Monday 18 – Friday 22 December
5.30pm – 9.30pm
Town of Bethlehem
Visit the traditional Town of Bethlehem and meet all the Christmas Story characters – Wise Men, Shepherds, Roman Soldiers, and Mary, Joseph & baby Jesus.
Strand Park Food Fair NEW!
5.00pm – 9.30pm
Christmas Film Festival NEW!
5.00pm – 9.30pm
Mater Health Services NQ Stage
Watch live entertainment,
every night 5.30 – 9.30pm.
Join us for the Official Opening
with the Mayor, Cr Jenny Hill,
Monday 18 December at 7.30pm.
Calvary Christian College Carousel
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 Enjoy a free ride!
Perc Tucker Christmas Art Studio
5.30pm – 8.00pm
Deck the halls with arts and crafts and celebrate all things Christmas at Gallery Services’ Christmas Art Studio. This workshop will share the Christmas spirit through exciting, creative and FREE art activities for all ages!
“He Has Come”
Christmas Carols with Life Church Band
Tuesday 19 – Fri 22 December
7.30pm – 8.15pm
hosted by our Gold Sponsors
Shake the hand of our Big Head Festival Characters, make some bubbles, and try juggling, walk the slackline, have a go with hula hoops at Circus Skills Corner.
Pat Lowth Art Exhibition
Reflect on the artworks of Pat Lowth in Bethlehem’s Galleria.
Stable Youth Hub
Check out the Youth Hub this year at Stable on the Strand! Kick off your night with a giant scavenger hunt, map your way around the city of Bethlehem to win great prizes, hang out and play some giant jenga, check out the tie dye tent, build a star or create your halo! This year Stable Youth are making gifts to donate to children, so come along and enjoy being a part of North Queensland’s largest Christmas Festival and make a difference in someone else’s life!
Town Square Performances
Every half hour from 6pm
“The Christmas Story” & “A Wedding in Bethlehem”
Visit & pat the animals in Bethlehem – Camels, Sheep, Goats, Donkey, Chickens.
Stable Beach Theatre
Stable Hospitality Areas
Visit our Hospitality Tent in the middle of Strand Park or the Olive Lead Café in the Town of Bethlehem for free tea, coffee, and water, and a slice of Christmas Cake.
Food Relief NQ Collection
Get in the Christmas Spirit and help re-stock Food Relief NQ ready for the New Year!
Bring non-perishable foods to Strand Park during Stable 2017 – canned food, pasta, rice, sauces to go with the pasta or rice, UHT milk, 2 minute noodles, cereal, tea, coffee, and biscuits.
Donate old specs and sunglasses, or new toothbrushes, toothpaste and cakes of soap for PNG at the YWAM Medical Ships Tent.
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Stable HQ | Information
Visit the Stable Administration 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.