Toowoomba Regional Council and City Heart Toowoomba are organising a major Christmas event for this evening Thursday, 3 December between 4.30pm and 8.00pm with the major focus on the closure of Ruthven Street between Little and Herries Streets, in the City Hall precinct.
Thousands are expected to attend theÂ 2015 Toowoomba CBD Christmas Carnival – a non-stop, free Christmas extravaganza which will feature loads of entertainment and a Santa sack full of surprises.
Entertainment starts at 4.30pm and features many musicians, entertainers and singers including the Helen Earley Ensemble, the Cheerleaders, Harlaxton RSL Brass Band, Sing Australia, High Altitude Harmony, Toowoomba Choral Society and the Helene and Fiona Roving Christmas Minstrels.
Main entertainment locations are Kwong Sang Walk, Gallery Park, City Hall, Village Green, Eat Street and proximate to Lincraft, Gelatissimo, Bank of Queensland and Westpac.
There will be face painting for children, a jumping castle and giveaways plus a movie on Village Green, â€œMickeyâ€™s Christmas Carol.â€
And on top of all that expect to see Santaâ€™s arrival, the lighting of both the Christmas Tree and City Hall and a fabulous Sleigh Parade through town.
And if thatâ€™s not enough the CBD business group, City Heart Toowoomba, is organising not one, but two markets in Kwong Sang Walk and Gallery Park.
The groupâ€™s media spokespersonÂ (former Toowoomba Chamber CEO)Â Greg Johnson said, â€œWe jumped at the opportunity to organise the markets for Council.”
â€œOur charter is to bring people to the CBD to benefit our shops, restaurants and cafes and to enjoy this special area. This event will do precisely that.
â€œWeâ€™ll have over twenty local food producers and craftspeople setting up stalls with an incredible range of tasty treats and Christmas gift options.
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