Organisers behind Toowoomba’s favourite Christmas event are vowing to come back bigger and better than ever, with this year’s lights display set to return to Queens Park Botanical Gardens in December 2021.

The Lions Club of Toowoomba West, together with the Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland Project Team has commenced planning and preparation for this year’s event due to open on Saturday 4 December.

Toowoomba West Lions President, Fred Olson said despite the impacts of the past year on community events across Australia, the Club is looking forward to bringing Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland back to its much-loved location. “With the rollout of the covid vaccine over the coming months, we are confident that this year’s event will see many of the restrictions that forced last year’s cancellation, eased by December,” he said. “However, the Club is committed to complying with all Government legislation and guidelines that will apply at that time.”

Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland Project Chairman, Lion Marshall Cox, has praised the commitment of the Toowoomba West Lions Club and members of the Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland Project Team. “While we were able to set up some displays in many of the regional towns and in the CBD of Toowoomba last year, the community didn’t really have a chance to celebrate Christmas in a way that had become a tradition for so many in Toowoomba and surrounding areas,” he said.

“Although many of our volunteers are in their retirement years, the passion and commitment to provide a truly magical Christmas experience still exists. I also wish to sincerely thank those sponsors who have supported us over the years and have expressed their ongoing participation in 2021.”

Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland raises much-needed funds for Toowoomba Hospice, Lifeline Darling Downs and South West Queensland and Toowoomba Hospital Foundation.

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