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Christmas By Starlight at Cleveland

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Get into the spirit - the Christmas Spirit
The annual family event, Christmas by Starlight, so very popular with generations of residents of Brisbane's Redland City, is happening again on Saturday the 15th of December. Mark it in your diary now.

Courtesy of Redland City Council website
Event Flyer

This FREE event, presented by the Redland City Council, will be held at the Redlands Showgrounds in Cleveland on the corner of Long and Smith Streets.

Gates open at 3pm, so pack the picnic rug for a relaxed evening under the setting sun. This is an alcohol-free event reiterating the great family atmosphere.

John Foreman, OAM, has musically directed this program which will feature a variety of talent including Casey Donovan, Luke Antony, Emma Pask and many more. Many of own home-grown entertainers will also be performing such as Scott Muller, Yule Burri Dancers, Redland City Bands, and Rockit Productions. It's an extensive program suitable for all ages.

Courtesy Redland City Bulletin
Advert from 5 December, 2018

There will be rides for the kiddies, all free until 8pm, as well as face painting. The main event will beam across the showgrounds from 6pm, with a spectacular fireworks finale to light up the sky from about 8.15pm.

A variety of food trucks will be on site as well as merchandise stalls. The Starlight Express, a trackless train that will shuttle guests around the event, also promises to be good fun and there is also free access to Santa's workshop at the Redland Museum. Does this sound fun or what!

Courtesy of authour
Redland Museum

Free event parking will be available off Long Street, Cleveland or check out some other parking areas close by. Changed traffic conditions will be in place so please allow extra time.

Information from the Redland City Council Website states :

By public transport
Travel by bus and train for FREE to Christmas by Starlight.
Translink, in conjunction with Transdev and Queensland Rail, will provide free bus and train travel on selected routes between the hours of 2pm – 11pm on Saturday 15 December 2018.
Park Road to Cleveland (a free shuttle bus will run on a loop from the Cleveland Train Station to Redland Showgrounds)
Route 250 (Redland Bay, Victoria Point, Thornlands, Cleveland, Alexandra Hills, Capalaba)
Route 252 (Capalaba, Alexandra Hills, Wellington Point, Ormiston, Cleveland)
Route 258 (Cleveland to Toondah Harbour)
Route 272 (Victoria Point, Thornlands, Cleveland)
Route 275 (Brisbane, Chandler, Capalaba inc Park n Ride, Alexandra Hills, Ormiston, Cleveland)
Route 282 (Mount Cotton - transfers to route 250 at Redland Bay)

REGISTER HERE to get your free public transport tickets. For further information or to plan your journey visit the Translink website.
Food, drink and merchandise available at Christmas by Starlight

Below is a list of allowed and prohibited items that can be taken to this family orientated event.

Permitted items:
Hat, sunscreen, glasses
Picnic rug
Small picnic and camping chair
Cabin-sized esky up to 30L
Prohibited items:
No Alcohol and illegal substances
No Large Umbrellas, tents or tables
No Glass/Sharp objects, metal cutlery or weapons
No Bean bags, Large deck chairs or reclining chairs
No Flammable or explosive items or liquids
No Lasers, Laser Pointers and torches
No Large Eskies (max size 30L)
No Drones or unmanned aircrafts  
No pets except for service animals e.g. guide dogs and assistant dogs
No unauthorised advertising materials 

Courtesy of author
Entrance to the Showgrounds

A huge addition to this year's event is a designated section that will be allocated for the Christmas by Starlight concert for people requiring special assistance and hearing-impaired audience members that require an interpreter. To register your interest in this area or for any other special assistance inquiries, please contact the events team via email

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Why? Good old fashioned family fun
When: 3pm till 8.30pm
Where: Redland Showgrounds, Cnr Smith and Long Streets, Cleveland
Cost: Free Event
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