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.

Donate Volunteer 

In 2023, all money donated will be evenly distributed to local organisations, including the major beneficiaries:

Want to get involved? Donate to the beneficiaries below!


Our volunteers & donors have contributed greatly to the Toowoomba community since opening Christmas Wonderland’s doors in 2003

We have raised over


1 million +

people have attended the event

Get Involved In Toowoomba’s Christmas Wonderland

Donate today to support local organisations or register as a volunteer for the event