Christmas in the Western Downs HomeChristmas in the Western Downs Christmas is a special time and in 2020 especially we’re looking forward to spreading Christmas cheer across the Western Downs. This year things will run a little differently to ensure social distancing practices are observed, but we’re sure our community will still let the Christmas Spirit show. Council is pleased to support and deliver the following Christmas events and initiatives. Check out what’s on in your town: Bell | Chinchilla | Condamine | Dalby | Dulacca | Kogan | Meandarra | Tara | Wandoan | Westmar What’s on this Christmas? What When Where REGIONAL EVENTS Again this Christmas we are encouraging Western Downs rural residents to brighten their district and ‘Jingle all the Highways’! Decorate your rural mailbox or property entrance and celebrate where the gumtrees grow. Find out more. Open to Rural Residents of the Western Downs. This year, Western Downs Libraries will be working with SANTA to gather letters from the children of the Western Downs to send to the North Pole! Even though he is very busy, Santa is looking forward to replying to every girl and boy who sends him a letter. Open to Children of the Western Downs. Letters will be accepted at Western Downs Libraries until close of business Friday 11 December 2020. BELL Christmas Movie Night Free screening of Arthur Christmas, includes free popcorn. Find out more here… 6.30pm – 12th December Bell Memorial Hall, Bell CHINCHILLA Community Carols By Candlelight – Chinchilla Combined Churches 6.30pm; 20 December 2020 Candles available for purchase. BYO chairs/picnic rug. Chinchilla Botanic Parkland Chinchilla Christmas Light Show Nightly, 7pm – 9pm; 19th to 30th December 2020 Chinchilla Botanic Parkland Community Christmas Light Competition – Chinchilla Lions Club. Ongoing until Christmas. Judging 17th-18th December. Entry Forms can be obtained from Mitre 10, Home Hardware or Chinchilla Tyre & Battery. Entries due by 7th December. Chinchilla CONDAMINE Condamine Sports Club Christmas Party Includes outdoor movie screening (Weather dependent) Christmas Movie Night Screening Arthur Christmas, includes free popcorn. Find out more here… 4pm – 13th December Condamine Sports Grounds, Leichhardt Highway, Condamine DALBY Dalby Community Carols 6pm – 5th December Anderson Park, Dalby Show your community spirit this Christmas by donating goods to someone in need! In effort to support the Dalby Family Support Association Inc, Council are hosting giving trees at the Dalby Corporate Office and MyALL 107 where you can drop off your donations. Make your donation by Wednesday 16 December via our giving trees to bring joy to someone in need. Council Corporate Office – Marble Street, Dalby MyALL 107 – Warrego Higway, Dalby DULACCA Christmas Movie Night Free screening of Arthur Christmas, includes free popcorn. Find out more here… 6.30pm – 18th December Dulacca Sports Ground, Dulacca KOGAN Christmas Movie Night Free screening of Arthur Christmas, includes free popcorn. Find out more here… 6.30pm – 28th November Kogan State School, Kogan MEANDARRA Meandarra Community Christmas Party Includes outdoor movie screening (Weather dependent) Christmas Movie Night Free screening of Arthur Christmas, includes free popcorn. Find out more here… 5.30pm – 11th December Dillon Park, Meandarra TARA Tara Community Christmas Street Party Including entertainment (Trackless train & Children’s chair-o-plane) 5.30pm – 12th December Grevillea Park, Main Street, Tara WANDOAN Wandoan Community Christmas Carnival Including Entertainment 4pm – 28th November Wandoan Showgrounds, 92 Roche Creek Rd. Wandoan WESTMAR Christmas Movie Night Free screening of Arthur Christmas, includes free popcorn. Find out more here… 6.30pm – 5th December Westmar Sports Club, Westmar Discover more events in the Western Downs by visiting My Community Diary. Have a Christmas event on the Western Downs that needs some promotion? Contact our Community Activation Team for more information. Do you have a good idea for a community event or a Christmas event? Council offers regular rounds of grant funding for community events including community Christmas Events. For more information about applications for events in 2021 click here.