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Meet the story of the first Christmas with Stable at Riverway. This year, Stable returns to Riverway for free entertainment, kids activities, story telling and all the joy of Christmas to Townsville locals and visitors, bringing a truly heart warming experience for all the family.

Riverway is a fantastic venue to be able to enjoy this unique Townsville Christmas. It’s the perfect place for a memorable family Christmas experience.

What is Stable at Riverway?

Stable at Riverway brings the story of the first Christmas to life.

Immerse yourself in the story of Christmas: you can sing with the angels, herd with the shepherds, follow the star with the wise men and meet Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in the stable.  Wander the groves, enjoy fantastic live entertainment, or just have a chat to a friendly Bethlehem local. The kids can pat the animals, dress up as a Roman centurian, be a shepherd, go fishing, get involved in craft activities and meet with the people of the first Christmas.

There will be sports, a lagoon party and star show alley at the oval sponsored by Annandale Christian College! At the Townsville Catholic Education Raintree grove you will find quiet spaces, soft music, the garden of peace, childrens Christmas crafts, free tea & coffee and Christmas cake, Christmas markets, and so much more.

Come once, or come every night, for an experience that makes everyone’s Christmas just that extra special.

How to get there?

Located in Thuringowa Central on magnificent Ross River frontage, Riverway is one of Townsville’s most exciting and accessible destinations. Riverway is accessible from Riverway Drive, by turning into Village Boulevard at the traffic lights (the intersection of Riverway Drive, High Range Drive and Village Boulevard).

Lots of car parking is available across the road, with disability parking on site. .

In addition to regular bus services, a special free bus service will run every evening of Stable at Riverway from Kelso and Upper Ross. Look out for the signage to know where to catch your bus to the event.

When is Stable at Riverway?

Stable at Riverway runs each evening, 5.30pm to 9.00pm, from Sunday 18 December to Thursday 22 December 2022.

Five nights of fun and entertainment not enough?  See Townsville come alive with Christmas lights and the Christmas story all over Townsville with the interactive drive-by experience and a family car star chase of Stable on the Streets from 1 December.

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Stable at Riverway and Stable on the Streets are free community events run by the Combined Churches of Townsville supported by  the Townsville City Council.  Come and join us for a Townsville experience not to be missed!