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It’s Christmas time, again!


By Sheree Hoddinett

If you’re not already in the festive spirit of Christmas, there is still time! While the kids are eagerly counting down to the arrival of the big guy in the red suit, many parents out there are probably counting down until it’s all over. There is some good news (no, Christmas is not cancelled, sorry parents, haha!) with many activities and events happening to help pass the time and keep the kids – and even bigger kids – entertained until we see in the new year.

So where do we start? Take your pick of fun events across the region from now until the start of the new year.

  • Santa visit - If you haven’t done so already, it’s not too late to drop in and visit one of Santa’s helpers – various shopping centres around the region.

  • Sandstone Point Hotel - The annual Christmas Carnival is back on Sunday December 18 from 2pm with Christmas markets, food stalls, fireworks, live music, rides for the kids, entertainment and a visit from Santa.

Visit sandstonepointhotel.com.au for all ticket and event info.

  • Christmas Carols – Pine Rivers Park in Strathpine will be a hive of festive fun on Sunday December 18 from 4pm. There will be Christmas llamas for families to pat and have photos with, twilight markets, food trucks, Santa’s Village, giant snow globes, live stage entertainment and fireworks.



  • Bribie Island Baptist Church Christmas Eve Carols – Saturday December 24 from 5pm. Jumping castle, barbecue, coffee and more.

  • Christmas lights – check out your local area for some bright and twinkling displays. Some of the bigger lighting displays across the region will remain open until the end of December.

  • Woodford Folk Festival is back after a hiatus thanks to Covid. This year’s programme is huge featuring 1900 artists programmed in 400 acts across 27 venues, presenting 1834 shows over six days and nights, from December 27 to January 1.

Visit woodfordfolkfestival.com for all the info.

Christmas Day – December 25 Not sure what your plans are for Christmas Day! There are a few spots you can go for a meal and to celebrate.

  • Bribie Island Hotel are hosting an Aussie Christmas buffet lunch from 11.30am with all the trimmings, including a visit from Santa. Bookings are essential, visit bribieislandhotel.com.au

  • The Blue Pacific Hotel at Woorim will have a seafood buffet lunch and dessert bar from 11.30am. Check out all the price info and menu at thebluepacific.com.au

  • Morayfield Tavern will also have a buffet lunch from 11am. Bookings are essential, visit https://roadhousegrill.com.au/morayfield-tavern/events/christmas-day/



  • Club Tavern Caboolture will have lunch and Christmas festivities from 11.30am. Visit https://www.clubtavern.com.au for the menu and further information.

Whatever you choose to do or however you choose to celebrate, have fun, be safe and enjoy the time with family and friends. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! **Please check with organisers or the venue itself to confirm event details, bookings or cancellations.**

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