2021 Event Guide to Christmas on the Sunshine Coast

It's that time of year again! Keen to get into the festive spirit? Check out our guide to the best Christmas events on the Sunshine Coast this festive season.


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Christmas in Caloundra

Wander downtown and share in the Christmas spirit.

Enjoy carolers and live music; Christmas Tree Lighting; Santa visit; Kids activities; Food trucks

Buy local - it’s a great time to get your gifts from a local store or market stall.

This FREE event is funded by the Caloundra CBD Regulated Parking Fund and supported by Caloundra Chamber of Commerce and Caloundra Business Alliance and Sunshine Coast Council.


When? 4:00pm - 8:00pm Fri 3 Dec (Lights on at 6.45pm)
Where? Bulcock Street Twilight Markets & Felicity Park, Caloundra
More info: Click here to go to event website

The TEN Tenors Home for Christmas

Make time this festive season to take the family out for a joyous night of music featuring internationally acclaimed supergroup The TEN Tenors. This hugely popular ensemble has headlined more than 2,800 concerts around the world, recorded 15 albums and performed alongside artists such as, Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Andrea Boccelli, Willie Nelson, Alanis Morissette and Christina Aguilera.

This Christmas, The TEN Tenors are bringing their winning collection of festive favourites home to Australia for the first time on a limited engagement Christmas tour. The show features Christmas classics such as “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”, “O Holy Night” and “Winter Wonderland” as well as modern hits such as “Last Christmas”, “All I want for Christmas” and surprises like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Anything for Love” – all given the signature The TEN Tenors treatment with incredible 10-part harmonies.

When? 1:30pm-3:45pm & 7:00pm-9:15pm Fri 3rd Dec
Where? The Events Centre, 20 Minchinton St, Caloundra
More info: Click here to go to event website

Miracle on 34th Street

You’ve likely seen the Christmas classic ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ but not like this.

The Drama Merchant presents it as a radio play performance at Bankfoot House in Glass House Mountains.

Radio play’s were acoustic performances presented for radio. They relied on dialogue, music and sound effects to help the listener imagine the characters and story.

For this radio play, you’ll also be watching the unique performance as well as joining in the fun and helping create the sound effects.

When? 4:30pm - 7:30pm Fri 3 Dec
Where? Bankfoot House, Old Gympie Road, Glass House Mountains
More info: Click here to go to event website

Montville Festive Street Fair

The Montville Festive Street Fair will celebrate the festive season on Saturday 04th December from 4.00pm.

There will be live entertainment, art activities, balloon fun, face painting, sausage sizzle, stalls on the Village and more.

Come and join us and experience the Magic of a Montville Christmas!

Montville shops will open extended hours.

We thanks the Sunshine Coast Council for their generous grant assisting us with this Community Event!

When? 4:00pm - 7:00pm Sat 4 Dec
Where? Main Street, Montville
More info: Click here to go to event website

Christmas at The Ginger Factory

The Ginger Factory is the place to be this Christmas… and you’ll even get to meet Santa!

Bring the kids along for some festive-season fun right here at The Ginger Factory to meet Santa in his Workshop, take Christmas photos, soak in our Christmas displays and find unique, Aussie Christmas gifts. All that festivity… all in the one spot! 

Complying with our COVID safety plan, kids will sit on stools in front of Santa so they can still see Santa and get their photos taken this year.


When? 9:30am - 1:30pm 8th-12th, 15th-19th & 22nd-24th Dec 2021
Where? Santa's Workshop, The Ginger Factory, 
More info: Click here to go to event website

Christmas Cooking with Kim McCoster from 4 Ingredients

Using Buderim Ginger ingredients, Kim will take us through how to create an easy, elegant, and entertaining Christmas menu that is bound to ‘wow’ your guests this festive season.

She will also be available for a book signing session upon commencement of the class. We can’t wait for you to join us as we get into the Christmas spirit, see the full details below:

NOTE: This is a FREE event!

When? 10:30am - 11:30am Fri 10 December 2021
The Ginger Factory, 50 Pioneer Rd, Yandina QLD

More info: Click here to go to event website

Christmas at Lifepointe

Enjoy our family friendly Christmas Show with multiple shows per night.

⭐️ FREE Live Entertainment with plenty of seating. 
⭐️ Experience The Stable & Animal Farm - pet and hold animals
⭐️ Be captivated by the Tunnel of Lights
⭐️ FREE popcorn, fairy floss & balloon creations
⭐️ Have fun on the FREE jumping castles or purchase glow lights for the kids to enjoy
⭐️ Walk through Market Lane
⭐️ Enjoy the Food Truck Roll, Indulge in something sweet at the Cafè, Dessert Bar or Ice cream stall.
There are so many things to do and see! All are welcome! 

When? 5:30pm-9:00pm Fri 10th - Thu 16th December 2021
Where? Lifepointe Baptist Church, 186 Wises Road, Buderim
More info: Click here to go to event website

Christmas Cookie Workshop

Keep the kids entertained this school holiday’s with our Christmas Workshops! December 10th & 11th come down and decorate your own Christmas cookies.

Get creative and decorate 6 different cookies.

When? 4:30pm-5:15pm & 5:30pm-6:30pm Fri 10th & Sat 11th Dec 2021
Where? NightQuarter, 8 The Avenue, Birtinya
More info: Click here to go to event website

Christmas in Alex by Alexandra Headland Community Association

Christmas In Alex returns to the traditional format of entertainment on stage, face painting and rides for the kids, and Santa Claus! $5.00 Gets Children 5 Rides / Face Painting! Make a picnic of it with takeaway from our Alex businesses. Enjoy a sausage sizzle from Alex Rotary Club, potato swirls and fairy floss. FREE On Stage Entertainment 4pm to 8pm including Andrea Kirwin, Christmas Choir, Carols singalong, and the Olivia Ruth Band.

SANTA is scheduled to arrive at around 5:30pm. FIREWORKS Finale 7:45

When? 4:00pm-8:00pm Sun 12 December
Where? Buhk Family Park, 161 Alexandra Parade, Alexandra Headland 
More info: Click here to go to event website

Eumundi Christmas Extravaganza Incorporating Hinterland Carols

The 2021 Eumundi Christmas Extravaganza incorporating the Hinterland Carols will be 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. This event and venue is an “alcohol free” zone.

The 2021 Eumundi Christmas Extravaganza will be conducted as part of a COVID-19 Safe Checklist and the Queensland Health restrictions at that time will apply. As the program is expected to conclude with fireworks, we suggest that pets may be safer if left at home.

When? 2:30pm-7:30pm Sun 12 Dec 2021
Where? Eumundi Markets Car Park, Napier Road, Eumundi
More info: Click here to go to event website

Carols on the Green + Movie Screening 'Polar Express'

Club Mooloolaba is proud to present our inaugural Carols on the Green.

The ever popular Girl Friday performing all your favourite carols + Santa and Mrs Claus will pay a visit.

Food Trucks and full Bar facilities.

Following the Carols we will be showing Polar Express on a giant screen on the green.

Bring a chair or picnic rug, sit back and help celebrate Christmas with us.

When? 5:00pm-9:00pm Wed 15 Dec
Where? Mooloolaba Bowls Club, 60 Brisbane Rd, Mooloolaba
More info: Click here to go to event website

Eumundi Christmas Twilight Market

Come along and celebrate this wonderful time of year with us!!

Have a groove with Gypsy Rumble and join us for all the festive fun and to find your perfect holiday gifts!

Live Music, Kids activities and street theatre!

Thank you for shopping local and supporting our locals.

When? 5:00pm - 8:30pm Fri 17th Dec 2021
Where? 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi
More info: Click here to go to event website

Montville Christmas Wonderland 2021

Open to the public for the first time since 2019. This year we throw open the doors for free. We are partnering with the Salvation Army who will be collecting donations for their work on the Sunshine Coast. Donations are voluntary but we do ask you to be generous if you can afford to be.

You MUST have a ticket (free) for every person 2 years of age and older. No ticket = no entry. Sessions are strictly 1 hour in length and only 50 people are allowed per hour. You will be able to spend as much time in the display during your hour session as you like.

There are 24 sessions to choose from over the three days. So please book your tickets for the session you want to come in. Entry outside your booked session time will only be allowed when space permits; and we are expecting most sessions to fill up.

When? 10:00am - 9:00pm Fri 17th & Sat 18th Dec, 10:00am - 5:00pm Sun 19th Dec
Where? 15 Narrows Road, Montville
More info: Click here to go to event website

The Festive Garden

Sunshine Coast Council invites you to attend The Festive Garden, a free walk-through Christmas lights experience at the Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Garden. 

You’ll find Christmas lights in a magical setting, Santa and his elves, face painting and roving entertainment—all for free.

The event is only accessible by a Park-n-Ride service hosted by Sunbus Express coaches departing frequently from the Sunshine Coast University. A shuttle service will take you to and from this experience. 

This is a free community event however, bookings are essential.

Proudly sponsored by eventX, Mask Events and Sunbus.

When? 6:00pm - 9:00pm Fri 17th - Tue 21st Dec 2021
Where? Maroochy Bushland Botanic Garden, Tanawha, accessible only via the park-n-ride facility at the USC Transit Centre
More info: Click here to go to event website

The Annual Mooloolaba Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade 2021

The annual Mooloolaba Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade is a Christmas lights display with a difference – you’ll find decorated hulls alongside houses!

Everyone is welcome to participate on the water or from the shores of the river and canals of Mooloolaba, Kawana and Bundina.

On-water and house entry fees are donated to a local charity.

The club supports its local community in many ways. Join in the parade and support your local community event.

When? 7:00pm - 10:00pm Sat 18th Dec 2021
Where? The Wharf Mooloolaba, Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
More Info: Click here to go to event website

Aussie World Christmas Spectacular 2021

Join us for one special night, our most popular event of the year!

Meet Santa and Mrs Claus, come face to face with Christmas characters, enjoy the roving entertainment and dancers, meet the Aussie Kids and watch our Christmas show.There's also Christmas lights, SNOW, market stalls and live entertainment headlined by our very special guest - Katie Noonan Quartet!

There'll be rides galore too - fly like Santa's reindeer on the SX360 or spin in the stars with our beautiful Ballroom Blitz... there are so many options!

When? 5:00pm - 9:00pm Sat 18 Dec
Where? Aussie World, 1 Downunder Drive, Palmview QLD 4553
More info: Click here to go to event website

Christmas Carols presented by NightQuarter

Dreaming of cronuts for Christmas? Merrymakers of all ages are invited to NightQuarter’s Christmas Carols! Bring the family to NightQuarter for a night of Christmas festivities. With a singing Santa, Rudolph, festive characters and carollers you will feel the Christmas spirit.

Wonder Amusements: A vintage carnival with dodgem cars, teacup ride, dodgem cars, photobooths for the perfect Instagram photo and jumping castle. Grab an Unlimited Wonder pass for unlimited rides throughout the night. 

This is a themed event in NightQuarter night markets. All that is required to attend is a night market entry pass. You can arrive at any time between 4pm-10pm and stay as long as you like!

When? 2:00pm, Sat 18 Dec 2021
Where? NightQuarter, 8 The Avenue, Birtinya
More info: Click here to go to event website

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