So many of our Christmas celebrations on the Sunshine Coast this year, have had to be cancelled due to bad weather and rain, so here's hoping we can bid 'farewell' to the old, 2018, and welcome in the new, 2019, with some FREE family celebrations, that will actually take place.
The stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve is a significant one, indicating new beginnings; new adventures; new dreams and new fabulous memories to be made! Welcome in the New Year with a festive 'bang' at one of four spectacular celebrations in four different locations, all on the Sunshine Coast. I might need a 'Nanna' nap to ensure I can stay awake to get to all four!
🥳 Caloundra NYE 2018
Kings Beach Amphitheatre and Lions Park 4.00pm to 9.30pm
The Caloundra NYE event is a FREE family celebration to herald in 2019, and is being held at Kings Beach in Caloundra - a fabulously festive family affair! Ample entertainment, including amusement rides; face painting; a twilight movie and stage performances at Kings Beach Amphitheatre will be provided for residents and holiday-makers to Caloundra. The array of food stalls are surely designed to tempt your taste buds. Ferdinand (G), the twilight movie is being screened from 7.30pm, with a spectacular fireworks display at 9.15pm. Caloundra NYE is presented by Creative Events Incorporated and supported by Sunshine Coast Council.
🥳 New Year's Eve Coolum Tickle Park, Coolum Beach 5.00pm to 9.00pm
The Lions Club of Coolum, in conjunction with Sunshine Coast Council and KC's Fireworks are hosting the extremely popular New Year's Eve party in Coolum. The Lions Club have organised rides, a sausage sizzle, popcorn and fairy floss, with plenty of food and activities to keep everyone entertained. All the fun is commencing at 5.00pm, and the grand finale is a spectacular fireworks display at 8.30pm. Get to Tickle Park early to make sure you have a comfy viewing spot.
🥳 NYE Maroochydore
Ocean Street Precinct
If you're looking for fun and excitement on New Year's Eve, Ocean Street Precinct is the vibe-y spot to head for. With anything and everything from 'singing the blues' to salsa to DJ's keeping us on our toes, Ocean Street Precinct will be a fabulous location with just the right ambience for New Year's Eve.
There will be FREE live music from early till late and with no entry charges at party venues, sounds like a win-win to me!
🥳 NYE Mooloolaba 2018
Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba
4.00pm to 1.00am
I've left the very best for last! Just kidding the NYE Celebrations are in alphabetical order, but seriously, spending New Year's Eve in Mooloolaba sounds to me like the location to be, with not one but TWO spectacular fireworks displays. NYE Mooloolaba is also the largest New Year's Eve celebration on the Sunshine Coast.
The gates open at 4.00pm with FREE family activities, roving entertainment and food stalls.
Important info for you to know
BYO empty water bottle and refill at the hydration stations
Chemical glow sticks and glow products will not be permitted into the event; battery operated LED products will be acceptable
NYE in Mooloolaba is a safe, secure, fully fenced, alcohol and glass-free zone with security staff members doing bag checks . just in case somebody didn't get the memo;
Image: Sunshine Coast Council to NYE Mooloolaba FB
Here's a sneak preview of what's happening at NYE Mooloolaba
For children: located near the playground (next to The Surf Club) there will be face painting and activities, jumping castle and the opportunity to meet and greet the four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Peter Rabbit. How exciting!
Meet & Greet Schedule | 4.00pm to 8.00pm
4:00pm Peter Rabbit
5:00pm Peter Rabbit
5:30pm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
6:00pm Balloon Dog
6:30pm Peter Rabbit
7:00pm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
7:30pm Balloon Plane
8:00pm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
8:30pm FIREWORKS (this is the first fireworks display of the evening)
The Sea Stage will be featuring live music by locals AlfanAnt, Andrea Kirwin and Bearfoot, before the early/first firework display, followed by energetic DJ sets on the beach to keep people dancing till the clock strikes twelve!
Extra bus services will run on the 31 December, (in addition to the regular Monday bus schedule) for the 600, 610, 620 and 626 and 627 services between 6.30pm and 2.00am. A special University to Mooloolaba shuttle service will run from 5.00pm and additional buses will depart Mooloolaba from 8.45pm back to Kawana, Maroochydore and Sippy Downs.
See the New Year in with a dazzling display of fireworks and fantastic FREE family fun. You could be a Jack-in-the-Box and hop from one event to the next to enjoy more than just one crackerjack New Year's Eve celebration, on the Sunshine Coast - it is, after all, a very special night of the year! Here are four fantastic viewing locations for the firework displays!