Christmas is just around the corner and if you don't possess the Christmas spirit, then get your toosh down to Christmas in Cooroy on Saturday 7 December, where you will be in full Christmas spirit in no time. Guaranteed!
A totally free family event, Christmas in Cooroy offers a kaleidoscope of fun activities for the anyone and everyone. Start your day at 8am with a scrumptious buffet breakfast and entertainment at Poet's Breakfast held in Corooy Hotel. Tickets are only $30 so make sure you book your tickets on 07 5447 6355 to avoid missing out.
From 4pm, head to Apex Park for an afternoon of free thrilling rides and exciting entertainment including Hinterland Christian Centre Choir and local band, Smokin' Mirrors. Santa will be dropping in for a visit from 6pm so prepare your wish lists boys and girls and don't forget the camera Mums and Dads to capture that memorable photo with Santa. Then stay a little longer for the magnificent fireworks at 7.15pm.
As well as the fabulous events mentioned above, there will be heaps of competitions at Christmas in Cooroy. Whether you're a photo novice or expert, enter the Guardian Pharmacy Photo Competition. As one of the most popular competitions, entry is absolutely free so have a go and be part of the show at Butter Factory Arts Centre from 1 to 21 December. Even if you're not part of the show, come and be a spectator and support the entrants.
If you are over 18 years old, then put on your Santa suit and your running shoes for the Great Santa Race at 4.30pm sponsored by Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Group. Do you have what it takes to win the short dash up Maple Street? Entries are only $10 per person which also includes your splendid Santa suit. Fill out an entry form and book online for your chance to win grand cash prizes. All proceeds from this event go to the Leukaemia Foundation. Not only will this be an amazingly fun competition, it will also be a superb sight bringing smiles to all who's watching so make sure you secure your vantage point before 4.30pm.
When you've got a minute, check out the Shop Windows Trail, vote for your favourite window and you might just win that lucky prize. 22 shops all through Cooroy will have beautiful Christmas window displays so don't forget to have a look.
Whatever you do, don't miss the Bendigo Bank Street Parade whether you're a competitor or a spectator. Starting at 5pm the parade, involving local business and community groups, will tour Maple Streets with more than 40 floats. With the theme 'Rock 'n' Roll' this year, you're bound to witness some creative and imaginative displays. Entries are free for sporting and community groups and only $30 for businesses. Fill out an entry form, read the guidelines and start planning!
Last but not least, is the Cooroy App Snap Comp. All you have to do is download the Cooroy App on your smart phone, snap that special moment, email the photo and win some awesome prizes.
With all the competitions and events throughout the day, you really don't want to miss out. So mark the date on your calendar now and get ready for some wonderful Christmas festivities.