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!
Fill Your Days Till Christmas With Carols, Lights And Santa
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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
Image: Bli Bli Community Christmas Carols 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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Image: Starry Nights Outdoor Movies Eumundi Drive-in: Christmas Vacation and Life of Brian FB Page
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.
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
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
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.