City of Palmerston is set to sparkle this Christmas with the city coming to life like never before.
For the very first time, Council will be hosting a free, three-week long program of events and light installations to bring the community together this Christmas.
The new Palmerston Christmas Wonderland is an interactive experience aimed at boosting morale within the community, supporting local businesses in Palmerston by activating spaces, as well as making sure that we are COVID – 19 compliant.
Santa recently texted City of Palmerston and said that he can’t wait to ride the Express Train through Goyder Square and meet all the children who have been so good this year.
Festivities commence on 4 December 2020 with the Christmas Wonderland in Goyder Square opening on 18 December 2020 until 24 December 2020, 5pm to 9:30pm.
*Please note that the schedule for Pop-Up Carollers is subject to change due to the availability of artists.
Program of Events
- Frances Drive Light Extravaganza
4 – 24 December
Frances Drive in the Palmerston CBD will be lit up in a spectacular display of lights and light installations for the whole family to enjoy from 6:30-10:00pm every night.
Saturday 19 December, 6:40pm
Monday 21 December, 6:30pm
Wednesday 23 December, 7:00pm
- Virtual Tree Lighting and opening of Christmas Wonderland at Goyder Square
18 – 24 December
Starting with the virtual Lighting of the Tree event on Facebook Live, Palmerston's Christmas Wonderland will be officially open on 18 December at 5pm each day featuring:
• Magical Snow Tent
• Fairy Truss
• Tulips Galore Light Installation
• Twinkle Tunnel
• Santa’s House
• Large Candy Cane Light Installation
• Musical Floor
• Optic Fibre Lilies
• The spectacular Goyder Square Christmas Tree.
Friday 18 December, 7:00pm
Saturday 19 December, 6:30pm
Sunday 20 December, 7:00pm
Monday 21 December, 6:00pm
Tuesday 22 December, 7:30pm
Wednesday 23 December, 6:00pm
Thursday 24 December, 7:00pm
*Please note that all attendees will be required to check-in for contact tracing when visiting the Christmas Wonderland in Goyder Square. Save time and check-in prior to your arrival online.
- Palmerston Library Christmas Activities
Senior's Christmas Morning Tea
17 December 10:00am - 11:00am
Movie Monday: Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
21 December 10:00am
Christmas Paddle Pop Stick Characters & Christmas Sand Art Craft
22 December 10:00am - 11:00am
Beaded Candy Canes & Christmas Wooden Ornaments Craft
23 December 10:00am- 11:00am
Christmas Cards & Christmas Plaster Craft
24 December 10:00am- 11:00am
Friday 18 December, 5:30pm
Wednesday 23 December, 1:30pm
- Palmerston Recreation Centre Christmas Activities
21 December 12:00pm
22 December 12.00pm
Christmas Colouring In
23 December 12.00pm
Monday 21 December, 6:00pm
- Palmerston Swimming & Fitness Centre Christmas Fun
The Palmerston Swimming and Fitness Centre will be dressed in Christmas decorations and a range of activities are on offer!
YMCA Christmas Adventure Hunt
11 December – 24 December
Join us for a special Christmas scavenger hunt!
Christmas Colouring Competition
12 December – 23 December (winners will be announced on Christmas Eve)
Pick up your colouring in sheet from the Kiosk and get creative.
Games on the Lawn
13 December 3pm - 6pm
Giant board games and craft activities will be set up on the lawn, fun for the whole family.
Free Christmas Sunset Yoga by the Pool
14 December – 6:15pm
Namaste your way through the Christmas craziness and find your zen.
Parents and Bubs Christmas Fitness Class and Morning Tea (free entry)
15 December – 9:00am
17 December – 5.30pm
Free, fun, festive fitness.
Seniors Group Fitness Class and Morning Tea (free entry)
18 December – 9:00am
Christmas Pool Party Games
19 December – 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Official YMCA Christmas Pool Party
20 December – 3:00pm - 6:00pm
You're invited to the end of year Christmas Pool Party featuring inflatables, a BBQ, cool music and more...
Sunset, Swimming, Smoothies and Singer - Kyle Maher
21 December - 5:30pm
22 December - 5:00pm
Register as a team or on your own prior to the event at the kiosk. Swim 1 kilometre and the fastest time wins a Christmas hamper.
Christmas Eve Aqua Fit Class – (free entry)
24 December - 8:00am
Suitable for all fitness levels.
Sunday 20 December, 4:00pm
Monday 21 December, 5:30pm