This year, the best New Year’s Eve activities are happening in Greater Springfield, with a variety of Christmas events and some of the best venues to wrap up 2017 and ring in 2018. Check out some of these fantastic events and we’ll see you there to cap off the year!

Christmas at Orion Springfield Central – Gift Wrapping and Photos with Santa!

It’s only a week to go before the big day, so be sure to get your presents all wrapped up and ready beneath the tree! Orion Springfield Central is hosting a gift wrapping stall, with all donations supporting Act for Kids, a wonderful group work to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect. Presents wrapped beautifully and all for a good cause? Why wait? Get in to Orion Springfield Central.

You can also see the jolly man in red in person at Orion all the way up to Christmas Eve! Santa will be waiting with a ‘Ho-Ho-Ho’ at Santa’s Cottage located in Town Walk in Orion Springfield Central. Be sure to reserve your place and book your photo session online. This way you can avoid the cues, beat the rush and make what can be a busy time, that little bit easier. You can also book Christmas pet photos for limited sessions so book now!


18 – 20 December
10am to 8pm

21 December
10am to 9pm

22 December
10am to Midnight

23 – 24 December
10am to 5pm

Find out everything you need to know about Orion Springfield Centrals trading hours and gift wrapping and Photos with Santa. For arranging sessions with children with sensitive needs please contact the Orion Springfield Central team on 3226 7333.

Twilight Markets at Orion Springfield Central

On Friday the 22nd of December, com along to the Christmas Twilight Markets at Orion Springfield Central. From 10am, main street will be closed to traffic and instead will be filled with food and market stalls, live music and more!

Come on down from 10am through to midnight for one of the best events to wind down the year in Ipswich. Find out more or learn how to become a stall holder at the Christmas Twilight Markets!

When: 10am to Midnight

Where: Friday 22nd December



Live Louder – New Year’s Eve 2017 Springfield Central

Bring the friends and family along to Robelle Domain Parklands this New Year’s Eve and celebrate with the whole Greater Springfield community!

The festivities will be kicking off at 5pm featuring carnival rides, a range of food and beverage stalls and fantastic live music. The evening will wrap up with a fantastic fireworks show at 9pm.

So, if you were looking for the perfect place to spend New Year’s Eve in Ipswich, come along to the Greater Springfield Live Louder New Year’s Eve 2017 Event!

Where: Robelle Domain Parklands, Springfield Central

When: 5pm-9:00pm

New Year’s Eve Party at The Springlake Hotel

Featuring the music of The Cajje Project, come ring in the new year at the Springlake Hotel for a jam-packed night! From 8pm, enjoy live music, giveaways and prizes, complimentary snacks and nibbles and a fantastic night out to wrap up the year. Contact the Springlake Hotel today and book your free courtesy bus or call 07 3436 2100. Don’t miss out on one of the best New Year’s Eve events in Ipswich and Greater Springfield!

You can also find out more about The Springlake Hotel’s NYE Event via their website and Facebook page.

There’s so much going on in the lead up to the New Year in Ipswich and Greater Springfield so be sure to join in on all the fun! If you’re already excited for the year ahead, learn about all of the health and wellness activities Greater Springfield has on offer to help you achieve your New Year’s goals!