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Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published November 26th 2016
Fill Your Days Till Christmas With Carols, Lights And Santa
Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
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🎅🏻 2 DECEMBER 2016

*Event:- Mooloolaba Rotary Club's Annual Senior Christmas Party
Where:- Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina
Time:- 11.30am to 2.00pm
For more information: www.mooloolabarotary.org

Senior citizens and the community who have disabilities will be treated to a VIP Christmas celebration. The lucky guests are picked up from their homes and taken to Lake Kawana Community Centre to enjoy a festive day of entertainment, a light lunch and gifts.

*Event:- Bli Bli Community Carols
Where:- Bli Bli Primary School, School Road
Time:- 4.30pm to 8.30pm
For more information:- www.blibli.qld.au

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Bli Bli Community Christmas Carols‎ FB Page


Festive community Christmas celebrations - a fun afternoon into the evening for the whole family filled with food, markets, carols, free rides and fireworks.

*Event:- Mooloolah Valley Community Christmas Party
Where:- Mooloolah Community Centre, 43 Bray Road
Time:- 5.00pm
For more information: www.mooloolahcommunitycentre.org

This is the annual Christmas party for everybody who lives within the 4553 postcode area.

Event:- Maroochy RSL HOT 91 Ties and Tinsel Christmas Gala
Where:- Maroochy RSL Events Centre, Memorial Avenue
Time:- 7.00pm to 11.00pm

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Maroochy RSL Ties and Tinsel Christmas Gala 2016 FB Page


The Maroochy RSL Ties and Tinsel Christmas Gala is on again, promising to be bigger and better than ever before. Celebrate with an all-inclusive package, food, drinks, live entertainment, all for just $90 per person or $800 for a table of ten. Make it an end-of-year office celebration and book your table now.

🎅🏻 3 DECEMBER 2016

*Event:- Woombye's Christmas on The Field
Where:- Woombye Soccer Grounds, Palmwoods-Woombye Road
Time:- 4.30pm to 8.00pm

Family fun-filled Christmas event with Santa, a band, games and food.

*Event:- Montville Festive Lights Event
Where:- Montville Village Green Main Street
Time:- From 5.00pm
For more information: www.montvillecommerce.com.au

Join in with the festivities as Montville lights up during the annual Festive Tree Lighting event. A family-friendly event with a sausage sizzle and heaps of free activities for the children, including balloon art, face-painting and lantern making. The All Stars Big Band will have you all singing along from 5.30pm.

Keep an eye out for the jolly red-suited man from up North with gifts for the children. Santa's Workshop will be open all day until 8.00pm.

🎅🏻 4 DECEMBER 2016

Event:- Christmas Concert
Where:- Kawana Community Hall, Nanyima Street, Buddina
Time:- 2.00pm
Cost:- Adults $15 - includes afternoon tea; children under 14 years of age are free
For more information: www.sccb.org.au
To book call Val on 5443-9547 or book online here



The Sunshine Coast Concert Band are giving a Christmas Concert with carols and would love families with children to attend - children under 14 years of age are free.

*Event:- Lights on the Lake
Where:- Crummunda Park, Coongarra Esplanade, Wurtulla
Time:- 4.00pm to 8.00pm
For more information, contact:- www.currimundicatchment.org.au/lights-on-lake/

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Lights on the Lake FB Page


An awesome event, Lights on the Lake is a community festival to celebrate the festive season, held on the shores of the beautiful Currimundi Lake.
The fun starts at 4pm with music and entertainment all afternoon and evening and supervised kids' activities from 4 – 6pm., Come and try your hand beating out a rhythm in  the free drumming circle from 5 – 6pm.

Organise a group of friends and bring your families, a picnic blanket and hamper to set up on the grass to watch the fun on stage or on the bank of the Lake to watch the water parade of decorated and lit kayaks and canoes, from dusk.

There will be arts and crafts stalls featuring affordable and original work from local artists.
Santa will arrive from across the lake around 6pm before the dazzling water parade of kayaks and canoes festooned with Christmas lights and decorations commences as darkness falls.

*Event:- Palmwoods Green Bush Christmas
Where:- Palmwoods, State School, 111 Palmwoods-Montville Road
Time:- 5.00pm to 7.00pm



Celebrate Christmas Aussie-style - a Christmas community event. Children can make crafts from recycled materials; there will be a sausage sizzle to raise funds for a local community group or you can bring your own picnic dinner. A concert with performances by locals groups and singalong carols by candlelight. And the special man from up North will also be making an appearance. A special free event for all ages, sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council, Andrew Powell's Local Heroes Grant and Palmwoods Uniting Church.

🎅🏻 7 DECEMBER 2016

Event:- Sunshine Melodies
Where:- The Events Centre, Caloundra, 20 Minchinton Street
Time:- 11.00am to 12.30pm
For more information: www.theeventscentre.com.au

Queensland's own Mr. Country Entertainer of the Year, John McSweeney will be performing songs from his various CD's including his latest CD Still Cruising.
Complimentary morning tea from 10.00am.
Tickets are $17.00 (full price) or $15.50 per person (group of ten) - click here to purchase tickets.

*Event:- Light the Lights
Where:- Mapleton Lilyponds Park, Delicia Road
Time:- 5.30pm to 7.00pm
For more information: www.mapletonqueensland.com

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Mapleton Light the Lights FB Page


The Mapleton Choir will be performing Christmas music; Santa will visit with pressies for the children and Mapleton Lilyponds Park Christmas tree lights will be switched on.

🎅🏻 8 DECEMBER 2016

Event:- Light up Woombye and Lantern Parade
Where:- Woombye Community Gardens
Time:- 5.30pm to 7.30pm
For more information:- Woombye Community & Business Association FB page

Bring along your lanterns and join the SingSpire chorus with carol singing. Walk along the streets enjoying the lights of Woombye and see the Bendigo Bank tree light up for Christmas. Enjoy a sausage sizzle and cake to finish the evening.

🎅🏻 9 DECEMBER 2016

Event:- Nambour Community Carols
Where:- Nambour Showgrounds
Time:- 4.00pm to 8.00pm
For more information:- www.facebook.com/nambourcommunitycarols/

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Nambour Community Carols FB Page


A free community event with Santa arriving on the back of a rusty Holden ute. Don't forget to bring a chair or picnic rug. From 4.00pm there will be free jumping castles, giant slides, an animal farm, face painting and balloon animals. A range of delicious food will be available for purchase as well as busking music entertainment. Do some last minute shopping at the Twilight Christmas Markets.

The concert is kicking off at 6.00pm featuring local talent from schools, churches and the community. The grand finale from 8.00pm will be the fireworks - sounds like a night to remember.

*Event:- Maleny Christmas Festival and Street Carnival
Where:- Maple Street, Maleny
Time:- 6.00pm to 10.00pm
For more information:- www.facebook.com/MalenyChristmasfestival

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Maleny Christmas Festival FB Page


An exciting Christmas and street Carnival event with rides, great food, music and dancing in the street.

*Event:- North Shore Carols in the Park
Where:- Power Park, Mudjimba
Time:- 6.30pm to 8.15pm
For more information:- www.riverlife.net.au

Community carols in the park.

🎅🏻 10 DECEMBER 2016

*Event:- Third Annual Treehouse Kids Christmas Party
Where:- Field 1, Kawana Sports Precinct, Sunshine Coast Stadium, Nicklin Way, Bokarina (entry via Nicklin Way)
Time:- 9.00am to 2.00pm
For more information:- www.thetreehouseinitiative.org.au/events/



Funds are being raised to facilitate social skills programmes for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Only a $10 donation per family for a fun-filled outing with a selection of rides, activities and entertainment. An awesome event for you and your family to help make a difference to fundraising for The Treehouse Initiative.

Event:- Mooloolah Valley Four Seasons Summer Market
Where:- Mooloolah Valley Community Centre, 43 Bray Road
Time:- 9.00am to 2.00pm

With more than thirty confirmed stall-holders, you will be able to do some Christmas shopping. Market stalls offering a variety of unique and homemade gift ideas, plants, Nan & Pops fruit and vegetables, secondhand goods, giftware, jewellery, collectables, coffees, cold drinks and a sausage sizzle, you'll have to get there early to grab a bargain.

Event:- Carols at Cotton Tree
Where:- Cotton Tree Park, The Esplanade, Cotton Tree
Time:- 4.30pm to 8.30pm
For more information:- www.carolsatcottontree.com.au

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Carols at Cotton Tree FB Page


Carols at Cotton Tree is a wonderful Christmas celebration with entertainment, food and fun. Make sure you bring a blanket or chairs for a night of great local talent, singing much-loved Christmas carols and a special visit from Santa. The grand finale is the fireworks display.

*Event:- Palmwoods Community Christmas Party
Where:- Palmwoods Memorial Hall, 1 Main Street
Time: 3.00pm; Movie starts at 7.30pm
For more information: www.palmwoodshall.org.au

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Palmwoods Memorial Hall FB Page


A very merry night of food, wine, cheese and stalls. Free entertainment includes a concert, carols, Santa, jumping castle, face painting and a family movie 'Polar Express'.

*Event:- Buderim Community Carols
Where:- Buderim Village Park, corner King and Church Streets
Time:- 6.30pm to 8.30pm
For more information: www.facebook.com/buderimwarmemorialcommunityassociation

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Buderim War Memorial Community Association BWMCA FB Page


An opportunity for the local community to get together in the beautifully upgraded Buderim Village Park and share peace and goodwill for the Christmas season. Featuring international opera star, Natalie Peluso, Buderim Youth Theatre of Excellence (BYTES) and the Buderim Male Choir it's looking like a great night for family fun. Bring your picnic blankets, your chairs and enjoy a sausage sizzle and Christmas sing-along. A surprise visit from Santa is sure to be a hit with young and old.

*Event:- Eumundi Christmas Carols
Where:- Eumundi Amphitheatre, Memorial Drive
Time:- 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Eumundi Christmas Carols FB Page


A night of superb Christmas festivities - expect to see some unusual guests this year including Cinderella, Belle, Rapunzel, The Doo Wop Dolls, Elsa and Anna from Frozen along with Jack Frost and Frosty the Snowman. A huge list of special guests are organised for your entertainment including the big man himself, Santa. Bring your chairs, picnic rugs, family and friends to enjoy an entertaining evening of song and dance. Food and glowies will be available for purchase too.

Event:- Coolum Christmas in the Park
Where:- Tickle Park, Coolum Beach
Time:- 7.00pm to 9.00pm
For more information:- www.ccfchurch.org.au

Bring your blanket and your best singing voice for family-friendly carols under the stars.

🎅🏻 11 DECEMBER 2016

*Event:- Christmas in Alex
Where:- Buhk Park, Alexandra Parade
Time:- 4.00pm to 8.00pm
For more information:- www.alexandraheadland.qld.au

A community get-together in the park to celebrate another fantastic year in Alex, which includes children's' rides, music in the park and a fireworks finale.

Event:- Yandina Christmas Carols
Where:- Yandina Historic House, Pioneer Road
Time:- 6.00pm to 8.00pm
For more information:- www.yandina.org

A traditional carols event with guest artists, carol singing and even a visit from the big guy from up North.

🎅🏻 15 DECEMBER 2016

*Event:- Christmas Spectacular Peregian Springs
Where:- Cnr of The Avenue and Ridgeview Drive
Time:- 5.00pm to 8.00pm
For more information:- www.anglicanchurchnoosa.org

Market stalls, food, entertainment and live music. Carols commence at 7.00pm.

🎅🏻 16 DECEMBER 2016

Event:- Handel Messiah QLD Symphony
Where:- The Events Centre, Caloundra
Time:- 7.30pm
For more information: www.theeventscentre.com.au



Don't miss out on an experience of a lifetime - a performance by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the Australian Voices and local choirs as they perform Handel's Messiah. You will be entertained with sensational arias, magnificent choruses and the heavenly Hallelujah. Get your tickets here.

🎅🏻 17 DECEMBER 2016

Event:- Carols on Kings
Where:- Kings Beach Amphitheatre
Time:- 4.30pm to 8.30pm
For more information:- www.carolsonkingsbeach.com.au

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Carols On Kings FB Page


Bring a blanket or chairs and join in for a night of great local talent and singing our much-loved Christmas carols. There'll be entertainment, food, fun and a special visit from Santa himself.

Event:- Glasshouse Country Community Carols
Where:- Beerwah Sportsground, via Simpson Street
Time:- 4.30pm to 8.30pm
For more information:- www.glasshousecommunitycarols.com



A fun family-friendly event bringing the community together to celebrate Christmas Aussie-style. Colin Buchanan is the special guest artist this year performing sing-along carols accompanied by local talent and pre-show entertainment.

*Event:- Christmas Tramfest
Where:- Howard Street, Nambour
Time:- 5.00pm to 9.00pm
For more information: www.tramfestnambour.com

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Tramfest Nambour FB Page


Exciting Christmas event with live music, dancing in the streets, free childrens' rides and entertainment, food stalls, market stalls and of course, the arrival of Santa with gifts for all the children.

Event:- Eumundi Drive-In Christmas Screening
Where:- Eumundi Showgrounds - Black Stump Road
Time:- 5.30pm to 9.30pm
For more information:- www.starrynights.com.au

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Starry Nights Outdoor Movies‎ Eumundi Drive-in: Christmas Vacation and Life of Brian FB Page


For a night of giggles under the starry sky, Starry Nights Outdoor Movies are presenting a classic comedic double featuring National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and Monty Python's Life of Brian.

Cost is $25 per car or $10 per person for walk-ins. A candy bar will be open with freshly cooked pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, lollies and cold drinks.

*Event:- Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade
Where:- The Wharf Mooloolaba, Parkyn Parade
Time:- 6.30pm to 8.30pm
For more information:- www.christmasboatparade.net

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Mooloolaba Yacht Club's Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade FB Page


Grab a spot along the river or canals to experience a spectacular parade of boats festooned with Christmas decorations. Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade is a fun night for the whole family.

🎅🏻 18 DECEMBER 2016

*Event:- Christmas Carols
Where:- Ash Road Park, adjacent to Diddillibah Hall, Diddillibah Road
Time:- 5.30pm to 7.30pm

A free sausage sizzle, Christmas carols in the park and a visit from Santa for the children.

*Event:- Twin Waters Christmas Carols
Where:- Novotel Twin Waters Resort
Time:- 5.30pm to 8.15pm
For more information:- www.twra.net



Free entry for a fun-filled night of traditional Christmas carols, followed by a spectacular fireworks display on the Novotel Lagoon.
Gifts for the needy would be very much appreciated.

Event:- Kawana Waters Uniting Church
Where:- Surrounding streets of Kawana Waters Uniting Church, Bokarina
Time:- 6.00pm to 8.00pm
For more information:- www.kawanawaterssuc.com.au

Share in the spirit of Christmas and join in, walking the streets of Bokarina and singing Christmas carols.

*Event:- Christmas Festival
Where:- Suncoast Church - Nambour Connection Road, Woombye
Time:- 9.00am to 9.00pm
For more information:- www.suncoast.org.au

Rides, markets, animal farm, food stalls and Santa will be at the Christmas Festival. Carols are from 6.00pm.

🎅🏻 20 DECEMBER 2016

Event:- Carols on the Village Green
Where:- Kawana Waters Uniting Church
Time:- 5.00pm
For more information: www.kawanawatersuc.com.au

Everyone is welcome to the first Carols on the Village Green. There will be a sausage sizzle, children's' games, scavenger hunt, craft stall, children's' impromptu nativity play and carols, starting at 7.00pm. The Kawana Waters Uniting Church is a family-focused church and would love to welcome everyone at this special time of year.

🎅🏻 21 DECEMBER 2016

Event:- Carols on The Green
Where:- The Montville Village Green, Balmoral Road
Time:- 5.00pm to 9.00pm
For more information:- www.montvillevillageassociation.com.au

Fun-filled family event with children decorating the Christmas tree, Christmas carols, a choir and Christmas messages.

🎅🏻 23 DECEMBER 2016

Event:- Christmas Wonderland
Where:- Aussie World, 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview
Time:- 6.00 to 9.30pm
For more information: www.aussieworld.com.au

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Aussie World‎ Christmas Wonderland at Aussie World FB Page


Visit Santa's Village and meet Santa and his elves. Enjoy all of Aussie World's rides under the stars and so much more.

🎅🏻 24 DECEMBER 2016

*Event:- Kenilworth Community Christmas Eve Event
Where:- Kenilworth Hall and Showgrounds, 7 Maleny-Kenilworth Road
Time:- 4.30pm to 9.00pm
For more information: Kenilworth Community Christmas Eve Facebook page

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Kenilworth Community Christmas Eve FB Page


Celebrate the magic of Christmas at this free all-ages community event.

Event:- Christmas Eve Banquet
Where:- The Surf Club Mooloolaba
Time:- 6.00pm to 10.00pm

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: The Surf Club Mooloolaba‎ Christmas Eve Banquet FB Page


The Surf Club Mooloolaba have a very tasty Christmas Eve dinner lined up for you with a selection of succulent seafood in an all-you-can-eat buffet, followed with a divine dessert buffet. A great spot to watch the fireworks exploding over the ocean, with the evening finale, a VIP visit from Santa.
Adults $95; Children ages 5 - 12 $50 and children under four are free.
Get your tickets here.

Event:- Santa Comes to Mooloolaba
Where:- Mooloolaba Beach
Time:- 5.00pm

Before Santa sets off on his yearly trip around the world he is planning a stop at Mooloolaba Beach to visit all the boys and girls of the Sunshine Coast. Santa will arrive by boat to take some last minute Christmas orders. Join him in front of The Surf Club between 5.00pm and 5.30pm to say 'hello' and you might be lucky enough to get a lolly from him. A fireworks display is scheduled for 8.00pm in front of The Surf Club Mooloolaba - make sure if you're not having dinner at the Surf Club that you have good beachside seats.

🎅🏻 25 DECEMBER

Event:- MNC Community Christmas Breakfast
Where:- Maleny Neighbourhood Centre, 17 Bicentenary Lane
Time:- 8.00am to 11.00am
For more information:- www.malenync.org.au

Advent Calendar of Sunshine Coast Events, christmas celebrations, christmas carols, free rides, fireworks, Santa, food, markets, face-painting, lanterns, concerts, picnics, jumping castles, movies under the stars, sausage sizzle, family entertainment
Image: Maleny Supa IGA FB Page


This is a free breakfast on Christmas morning and everyone is welcome to attend. If you can donate eggs, Christmas pudding or have an hour or two to spare to help this charitable event, please contact Cathy (07)5499-9345.

Look out for the events marked with an (*) this is where the Sunshine Coast Council has provided support through sponsorship and its Community Grants programme.
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Why? The days to Christmas will go so much faster, if you fill them with fun Christmas events
When: 2 December 2016 to 25 December 2016
Where: Sunshine Coast and surrounds
Cost: Most are free - see article when pricing applies
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