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Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade 2017

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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
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A Must-Do Christmas Festivity To Add To Your Diary
Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade, 2017, innovative, creative, Christmas decorations, FREE for spectators, The Wharf Mooloolaba, Mooloolah Island, La Balsa Park, Kawana Canal, Lawries Marina, Charles Clarke Reserve, River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, The Wharf Mooloolaba, Penny Lane, Buddina, boaties, 'best dressed boat', 'best dressed house', STEPS Charity, Sunshine Coast Council, Mooloolaba Yacht Club
Add 16 December to your calendar!


This has to qualify as the best time of the year - we have extra long school holidays; Christmas festivities; lighting of Community Christmas Trees, Carol sing-alongs plus Santa visiting our beautiful Sunshine shores. Life couldn't possibly get much better than this or….could it!

With so much happening on the Sunshine Coast, my diary is bulging at the seams (much like Santa's tum after he's eaten all the cookies and milk we leave out for him), but there is one more irrefutable MUST-DO event for the coming festive season - the Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade.

Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade, 2017, innovative, creative, Christmas decorations, FREE for spectators, The Wharf Mooloolaba, Mooloolah Island, La Balsa Park, Kawana Canal, Lawries Marina, Charles Clarke Reserve, River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, The Wharf Mooloolaba, Penny Lane, Buddina, boaties, 'best dressed boat', 'best dressed house', STEPS Charity, Sunshine Coast Council, Mooloolaba Yacht Club
A 2016 entrant


The annual Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade is organised by The Mooloolaba Yacht Club and this year marks the Boat Parade's 14th year! So, you can only imagine that the contestants are getting more innovative and more creative with their boat and house decorations, ensuring that we, as spectators, have a truly memorable time.

The Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade is a FREE spectator event, that commences at 6.30pm at The Wharf Mooloolaba. The Boat Parade travels from The Wharf Mooloolaba to Mooloolah Island, then down to La Balsa Park, back up the river towards Mooloolaba Wharf, turning into Kawana Canal down to Lawries Marina, back to the river and down to La Balsa Park for second viewings and then back to The Wharf Mooloolaba for judging. To download a copy of the course, please click here.

Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade, 2017, innovative, creative, Christmas decorations, FREE for spectators, The Wharf Mooloolaba, Mooloolah Island, La Balsa Park, Kawana Canal, Lawries Marina, Charles Clarke Reserve, River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, The Wharf Mooloolaba, Penny Lane, Buddina, boaties, 'best dressed boat', 'best dressed house', STEPS Charity, Sunshine Coast Council, Mooloolaba Yacht Club
Creative and innovative entries


I'm not keen to share the best viewing locations with you, in case we get over-run with spectators, but if you promise to keep them to yourself, I'm quite happy to let you in on the local secrets:

⛵️ Charles Clarke Reserve, River Esplanade, Mooloolaba;
⛵️ The Wharf Mooloolaba and Penny Lane; and
⛵️ La Balsa Park, Buddina

If you're a boatie and would love to participate in the 'Best Dressed' Boat competition and be part of the Christmas celebrations, please click here for your Boat Entry Form.

The 'Best Dressed' House competition is open to homes in the nominated judging area. To enter your home, please click here for your House Entry Form.

Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade, 2017, innovative, creative, Christmas decorations, FREE for spectators, The Wharf Mooloolaba, Mooloolah Island, La Balsa Park, Kawana Canal, Lawries Marina, Charles Clarke Reserve, River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, The Wharf Mooloolaba, Penny Lane, Buddina, boaties, 'best dressed boat', 'best dressed house', STEPS Charity, Sunshine Coast Council, Mooloolaba Yacht Club
Photo courtesy of Waterfront Agents


Entry for boats and homes is only $30, with all entry fees donated to STEPS Charity, a locally based charity. STEPS promote equality and provide opportunities for independence and an improved quality of life for people living with a disability. Have a look at the STEPS website here - an excellent Charity, committed to making an impact.

⛵️ A bit of housekeeping regarding entry fees

Please note that credit card transactions will incur a small fee. The organisers recommend that you pay your entry fee through the online entry system (see relevant links above). Alternatively, entrants can pay with cash at the Mooloolaba Yacht Club office (located at The Wharf Mooloolaba).

If you would like to make yourself available as a volunteer before or during the event, or would like to make a donation or contribution, please contact the Mooloolaba Yacht Club on 0413 227013 or by email on mooloolabayachtclub@bigpond.com

Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade, 2017, innovative, creative, Christmas decorations, FREE for spectators, The Wharf Mooloolaba, Mooloolah Island, La Balsa Park, Kawana Canal, Lawries Marina, Charles Clarke Reserve, River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, The Wharf Mooloolaba, Penny Lane, Buddina, boaties, 'best dressed boat', 'best dressed house', STEPS Charity, Sunshine Coast Council, Mooloolaba Yacht Club
Festive and Christmassy!


Add Saturday 16 December to your ever-burgeoning diary of Christmas festivities for the absolute must-do/must-see Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade, promising a superb afternoon and evening of family fun and entertainment!

Mental note to self: "bulging diary is never too full, can always add one more activity!"

Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade, 2017, innovative, creative, Christmas decorations, FREE for spectators, The Wharf Mooloolaba, Mooloolah Island, La Balsa Park, Kawana Canal, Lawries Marina, Charles Clarke Reserve, River Esplanade, Mooloolaba, The Wharf Mooloolaba, Penny Lane, Buddina, boaties, 'best dressed boat', 'best dressed house', STEPS Charity, Sunshine Coast Council, Mooloolaba Yacht Club
My diary of Christmas activities - Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


Proud sponsors of the very festive Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade are The Wharf Mooloolaba and Sunshine Coast Council and, of course, The Mooloolaba Yacht Club who are the organisers.

All photos, including Waterfront Agents' photo, are courtesy of Mooloolaba Yacht Club's Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade Facebook
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Why? For an excellent evening of Christmas family fun
When: Saturday 16 December | Parade starts at 6.30pm
Phone: 0413 227 013
Where: The Wharf Mooloolaba, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD
Cost: FREE for spectators | $30 for boat or home entrants
Your Comment
Those boats look great. Wish I was up there to witness it. Nice article.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|1203) 18 days ago
Useful information Elaine... fun times are here!
by Barry (score: 2|524) 16 days ago
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