Ipswich City Council 2018 Christmas Wonderland in Ipswich at Nerima Gardens, Queens Park.  Wonderland Garden.
Ipswich City Council 2018 Christmas Wonderland in Ipswich at Nerima Gardens, Queens Park. Wonderland Garden. Franca Tigani

UPDATE: Christmas event cancelled due to storms

UPDATE SATURDAY:

The Ipswich City Council's Christmas Wonderland has been cancelled this evening to due to the weather.

The event will continue tomorrow night weather permitting.

'Ferocious' storms smash Queensland

 

UPDATE FRIDAY:

The Ipswich City Council's Christmas Wonderland has been cancelled this evening to due to the weather.

The event will continue tomorrow night weather permitting.

Poor weather has lashed southeast Queensland since late this afternoon.

 

UPDATE Monday:

AFTER being called off last night due to heavy rainfall, Christmas Wonderland in Nerima Gardens will tonight welcome families looking for free festive fun.

The 12-day festival runs until Christmas Eve so you still have a little time to check it out.

Later this week the wonderland will play host to movie screenings so grab your picnic blanket and popcorn and sit back and enjoy.

Details

What to bring:

  • Water bottle and rug or picnic blanket
  • Food stalls onsite, but BYO food permitted

Please note:

  • No smoking allowed
  • No alcohol allowed
  • No bikes, rollerblades/ skates/scooters

Thursday, December 20

6.30pm

Santa Arrives

7pm

Movie: Home Alone (Christmas related) (PG)

 

Friday, December 21

6.30pm

Santa Arrives

7pm

Movie - Search for Santa Paws (G)

 

Saturday, December 22

6.30pm

Santa Arrives

7pm

Movie - Rise of the Guardians (PG)

SUNDAY 3.30pm: TONIGHT'S Christmas Wonderland event has been cancelled due to the weather.

Some localised flooding and branches breaking from the rain has meant the 12 day long event has been called off just for tonight.

The Queens Park event will return Monday night, weather permitting.

The event has been attracting great crowds since it started on Thursday night.

See more than 80 people who attended the event in our photo gallery here.

Ipswich has almost had its monthly rainfall for December within about 30 hours.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Dean Narramore said 51mms fell in Ipswich to 9am this morning and about 39mms has fallen since 9am this morning.

Decembers average rainfall for the month is 121mms.

Mr Narramore said that average would like be reach in the next day or so with brief periods of heavy rain continuing tonight and tomorrow.

Storms are predicted for tomorrow before a reprieve on Tuesday when the sun is expected to return.