Welcome to Stable on the Strand
North Queensland Christmas Festival

We invite you to experience the Christmas Story of the birth of Jesus and discover the true meaning of Christmas.
18 – 22 December 2019   |   5.30pm – 9.30pm
Strand Park Townsville

Entry and all entertainment and activities FREE!

Town of Bethlehem
Strand Park Food Fair
Stable 2018 Artists
Townsville Catholic Education Carousel
All Activities
The Christmas Story
Stable 2018 Freebies
Stable 2018 Schedule
Site Map

TOP 10 Activities
at Stable on the Strand

  1. Town of Bethlehem  – see the Shepherds with their sheep, the Wise Men and their camels, King Herod and his soldiers and of course Mary, Joseph & a real live baby Jesus……also new in Bethlehem in 2019
    – Circus Maximus
    – Bethlehem puppet Theatre
  2. Boutique Christmas Markets (in front of the Picnic Bay Lifesavers Club) 5 – 9.30pm
  3. Mater Private Hospital Townsville Stage  featuring Tony Dee & a wealth of local talent 5.30pm to 9.30pm
  4. Beach Stage 6.30 – 9.30 each night  featuring Islander & Indigenous dancing & singing
  5. Strand Park Food Fair: featuring Six hot food stalls – Sea of Galilee Seafood, Bethlehem Burgers, Roman Roasts, Pete’s Pizza, The Polynesian Hut and International Cuisine; and Two dessert stalls – Greek Honey Puffs, The Dessert Bar. Supported by Mater Private Hospital Townsville Drinks & Zarraffa’s Coffee Townsville
  6. Free Rides on the Catholic Education Carousel
  7. Annandale Christian College Art Exhibition – the artworks of students in the Galleria in the town of Bethlehem
  8. Preview night – an invitation for the elderly and disabled to enjoy a ‘crowd free’ night
  9. Free tea, coffee, cold water in the Hospitality Tent
  10. HAVE FUN!

TOP 10 Kids Activities
inside Town of Bethlehem

  1. Visit Mary, Joseph & baby Jesus
  2. Pat all the Animals – camels, sheep, donkey, chickens
  3. Dress up as a Roman Soldier
  4. Join the Shepherds’ Walk and hear the Christmas story (dress-ups)
  5. Make & eat some bread with the Baker
  6. Do some hammering in Caleb’s Carpenter’s Shop
  7. Dress-up as the Innkeeper’s family
  8. Punch out your name tag at Levi’s Leatherworks
  9. Play with clay at the Potter’s Place
  10. Write a prayer and place on the Prayer Wall

Mater Private Hospital Townsville Stage Program

The Beach Stage Program

The Market Music Stage Program

Stable on the Strand 2019 Map

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