Coast set to sparkle as Christmas and New Year events light up the region

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As we near the end of our 50th anniversary year, the Sunshine Coast will soon be alight with festive cheer following the switching on of the first community Christmas tree lights in Nambour last night (November 22) and the launch of the My Christmas publication today.

Council, in partnership with My Weekly Preview, has put together the My Christmas publication that will be delivered to 74,000 businesses and households from today.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said the holiday season was a great time to be on the Sunshine Coast.

“Christmas and New Year is a wonderful time to catch up and celebrate with family and friends, to enjoy some downtime or get out and explore all our region has to offer,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“The My Christmas publication is filled with a program of fun, family-friendly Christmas and holiday activities throughout December and January.

“Amongst other activities, my family and I will be heading to Carols at Cotton Tree and Carols on Kings, two very special events that remind us what Christmas is all about.

“I invite everyone to join in the spirit of the season and get along to some of the community events happening right across the Coast.”

The My Christmas publication is a guide to the many events happening throughout December/January and also includes the list of community Christmas trees and Christmas carol events, lyrics for some popular Christmas carols, a great selection of gift ideas, Christmas fairs, markets, recipes, street carnivals, movie nights and much more.

On New Year’s Eve, major celebrations can be enjoyed at Mooloolaba, Caloundra and Coolum.

NYE Mooloolaba will be the special finale celebration for our 50th anniversary year. Stay tuned for exciting announcements coming soon.

To find out what’s happening in your area this Christmas and holiday season, visit council’s website or pick up a copy of the My Weekly Preview My Christmas publication.

Community Christmas Tree locations

Tree Location


Alexandra Headland

Alexandra Parade, north side of Surf Life Saving Club


Burnett Street roundabout in front of Old Post Office


Bulcock and Minchinton streets roundabout


Boyle Park, Maleny-Kenilworth Road (next to the swimming pool)


David Low Way (west side), near Park Street

Cotton Tree

Cotton Tree Park, Cotton Tree Esplanade (west of swimming pool)


Town Park, Corlis Avenue (near skate park)

Glass House Mountains

Rotary Park, Reed Street and Bruce Parade


Town Park, Elizabeth and Charles streets


Maple and Coral streets roundabout


Memorial Park, corner Flaxton Drive and Obi Obi Road


Felix Parry Park, Marcoola Esplanade


Village Green, Main Street (south of Memorial Close)


Various trees throughout The Esplanade


Power Park, Mudjimba Esplanade


Nambour Town Square, Lowe and Queen streets


Margaret Street


Blackall Street, (north side, near Wakefield Street)


Crummunda Park, Coongarra Esplanade


War Memorial Park, Stevens and Railway streets

CHRISTMAS CAROL EVENTS (Council sponsored)

What:                           Nambour Community Carols

When:                          Saturday, December 9

Time:                           3-8.15pm

Where:            Nambour Showgrounds

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What:                           Carols at Cotton Tree

When:                          Saturday, December 9

Time:                           4.30pm – 8.30pm

Where:            Cotton Tree Park

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What:                           Coolum Christmas in the Park

When:                          Saturday, December 16

Time:                           7-9pm

Where:            Tickle Park, Coolum Beach

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What:                           Carols on Kings Beach

When:                          Saturday, December 16

Time:                           4.30pm – 8.30pm

Where:            Kings Beach Amphitheatre

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What:                           Glasshouse Country Community Carols

When:                          Saturday, December 16

Time:                           4.30pm – 8.30pm

Where:            Turner Park, Beerwah

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NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS (Council owned and sponsored)

What:                           NYE Mooloolaba 

When:                          Sunday, December 31

Time:                           4pm – midnight

Where:            Mooloolaba Esplanade

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What:                           NYE Caloundra 

When:                          Sunday, December 31

Time:                           4pm – 9.30pm

Where:            Kings Beach Amphitheatre and Lions Park

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What:                           NYE Coolum 

When:                          Sunday, December 31

Time:                           5 – 9pm

Where:            Tickle Park, Coolum Beach

More information:

Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
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07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
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