The high altitude town of Stanthorpe celebrates being the coldest place in Queensland with its annual Snowflakes in Stanthorpe from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 July.  Hosted during the winter school holidays, the main street of Stanthorpe transforms into a winter wonderland, complete with great entertainment, demonstrations, kids workshops, seasonal markets and more.

On the first day of three, snow lovers can find onstage performers, seasonal markets and plenty of kids activities. With everyone getting an invite to meet Granite Belt artisans and vendors displaying their best seasonal produce and handmade wares. After enjoying some of the local food join the fun in the bocce rink, the jumping castle or even compete in the snowman toss. Community favourites the Ice Sculpture Challenge and Lantern Parade will also be followed by the astonishing fireworks display.

The following two days are full of fun on the snowfield, including an exclusive Ice Skating rink, Enchanted Forest, sled dogs, and giant snowglobes. Sunday at the Stanthorpe Snowgrounds hosts more than just the Snowflake festival, with Iceman Challenge and the kids Frosty Fun Run also taking place.

The gates open at 9am and ticket prices include a range of free activities, including the massive snowfield (with separate under 8s area), on-stage entertainment, fashion parade, igloo making, movies, giant snow globes, face painting, climbing wall, enchanted forest, jumping castles, petting zoo and ‘snow’ much more. Wander through the winter markets, indulge at the international food fest and relax in the local wine and beer marquee.

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