Sunday 18 – Thursday 22 December
Town of Bethlehem 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Visit the traditional Town of Bethlehem and meet all the Christmas Story characters – Wise Men, Shepherds, Roman Soldiers, and Mary, Joseph & baby Jesus.
Town Square Performances Every half hour from 6pm
“The Christmas Story” & “A Wedding in Bethlehem”
Animals 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Visit & pat the animals in Bethlehem – Camels, Sheep, Goats, Donkey, Chickens – and at “Bethlehem’s Barnyard Babies” (Petting Zoo).
Pat Lowth Art Exhibition 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Reflect on the artworks of Pat Lowth in Bethlehem’s Galleria.
Mater Health Services NQ Main Stage 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Watch live entertainment, every night 5.30 – 9.30pm.
Join us for the Official Opening with the Mayor, Cr Jenny Hill, Sunday 18 December at 7pm.
|SUN 18 DEC||MON 19 DEC||TUE 20 DEC||WED 21 DEC||THU 22 DEC|
|5.30 pm||Thuringowa Brass Band||Tinselitis||TAPA Tartans||Tinselitis||Tokelauan Dancers|
|6.00 pm||Townsville African Catholic Community||Diocesan Choir of the Sacred Heart||Steve Bennett||Greek Dancers||Tropic Voices|
|6.30 pm||Dan Warlow||Dan Warlow||Dan Warlow||Tropic Voices||Double Play|
|7.00 pm||Official Opening||Jacob Long Band||Tropic Voices||Life Church Band||Life Church Band|
|7.30 pm||“The Gift” | The Embassy Project|
|8.15 pm||Pat Morgan||Double Play||Pat Morgan||Double Play||Pat Morgan|
|8.45 pm||Double Play||Slip on Stereo||Slip on Stereo||Steve Bennett||Steve Bennett|
|9.00 pm||Jacob Long Band||Jacob Long Band||Official Closing|
Calvary Christian College Carousel 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Stable is bringing a traditional Carousel 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 – 8pm
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!
Stable Youth Hub 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Catch 5 amazing nights of bands, creative arts, team challenges, prizes & giveaways!
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Festival Activities 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Shake the hand of our Big Head Festival Characters, make some bubbles, and collect all 3 temporary tattoos. Try juggling, walk the slackline, have a go with hula hoops at Circus Skills Corner. Watch Iain McDougall, Illusionist, every night at 6pm and 8.15pm.
Stable Beach Theatre 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Look for surprise performances on the promenade and the sand.
Sponsor Displays 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Take time to chat to our sponsors – Calvary Christian College, Mater Health Services NQ, Annandale Christian College, YWAM Medical Ships, and Live FM (who will be broadcasting live from Strand Park throughout Stable 2016). Donate old specs or a new toothbrush, toothpaste or cake of soap for PNG at the YWAM Tent.
Food Stalls 5pm – 9.30pm
Enjoy tasty meals and snacks from our food vendors.
Hospitality Tent 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Drop in for a free cuppa & free slice of Christmas Cake.