Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland Launched 2nd December

The Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency Penelope Wensley has officially launched this year’s Christmas Wonderland of Lights at an invitation only evening function on site in Queens Park on Friday 2nd December.

Lion Merv Symons, Her Excellency Penelope Wensley and Derek Tuffield, CEO Lifeline Darling Downs and S W Queensland

The Toowoomba Regional Council has again approved the use of the Botanical Gardens for this year’s event and in fact, has granted even more park space for the extra lights displays.

Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland (TCW), staged by the Lions Club of Toowoomba West, has now grown into Queensland’s biggest public Christmas lights extravaganza with over 50,000 people visiting the lights display each and every year since 2006. In all, close to $300,000 has been raised for charity.

The major beneficiaries of TCW include: Toowoomba Hospital Foundation, Lifeline and Toowoomba Hospice, with a number of other local charities also to benefit.

Town Cryer Ralph Cockle with Don Burstow
Peter Rookas (Toowoomba Hospital Foundation) with Lions Club TCW Chairman, Marshall Cox

Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland will run nightly from the 3rd to the 24th of December in the Botanical Gardens of Queens Park (off Lindsay Street).

The site is excellent for families, being close to the CBD, with adequate parking and an ambience that is ideally suited for holding a Christmas lights Wonderland.

Submitted by
Peter Rookas
CEO Toowoomba Hospital Foundation
Ph 07 4616 6166

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