Christmas Wonderland, Nerima Gardens
Click Where is it: Nerima Gardens, Merle Finimore Ave, Ipswich
What’s it all about: A beautiful garden of glittering Christmas lights, and supported by carollers, foods and roving entertainment!
Tell me more: Ipswich’s festive spirit comes to the fore with some wonderful and fun Christmas activities available over the season to bring a little Christmas cheer to everyone in the community!
Christmas Wonderland is magical display of glittering lights, illuminated trees, animated displays, light tunnels and projections in the beautiful setting of Nerima Gardens at Queens Park. In the weeks leading up to Christmas day you can immerse yourself in wonderful Christmas cheer at this fantastic event! These beautiful gardens will be covered in a perfectly arranged light display and will be a magical experience for people of all ages. And it’s not just the lights that you’ll find here at Nerima Gardens - there will be roving carollers, Christmas stalls, food and live entertainment for the whole family. It’s free to visit and with this much Christmas cheer Santa and his friends won’t be able to stay away, so keep an eye out for the big man! Be sure to get there on time as no doubt this event will be very popular.
Finding Santa, Ipswich
Where is it: All over the Ipswich City Region
What’s it all about: A unique way to get into the Christmas spirit making Santa accessible to everyone, all across the city!
Tell me more: Finding Santa is a really fun and interactive augmented reality trail that is available in heaps of locations in and around the city leading up to Christmas. Just grab your compatible phone or tablet, find one of the festive pavement stickers and watch your world come to life with festive cheer! You might see Rudolf, a Christmas tree could spring up out of the pavement or you might even see Santa himself! The pavement stickers are placed in popular spots around the city and it’s really simple to use. After opening the app on your device and pointing it at the sticker, festive animations will magically appear right before your eyes - let your little guys interact with the animations and they will be amazed, and make sure to snap a photo (in the app) for your magical Christmas in Ipswich keepsake!
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