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Visit the Christmas Lights and Decorations throughout the Lockyer Valley

​Nothing signifies Christmas like houses sparkling with Christmas lights, and the time has come yet again to pack up the family and visit the homes, businesses and venues that entered the 2019 Spirit of the Lockyer Valley Christmas Lights and Decorations competition. Whether you prefer lights or decorations, we invite you to visit all the entrants that have helped make the Lockyer Valley shine! The full list of entrants can be downloaded here. Judging starts on Sunday 1 December and a full list of entrants will be in the Gatton Star on Wednesday 4 December. The winners will be announced in the Gatton Star on Wednesday 11 December with presentations taking place at the Gatton Christmas Carnival on Friday 20 December.

A full list of entrants can be downloaded HERE or you can pick up a copy at the following locations:

  • Council offices in Laidley and Gatton
  • Council libraries
  • Lake Apex Visitor Information Centre
With 37 properties/businesses entered this year, there will be plenty to fill a couple of nights of viewing! Thank you for supporting the entrants by planning a visit – it makes it all worthwhile for the entrants knowing the community is enjoying the displays.

LOCKYER VALLEY Christmas Carnival

Friday 20 December, North Street, Gatton comes alive with rides, food and market stalls, face painting, the famous Ham Wheel, roving carollers and a stage packed full of entertainment. From 5pm, buy a ride wristband for only $5 and be first in the queue to enjoy the great range of amusement rides from 5.30pm through until 9.30pm. You can have your face painted 'festive' at no cost, visit the petting zoo, have your photo taken with SantaGatton Baptist Church will thrill you with their roving carollers performing all the classics, the Ham Wheel at the Commonwealth Bank gives you the chance to take home a festive ham for Christmas, and of course Santa will be there to meet the kids and do a song on stage. The stage program is packed full of family entertainment with performances by Fitness and Dance, Lockyer Valley Highland Dancers, Starlite Dancers, Bridget O'Shannessy (who wowed Nashville crowds earlier this year), and local band Island Vibes.The 2019 Spirit of the Lockyer Valley Christmas Lights and Decoration Competition winners' presentation will be on stage at 7.30pm and Town Proud Prize Draw takes place at 8.15pm. *time subject to change
So, bring the family down for a great night out. For more information, phone 5466 3426.

For a full list of Christmas events in the Lockyer Valley, download the flyer with all the information HERE, and celebrate with family and friends at some of the great events on offer.

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Visitor Centre

Lake Apex Visitor Information 
Centre (Gatton)

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton 4343

Phone: +61 7 5466 3426

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday
8.30am - 3.00pm


Christmas Closures:

1:00 pm Tuesday 24th December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020

Re-open Thursday 2nd January 2020

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