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Yuletide cheer

Young and old can feel the joy this Christmas at these fun, festive events throughout the region.



Palmwoods State School

111 Palmwoods-Montville Road, Palmwoods, 5-8.30pm

This is a free, family-friendly community Christmas event. Food, drinks, face-painting are available, with Santa on the oval and entertainment by the brass band, followed by a Christmas concert and carol singing in the hall with local entertainers.



Mooloolaba Marina

Seafood Cruise Mooloolaba is once again hosting its holiday event. Take the family along for a night viewing of waterfront Christmas lights in the comfort of a fully licensed boat with indoor seating, or have access to the outdoor viewing decks. It is a one-hour cruise. For tickets, visit


Carols by the river

Noosaville Lions Park, Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, 7-10pm

Carols by The River is an annual Noosa tradition. The event is held in the Noosaville Lions Park, by the Noosa River. Head along and enjoy a night of carols to celebrate Christmas together as a community. There will be live carols, food vendors, glow products and, of course, Santa will be there to say hello to the children. Bring a picnic and chairs. The carols start at 7pm.



Each night, Lifepointe Baptist Church,
186 Wises Road, Buderim, 5.30-9.30pm

Celebrate the spirit of togetherness this Christmas at Lifepointe’s unmissable free community event that unites thousands annually. Be a part of Lifepointe’s now 20-year tradition of spreading joy across the Sunshine Coast. Enjoy a dazzling light display, a captivating Christmas show and immersive experiences at the stable and animal farm. Traverse the enchanting Tunnel of Lights, savour free popcorn, fairy floss and delightful balloon creations. There’ll be a free jumping castle and vibrant glow lights for the little ones. Check out the diverse offerings of Market Lane and the food truck roll up, complemented by live entertainment and a dessert bar.

Church Services

Aura Church, Baringa Primary School Hall, Edwards Terrace, Baringa. Christmas Day, 9am.

Buderim Uniting, 2-10 Gloucester Road, Buderim. Christmas Eve, 9.30am, and Christmas Day, 8.30am.

KawanaLife Baptist Church, corner Main Drive and Textile Avenue, Warana. Christmas Eve, 9.30am, and Christmas Day, 8am.

Lifepointe Church, Immanuel Lutheran College Stadium, 126-142 Wises Road, Buderim. Christmas Eve, 9.30am, and Christmas Day, 8am.

Newlife Church Nambour, 4 McKenzie Road, Woombye. Christmas Eve, 9.30 am.

Stella Maris Catholic Church, 2-10 Church Street, Maroochydore. Christmas Eve, 6pm and midnight, Christmas Day, 6.30am and 9am.

St Peter’s Anglican Church, corner Church Street and Beach Road, Maroochydore. Christmas Eve Holy Communion services, 7am and 9am, Christmas Eve Family Carols, 4pm, and Christmas Day, 8am.

Suncoast Church, corner Keil Mountain and Schubert roads, Woombye. Christmas Eve, 5-6pm, and Christmas Day, 9-10am.

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