Explore Christmas

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02 Dec 2021

Eumundi Christmas night markets

Step into an ever-evolving collaboration of talented locals seeking to share their gifts with the world. The Original Eumundi Markets is the biggest and the best art and craft market in Australia.

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02 Dec 2021

Kawana Waters Farmers Market

Great opportunity to stock up for the festive season and beyond as we won’t be back again until the 8th January 2022

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02 Dec 2021

MONTVILLE CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND 2021

From 17th - 19th December Montville Christmas Wonderland opens to the public for the first time since 2019. This will work a bit differently partly due to Covid and partly due to restrictions placed on us by Sunshine Coast Regional Council.

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02 Dec 2021

Christmas in Maleny with Kim Kirkman

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02 Dec 2021

Festive lighting and decorations

There are 24 locations with council decorated trees adding Christmas cheer to our local communities. All council decorated trees use LED lighting to align with council’s commitment to sustainability.

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02 Dec 2021

Christmas Carols

NightQuarter’s Christmas Carols are back! Merry makers of all ages are invited to NightQuarter’s Christmas Carols on the 18th December! Bring the family to NightQuarter for a night of Christmas festivities.

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02 Dec 2021

Experience the magic at The Festive Garden

Bookings open November 24 for council’s latest Christmas offering, which will see the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens, in Tanawha, transformed into a Christmas wonderland from December 17 to 21.

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26 Nov 2021

Nothing new for Christmas - DIY decorating

Compostable or upcycled tinsel alternatives Christmas is a perfect time for crafting! Get creative and make beautiful upcycled, compostable, plastic-free garlands and decorations. Handmade decorations can be made from fabric, magazines, catalogues, newspapers, old letters or unwanted books.

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26 Nov 2021

The festive garden

Sunshine Coast Council invites you to attend The Festive Garden, a free walk- through Christmas Lights experience. A shuttle service will take you to and from this experience.

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26 Nov 2021

Buy local this Christmas – it’s a win win

Sunshine Coast Council is encouraging the community to support our local businesses by shopping at a store with a door this Christmas. Sunshine Coast Council Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Terry Landsberg said when our community bought from a local shop, they were supporting much more than just the local economy.

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25 Nov 2021

Christmas settings - Table Decorations

Martin and Kim encourage us to break out the old family favourite tableware or buy some bling from the local op shop. This is an opportunity to let your kids’ creativity shine in front of the whole family.

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25 Nov 2021

Christmas Settings - Paper Chains

Christmas decorations can be as easy as stapling pretty-coloured paper into chains. This is a great activity to do with your family and stored properly, will last for years.

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25 Nov 2021

True cost of Christmas

Commit to buying at least one thing second hand this Christmas and make a pledge through the #OneSecond campaign. Together we can make a real and actionable difference to create new circular and sustainable Christmas traditions.

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25 Nov 2021

Love your Leftovers tips for less waste this Christmas

Love your Leftovers Veggies = Frittata Bundle those leftover roasted veggies into a frittata by adding some eggs and cream. Use up all those leftover herbs and add a couple of tasty items such as capers or anchovies, olive oil and lemon juice to make a sparkling salsa verde to add zing to your frittata.

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02 Dec 2020

Nothing new for Christmas

The most wonderful time of the year is also the time of the greatest waste. Food goes uneaten, wrapping goes to landfill, unwanted gifts end up at charity.

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02 Dec 2020

Nothing new for Christmas: Ditch the wrapping

Join a workshop, check out our videos or get creative with some of our ideas below for a plastic-free, waste-free Christmas. Craft cards, ornaments and gift tags workshop – December 13th Join Living Smart at the NightQuarter Repair Lab for our Handcrafted Christmas: Gift Cards, Ornaments and Gift Tags workshop.

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