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Christmas Carols Sunshine Coast: Kid-Friendly Carols by Candlelight!

Christmas Carols on the Sunshine Coast can really bring the family together. They’re a great way to send off the year in a joyous community atmosphere. Here’s where YOU can go on the Sunshine Coast. Do you hear what I hear?

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Christmas carols Sunshine Coast 2023

Check out this list of Sunshine Coast carols in date order…

Friday 1 December

Bli Bli Community Carols

This festive family event will include food, Santa, fireworks, carols and so much more!!! Come along to Bli Bli Christmas Carols to spread Christmas cheer to the young and young at heart.

  • When: Fri 1 Dec
  • Where: Bli Bli State School
  • Time: From 5:30pm, fireworks at 7.15pm

Saturday 2 December

Aura Christmas Carols

Celebrate the festive season with family and friends at Aura!

  • When: Sat 2 Dec
  • Where: Baringa State Primary School
  • Time: 3pm – 8pm

Sunday 3 December

Eumundi Christmas Extravaganza

Christmas Carols Sunshine Coast Eumundi
Christmas Carols Sunshine Coast Eumundi

Yet again, the Eumundi Christmas Extravaganza and The Hinterland Carols are joining forces. The 2023 Eumundi Christmas Extravaganza incorporating the Hinterland Carols will be a six hour festive show incorporating local entertainers, themed and costumed children’s entertainment by the Santas, as well as performances by our local youth groups, free rides and food and market stalls. 

  • When: Sun 3 Dec 2023
  • Time: 1pm-7:30pm
  • Where: Eumundi Markets Car Park, 29 Napier Road, Eumundi

Friday 8 December

Christmas in Cooroy

Christmas In Cooroy is coming back to bring joy to the community on Friday, December 8, 2023. This yearly event promises to entertain with some of the old favourites making a comeback including the public Lighting Of The Tree and a race of a very different kind. Keep your eye out for the details.

Of course, the big man himself will be making an appearance giving the kids (big and small) the opportunity to let Santa know what you would like for Christmas (but you have to promise to be good). The photo booth will be on hand to capture the special moment, and there will be plenty of carols to enjoy.

Food stalls and shopping will be aplenty with many of the stores staying open throughout the evening.  

  • When: Fri 8 Dec 2023
  • Time: From 4pm
  • Where: Maple St, Cooroy

Saturday 9 December

Mudjimba Surf Club Christmas Carols

Everyone is welcome at this Christmas carol event. There will be stalls, face painting and so much food and fun! Find out more

  • When: Sat 9 Dec 2023
  • Time: From 5pm
  • Where: Mudjimba Surf Club

Sunday 10 December

Buderim Community Carols

Kids, parents, grand-parents! If you enjoy Sunshine Coast Christmas Carols you are invited to this much-loved, heart-warming, Buderim Christmas event. From Jingle Bells to Hark the Herald Angels, enjoy a good old fashioned singalong with the community. The Buderim Community Carols always feature great local talent in an entertaining Christmas presentation that includes traditional carols and of course there will be a visit from the big bearded guy in a red suit for the kids! Gold coin donation on entry.

  • When: Sun 10 Dec 2023
  • Time: From 5.30pm
  • Where: Buderim Village Park on King Street, Buderim

Tewantin Christmas Carnival

Come along to enjoy this fabulous community event. Including giant slide, animal petting farm, pony rides and tea cup rides plus live entertainment ending with carols by candlelight. Find out more here. 

  • When: Sun 10 Dec 2023
  • Where: Tewantin Memorial Park
  • Time: 4pm – 8pm

Monday 11 December

Christmas Sing Your Heart Out, Golden Beach

Christmas celebrations begin with these awesome Sing Your Heart Out kids! Raise a glass whilst the kids raise the roof with their unique voices. A fun family event supporting the kids to shine and gain confidence through music. Get your Christmas vibe on – glitter and Santa hats welcome!

  • When: Mon 11 Dec 2023
  • Where: Little Sister Eatery, 38 Landsborough Parade, Golden Beach
  • Time: 5pm – 6.30pm

Friday 15 December

Noosa Chorale Christmas

Noosa Chorale presents Christmas Chorale – with traditional much-loved carols that everyone knows and loves, but with lesser-known beautiful pieces from different countries and eras.

There will be a delightful mix of sweet, slow and dreamy melodies to move your heart, mixed with vigorous and stimulating pieces to get your pulses racing. Tickets $42.00 Adult | $30.00 Child | Student (id required).

  • When: Fri 15 Dec 2023
  • Where: The J Theatre, Noosa
  • Time: 7pm

Saturday 16 December

Coolum Carols in the Park

Coolum Business & Tourism and Visit Coolum are proud to present Coolum Carols to the community on Saturday, 16 December 2023 in Jack Morgan Park.

  • Live music and your favourite festive tunes from local artists
  • Proudly supporting young talent and upcoming bands on the Sunshine Coast
  • Food vendors and artisan stalls to grab those last-minute gifts!
  • Free, fun, family entertainment and face painting
  • Special visit from Surfie Santa
  • Epic laser light displays to finish the show!

To support this incredible community event, they request a $7.50 per person / $20 per family contribution to cover all your entertainment.

  • When: Sat 16 Dec 2023
  • Where: Jack Morgan Park
  • Time: 4pm – 8pm

Noosa Chorale Christmas

Noosa Chorale presents Christmas Chorale – with traditional much-loved carols that everyone knows and loves, but with lesser known beautiful pieces from different countries and eras.

There will be a delightful mix of sweet, slow and dreamy melodies to move your heart, mixed with vigorous and stimulating pieces to get your pulses racing. Tickets $42.00 Adult | $30.00 Child | Student (id required).

  • When: Sat 16 Dec 2023
  • Where: The J Theatre, Noosa
  • Time: 2pm

Sunday 17 December

Sunshine Coast Choral Society Nine Lessons & Carols Service

Join the Sunshine Coast Choral Society for an evening of superb Christmas carols ranging from the traditional to the unexpected. Donations welcome.

  • When: Sun 17 Dec 2023
  • Where: St Mark’s Anglican Church, Buderim
  • Time: 5pm

Kawana Carols by the Beach

Kawana Carols by the Beach is a place for the whole family to celebrate the festive season.

There will be singing, dancing, food trucks, face painting and even a visit from Santa Clause himself (for those of you on his nice list!)

  • When: Sun 17 Dec 2023
  • Where: Kawana Surf Club
  • Time: From 3pm

Carols by the River

The Churches of Noosa present a fun night for your family singing all of your favourite Christmas Carols.

There will be food trucks, glow products and spectacular fireworks to finish off the night!

  • When: Sun 17 Dec 2023
  • Where: Noosa River Stage
  • Time: 7pm – 9pm

Wednesday 20 December

Peregian Beach Carols

Come along to enjoy joining in with the Peregian carols at this festive family event. 

When: Wed 20 Dec 2023
Where: Peregian Park, Peregian Beach
Time: 3pm – 8pm

Christmas lights and family fun

Christmas Carols Sunshine Coast

Did you know? You can also check out the best Christmas carols aboard a Christmas lights canal cruise here.

Love Christmas lights? Want to know where the BEST ones are? Lucky for you we are ALL ABOUT THE LIGHTS. Click here for more information. 

Make the most of the festive season by getting out and about with your family. Here are some great cost-free (or low cost) ideas that’ll leave cash leftover for extra presents and food! Score!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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