The History of Christmas Wonderland
Toowoomba’s favourite Christmas event since ‘03
The 'Burstow's Christmas Wonderland' began in 2003 with a dream of creating an event where the whole community could come and experience the joy and wonder of Christmas. The Burstow family wanted to create a beautiful display of lights and provide supper with giveaways for children.
Don and Trevor Burstow saw their Christmas lights display truly become a Toowoomba tradition. In 2007, the event was re-named, Toowoomba's Christmas Wonderland, in recognition of the support Burstow's received from the entire community.
In January 2008, Don and Trevor Burstow officially passed on the responsibility of hosting Toowoomba's Christmas Wonderland to the Lions Club of Toowoomba West.
Since 2008, the Lions Club of Toowoomba West has coordinated Toowoomba's Christmas Wonderland display, raising donations for many local organisations in Toowoomba.