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The Festive Garden - FREE Family Event

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A Magical Wonderland With Santa
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A fabulously festive FREE family Christmas event - Image: Sunshine Coast Council FB


Only in its second year, the FREE family-friendly Christmas lights event, The Festive Garden is once again promising to be the spectacular highlight for 2022's festive season calendar on the Sunshine Coast.

Imagine crossing the threshold into a magical wonderland where you are greeted by Santa's elves and serenaded by the angelic voices of Christmas carollers - heralding a warm and hearty welcome to The Festive Garden.

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The highlight of the festive season


This fabulous walk-through Christmas lights experience will light up the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens over several nights leading up to Christmas, creating a festive wonderland, aglow with a forest of twinkling lights.

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A festive wonderland ...


Visitors to The Festive Garden will experience the spirit of Christmas, complete with centrally concentrated, elaborate light installations, interactive roaming entertainment, three stage areas, face painting, Santa, Santa's elves, food trucks and fabulous Christmas entertainment - and the best news of all - everything is absolutely FREE! Please allow at least one and a half hours on location for your truly magical adventure.

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Christmas entertainment ...

🎅 PARK AND RIDE ONLY

Please note that there will be no direct access or parking at The Festive Garden event, but thanks to a FREE park and ride Sunbus shuttle service, visitors can enjoy a laid-back drive to and from the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens. Buses will run continuously each evening of the event between 5.00pm and 9.00pm, leaving from the University of the Sunshine Coast Transit Centre to the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, with the last shuttle returning at 9.00pm. Travel time is approximately twelve minutes each way on the shuttle bus.

A magical adventure awaits ...

🎅 PARK AND RIDE ONLY

Visitors are specifically encouraged to park at the University of the Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs and wait for a FREE shuttle bus to transport them to The Festive Garden experience.

Christmas entertainment ...

Accessibility

The Sunbus Express is accessibility compliant and able to accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and mobility devices.
Security will be in place at the Park and Ride bus stops.

Park and Ride Only


Alternative entry arrangements will be in place for visitors who are physically unable to use the free Park and Ride shuttle. More information will be available on these arrangements when bookings open.

Santa this way ....

🎅 BOOKINGS

Bookings are absolutely essential for The Festive Garden, with a maximum limit of seven (7) spots per booking. Ticket bookings will be open on Wednesday 23 November; please follow the events.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au link here to secure your spots on the Sunbus shuttle. Follow The Festive Garden FB link online here, click the '✩Interested' to show you're keen and excited and more importantly, to ensure you receive all future event updates.

Images courtesy of author, Elaine de Wet (2021), unless otherwise indicated
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Why? To enjoy a magical wonderland with Santa and his friends
When: Friday 16 December, Saturday 17 December, Sunday 18 December, Monday 19 December and Tuesday 20 December, 5.00pm to 9.00pm
Phone: (07) 5475-7272
Where: Parking at University of the Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs with event at Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens
Cost: FREE Entry
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Looks lovely Elaine. You have some great events up there.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|2669) 76 days ago
Thanks for sharing Elaine
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