Winter Wonderland

Toowoomba's Civic Precinct is set to be transformed into a winter wonderland and will provide a magical experience for young and old from 22 June to 15 July. There'll be a skating rink, nightly outdoor Christmas themed movies, carols, food and entertainment. The magic won't stop there; the CBD will come alive with lights to create an incredible winter event not to be missed. So get your winter woollies out and join in the fun!

The full program of activities will be available soon.

 

Ice skating

Get out your ice skates for days of fun on Toowoomba's first ice skating rink. The rink will be operational in the Civic Precinct (grassed area behind the Toowoomba City Library - corner of Herries and Victoria Streets) from Friday 22 June until Sunday 15 July 2018 and will be available for 11 skating sessions per day (allowing 160 skaters per session). 

This family friendly event is ideal for people of all ages and skill levels with skating aids available for hire. 

Book now to secure your spot: http://toowoomba.skatingat.com.au/.

To keep up to date with this event visit the SkatingAt Facebook page.

 

Christmas movie nights (free)

Popular Christmas movies will be held on the Village Green (between City Hall and the art gallery) during the Winter Wonderland event. The movies will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights starting at 6pm running from 22 June to 15 July. Food and drink will be available.

  • Friday 22 June - Home Alone
  • Saturday 23 June - Elf & Die Hard (2nd movie to start at approximately 8pm)
  • Sunday 24 June - Fred Claus

 

  • Friday 29 June - Home Alone 2
  • Saturday 30 June - Jingle all the Way & Die Hard (2nd movie to start at approximately 8pm)
  • Sunday 1 July - The Polar Express

 

  • Friday 6 July - Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Saturday 7 July - Dr. Seuss – How the Grinch stole Christmas & Die Hard (2nd movie to start at approximately 8pm)
  • Sunday 8 July - National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

 

  • Friday 13 July - People’s choice: No. 1 voted movie from the past 3 weekends
  • Saturday 14 July - People’s choice – No. 2 voted movie from the past 3 weekends
  • Sunday 15 July - People’s choice – No. 3 voted movie from the past 3 weekends

 

 

Library events

The Toowoomba City Library will be joining in the winter fun from 4 July to 11 July with a range of activities including Frozen fun, an escape room and a Pokeman party, planned for ages 6 and above.

Frozen fun!

Do you want to build a snowman? City Library’s frozen wonderland will let you do just that! There’s plenty of other cool activities on offer: slime making, crown and wand decorating and craft. Come and join in the Frozen fun. Open to ages 6+, under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings: Bookings essential, contact: young.people@tr.qld.gov.au

When:

  • Wednesday, 4 July from 10-11am
  • Tuesday, 10 July from 2-3pm

Cost: Free

 

Arctic ice escape room   

The Obitus Nix virus has infected billions as it has spread over the globe. You’re trapped in your laboratory with several other scientists, working frantically to create a cure before the virus spreads and all of humanity is infected. You know that this is the last chance the world has to be saved from devastation. Open to ages 10+.

Bookings: Bookings essential, contact: young.people@tr.qld.gov.au

When:

  • Friday, 6 July from 10-11am
  • Wednesday 11 July from 4-5pm

Cost: Free

 

Winter Pokemon party                                                                                                                              

Calling all Pokemon trainers! Come along and join in the fun of winter at a special seasonal Pokemon party! Free the frozen Pokemon, and create your own wintery pokeball. Take part in a Pokemon scavenger hunt, pin the tail on the icy Abomasnow, and show off your Pokemon knowledge in our trivia challenge. It’s always an (icy) blast with Pokemon! Open to ages 8+.

Bookings: Bookings essential, contact: young.people@tr.qld.gov.au

When: Monday 9 July, 3:30-4:30pm

Cost: Free

 

Art gallery events

A visit to the Toowoomba Art Gallery is a must during the Winter Wonderland celebrations; with numerous activities planned for your enjoyment.

Kid’s self-guided winter activities

Saturday 23 June to Sunday 15 July

Available during the gallery’s opening hours (Tuesday to Saturday 10am-4pm & Sunday 1pm-4pm)

Free | Young people must be accompanied by a guardian | No bookings required

 

Adult art workshop

Saturday 30 June

Join artist Jeremy Staples and create your own ‘DIY’ Gocco print. Workshop from 9.30am - 3.30pm.

Cost: $100 | Ages 13 + | Materials provided | Limited places | Bookings essential: (07) 4688 6652

 

Opening and artist talk

Sunday 1 July @ 1:30pm

Secret Lives by local artist Elizabeth Schmidt

Free event | All welcome | RSVP (07) 4688 6652

 

Art workshops for kids

Tuesday 10 July to Friday 13 July

Get creative this winter! Two hour artist-led workshops are available from 10.30am each day.

Cost: $11.00 p/workshop | Ages 5 – 13 | Limited places | Bookings essential: (07) 4688 6652

 

Twilight Tour

Thursday 19 July @ 5.30pm

Storytelling: Celebrating Indigenous Artists

Guest host, Sue Lostroh, Regional Coordinator Art Galleries and Cultural Services

Free event | All welcome | RSVP (07) 4688 6652

 

Activating Art

Tuesday 24 July @ 9.30am

Where a picture becomes a thousand words!

Free | 3-5 years only | Bookings essential: 131 872

 

Winter Wonderland school packages

From Monday 25 June - Friday 29 June 2018 school and student packages have been developed for primary and secondary schools within the Toowoomba Region and neighbouring shires. Activities include:

 

Ice skating

Get out your ice skates for days of fun on Toowoomba's first ice skating rink. The rink will be operational in the Civic Precinct (grassed area behind the Toowoomba City Library - corner of Herries and Victoria Streets).

Escape the classroom and slip on some skates this winter for an exciting new open-air activity! Perfect for all ages and abilities, ice skating allows children to step out of their comfort zone and builds a great sense of team-work and camaraderie with their peers.

Kids can share a ‘Kanga' Skate Aid, an Australian first giving children of all ages and abilities a go at improving their stability and confidence. With the option to push or sit on the Kanga, kids can work in pairs to support each other on the ice…….and have lots of fun.

What's included:

  • 45 min skate session
  • 1 skate aid per pair
  • Skate marshalls to guide/teach

Requirements:

  • Ideal for ages 9+
  • $10 per head
  • Group bookings (minimum 10 students)
  • Pre booking required - email us!
  • Adult supervision required

To book your school group session email Bianca bianca@jbshospitality.com.au. For further information call Bianca on 0487 893 480.

 

Library events

The Toowoomba City Library will be joining in the winter fun with a range of activities including Frozen fun, an escape room and a Pokeman party, planned for ages 6 and above. School group bookings can be made by emailing young.people@tr.qld.gov.au 

Frozen fun!

Do you want to build a snowman? City Library’s frozen wonderland will let you do just that! There’s plenty of other cool activities on offer: slime making, crown and wand decorating and craft. Come and join in the Frozen fun. Open to ages 6+, under 8’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Bookings: Bookings essential, contact: young.people@tr.qld.gov.au

When:

  • Wednesday, 4 July from 10-11am
  • Tuesday, 10 July from 2-3pm

Cost: Free

Arctic ice escape room   

The Obitus Nix virus has infected billions as it has spread over the globe. You’re trapped in your laboratory with several other scientists, working frantically to create a cure before the virus spreads and all of humanity is infected. You know that this is the last chance the world has to be saved from devastation. Open to ages 10+.

Bookings: Bookings essential, contact: young.people@tr.qld.gov.au

When:

  • Friday, 6 July from 10-11am
  • Wednesday 11 July from 4-5pm

Cost: Free

Winter Pokemon party                                                                                                                              

Calling all Pokemon trainers! Come along and join in the fun of winter at a special seasonal Pokemon party! Free the frozen Pokemon, and create your own wintery pokeball. Take part in a Pokemon scavenger hunt, pin the tail on the icy Abomasnow, and show off your Pokemon knowledge in our trivia challenge. It’s always an (icy) blast with Pokemon! Open to ages 8+.

Bookings: Bookings essential, contact: young.people@tr.qld.gov.au

When: Monday 9 July, 3:30-4:30pm

Cost: Free

 

Art gallery events

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery offer free guided tours for school groups. School groups of any year are welcome and the gallery caters for students from kindergarten to tertiary level with a range of interests. Enquiries from educators who would like to tailor their visit to suit their program are most welcome. Delivery can be flexible so if you have an idea, contact us to discuss your needs. Bookings are essential: 4688 6652.

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