We are fast approaching the busiest time of the year when children finish school for the year and the school holidays commence; Santa pays us a visit/s and our calendars seem to groan under the pressure of too many social engagements. I firmly believe that the early elf catches the Santa mail and to assist mums and dads and grandparents too, with their ever-burgeoning diaries, I'm getting in early with the community Christmas Carol dates on the Sunshine Coast.
So, no matter whether it's Christmas Carols on the beach, or Christmas Carols in the park, this is certainly a fabulously festive way to get into the Christmas spirit, by participating in local community Christmas Carol singing events. By having all the dates in advance, Christmas revellers can celebrate on many a night, in the lead up to Santa arriving.
🎄 Carols at Cotton Tree Saturday 8 December | 4.30pm to 8.00pm Cotton Tree Park, The Esplanade, Cotton Tree QLD 4558
Another splendiferous night of Christmas cheer, entertainment, food and fun is being celebrated at Carols at Cotton Tree on Saturday 8 December. Pack your picnic rugs, chairs and festive hats for a night filled with entertainment; a visit from the jolly ol' fella; food stalls; coffee and fireworks at 8.00pm!
Car Park Closures - The car park adjacent to the jetty (west of the Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre) and the first twenty car parks in the Cotton Tree swimming pool area will be closed between 1.00am and 10.00pm.
Fireworks - Fireworks may upset some animals so please ensure that they are kept safe during the fireworks event.
🎄 Yandina Community Christmas Carols Sunday 9 December | 6.00pm
Bookmark your calendars - the Yandina Community Christmas Carols is on Sunday 9 December at the Yandina Historic House. Food will be available from 6.00pm and carol singing (on the big screen, for those of us who don't know the words) starts at 6.30pm. A fabulous night of Christmas sausage sizzles and glow sticks. The little ones will be thrilled to know that Santa is planning a visit too!
🎄 Buderim Community Carols by Candlelight
Sunday 9 December | 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Buderim Village Park, King Street, Buderim QLD 4556
(Wet Weather Venue: Buderim Community Hall)
It's a Buderim family tradition to participate in the Buderim Community Carols. The pre-show commences at 6.00pm at the new stage in Buderim Village Park with the main part of the Buderim Community Carols by Candlelight following at 6.30pm.
Everybody is invited to the much loved, Buderim Community Carols by Candlelight with a good old-fashioned singalong, including Jingle Bells and Hark the Herald Angels Sing on the night's repertoire of songs.
Children will be thrilled to know that the jolly ol' guy in a red suit will be popping in for a visit.
Bring a picnic blanket and some chairs and join friends and neighbours in a traditional night of carolling. The 'usual' candles have now been replaced with safer glow sticks and toys, all of which will be on sale for the young and young-at-heart.
🎄 54th Peregian Beach Christmas Carols
Tuesday 11 December | 5.00pm to 10.00pm
Peregian Beach Park, Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach QLD 4573
A fabulous night of Christmas festivities is planned at the 54th Peregian Beach Christmas Carols and will include food vendors; face painting and market stalls. The cost of attending this fantastic community-funded event is only a gold coin on entry, with all proceeds going towards the cost of the event.
Peregian Beach Christmas Carols are currently taking sponsorship applications. If your company is interested in getting involved with sponsoring, please email the business name, email and phone number to email@example.com There are various levels of sponsorship available, including various marketing and promotional benefits. All sponsors will receive a 2018 Sponsorship Pack.
Peregian Beach Christmas Carols are also currently taking applications for food vendors; performers and volunteer and community groups.
Food vendors please send your business name, email, social links plus Noosa Council COC to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For interested performers, please send your name, email and links to your music/art/theatre performance to email@example.com.
Volunteers and community groups who are keen to get involved in the running of this fabulous community event, must please send their name, email and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteers can be provided with a reference letter and certificate of appreciation for their involvement in the Peregian Beach Christmas Carols.
🎄 Coolum's Christmas in the Park
Saturday 15 December | 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Tickle Park, Coolum Beach QLD 4573
(Wet Weather Venue: CCF Church, 2 Arcoona Rd)
Another Christmas extravaganza is planned at Coolum's Christmas in the Park at Tickle Park. Bring your family and bring your friends but most importantly, bring your best singing voice to celebrate the lead up to Christmas. Coolum Christian Family Church's Christmas in the Park is an extremely popular event, attracting large crowds of locals and holidaymakers.
Sit back, relax, forget about the year's stresses and enjoy some carol singing and entertainment, all in the true spirit of Christmas!
🎄 Carols on Kings Beach
Saturday 15 December | 4.30pm to 8.30pm
Kings Beach Amphitheatre, De Vene Avenue, Kings Beach, Caloundra QLD 4551
Kings Beach Amphitheatre is a spectacular destination for Christmas carols and festivities in Caloundra. Come along for glittering Christmas celebrations, entertainment, food stalls and fun on Saturday 15 December at the Carols on Kings Beach.
Bring your picnic rugs and chairs and settle in for a night of Christmas fun under the stars with Carols on Kings. The live entertainment starts at 4.30pm and the carols spectacular starts at 6.30pm, concluding with the dazzling fireworks display.
Road Closure - De Vene Avenue from Moreton Parade to Ormonde Terrace between 1.00am and 10.00pm.
Carpark Closures - All rights to park at the amphitheatre will be temporarily removed between 1am and 10pm;
Burgess Street car park will be closed between 1am and 10pm; and
Edmund Street car park will be closed between 1am and 10pm
Park and Ride Free Shuttle Bus - A free shuttle bus from the Caloundra transit centre (Cooma Tce) will be running from 4:00pm until 9:00pm leaving every fifteen minutes.
Fireworks - Fireworks can upset some animals so please ensure that they are kept safe during the fireworks event.
🎄 Nambour Community Carols & Twilight Christmas Markets
Saturday 15 December | 3.00pm to 8.00pm
Nambour Showgrounds, Nambour QLD 4560
The Nambour Community Carols are a FREE family-friendly event for the whole community. Every year thousands of people come to enjoy the free kid's entertainment - rides, jumping castle, animal farm, face painting, balloons, etc at the Nambour Showgrounds.
The Nambour Community Carols is not just carol-singing, there are also forty plus market stalls at the Twilight Christmas Markets. Divinely delicious food is available from local food vendors; have free photos taken in the giant snow globe or just sit back, relax and enjoy two hours of fabulously festive entertainment put on by very talented locals. All of this festive cheer comes to an end with a spectacular fireworks finale!
To cover the costs of this incredible event, the Nambour Community Carols rely on sponsorship and donations from the council, businesses, churches and local individuals. Every year, the Carols are growing in numbers, which means that it's a great opportunity for local business to receive exposure at one of the biggest events in Nambour. If you are interested in getting involved with sponsoring the Nambour Community Carols please email email@example.com
BRING A NEW UNWRAPPED PRESSIE TO PLACE UNDER THE TREE FOR LOCAL KIDS IN NEED
This year, Nambour Community Carols are once again partnering with Christmas Care and Sunny Kids to distribute Christmas presents to local children in need. Help to make this a memorable Christmas for those less fortunate!
🎄 Glasshouse Country Community Carols
Saturday 15 December | 4.30pm to 8.30pm
Beerwah Sportsground, 32 Sportsground Dr, Beerwah QLD 4519
Bookmark Saturday, 15 December on your calendar and bring all your family and friends along for the very festive Glasshouse Country Community Carols. The pre-show fun commences at 4.30pm; with the carol singing starting at 6.30pm and the grand finale, with a touch of Aussie Country Character - the spectacular fireworks happening at 8.15pm.
Renowned vocal conductor, Brian Martin will be directing the Glasshouse Country Community Carols' production this year. There will be not one, but two choirs - a 'house' choir and a combined community choir. Local musicians, Spilt Milk will all add to the ambience of a fabulous, not-to-be-missed night of Christmas festivities.
🎄 Kawana Carols by the Beach
Sunday 16 December | 3.00pm to 7.30pm
Kawana Surf Lifesaving Club, 99 Pacific Blvd, Buddina QLD 4575
The family-friendly festive fun that is Kawana Carols by the Beach, is back bigger and better than ever before. Festive entertainment and food will be available from 3.00pm; with the carol singing kicking off at about 5.00pm and ending in a Santa-bulous laser show at. 7.30pm.
Kawana Carols by the Beach is one of the fastest growing carol events on the Sunshine Coast and is also a fundraising event for the Kawana Nippers - how awesome is that! A family Christmas event in support of our future lifesavers!
There is so much to see and do for the whole family. Face painting; a giant snow globe; a petting zoo; delicious food and drinks; live entertainment; amazing singers; local church carollers; plus an amazing laser light show and all of this covered by Todd and Sami from 92.7Mix FM. Make sure you stay tuned!
Invite your friends, invite your family and bookmark all these dates (why only choose one!) for wonderful FREE community Christmas get-togethers, entertainment and sing-alongs!
Together let's make this Christmas an unforgettable one!