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Christmas in Cooroy

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Dashing Santas bring joy to hinterland
If Christmas is all about giving and spending time with loved ones then this is one celebration you will not want to miss...

The Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Cooroy will come alive on the first weekend of December with the jingle of Christmas bells and good will to all as they celebrate Christmas In Cooroy!

Hosted by the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Cooroy it is a community event and generously supported by many local sponsors and volunteers.

Santa Race
Hearts will be racing as 100 Santas dash to the finish in the Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Santa Race

The program gets underway on the Friday evening at the Butter Factory with the judging and announcement of winners for the Guardian Pharmacy Photo Competition at 6pm followed by Carols and the lighting of the giant Ricon Christmas Tree at 7pm outside the Cooroy RSL. Early forecasts suggest snow so be sure to rug up!

Christmas Tree
Nominate your star for The Ricon Christmas Tree

The program continues on Saturday afternoon in Apex Park opposite the Cooroy Library with free rides and amusements by the Cooroy Rag and the Cooroy Fish 'n' Chips Sack Races. Then at 4pm prepare yourself as a sea of over 100 Santas dash the length of Maple Street for a share in over $2,000 prize pool in the Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Santa Race. There are events for ladies and gents with entry only $10 which includes your Santa suit! All proceeds will go to the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland.

Continuing with the fun and spectacle the Bendigo Bank Street Parade with over 40 floats decorated in this years theme of Fairy Tales & Legends will make their way up and down Maple Street delighting the crowds from 5pm.

Make sure you get a ticket in the Mega Raffle sponsored by Mower & ATV Solutions where you could win your choice of pink or blue Polaris Quad Bike Package.

And as dusk falls make your way back to Apex Park for an evening of Free Entertainment including the Hinterland Dental East v West Tug of War, Carols, Cooroy IGA Live music and at 7:15 a specatular Fireworks show thanks to the Cooroy RSL.

tug of war
Battle it out in the East v West Tug of War

There will be a Bar available and over 15 food outlets to choose from. Bring a picnic blanket and settle in for a fun filled family evening and celebrate Christmas - Hinterland style!
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Why? Family Christmas Fun
When: Fri 4/12 & Sat 5/12
Phone: 0403 023802
Where: Maple Street, Cooroy
Cost: Free!
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