14 school holiday activities in the Gympie region
DON'T miss out on these fun school holiday activities for the whole family in the Gympie region.
1. Santa's arrival
Location: Gympie Central Food Court
When: Everyday of the week until Christmas from 10am-midday
Details: A very special guest will arrive today. Bring the kids along for a great morning of giveaways, performances, face painting and Christmas craft. A station will also be set up where you can write and post your letter to Santa himself.
2. Mary St Christmas Party
Location: Mary St
When: December 19 from 5pm
Details: Don't miss Gympie's biggest street party and late night shopping event. This event is bigger and better and involves several surprises yet to be announced.
3. Christmas Trees and Lights Festival
Location: St Peter's Church (Cnr Lady Mary Tce and Amy Street, Gympie)
When: December 17 launch starts at 6pm. This event will run until Friday December 21 from 9am until 8:30pm.
Details: Don't miss the Christmas Trees and Lights Festival starting from Monday. Featuring handmade Christmas Crafts and Goodies Stall. Sausage Sizzle and Soft drinks available. Each evening will feature local musicians. Monday: Sue Flower on Mandolin and Pam Graham on piano. Tuesday: Ukelele Group - Gustro. Wednesday: Gympie Strings. Thursday: St Peter's Voice. Friday: USA Retro Juke Box Singers.
4. Community Christmas Party at Goomboorian
Location: Goomboorian Memorial Hall
When: Sunday December 16 from 5pm. BYO
Cost: Free entry. Raffle tickets cost $2.
Details: The Goomboorian Memorial Hall is having a Community Christmas Party starting at 5pm all welcome. BYO and bring a plate to share. The Christmas Raffle will be drawn at the event tickets will be available at the event $2.00 a ticket. 1st prize Hamper, 2nd prize two bottles of wine and nibbles, 3rd prize a bottle of Port and chocolates. Proceeds to the maintenance and upkeep of the Hall. Enquiries to Pam on 07 5486 5317.
5. Roald Dahl's The BFG Gympie
Location: Gympie Library (8-14 Mellor Road)
When: Friday January 18 from 11am-midday
Cost: This is a free event but please make your booking here.
Details: Join us for a fun-filled morning as we celebrate Roald Dahl's the BFG with trivia and craft. This event is suitable for children aged 8-12 years.
6. Mo Willems Curious Creatures Imbil
Location: Imbil Library
When: Sunday January 20 - Tuesday January 22 from 11am
Cost: Free but please book here:
Details: Celebrate 14 years of story magic as we explore the wonderful creatures created by Elephant and Piggie author, Mo Willems, with stories and craft. For children aged 5-8 years. Bookings Essential
7. Movies in the Park - The Greatest Showman
Location: Nelson Reserve, Gympie
When: Saturday January 19 from 7-9pm
Cost: Free event
Details: Don't miss this event. Hosted by the Lions Club of Gympie South. A sausage sizzle and refreshments will be available.
8. Christmas with Abba and the Bee Gees
Location: Gympie RSL Club
When: Friday December 21 from 8-10:30pm
Details: Come along and celebrate Christmas with ABBA and the Bee Gees on December 21. It's a perfect night for Christmas work parties or a night out with friends or family. At only $28 for a double header show, this one can't be missed. Tickets on sale now at reception or phone 07 5482 1018 to pay over the phone and secure your tickets. Hurry in quick, it's sure to be a sell out.
9. Carols in Curra
Location: Curra Community Hall in David Drive
When: Sunday December 16 from 6pm
Details: The Community Association of Curra is sponsoring a Carols by Candlelight evening. There will be no entry fee but light refreshments will be available from 6pm, and at 6:30pm, the Curra Christian Community will present a short Christmas play for the children. At 7pm, the Gympie Choral Group will be singing carols supported by the local music group and everybody will be encouraged to join in. Santa will arrive with sweets for the children who will also be provided with flame-free candles.
10. Harry Potter Book Night Gympie
Location: Gympie Library
When: Thursday February 7 from 5-6pm
Cost: This is a free event, but please book tickets through here.
Details: On Thursday February 7, Harry Potter fans from around the world will once again celebrate Harry Potter Book Night. Come dressed as your favourite character and share in themed activities, games and quizzes. For children aged 8-14 years. Bookings Essential
11. Horrible Histories: Awesome Egyptians Goomeri
Location: Goomeri Library
When: Friday January 18 from 3-4pm
Details: Join us for an amazing morning as we take a look at the Awesome Egyptians. Learn some cool facts about life in Ancient Egypt, take part in an Awesome Egyptians Trivia Tournament and create some Awesome Egyptians craft. Suitable for children aged 8-12 years. Bookings Essential
12. Summer Reading Breakup Club Party at Imbil
Location: Imbil Library
When: Friday January 25 from 2:30-3:30pm
Details: Don't miss the summer reading club Breakup Party at Imbil. Join us to celebrate the 2018/2019 Summer Reading Club. Stay for a nibble and chat about the fun you have had over the holidays.
13. Holiday Craft Bar at Kilkivan
Location: Kilkivan Library
When: Thursday January 3, 10, 17, 24 from 10am-11am
Details: Stop by the children's area at your local library branch during January for free craft activities during the school holidays. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years and their carers.
14. Mad Science in Kilkivan
Location: Kilkivan Library
When: Tuesday January 15 from 3-4pm
Cost: Free event but please book here:
Details: Watch the amazing chemical reactions in a fun science demonstration. Make your own slime for lots of ooey-gooey sticky fun. Ideal for children aged 6-12 years. Bookings Essential