GRAND ENTRANCE: Live reindeer will be delivering Santa Claus to the Warwick Carols in the Park event this Sunday.
GRAND ENTRANCE: Live reindeer will be delivering Santa Claus to the Warwick Carols in the Park event this Sunday. Rhonda Kraak SDRC

15 things to do on the Southern Downs this weekend

See below for a list of What's On this weekend.

Warwick's carols

HEAD along to Leslie Park on Sunday afternoon for some excellent Christmas fun.

You'll see a raft of local acts and be able to sing along to all the old favourites and a few newer songs as well.

WHEN: 5pm to 11pm Sunday

WHERE: Leslie Park Rotunda

COST: Free

Candelit vigil

THE Zonta Club of Warwick will complete their 16 Days of Activism campaining against violence against women tonight, with a peace walk and vigil at the Queens Park riverwalk.

Participants will be able to enjoy a light refreshment at the hockey club upon completion of the walk.

WHEN: Tonight from 6.30pm

WHERE: Queens Park riverwalk

COST: Free

Uber Markets

THEY are on again tomorrow with the last Uber event for the year.

Browse the stalls and take the kids along for some Saturday morning fun.

WHERE: Leslie Park

WHEN: from 10am till 2pm

COST: Free to browse

Maryvale carols

MARYVALE is joining in the Christmas fun with their community carols tonight.

BYO nibbles, drinks and chairs and enjoy the festive melodies.

WHEN: Tonight from 4pm

WHERE: Maryvale, opposite the Crown Hotel

COST: Free

Sizzle with Santa

KEEP your eyes peeled for the big red man's sleigh in Freestone as Santa drops in with Christmas treats for the kids and some for the adults too.

There's a sausage sizzle and bar and you can call Billy on 46661559 to organise a book gift to be given to your child.

Head along and experience some good old Freestone community Christmas cheer.

WHEN: Today from 5.30pm.

WHERE: Freestone Community Hall.

COST: Free entry.

Cent sale for cancer

COME along to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation's cent sale to find loads of bargain gifts to slip in your family's Christmas stockings.

The foundation is determined to accelerate treatments for brain cancer and your support at the event will help make a difference.

Be there,take your wallet and you never know what you might find.

WHEN: Tomorrow from 1pm.

WHERE: Oak Tree Village, O'Leary St, Warwick.

COST: Free entry.

Head to the markets

PICK up some tasty local produce at the Yangan Farmers' Markets to enjoy over the festive season, or have your own stall of goodies.

So much to see and choose from, delicious local foods and handmade goods to browse through, just in time for your Christmas shopping.

From paddock to plate, the fare on offer is as fresh as you can get.

WHEN: Sunday from 8am to noon.

WHERE: Bicentennial Park.

COST: Free entry.

A night with Nash

WIND down from work this Friday at one of Warwick's premier meeting places for meals, gaming, functions and entertainment.

Enjoy some chilled out licks from solo guitarist and singer Nash to ease you into the weekend.

WHEN: Tonight.

WHERE: Warwick RSL Memorial Club.

COST: Free entry.

Swingin' Sixties

DRESS up in your favourite kit from the decade style forgot and enjoy the best 60s music from a fun, hippie rock cover band. The Fabulous Sounds of the 60s night will take you right back to the Velvet Underground.

WHEN: 8pm tomorrow.

WHERE: Kings Theatre Entertainment.

COST: $20.

Cricket fixtures

ANOTHER huge weekend for Warwick cricket this weekend.

Redbacks take on Colts in a charity match at Slade Park.

The Redbacks boys will wear specially made orange shirts to join in with the Zonta Club of Warwick's 16 Days of Activism for the eradication of violence against women.

Maryvale and Wheatvale will play each twice, firstly tomorrow from noon to make up for round one and again on Sunday at 10am.

Both games will be played at Mayhew Oval.

Sovereign will play Allora Rascals at Queens Park and Inglewood take on Allora at Allora both games from 12pm tomorrow.

WHEN: All weekend.

WHERE: Various grounds.

COST: Free to cheer wildly.

Carols at Stanny

STANTHORPE will ring with the sounds of Yuletide tonight.

The entire community is invited to the sound shell and Weeroona Park for a festive occasion featuring all the old favourites and much much more.

Bring the kids, bring a blanket or a chair and bring a jumper because it might be a little chilly tomorrow night.

It all kicks off at 6pm.

WHEN: Tonight from 6pm.

WHERE: Weeroona Park.

COST: Free.

Fishing at Leslie

WHY not head out to the dam?

The water is up and the fish are biting.

Take the boat out or go for a swim.

There's so much to do out there, and the kids will absolutely love it.

WHERE: Leslie Dam.

WHEN: All weekend.

COST: Cost of your licence.

Run free

JOIN in the Warwick's weekly 5km parkrun every Saturday morning.

It's free, it's fun and it will get you fit.

The event takes place by the Condamine River near Queens Park and you can run at whatever your pace.

Runners meet up to grab a post parkrun coffee in Café Jacqui's, 8 Albion St.

WHEN: Tomorrow 7am.

WHERE: Queens Park.

COST: Free.

See a movie

GET into some airconditioned comfort and relax for an hour or two.

WHEN: All weekend.

WHERE: Warwick Twin Cinema.

COST: $8 for kids, $9 for concession and $11 for adults.

Wine and dine

BALLANDEAN Estate - the oldest winery in the Granite Belt - has been making great vino for over 70 years.

There are daily tours over the weekend so that you can ask those questions you have always wanted answered about your favourite drop.

The Barrel Room Cafe is open for lunch and dinner where you can relax in the company of 150 year old wine barrels.

WHEN: 9am to 5pm, tours 11am.

WHERE: Ballandean Estate, Ballandean.

COST: Free entry.

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