park at Strand Park and head towards the Picnic Bay Surf lifesaving club, directly opposite the basketball courts and playground).

December 16, 17 & 20

The Northern Townsville Community Hub (NOTCH)- who services the whole North Townsville region including North Shore, Deeragun, Jensen, Bohle Plains, Black River and surrounding areas will be holding a variety of events, including: 16th – Christmas Cooking, 17th – Upcycled Christmas Stockings, 20th – Christmas Party 

You must be a local to North Townsville to attend.

December 18 to 22

Stable on the Strand returns to Strand Park, bringing the story of Christmas to life in a real life nativity and event complete with food, entertainment and bringing the community together.

December 20

Pack up the family, your picnic rug and enjoy a night under the stars with the FREE Riverway movie night at Riverway Oval, with Jim Carrey starring in THE GRINCH.

December 31

There are 3 great Townsville locations (Strand, Riverway and on Magnetic Island there is Nelly Bay) at which to ring in the new year, with both family friendly times included to celebrate early – check out the New Years Eve Beach Party nearest you

January 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24

GymbaROO Townsville is encouraging families to play in their indoor and air-conditioned playground, with their Come and Play series catering for babies from 3 months who can enjoy all sensory and fun toys in the baby area. $15 per child over 3 months to 6 years old. For more information: Come and Play

January 12

Want to discover all that Townsville has to offer you and your family when it comes to come and try sessions, children’s activities, sporting club sign on, healthy eating workshops, sporting exhibitors? Get along to the annual Get Active Expo and experience all this and much more!

January 17

Relax under the raintrees for the FREE Riverway Movie Night screening of Sergeant Stubby: An American Hero!


Whatever you get up to this festive season,

Townsville Family Life wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,

We can’t wait to continue connecting your family with your community in 2020!

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