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Four Crackerjack New Year's Eve Celebrations

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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!
Published December 16th 2018
Out with the old and in with the new
Four New Year's Eve Celebrations, Sunshine Coast, stroke of midnight, Caloundra NYE, Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Lions Park, Ferdinand (G) movie, fireworks, New Year's Eve Coolum, Tickle Park, Coolum Beach, Lions Club of Coolum, Sunshine Coast Council, NYE Maroochydore, Ocean Street Precinct, NYE Mooloolaba, two fireworks' displays, FREE entertainment, Peter Rabbit, Fairy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Balloon Dog and Plane, local musicians, healthy and magical 2019
Here's wishing you a fabulous, healthy and magical 2019! Image: Gellinger>Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


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


Four New Year's Eve Celebrations, Sunshine Coast, stroke of midnight, Caloundra NYE, Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Lions Park, Ferdinand (G) movie, fireworks, New Year's Eve Coolum, Tickle Park, Coolum Beach, Lions Club of Coolum, Sunshine Coast Council, NYE Maroochydore, Ocean Street Precinct, NYE Mooloolaba, two fireworks' displays, FREE entertainment, Peter Rabbit, Fairy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Balloon Dog and Plane, local musicians, healthy and magical 2019
Image: Caloundra NYE Celebrations FB


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;
Keep an eye out on NYE Mooloolaba's Facebook page here for traffic and transport information, still to come.

Four New Year's Eve Celebrations, Sunshine Coast, stroke of midnight, Caloundra NYE, Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Lions Park, Ferdinand (G) movie, fireworks, New Year's Eve Coolum, Tickle Park, Coolum Beach, Lions Club of Coolum, Sunshine Coast Council, NYE Maroochydore, Ocean Street Precinct, NYE Mooloolaba, two fireworks' displays, FREE entertainment, Peter Rabbit, Fairy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Balloon Dog and Plane, local musicians, healthy and magical 2019
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
4:30pm – Fairy
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)

Four New Year's Eve Celebrations, Sunshine Coast, stroke of midnight, Caloundra NYE, Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Lions Park, Ferdinand (G) movie, fireworks, New Year's Eve Coolum, Tickle Park, Coolum Beach, Lions Club of Coolum, Sunshine Coast Council, NYE Maroochydore, Ocean Street Precinct, NYE Mooloolaba, two fireworks' displays, FREE entertainment, Peter Rabbit, Fairy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Balloon Dog and Plane, local musicians, healthy and magical 2019
Image: geralt>Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


The Terrace Schedule | 4.00pm to 10.00pm

Travel along Beach Terrace between 4.00pm and 10.00pm to find food stalls and a buskers' style tent where local musicians will be entertaining the crowds.

4.00pm – Alisha Todd
5.00pm – Dan Horne
6.00pm – Malia Stirling
7.00pm – Mufassa
8.00pm – Shae Jackson
9.00pm – Mufassa

Sea Stage Schedule | 5.00 pm to midnight

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!

5:00pm – AlfanAnt
6:00pm – Andrea Kirwin Trio
7:20pm – Bearfoot
8:30pm – FIREWORKS
8:40pm – DJ Tim Torque
9:50pm – DJ Beverley Thrills
11.00pm – DJ Sean Bannister
12.00 midnight – FIREWORKS

Four New Year's Eve Celebrations, Sunshine Coast, stroke of midnight, Caloundra NYE, Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Lions Park, Ferdinand (G) movie, fireworks, New Year's Eve Coolum, Tickle Park, Coolum Beach, Lions Club of Coolum, Sunshine Coast Council, NYE Maroochydore, Ocean Street Precinct, NYE Mooloolaba, two fireworks' displays, FREE entertainment, Peter Rabbit, Fairy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Balloon Dog and Plane, local musicians, healthy and magical 2019
Image: stux>Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


Public Transport

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.

The NYE Mooloolaba is proudly presented, in partnership with, Queensland Police Service, Queensland Ambulance Service, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - QFES, SES - Sunshine Coast, Red Frogs, Sunshine Coast First Aid Group, ERMS Group, 91 9 Sea FM.

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!

Four New Year's Eve Celebrations, Sunshine Coast, stroke of midnight, Caloundra NYE, Kings Beach Amphitheatre, Lions Park, Ferdinand (G) movie, fireworks, New Year's Eve Coolum, Tickle Park, Coolum Beach, Lions Club of Coolum, Sunshine Coast Council, NYE Maroochydore, Ocean Street Precinct, NYE Mooloolaba, two fireworks' displays, FREE entertainment, Peter Rabbit, Fairy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Balloon Dog and Plane, local musicians, healthy and magical 2019
Image: Covi>Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons


🥳 My wish to my readers: A fabulous, eventful, healthy and magical 2019 is wished for you and your families!

PS Please remember our four-pawed friends during fireworks' events
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Why? To bid the farewell to 2018 and welcome in 2019
When: Monday 31 December 2018 to Tuesday 1 January 2019
Where: Sunshine Coast, QLD
Cost: FREE Events
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I’ll have to go to the Sea Stage. Thanks Elaine for sharing these great venues
by Barry (score: 3|1311) 305 days ago
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