Workshop 1 for ages five to eight - 9.30am to 11.00am Workshop 2 for ages nine to twelve plus - 12.00 noon to 1.30pm
Join Cheryl Nonmus from Paintbox Art School at the Maroochy Arts and Ecology Centre, to create one-of-a-kind Christmas cards. Children will have fun studying the beautiful shape and colours of the Rainbow Lorikeet. With the use of watercolours, students will complete numerous awesome handcrafted cards, which everyone will love. The Wing it! childrens' holiday programme runs during December and January. Bookings are essential - call (07) 5445-4533 or 0409 110 023.
WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER
🤶🏻 *Peregian Springs Christmas Spectacular Corner of The Avenue and Ridgeview Road 4.30pm
Bring a picnic rug, bring your family and friends and enjoy a celebration of Christmas at the Peregian Springs Christmas Spectacular. There will be markets, food stalls, local music artists, a carols band, childrens' entertainment and a visit from Santa! Look out for a special guest appearance by Tarzan from the TV Show, Australian Survivor. The markets will commence at 4.30pm and the carol singing from 6.30pm.
THURSDAY 14 DECEMBER
🤶🏻 Light Up Woombye and Lantern Parade
Woombye Community Gardens
5.30pm to 7.30pm
Image: Woombye Community and Business Association FB page
A FREE family fun evening featuring the Christmas movie, The Muppet Christmas Carol, which commences at 6.45pm. Bring along a chair or rug to get comfy on and sit back and relax at the inflatable cinema. There will be a variety of food options available for purchase, including Green Street Foods with their amazing vegan dishes.
With the FREE entry; food stalls and charity stalls, live music; FREE popcorn; FREE ice cream; Santa with treats; scavenger hunt and so much more at this Christmas festivity, you definitely don't want to miss out!
Please note there are no ATM facilities on the Kunara grounds.
SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER
🤶🏻 *Tramfest Christmas Celebration
Howard Street, Nambour
5.00pm to 9.00pm
The colourful Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade starts in front of The Wharf Mooloolaba, before heading along the main canals of Mooloolaba, Kawana and Buddina. The Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade is a fun night out for the whole family in a stunning location.
🤶🏻 Coolum's Annual Christmas in the Park
Tickle Park, Coolum Beach
7.00pm to 9.00pm
Image: CCF Church to Coolums Christmas in the Park 2017 FB page
Coolum's Christmas in the Park is a family friendly carol singing event under the night skies. Bring your picnic blanket and your best singing voice for a fun night of dancers, fireworks, free tea and coffee and even a visit from Santa!
NB Wet weather alternative will be the CFF Church, 2 Arcoona Road, Yandina Creek
SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER AND SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER
🤶🏻 Festive Market and Christmas Show
Suncoast Church, corner of Kiel Mountain and Schubert Road, Woombye
Not one, but two evenings of fabulous festive fun at the Festive Market and Christmas Show night markets. Celebrate the Christmas season with food stalls, childrens' entertainment, jumping castles, gift stalls and much more. A family friendly Christmas show, Hope is Born : Coming Home will start at 7.00pm.
SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER
🤶🏻 *4th Annual Treehouse Kids Christmas Party
Field 1, Kawana Sports Precinct, 320 Nicklin Way, Kawana
9.00am to 2.00pm
Image: STEPS Autism Treehouse to 4th Treehouse Kids Christmas Party, presented by Vantage Homes
The Autism Treehouse is raising funds to facilitate social skills programmes for children and young people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children can enjoy a selection of rides, activities and entertainment. Bring your family and friends for a fun day of fundraising for The Autism Treehouse. Bookings are essential - buy your tickets online here! - only $5 for general entry and $10 for entry with unlimited rides. Sounds like a really good deal to me and all for an excellent cause.
Everyone is welcome to the carols on the Village Green at Kawana Waters Uniting Church. There will be a sausage sizzle, childrens' games, scavenger hunt, craft stall, childrens' impromptu nativity play and of course, carols starting at 7.00pm. This family-focused church welcomes everyone to share in this special time of the year.
🤶🏻 Carols on the Green
The Montville Village Green, Main Street
5.00pm to 8.30pm
Carols on the Green in Montville features the Salvation Army Band. Bring a picnic hamper, bring a blanket, bring the family for a wonderful sing-along under the stars.
SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER AND SATURDAY 30 DECEMBER
🤶🏻 *Coolum Beach Flicks
Tickle Park, Coolum Beach
5.30pm to 8.30pm
On the 23 December to celebrate Christmas outdoors is the FREE screening of The Santa Clause(G) and on the 30 December Sing(G) will be showing. Movies start at about 6.30pm. Every Saturday in January Coolum Beach Flicks will be hosting outdoor movies, please check here for details.
A FREE, all ages community event is being held in Kenilworth to celebrate the magic of Christmas. Food and drinks will be available for sale plus rides and entertainment for the kids.
🤶🏻 Santa Comes to Mooloolaba
Before Santa embarks on his very long trip around the world, he always manages to find time to stop in at Mooloolaba Beach to visit all the boys and girls of the Sunshine Coast. Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club's unique event welcomes Santa onto the beach with a surf boat (weather permitting); then there's a photo opportunity with Santa on the beach, followed by plenty of lollies. Santa is due to arrive on the beach at about 5.30pm. At 6.30pm there will be a dazzling fireworks show, followed by a second set of fireworks at 9.00pm.
Merry Christma to all! Image: Pixabay CC0 Creative Commons