2019 Christmas in July Market Day

Christmas in July returns on 29 July 2018 at the Queanbeyan Showground

Christmas is a special time of year when friends and family come together, give thanks and celebrate. So why not do it twice a year?  Right now we’re making a list and checking it twice, so be sure to let us know you’re coming. You can register online here and go into the draw to win a premium European-designed Christmas tree valued at $1000 thanks to Christmas Emporium. The program has now been finalised and you can download your copy here(PDF, 835KB) .

Enjoy over 150 unique market stalls, belly-filling foods and a whole lot of community love.  There is even a chance to break a world record!

Some highlights:

  • Christmas-inspired food
  • gourmet treats and wine
  • handmade Christmas gifts
  • artificial snow
  • art displays
  • a play area for your little elves, outdoor obstacle course and rides

Entertainment will include:

  • Live music from local buskers
  • performances from Bom Funk Dance Studio and
  • the ever popular Po Boys

Get ready for oodles of Christmas joy with the region’s first ever ‘Oodle Races’. Poodle cross breeds are welcomed in the categories of puppies to mature dogs, and all breeds can compete in the ‘best dressed Christmas dog’ competition. Take a photo with Santa Paws for a donation to local animal rescue groups.

Those wanting to flex their baking muscle are encouraged to enter the Christmas cake and Ginger Bread house competition.  With attractive cash prizes for general entry, youth and male categories the competition is expected to be hotter than Christmas in the southern hemisphere. Download your entry form here(PDF, 257KB).

Think you can kiss for a good cause? Well we need you to lock lips to raise money for HOME in Queanbeyan. Couples can register for $5.00 to be part of the (unofficial) world record attempt and receive a special kissing badge, a sprig of mistletoe.

The ‘Early Christmas Presence Pass’ is back by popular demand with pass holders able to access the event one hour before the official opening time - book your pass here. After feedback from the community we recognised that some people who have mobility concerns, sensory issues or who are uncomfortable around large crowds might be encouraged to join in if considerations were made. During this time we do our best to minimise the number of people on site, limit noise and offer parking close to the event.

Plan your travel

There is limited parking onsite (300 places), however there is lots of FREE parking around the venue. The closed is at the Lowe, Morissett and Rutledge Street car parks. 

Vehicle entry to the showground is via Glebe Avenue and exit is via Cooma Street ONLY. 

Pedestrian entry is via the gates on Farrer Place, Lowe Street, Cooma Street and Glebe Avenue. There is also a pick-up and drop-off point on Farrer Place. As always, pay attention to any parking-related signs so that you do not receive a penalty notice and respect other drives and pedestrians whenever you are in your car. For those on two wheels a temporary bike rack is installed inside the Farrer Place entry.

For more information email events@qprc.nsw.gov.au or visit our Facebook page.



  • Sunday, 07 July 2019 | 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM


Queanbeyan Showground, Glebe Avenue, Queanbeyan 2620  View Map

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