Things To Do

11 Awesome Things To Do On The Sunshine Coast This December

By Bronte Holding
28th Nov 2018

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And just like that, it’s somehow December. It feels like just yesterday we were packing away our Christmas trees and getting ready for a new year, and now it’s time to bust out the decorations again. Amid all the Christmas shopping, staff parties, new years’ celebrations and gift wrapping, there’s still plenty of time to make the most of 2018 and enjoy what the Sunshine Coast has to offer this December. So get ready for a month of afternoon cocktails, mango eating, beach trips and beer drinking, because after all, it is the silly season.

Craft Beer And Cider Festival | Saturday 1 December

What better way to kick off your Summer than with some award-winning brews, delicious eats and live entertainment. The Craft Beer and Cider Festival is back for another year and promises to be bigger than ever, with over 60 Australian and New Zealand brewers bringing over 250 craft beers and ciders to the Coast for your sipping pleasure. There’ll also be an epic lineup of street food stalls as well as live music and roving entertainment. Get your tickets ASAP so you don’t miss out.

Time: 1:00pm
Where: Sunshine Coast Stadium, 31 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina.
Cost: $32.00
For more information, click here

Painted Stories Workshop | Saturday 1 December

This black and white painting workshop will take you from amateur to Picasso, while also giving you the opportunity to create an art piece that will go on display at the Noosa Regional Gallery. Assisted by muralist Ej Zyla, participants will get to play with the contrast of black and white while creating a panoramic mural inspired by local flora and fauna. Get those creative juices flowing and book a ticket now!

Time: 10:0am till 3:00pm
Where: Noosa Regional Gallery, 9 Pelican St, Tewantin
Cost: $50.00
For more information, click here

Gratitude Yoga Farm Experience | Saturday 1 December

Start your summer off with some morning open-air yoga, green smoothie produce foraging, a whole foods morning tea and a gratitude circle in the middle of the Noosa hinterland. Sounds pretty darn good, right? The Gratitude Yoga Farm Experience is a collaboration between the Shambhala Farm and Beyond Experiences, making it the ultimate event for all yoga enthusiasts. Get your tickets now to get your Zen on before the silly season craziness begins.

Time: 8:30am till 12:00pm
Where: Shambhala Farm, Doonan
Cost: $80.00 per person
For more information, click here

Fabulous Foodie Fare | Friday 7 December

Eumundi Markets is doing what it does best and throwing a truly drool worthy foody fair. With hundreds of food stalls selling cuisine from around the world, you won’t be going home with an empty stomach. There’ll also be live entertainment and a visit from Santa in the Eumundi fire truck, so be sure to bring the whole family.

Time: 5:00pm till 9:00pm
Where: 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi
Cost: Free entry
For more information, click here.

North Street Markers’ Market | Saturday 8 December

The Caloundra Arts Centre Association has announced a new market coming to Caloundra this December. The North Street Makers’ Market gives local artisans a chance to show off and sell their wonderful creations, and gives you the chance to buy them. With everything from intricate handmade jewelry to amazing paintings and even hand painted surfboards, these markets are sure to be a great place to pick up some Christmas gifts. Or you know… just treat yourself.

Time: 8:30am till 1:00pm
Where: Caloundra Arts Centre, 5 North St, Caloundra
Cost: Free entry.
For more information, click here

Rip Curl Grom Search | Friday 14 To Tuesday 18 December

This worldwide surfing series designed for little grommets all over the world is coming to the coast this December. With heaps of live action surfing, lots of sun and live entertainment, it’s worth heading to the beach with some fish and chips to check it out. Registration for competition entry is open right up until the day before, so if you know a little grom who can hang 10 better than Kelly Slater, make sure to let them know.

Time: All day
Where: Beach across the Sunshine Coast depending on conditions
Cost: Free to watch, $88.00 for competition registration
For more information, click here

Raw Food Workshop | Saturday 15 December

Learn how to whip up some delicious raw treats just in time to impress your guests at Christmas. After the four-hour workshop, you’ll come home knowing how to make raw feta and cream cheese, gluten free pizzas, raw Ferrero Rocher, raw chocolates, and raw caramel slice. Licking the bowl is optional, but we’d highly recommend it.

Time: 10:00am
Where: Moffat Beach, Caloundra
Cost: $160.00 per person
For more information, click here.

MMVAF Beach Club | Saturday 15 December

Because the Maroochy Music and Visual Arts Festival couldn’t go ahead this year, they are holding an epic end of year beach party instead. If dancing on the beach to live performances by The Jungle Giants, Confidence Man, Alice Ivy and Sampology sounds like your idea of a perfect summer day, then be sure to book your tickets ASAP.

Time: 12:30pm
Where: Mooloolaba Main Beach
Cost: $59.95
For more information, click here

Christmas Night Market | Friday 21 December

If it gets to four days before Christmas and you’ve realised you still need to do a bit more Christmas shopping (we’ve all been there), then you’ll be sure to find something at the Eumundi Market’s Christmas Night Market. There’ll be all the usual things we love about the Eumundi Markets, like delicious food, live entertainment, and amazing clothing, homewares, craft, and jewelry on offer, as well as some Christmas extras, like cookie decorating, balloon art, and a petting zoo (technically it’s for the littlies but who doesn’t love piglets?). So head on down and stuff your belly while you pick up those last few Christmas goodies.

Time: 5:00pm till 9:00pm
Where: 80 Memorial Drive, Eumundi
Cost: Free entry.
For more information, click here.

Aussie World Christmas Spectacular | Saturday 22 December

If you’re looking to get in the festive spirit, then head to Aussie World for a jolly good time. There’ll be snow, fireworks, pyrotechnics, Christmas lights, roving carollers, as well as all the usual Aussie World rides and entertainment. So if you’re anyone other than the grinch, you’ll most likely love this event.

Time: 5:00pm
Where: 1 Downunder Drive, Palmview
Cost: $32.00
For more information, click here

The Beach Party | Monday 31 December

See in the new year with a bang at the Coast’s biggest NYE party ever. Brought to you by mega events company Wonderland Inc. and Carona Extra, this is one party you won’t want to miss. With live music, DJ’s, full catering, yummy food, all the Carona’s you can drink, and a midnight fire and light show, Noosa’s main beach will transform into the ultimate beach party destination. We can’t think of a better way to kick off 2019.

Time: 5:00pm till 1:30am
Where: Main Beach, Noosa Heads
Cost: $85.00
For more information, click here.

So if you’re looking for ways to make the last month of 2018 a good one, then be sure to check out some of these events to make your silly season even sillier. Merry Christmas.

Looking for more fun stuff to do? Check out these cute new markets that have opened on the Sunshine Coast. 

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