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Christmas in Cooroy 2018

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by Elaine (subscribe)
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!
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Time to get your tinsel in a-titter
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The 14th Christmas in Cooroy this year, 2018


One of my absolute favourite hinterland towns on the Sunshine Coast is the town of Cooroy - the little town with a big heart. A fabulous little town to explore.

In time for Christmas, the whole town of Cooroy comes alive with festivities, enticing visitors from far and wide to participate in a whole weekend of Christmas merrymaking and entertainment. Christmas in Cooroy is a FREE community event, hosted by the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Cooroy with generous support from sponsors and volunteers.

Christmas in Cooroy is usually held on the first weekend of December and this year, 2018, will be the 14th year of Christmas in Cooroy - can you believe that!

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Are those flurries of snow?


🎄 Lighting the Studio Steel Christmas Tree
Friday 30 November 6.45pm - 7.30pm
Maple Street, Cooroy
FREE Event


First and foremost the Christmas in Cooroy celebrations kick off with the Carols and the 'Lighting the Studio Steel Christmas Tree', outside Cooroy RSL from 6.45pm on Friday 30 November. Rumour has it that the Cooroy Christmas Tree - sponsored by Studio Steel - is the biggest and brightest on the whole of the Sunshine Coast. Make your way to Maple Street in Cooroy, join in the carol singing and take a stroll along the Shop Window Trail, with twenty shops having Christmas window displays. Word on the street is that these displays will delight the young and the not-so-young.

Keep an eye out on the weather, we could have flurries of snow with the lighting of the tree.

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See Polar Express on the Library Rooftop - Image: Starry Nights Outdoor Movies FB


The fun continues on the Cooroy Library Rooftop Cinema with a Christmas movie and this year Polar Express is showing (G).

Bring your family, bring your friends - Lighting the Studio Steel Christmas Tree is guaranteed fun for the whole family.

🎄 Christmas in Cooroy
Saturday 1 December 4.00pm to 10.00pm
Apex Park, Cooroy
FREE Event


The main Christmas in Cooroy events on Saturday afternoon start from 4.00pm, in and around Apex Park, which is opposite the library. It's time to get your tinsel in a-titter with excitement - here's the very inspiring Christmas in Cooroy programme of festivities.

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A programme to get your tinsel in a-titter


Cooroy Fish 'n Chips Santa Sack Races - from 4.00pm
Make sure you get to the start line at 4.00pm for the Cooroy Sack Races, sponsored by Cooroy Fish 'n Chips.

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Santa Sack Races


FREE Rides - 4.00pm to 8.00pm
The Cooroy Rag very generously sponsors the FREE rides on the lawned area opposite the Cooroy Library. Kids of all ages will find something to have fun on, whether it's the Bouncy Castles, the Big Slide or the more gentle T-Cup Roundabout.

Sponsored by John Madill Toyota is the fabulous Animal Farm Petting Zoo - we all know how much the kids love to cuddle the animals.

Foam Party sponsored by Cooroy Legal Centre

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These are 'wheelie' cool for big and little kids!


Wheelie Cool Mini 4WD Jeeps are sponsored by Madill Holden and are heaps of wheelie cool fun for big and little kids.

While the kids - big and little - are waiting in lines for the FREE rides, The Leather Doctor Noosa/Gympie provides FREE popcorn, to keep little tummies happy.

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Nothing to beat FREE popcorn!


FREE Face Painting
Very talented face painters/body art artists will be available, courtesy of SPV Accounting, to give you and your children a total makeover. How about becoming your favourite super hero for the day or for the more conservative ... having a temporary tattoo design.

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The Street Parade can have more than 40 floats!


4.30pm Bendigo Bank Street Parade - The theme for 2018 is 'Past, Present and Future'
Download a Parade Entry Form here
Download the Parade Guidelines here

For the very first time in 2018, Christmas in Cooroy are having the Great Santa Stroll, with the aim of getting a whole sea of Santas to follow the Street Parade, creating a wonderfully festive experience for everybody to enjoy and admire. If you are keen on being involved in the Great Santa Stroll, please follow the link here. It's FREE to enter, too! The first fifty to register will get a Santa suit for keeps! Please ensure all Santas are at the Lower Mill Site on Lower Mill Road by 3.30pm.

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Participate in the Great Santa Stroll


5.30pm Tug of War
Straight after the Street Parade, is the annual Cooroy Tuggers - East vs West Tug of War, which is jointly sponsored by The Shed at Cooroy and Cooroy Computers - and it's all happening in Apex Park. Make sure you come ready and prepared, you might just get 'roped in'.

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Santa will arrive bearing gifts and be available for photos too


Thanks to Gelignite Jacks, Cooroy have their very own Santa who will be surprising the children with an early visit and gifts. Make sure you're there to say 'hello' to Santa in Apex Park - a perfect time to sneak a family photo in too.

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Great sounds from local talent - Image: www.evensi.com


6.00pm Live entertainment
Cooroy SUPA IGA are the very generous sponsors for the live entertainment, which includes everything from carol singing to great covers from local bands. Rock the night away until 10.00pm with great sounds from Pineapple Crush and Smokin' Mirrors.

7.15pm Cooroy RSL Fireworks
Cooroy night sky will be bedazzled with a spectacular fireworks display - thanks to Club Cooroy RSL - legend has it that this display is the envy of many other celebrations on the coast, so make sure you don't miss it!

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A spectacular fireworks display is on the cards


This coming weekend is promising a fabulously festive weekend of Christmas fun and celebrations in Cooroy for locals and visitors. If you're not a local and would love to join in and explore the hospitable little town of Cooroy specifically for their Christmas in Cooroy celebrations, why not make a weekend of it. Here's the Wotif link to accommodation in the area, as I do realise it's pretty last minute.

Sunny Coasters, let's get ready to party and celebrate Christmas in Cooroy for 2018!

Christmas in Cooroy, 2018, hinterland town, FREE event, entertainment, Lighting the Studio Steel Christmas Tree, Shop Window Trail, snow, Polar Express, Apex Park, Santa Sack Races, FREE rides, Animal Farm Petting Zoo, Foam Party, Wheelie Cool Mini 4WD Jeeps, FREE popcorn, FREE face painting, Bendigo Bank Street Parade, Great Santa Stroll, Tug of War, Pineapple Crush, Smokin' Mirrors, Fireworks
It's time to party!


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Why? To celebrate all the joys of Christmas
When: Friday 30 November 6.45pm - 7.30pm | Saturday 1 December 4.00pm - 10.00pm
Phone: 0403 023 802
Where: Maple Street, Cooroy, QLD 4563
Cost: FREE Events
Your Comment
Wow, there's a lot of fun stuff going on there.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|1757) 81 days ago
Off to Cooroy this weekend... amazing community!
by Barry (score: 2|977) 81 days ago
Foodi Photoh Classie
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