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Christmas on the Sunny Coast

Christmas on the Sunny Coast

Enjoy all the Sunshine Coast has to offer this Christmas. There is Christmas in Cooroy which is a family-friendly community event held every year by the local Rotary Club, and brings together an animal farm, carols, rides and a street parade. For those with a sweet tooth for Ginger, The Ginger Factory at Yandina hosts Santa Claus for the children, with gifts for boys and girls of all ages.

Get into the Christmas spirit and take a Christmas Lights Cruise to check out the lights of Christmas adorning properties along the waterfront at Mooloolaba, Minyama, and Buddina. These property owners take great pride in adding that something special for the season and enjoy a healthy competiton for best lighting and nativity display.

The kids will love the annual Treehouse Kids Christmas Party, put on by the STEPS Autism Treehouse, supporting children with autism or other disability. A wonderful program to support, bring your bathers and enjoy the waterslides, face painting and thr Funland Playground.

In beautiful Maleny, discover the Arts & Crafts Christmas Fair, showcasing a veriety of unique and locally made Christmas gifts for family and friends, all oveingly made by local artists. Further North, and get onboard the inaugural Mary Valley Rattler Twilight Christmas Train. Departing from the historical Gympie Station, enjoy this rare opportunity to journey by rail at night and under the setting sun. Your arriving at the historical Amamoor Station is greeted with a bar, food and market stalls. The kids will love the many games and activities just for them, and everyone will love the fireworks display to end the evening.

Boating enthusiasts, the Mooloolaba Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade has your name on it! A wonderful display of Christmas lights with a distinctive nautical flavour, see boat hulls decorated alongside houses, and cheer participants on as they move down the Mooloolah River.

Each year Aussie World at Palmview is home to a Christmas Spectacular for the whole family to enjoy. From special guests Santa and Mrs Claus, to the colourful characters of the Aussie World Christmas Spectacular, join in with the roving carolers, watch the amazing magic show, and enjoy the pyrotechnics and laser displays. All the rides of the park are open and there is plenty of live entertainment for all to enjoy.

Speaking of spectacular, check out the Montville Christmas Wonderland and immerse yourself in the true spirit of Christmas. Montville is a truly magical place, and never more so than over the festive season. Enjoy the amazing miniature village and Christmas display including nativity scene, horse and carriage, light fountain and show cave, set against a mind-boggling 150,000 lights!

These are just a few of the events happening on the Sunshine Coast for December 2019. For more information on where to go and what to see over Christmas on the coast, visit the Visit Sunshine Coast website at www.visitsunshinecoast.com. Be sure to check some of them out and remember, VIACAR has your transport covered coast-wide, and in style.