TIS THE SEASON: Plenty of families got into the holiday spirit at the Christmas Twilight Parade.
TIS THE SEASON: Plenty of families got into the holiday spirit at the Christmas Twilight Parade.

It's official, Christmas has started in Ipswich

YOU know it is Christmas in Ipswich when the annual Christmas Twilight Parade brightens the city by night.

It certainly did that on Friday evening when a convoy of brightly lit vehicles weaved through the CBD to the delight of Ipswich families.

The night was packed full of magical fun, bright lights, colourful lanterns, jolly characters and amazing floats.

Crowds helped count down as the d'Arcy Doyle Place Christmas tree was lit.

Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale took his place in a Cadillac on the night and said it was great to see the youth of the city enjoying themselves.

"It is the start of the Christmas season for Ipswich," he said.

"Christmas is all about showing care and consideration for others and there was plenty of excitement to go with it as well.

"It is just great to see the CBD abuzz and the kids having so much fun."

The evening saw children of all ages dress up and dance to The Boogie Woogies Superhero Band, who covered some classic Christmas songs.

There were plenty of talented entrants in the A Star is Born annual singing competition and Christmas show, which was presented at the main stage in d'Arcy Doyle Place.

The winners of A Star is Born will perform live this weekend at the Mayor's Carols by Candlelight.



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