Each year Christmas in Cooroy has grown and this year thanks to
funding from the Sunshine Coast Regional Council grants program and 27
corporate sponsors the event has spread across two days and incorporates
Cooroy Lights Up! Of course all the same favourites are still on the
program but there are also some exciting additions this year.
If you haven't ever been to a Christmas in Cooroy event then you don't know what you are missing out on! Nearly everything is free making it one of the premier festive events on the Coast. Cooroy businesses and community groups are coming together to present the sixth Christmas in Cooroy event on Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th December from 4pm in Apex Park.
The Friday evening festivities will commence at 6pm with an official opening of the My Favourite Things Photo Exhibition which features all of the entries from the Cooroy Central Guardian Pharmacy Photographic Competition (entries closes on 26 November).
The streets and several of the businesses will also be decorated thanks to a fantastic team of volunteers and funding from Ritek Building Solutions, Town & Country Home Rentals, Luke's Supa IGA, Bone Lawyers and MelcoLanhams Mitre 10. At 7pm, the official Turning on of the Lights Ceremony will be conducted where the amazing Christmas tree decorated by Ricon Contractors will be lit up and for the first time the Christmas Window Trail will be official launched. Twenty two businesses will have their windows decorated for the Trail and by voting for your favourite window before Christmas Day you can win a $100 Luke's Supa IGA voucher.
And at 7.30pm another new edition to the program will top off the evening -- the Twilight Cinema @ Cooroy Library Rooftop featuring the Christmas comedy film Unnacompanied Minors (PG). For a gold coin donation you can chuckle at the antics of five unaccompanied minors that are stuck at fictional Hoover International Airport for Christmas Eve.
Then on Saturday 4th December the Poet's Breakfast at Cooroy Hotel will kick off the day. For $30 you'll get an amazing buffet breakfast and entertainment by four fantastic bush poets. Make sure you book! From 4pm in Apex Park there are free rides, face painting, loads of giveaways, local band Smokin Mirrors, a Santa visit and fireworks. Then the Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Group Great Santa Race will be on at 4.30pm. This year the race is raising funds for Leukaemia Foundation and there is $1,400 in cash and prizes for the Santa racers. Following this is the Bendigo Bank Street Parade which is always a crowd favourite with loads of colour, fun and excitement.
More details are available on www.christmasincooroy.com.au.
A big thank you must go to the Rotary Club of Cooroy and the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce who host the event, to the Sunshine Coast Regional Council who have provided funding under the Grants Program and also to all of the sponsors who fund everything from insurance and toilets to professional entertainment and fireworks: Ri-con Contractors, Bendigo Community Bank, Cooroy Rag, Luke's Supa IGA Cooroy, Cooroy Hotel & The Plantation, Noosa to Hinterland Plumbing Group, Cooroy Central Guardian Pharmacy, Ritek Building Solutions, Cooroy Mountain Spring Water & Wimmers Softdrinks, Queensland Media Print, Master Hire, Zinc 96.1FM, Hinterland Christian Centre, Town and Country Home Rentals, Bone Lawyers, ISSA Creations, David Lafferty -- Hinternoosa, Gelignite Jacks, Hinternoosa Real Estate, Jungle Jim's Carpentry & Maintenance, Telstra Countrywide, Cooroy RSL, Firefly Solutions, Cooroy Travel, Sutton's Cleaning Service.
Various locations, Cooroy
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