Santa has a big weekend on his hands in the Southern Downs.
Santa has a big weekend on his hands in the Southern Downs. Jessica Lamb

7 things do in Warwick and beyond this weekend

ALLORA CAROLS

Get into the festive spirit with Allora's installment of Carols in the park.

Local performers and the Salvation Army will be on hand to belt out the songs we love on a nice summer's night, as well as a visit from Santa.

Food is available from 5pm, featuring woodfire pizza, a coffee van and a sausage sizzle.

WHEN: Today 6pm

WHERE: Stuart Henry Park, Allora

COST: Free

VISIT SANTA

Santa is on the record as saying he loves Warwick, which means he will be spending the weekend in the Rose City.

Have a chat with Santa, tell him what you want for Christmas, and even have your photo taken with the jolly man at Rose City Shoppingworld.

WHEN: Today 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm. Tomorrow 11am-2pm.

WHERE: Rose City Shoppingworld

COST: Free to visit, photos extra

GRAND FINALS

The grand finals of the inaugural Big Q season are being played right here in Warwick.

Support our reserve and A-grade sides at the WIRAC courts as they aim to bring home the glory against USQ.

WHEN: Reserves at 4pm, A-grade 7.10pm

WHERE: WIRAC

COST: Free

LOCAL CRICKET

The final round of Condamine Cup cricket before the holiday break takes place in Warwick and Allora this weekend.

Get out and support some of the regions brightest talents as they battle it out for competition points and bragging rights.

Sovereign takes on Allora at Slade Park from 12.30pm today, with Rascals v Wheatvale in Allora commencing at the same time.

Tomorrow, Maryvale faces off against the Redbacks at 10.30am at Slade Park.

WHEN: Today and tomorrow

WHERE: Slade Park and Allora

COST: Free

STAY COOL

With temperatures soaring, there is no better way to stay cool than exploring Warwick's swimming holes.

Whether it be a dip in the Condamine or engaging in water sports at Leslie Dam, there are no shortage of venues to beat the heat.

WHEN: Whenever you like

WHERE: Various

COST: Free

CHRISTMAS TREE

An annual tradition takes place in Dalveen, with the unveiling of the decorated tree tonight.

A BBBQ dinner will be served, as well as a visit from Santa himself.

WHEN: Tonight 6.30pm

WHERE: Dalveen Hall

COST: $10 adults, $5 children under 12

FAMILY FUN DAY

The Granite Belt Christmas Farm Family Fun Day is an exciting way to spend the morning.

With a petting zoo, the local fire brigade and craft, as well as a visit from Santa and his reindeer, there is plenty to keep the kids entertained.

WHEN: Today, 9am-1pm

WHERE: 321 Aerodrome Rd, Applethorpe

COST: Free



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