Lights on the Lake Community Festival 2023 - FREE Family Event

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Posted 2023-11-10 by Elainefollow

Sun 03 Dec 2023

Everyone's favourite family festival

Everyone's favourite family festival - Image: Jarrod Bleijie MP Facebook

Very exciting news! Lights on the Lake Community Festival is back in 2023 and will once again be gracing the shores of the ever-changing, ever-magical Lake Currimundi .

Held in Crummunda Park in Wurtulla, all the fun kicks off at 4.00 in the afternoon with live music and entertainment right through to the evening. Supervised children’s activities are organised from 4.00pm to 6.00pm. Have you ever tried your hand at beating out a rhythm - well, now’s your opportunity, with the free drumming circle, held at every Lights on the Lake Community Festival.

Festively decorated

Get a group of friends and family together, bring a picnic blanket and hamper to set up on the grassed area to watch the fun on stage or alternatively, keep a lookout towards the Lake, where the festively decorated, brightly lit kayaks and canoes join the water parade from dusk.

Kaleidoscope of rainbow colours

Lights on the Lake Community Festival is so popular that every year the individually festooned watercraft entries are spectacular … more colourful, more imaginative and more creative than the year before, transforming the lake into a magnificent kaleidoscope of rainbow colours! So, you can only imagine what 2023 Lights on the Lake will have ‘under the hull’ for us - a fabulous multicoloured rainbow of festivities.

Look out for the jolly ol' guy in red ... Santa will be arriving from somewhere across the lake!

The jolly ol’ guy in red, Santa, everyone’s favourite person from up north, is planning his grand entrance from across the lake around 6’ish, just before the magical parade of kayaks and canoes, adorned with Christmas lights and decorations commences. I suspect he may be leaving his reindeer at home with Mrs Clause this time around, as they definitely prefer snow to water! Ho, ho, ho, here's hoping we've all been good boys and girls this year and get to share in Santa's sack full of lollies!

Registrations are now open, it's time to start imagining and creating and decorating

There is no time like the present to start imagining and creating and decorating your watercraft of choice. Registrations are now open for the water parade and may be done online here, via the Currimundi Catchment website or, alternatively on the day, Sunday 3 December, before 5.30pm.

Besides the excitement of Santa's arrival, what else is there for the children to do? The children get to participate in the drumming circle, painting, planting, playing, swimming, singing, dancing, riding bikes, listening to music, paddling boats and jumping to the laser light show. Enough entertainment to ensure all that excess energy gets put to good use.

I love the creativity displayed

Lights on the Lake is a family community event that will appeal to all ages and everyone is welcome! The organisers plan to finish up by 8.00pm so families with children won’t be out too late on the Sunday school night.

If you live in the vicinity, please consider walking, cycling or paddling to the event. The park is right next to bus stops on Nicklin Way. The possibility of meeting a neighbour or three en route is highly likely as Lights on the Lake provides the perfect event for the community to get out and about and to have an enjoyable afternoon in a stunning part of the world.

Even the Snowman participated ...

Put the date in your calendar now and follow their Facebook page here for new info.

A few housekeeping rules for the water procession -
  • It’s as easy as just decorating your kayak or canoe, registering in advance or at the event and bringing your craft along.
  • All entries must be ready and registered at the launch site (Crummunda Park) by 5.30pm.
  • No naked flames and no motorised craft will be permitted. Electric motors may be allowed, with certain conditions.
  • Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult and wear a flotation safety device.
  • Most important rule of all - HAVE FUN!

  • So very pretty ... and colourful!

    Lights on the lake is organised and run entirely by volunteers.
    The organising committee comprises volunteers from local community groups Currimundi Catchment Care Group and Friends of Currimundi Lake .
    Sunshine Coast Council proudly support Lights on the Lake with their grants programme. For the eleventh year in a row Community Bank Caloundra will be a major commercial sponsor.

    When? Sunday 3 December 4.00pm to 8.00pm
    Where? Crummunda Park, Coongarra Esp, Wurtulla (Crummunda Park is on the northern shore of Currimundi Lake, to the east of the Nicklin Way bridge.)

    All images from previous years events are courtesy of Lights on the Lake Facebook, unless otherwise indicated


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