Communities will again have plenty of ways to celebrate the festive season in the Longreach Regional Council area this year.
Concerts, Christmas lights, Christmas in a jar competition and community celebrations will take place in each of our four communities starting with the Di Scott Memorial and Ilfracombe Christmas Tree on Saturday 25 November.
The Longreach Community Christmas Concert is also back in Edkins Park this year on Thursday 30 November with performances by Longreach State School, Longreach Town Band, Our Lady's Choir, Longreach School of Dance, Corinne Ballard, fire show, face-painting, kids craft corner, Santa Claus and more.
Longreach Churches Together will host its Carols event for the faithful on Sunday 3 December in Edkins Park.
The Lions Club of Longreach Christmas Street Pary will take place on Friday 8 December.
The Yaraka Christmas Tree will take place on Saturday 9 December, and Isisford has its celebration in Whitman’s Memorial Park on Christmas Eve.
Christmas in a jar is for all our creative residents. We have the following categories 0-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-8 years, 9-12 years, 13-18 years and 18+. Show us your best interpretation of Christmas in a jar. Nominations close Thursday 30 November!
Also making a return this year is Council’s Christmas Lights Competition with entries open in our regular four categories: Business; Residential; Street or Block; and, Rural Property Mailbox or Sign. And we added a new category "Dinky's" New Kid on the Block'' for all residential properties who have never entered the Christmas Lights Competition before. Entries have closed, the map is ready for you to check out all the nominated houses and see which one is your favourite.