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Your guide to Christmas 2023:

From Carols, Carnivals and Markets, you are sure to find the perfect country Christmas festivities in Southern Queensland Country.

Christmas Carol Events

Pack a hamper and gather the troops for a sublime country experience at one of these Christmas Carol events – just remember to bring something warm, as temperatures can drop once the sun sets over the hills.

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Christmas Carnivals

Come and experience how we celebrate Christmas in the Country, with balmy summer nights making for perfect twilight festivities, where the stars are shining as brightly as the warm country hospitality.

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Markets and Shopping

Swap the online shopping cart for a weekend in the country, where you can not only stock up on some fantastic local fare for under the Christmas tree, you’ll feel good supporting our rural neighbours and friends.

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Discover Southern Queensland Country

The region is spread over a large swathe of countryside and is blessed with mountain ranges, western plains, lakes and rivers, national parks and more than 120 towns and villages. Click on the map to the right to explore more of each key region.

Christmas Events

Enjoy the community feeling of a country Christmas celebration, with so many festive events being held, there is sure to be something that strikes your fancy.

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More to explore these holidays

This festive season is the excuse you've been waiting for to hop in the car and visit Southern Queensland Country. We suggest extending your trip a little longer and unearth what makes this region so special. Here are just a few suggestions of where to start.

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Acknowledgement of Country

Southern Queensland Country Tourism acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waterways that run through these regions. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging.