Christmas and New Year on the Cooloola Coast

Letters to Santa

Father Christmas with the help of the Lioness Club will send each child their very own letter from Santa at the North Pole? It’s easy – Just write to “Father Christmas”, c/- Tin Can Bay Lioness Club, PO Box 127, Tin Can Bay 4580.

Enclose a cheque or money order for $3.00 per child and give us their name, address and age and we will see that Santa writes to them before Christmas. All funds raised are for our community. Contact Denise McKean – 5486 4103 or email

Tin Can Bay’s Carols by Candlelight
Tin Can Bay Community Church’s will host Carols on Sunday 8th December 2013 at Tin Can Bay P-10 State School with 5pm BBQ, 6pm Carols, a Special Visit from Santa, followed by Fire Works.

Photo with Santa in the Dragon Boat

The Cooloola Dragons are holding the “Car Boot sale night” at the Cooloola Cove Shopping Centre on Wednesday 11th December. Keep this date in mind and join them for dinner at our sausage sizzle -cost $2.00 and a photo with Santa in the Dragon Boat, also $2.00. 

Rainbow Beach Lion’s Market and Carols

There will be Christmas cheer galore at the Rainbow Beach Lions’ Charity Christmas Market. Held 1-6pm, followed by Carols in the Hall at 6pm on Saturday, December 14. There will be Santa, Firies and a Fire Engine, Jumping Castle for the kids and plenty of other stalls to keep all ages happy. Contact Debbie Donovan for a stall or to find out more on 0438 868 123.

The BBQ will be cranked up ready for the concert. The Cooloola Mitre 10/Cooloola Cove Shopping Centre Christmas Lights Competition winners will be announced with $1500 cash and prizes, and it will be a great time to share some Christmas Cheer. Come along and enjoy the occasion.

Santa visits the Surf Club

Saturday December 21 join in the fun, pop a pressy under the tree and come see Santa at the Surf Club Christmas Party. Contact Surf Girl Brittany for details.

Christmas Eve at the Sports Club

The Rainbow Beach Sports Club is on Santa’s quick “drop in” route to do his last minute check on who’s been naughty or nice….  Great for last minute photo’s with the kids and especially for those kids who are holidaying in Rainbow for Christmas and might be a bit worried that Santa won’t know where to find them.

Tin Can Bay Foreshore Carnival 28th – 31st December

The Tin Can Bay Chamber of Commerce and Tourism is again providing four days of family fun and entertainment with pony rides, loads of carnival rides including dodgem cars every day from 4pm until 9pm and that old fashioned carnival food that we all love on the foreshore parkland.

Situated behind the library and RSL in Tin Can Bay why not bring a rug or chair and enjoy this beautiful outlook across the waterways of Tin Can Bay. A dry family fun event, New Year’s Eve stage entertainment will commence at 6.30pm. The main firework display will be held at 10pm. The night does not end there as the band will continue until midnight which will be followed by a few big bangs to mark in the New Year at midnight.

So much fun to be had! Plus there are Christmassy stories and craft at the library, “The Tents” Rainbow Beach Holiday Program and NYE event, and lots more to see in our What’s On Page (also online).

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