Don't just deck the halls this Christmas, get out and celebrate in the sun on the Sunshine Coast!
Christmas at the beach
Why not grab your picnic blanket and take the family to an outdoor movie, or head along to The Ginger Factory for some Christmas fun.
Here are the festive events bringing all the Christmas cheer this December on the Sunshine Coast.
Meet Santa at the Ginger Factory
WHEN: 1-24 December, 9:30am-1:30pm each day
WHERE: The Ginger Factory, 50 Pioneer Rd, Yandina
Christmas is just around the corner so Santa has travelled from the North Pole to The Ginger Factory this December.
Caloundra Christmas Street Party
WHEN: 2 December, 4pm-8pm
WHERE: Bulcock Street
Bulcock Street comes alive with Santa meets and greets, live stage performances, loads of stalls, food trucks and the annual tree lighting.
Caloundra Christmas Street Party
Christmas Light Cruises
WHEN: 5-8, 11-15,19-22 and 27-30 December, each evening at 6.30pm
WHERE: Sunshine Coast Afloat
Enjoy the lights of Christmas along the waterfront properties of Mooloolaba, Minyama, and Buddina. Property owners along the water’s edge compete for the prize of best presented display and you get the best view from on the water. Each year they clearly pull out all stops to have a shot at first prize!
Christmas Canal Cruises
WHEN: 3-30 December, each evening at 7pm and 8.15pm
WHERE: Mooloolaba Canal Cruises
Get into the Christmas Spirit with a one-hour Christmas Lights Canal Cruise on board the historic M.V.Mudjimba. These festive cruises are B.Y.O food so feel free to bring along an esky with some nibbles and buy drinks onboard. For something extra special, join the 2022 Mooloolaba Boat Parade on 10 December!
Eumundi Christmas Extravaganza
WHEN: 4 December, 1pm-7.10pm
WHERE: Eumundi Markets Carpark
Celebrate Christmas with a five-hour festive show incorporating local entertainers, themed and costumed children’s entertainment by the Santas, as well as performances by our local youth groups, and food & market stalls. A free community event for kids of all ages that finishes with a bang of fireworks.
Darren Coggan: Home For Christmas
WHEN: 14 December, 11am
WHERE: The Events Centre, Caloundra
Embrace Christmas cheer the Aussie way with collection of songs and stories that embrace the festive spirit of Christmas in Australia, performed by award-winning Darren Coggan.
The Festive Garden
WHEN: 16-20 December, 5pm-9pm
WHERE: University of the Sunshine Coast Transit Cnt
Cross into a magical wonderland where you are greeted by elves, serenaded by carollers and surronded by a forest full of twinkling lights in 'The Festive Garden.' This walk-through Christmas experience is free but you will need to book. Tickets will be release from 23 November.
Christmas in Eumundi
WHEN: 17 December, 5pm-9pm
WHERE: Aussie World
Meet Santa and Mrs Claus, come face to face with Christmas characters, enjoy the roving entertainment and dancers, meet the Aussie Kids and watch a Christmas show. Don't miss out on the Christmas lights, SNOW, market stalls and live entertainment, as well as plenty of rides!
Aussie World Christmas fun!
A Night at the Proms
WHEN: 3 December, 7:30pm
WHERE: Venue 114, Bokarina
Launch into the festive season with an unforgettable 'Night at the Proms' performed by the Sunshine Coast Symphony Orchestra.
Twilight Christmas Train
WHEN: 9 and 17 December, 5pm-9pm
WHERE: Historic Gympie Station, Tozer St, Gympie
Welcome aboard the inaugural Mary Valley Rattler Twilight Christmas Train! Depart Historical Gympie Station at 5pm for the rare opportunity to enjoy a journey on the Mary Valley Rattler at night. Take in the Mary Valley under a setting sun, before arriving at the historical Amamoor Station where you can join the 'Friends of Amamoor' Christmas Party before returning to Gympie.
Christmas Light Tour
WHEN: 1-7 and 10-23 December, 6.30pm
WHERE: Saltwater Eco Tours
Admire the Christmas light boat parade on Mooloolaba waterways from a unique perspective, onboard the Spray of the Coral Coast.
Montville Christmas Wonderland
WHEN: 16 and 17 December, 9am-7pm
WHERE: 15 Narrows Rd, Montville
Experience the largest model Christmas village and model Christmas carnival in Australia - plus there is a beautiful light display at the Montville Christmas Wonderland!