SANTA will be visiting the Workshops Rail Museum for a weekend of festive fun on December 8-9.
After double checking his list, Santa is preparing for a meet and greet in air-conditioned comfort, where he will ensure that he is up to date with the right presents for young museum goers.
The Aussie version of Jingle Bells and other Down Under tunes will be performed by the Bush Galah as part of his sing-along, getting visitors young and old into the magic of an Australian Christmas.
Workshops museum director Andrew Moritz said the event was an opportunity for families to unite for some jolly fun.
"Even though it's the silly season, the museum team is delighted to start the festivities off early for our visitors to ease into Christmas with their families and friends," Mr Moritz said.
"With our guest of honour geared up and the activities we have in store, the weekend is sure to put a smile on little faces."
Families can capture special moments at the DIY photo booth as dress-ups provide instant mock elves, perfect for sharing with friends on social media.
Santa's Museum Helpers will also paint faces for free.
The last steam train trip for the year will be puffing from the museum platform on Saturday, December 8, taking passengers for a scenic return trip through the beautiful Ipswich countryside to Grandchester.
For details and ticket prices, phone 3432 5100 or visit: theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.