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Christmas on the Coast | Raby Bay

14 December, 2022 - 18 December, 2022

Christmas on the Coast

Celebrate the festive season at Christmas on the Coast 2022 at Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cleveland between 14-18 December and enjoy a spectacular wonderland of festive cheer.

Hosted by Redland City Council, Christmas on the Coast will herald in the festive season with five days of Christmas magic!

From 4.30pm to 9pm on each day of Christmas on the Coast, there will be Christmas Carols performed live on stage by some of Redlands finest local talent, kid’s rides and activities, food trucks and market stalls and the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree.

Families can also have their free photo with Santa and each of the nights will conclude with a Christmas movie on the big screen.

When: 4.30pm-9pm, Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 December 2022

Where: Raby Bay Harbour Park, Shore Street West, Cleveland

What: Community Christmas event featuring: Live stage entertainment | Santa | Lighting of the Christmas tree | Food trucks | Kids’ rides and activities | Christmas movie | Free train travel

Tickets: Christmas on the Coast is a ticketed event. Bookings are essential, with each evening restricted to 2500 people. Ticket prices are $5 per person (children 12 years and under are FREE) and can include free train travel to and from the event. Proceeds of ticket sales will support local causes such as domestic and family violence support services.

Tickets will go on sale Monday 14 November 2022. Find out more here.

What’s on

An entertaining program of events will take place each night starting from 4.30pm featuring Christmas carols on stage, roving performers, Santa photos, rides, activities and food trucks.

Countdown to the lighting of the new Christmas tree from 7pm then settle in to watch the Christmas movie in the park from 7.30pm. The event will conclude at 9pm.

The daily stage program of performers will be announced soon.

See below the schedule of movies to be screened each night from 7.30pm:

  • Wednesday 14 December – Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) – Rated PG
  • Thursday 15 December – Elliot the Littlest Reindeer (2018) – Rated G
  • Friday 16 December – How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – Rated G
  • Saturday 17 December – The Santa Clause (1994) – Rated G
  • Sunday 18 December – The Polar Express (2004) – Rated G

Looking for more Christmas in Brisbane family fun?

We’ve got your comprehensive list of where to see the BEST Christmas lights in Brisbane here.

Wanting to head out to some festive Christmas Markets? We’ll tell you where you can buy the ultimate gifts for your loved ones this Christmas from your local community markets!

If you’re ready to belt out a few carols at one of Brisbane’s many Christmas Carol events read this article.

What have you got planned for Christmas lunch? If the idea of outsourcing is appealing be sure to read our guide to the BEST places for Christmas Lunch in 2021.


14 December, 2022
18 December, 2022
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Raby Bay Harbour Park
146 Shore Street West
Cleveland, Queensland 4163 Australia
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07 3829 8999