The STEPS Autism Treehouse Christmas Party has been especially created to enable families living with disabilities to enjoy a fun-filled day in a safe and supportive environment. Join families from all over south-east Queensland on the Sunshine Coast for fabulous festive fun!
Every year the waterfront properties in Mooloolaba, Minyama and Buddina put on a spectacular Christmas lights display, which are really only visible from the 'water' and guests on the Christmas Light Cruises have the opportunity to experience these extraordinary displays.
Every night from the 2 to 30 December, Sunshine Coast Afloat is offering visitors a gentle, fun cruise through the river and main canals of Mooloolaba and the surrounding suburbs, to experience firsthand breathtaking lit-up Christmas scenes.
With no more than forty-eight passengers at any one time, Christmas lovers are assured of seeing all the lights during the approximate one and a half hour cruise. The Christmas Light Cruises set off just before nightfall, giving guests a spectacular Glasshouse Mountains sun set, before heading off to enjoy the lights.
Bring your own food and drink or pre-purchase food packs, which will be ready when guests board.
🎄 4 to 24 December, every Wednesday to Sunday plus Monday 23 December and Christmas Eve, 24 December | 9.30am to 1.30pm
Christmas at The Ginger Factory
The Ginger Factory, 50 Pioneer Road, Yandina FREE entry to The Ginger Factory
Image: The Ginger Factory>Santa visits the Ginger Factory FB
Every Wednesday to Sunday from the 4 December to the 24 December, visitors to The Ginger Factory can meet Santa between 9.30am and 1.30pm at Christmas at The Ginger Factory. Families always have heaps to do at The Ginger Factory over the festive season with Santa's workshop, Christmas carols, Christmas gifts, and even a huge blow-up Santa!
Don't forget to BYO camera for those keepsake photos and receive a FREE gift from Santa too.
🎄 6 and 7 December
Christmas in Cooroy
Apex Park, 2 Maple Street FREE community event
Christmas in Cooroy is a free community event that is celebrated every year over the first weekend of December. The festivities start on the Friday night, at 6.45pm with the Christmas Shop Window Trail; Christmas carols and the lighting up of the Studio Steel Christmas Tree at about 7.00pm. Keep a lookout for flurries of snow in Maple Street from 7.10pm onwards - Cooroy's weather bureau is pretty flake-on!
On the Saturday, all the Christmas fun kicks off in Apex Park at 4.00pm, with the Cooroy Bendigo Bank Street Parade; FREE rides sponsored by the Cooroy Rag; Santa Sack races; live music; food and drinks; competitions and even a visit from Santa.
A fabulous night of FREE entertainment; pop-up bar; food and craft stalls; children's entertainment plus so much more is happening at the Tramfest Christmas Celebration in Nambour. Bring the whole family for a fantastic Christmas street party and get to meet Santa too.
For this very special Christmas season, the Kransky sisters will let you into their world of egg nog and pantyhose. These very amusing, dysfunctional sisters entertain the audience with their out-of-the-ordinary musical instruments ... look out cheese grater and toilet brush! The Very Kransky Christmas repertoire includes everything from Enya to Silent Night, Daft Punk to The Twelve Days of Christmas, so audiences must be prepared to settle in, for what could conceivably be the kookiest Christmas party ever.
🎄 13 to 22 December | 6.30pm to 9.30pm
USC Solar Nights
University of Sunshine Coast's campus, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs FREE event
Image: USC>Solar Nights FB
Experience magical, interactive light displays, celebrating sustainable energy, creativity, the environment and the community at the FREE entry USC Solar Nights. Solar Nights is an all-ages event and this year to entice visitors to stay and play a little bit longer, there will be food outlets serving up some finger-licking treats.
🎄 13 and 20 December | 5.00pm to 9.00pm
Christmas Twilight Trains
Historic Gympie Station, Tozer Street, Gympie
Tickets start at $30 for children 4-12 years | Adults $59 | Concession $49 Purchase your tickets online here
Two very special Christmas Twilight Train events have been organised in the lead up to Christmas. Steam through the Mary Valley aboard the Mary Valley Rattler, on the 13 December and join the Friends of Amamoor's Christmas party and festivities at the Amamoor Station, before heading back to Gympie.
On the 20 December, Twilight Train guests will join the party at Dagun Station for real dinkum Aussie Bush Christmas festivities, including food trucks, a bush banquet, live music, dancing and Christmas carols.
The Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade is one of the most popular family events on the Sunshine Coast. Join throngs of animated spectators along the shores of the Mooloolah River and Kawana Waters canal to watch on in awe at the magnificent Christmas decorated watercraft.
Vantage points for spectators include Charles Clarke Park, The Wharf, Penny Lane and La Balsa - link here for Parade Course. There are prizes for the the best-dressed boy and girl at each of these vantage points - you have to be in it to win it! Bring along some gold coins - Rosies, Friends on the Street - is the nominated charity for the Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade. The Rosies team will be dressed in red.
🎄 21 December | 5.00pm
Aussie World Christmas Spectacular
Aussie World, 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview
Tickets priced from $29 | Children under 3 are FREE Buy tickets online here
One of the most spectacular Christmas events of the year on the Sunshine Coast is Aussie World's Christmas Spectacular. Every year this fabulous location is transformed into a winter wonderland. Visitors to Aussie World will Meet Santa and Mrs Claus, come face to face with Christmas characters, get to enjoy the roaming carollers and watch the Christmas show in The Shed.
Be doubly spoilt at Aussie World's Christmas Spectacular with flurries of snow, pyrotechnics, laser shows, Christmas lights and live entertainment - a Christmas extravaganza well worth taking the family to!
🎄 1 to 23 December
Montville Christmas Wonderland
15 Narrows Road, Montville
Entry prices from $8 Buy tickets online here
Image: Montville Christmas Wonderland FB
Immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas at the privately-owned Montville Christmas Wonderland's spectacular weatherproof display. There are only twenty-three, two-hour sessions available in the lead up to Christmas, so visitors need to book online early to ensure a visit to this magical location is on the calendar for Christmas.