All Activities2019-11-29T15:42:03+10:00

All Activities

Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 December 2019
5.30pm – 9.30pm

Explore the traditional Town of Bethlehem and meet all the Christmas Story characters
– Wise Men, Shepherds, Roman Soldiers, and Mary, Joseph & baby Jesus.

Click here for the Town of Bethlehem Tour

5.00pm – 9.30pm
Dine in style at Strand Park Food Fair – a fundraiser for Stable on the Strand.
Six hot food stalls – Sea of Galilee Seafood, Bethlehem Burgers, Roman Roasts,
Pete’s Pizza, the Polynesian Hut and International Cuisine;
and 2 dessert stalls – Greek Honey Puffs, the Dessert Bar.
Supported by Mater Drinks & Zarraffa’s Townsville.

The traditional Carousel is returning to Stable for the kids and all the family!
This ‘old fashioned’ ride, with its huge horses is popular with all ages as ‘oldies’ reminisce
and ‘youngies’ (including teenagers) experience its quaint appeal.
Sponsored by Townsville Catholic Education – Enjoy a free ride!

Showcases some of Townsville’s best local talent each night on the Mater Private Hospital Townsville Stage 5.30 – 9.30pm.
Join us for the Official Opening on Wednesday 18 December.

Beach Stage

Stable on the Strand is proud to present – The Beach Stage – every evening from 6.30pm till 9:30pm, December 18th – 22nd.

Come and relax as the sun sets over Townsville and enjoy the beautiful backdrop of Cleveland Bay and the magnificent silhouette of Magnetic Island while being entertained with music and dance from rich, diverse & vibrant nature of our community.

Why not bring the whole family down to watch the Spectacular Fire Twirling, Fijian Dancers or the drum soloists.

Purchase dinner at Strand Park Food Fair or bring a picnic dinner and make it part of your Christmas in Townsville.

Street Entertainment

Shake the hand of our Big Head Festival Characters, make some bubbles, play hopscotch,
or have your face painted along the promenade & throughout the Stable village area.

ACC Art Exhibition

Reflect on the artworks of the students of Annandale Christian College.

Town Square Performances

Every half hour from 6pm
The Bethlehem  Puppet Theatre will present “The Shepherds Story” followed by “A Wedding in Bethlehem”.


Visit & pat the animals in Bethlehem – Camels, Sheep, Goats, Donkey, Chickens.

Stable Hospitality Areas

FREE tea, coffee, cold water & slice of Christmas cake!

Our Hospitality areas are great places to relax, to reflect and to watch the world pass by
as you enjoy the ambience of Bethlehem 2000 years ago.

Visit our Hospitality Tent in the middle of Strand Parkor the Olive Leaf Café
in the Town of Bethlehem. Allow us to serve you with a complimentary slice of Christmas cake
and a cuppa (or some ice cold water) to sustain you through all the fun.

The Hospitality areas are also great viewing platforms for all the action happening
across the park including the Mater Townsville Stage.

Live FM Broadcast

99.9 Live FM is Broadcasting LIVE from Stable on the Strand 5pm – 9pm, 18th – 22nd.
Come and meet the team, enter to win amazing giveaways and have a blast with us celebrating Christmas.
If you can’t spend every night at Stable don’t worry just tune in on the radio or online.
99.9 Live FM will have extensive coverage including stories and interviews from performers, characters and actors.
We’ll also have a live feed from the main stage so you can hear the amazing performances wherever you are.
It’s Good To Be Alive at Stable on The Strand 2019!

The Boutique Christmas Market

For the first time we will present 17 specially handpicked stalls that either reflect a Christmas theme or a great chance to buy those last minute Christmas presents. Come and browse, enjoy a coffee or listen to the music. 5:00 – 9:30pm each night.

Stable HQ | Information

Visit the Stable Information Centre located at the beachside entry to Stand Park.
Drop in to ask questions, find lost people, make donations, and pick-up your free Stable on the Strand New Testament.