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We have your weekend plans sorted with our jam-packed weekly calendar of events. There’s something there for the whole family – from the region’s premier events, to all things cool, quirky and entertaining. Get your plans sorted now!

Christmas in the Grove | 1 & 2 December | Bunnyconnellen
This holiday season is perfect for spending time with family and friends, relaxing under the sunset, and listening along to live music. Enjoy some delicious twilight cocktails and canapes, followed by a two-course feast that is guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds. $149 per person.


Christmas at Clifford Park | Saturday 2 December | Clifford Park Racecourse
Experience the joys of Christmas and live racing at the iconic Clifford Park Racecourse. From Santa visits to kids' games, live music, and more; this is sure to be a festive event for people of all ages. Gates open 3:00pm. Tickets available at the gate.

The Nutcracker | Saturday 2 December | Empire Theatre
This classic Christmas tale comes alive for people of all ages to enjoy. Go on an immersive adventure that is full of twists and surprises. So, gather your friends and family, and mark this date in your diary now. Starts 6:00pm. Tickets available online.


Colours Frenzy Colour Run | Sunday 3 December | Newtown Park
Gather the family for a fun (and colourful) day outdoors! There are a range of distances to choose from, catering for people of all athletic abilities. This event is self-paced, so run, walk, or jog. Make sure to get your tickets now for a colourful time. From 9:00am.


Christmas Wonderland | 2 – 24 December | Queens Park Botanic Gardens
The annual Christmas lights are back! Wonder at the bring displays, creative installations, and live entertainment. With something for everyone to enjoy, you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable night. Open every night from 2 to 24 December, 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Entry – gold coin donation.

Queensland to a T Exhibition | Cobb + Co Museum | Open daily, 9:30am – 4:00pm
This exhibition is full of unique, rich Queensland history... featuring creative tea towels! Explore some of the state’s changing ideas, interests, and culture through a vibrant display of humble tea towels. Perfect for a trip down memory lane or quirky day out.

Live Horse Racing | Every Saturday | Clifford Park Racecourse
Warm up with some action-packed live racing! The iconic Clifford Park is the place to be, gather your mates and find your winter woollies, relax by the track and enjoy the action. Enjoy a meal and drink (or two) whilst taking in the breathtaking views. Gates open from 10:00am, live racing from 4:30pm.


Live Music

Are you ready to pump up the jam with awesome live music and cheers to the weekend? We’ve gathered some of the best local venues, delivering a packed calendar of live music in the Toowoomba Region for you to check out this week.


Bodega Bar | Melanie Martin | from 7:00pm


City Golf Club | Kaffene | from 8:00pm
Bodega Bar | Bam | Jabba | from 7:00pm
Tatts Hotel | Jedly | from 7:30pm
The Southern Hotel | Chris Hartley & Sean P | from 7:00pm


Mouse Proof Brewery | Blues Jam | from 7:00pm
Wilsonton Hotel | Rock This Country | from 8:00pm | tickets
City Golf Club | Grouse | from 8:00pm
Bodega Bar | Travis Hair | Captain Thunderbolt | from 7:00pm
Tatts Hotel | To The Skies | from 9:00pm

Live Music


If there was ever a time to shop local, it’s now, and our region has plenty of markets that feature local creators, producers, makers and bakers. These stall holders have everything to fill your home, fridge, pantry and belly with the freshest local produce you can buy.


Toowoomba Farmers Markets, Cobb+Co Museum, Under the Windmills. 7:00am – 12:00pm
Yarraman Markets, Corner New England and D'Aguilar Highways. 7:00am – 1:00pm
Festive Vibes Twilight Market, Railway Goods Shed, Victoria Street, Toowoomba. 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Collect-A-Mania Fair, Toowoomba Showgrounds. 9:00am – 4:00pm


Toowoomba Sunday Markets, James Street, Toowoomba. 7:00am – 12:00pm
Cars and Coffee – Crows Nest, Crows Nest Tourist Park. 8:00am – 12:00pm
Crows Nest Chistmas Markets, Centenary Park, Crows Nest. 7;30am – 12:00pm
Aberfeldy Christmas Twilight Markets, Aberfeldy Barn. 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Collect-A-Mania Fair, Toowoomba Showgrounds. 9:00am – 2:00pm


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