Celebrate with family these holidays in Caloundra
  • Monday 16 December 2019

There’s so much to see and do in Caloundra, the Sunshine Coast’s ‘City of Beaches’.

Kick off this festive season by taking in the dazzling Norfolk pine twinkling under the night sky on The Esplanade at Bulcock Beach.

Make Christmas memories by visiting the acclaimed Do You Bee-lieve magical Christmas Wonderland exhibition on Bulcock Street, open until January 19, visit the locally designed Christmas shop windows and also make a stop by Santa’s Arcade.

There’s something for everyone at Downtown Caloundra, even for your furry friends. Enjoy a family Pet Photo with Santa at Santa’s workshop from December 14-23 10am-2pm.

As we ring in the New Year at Kings Beach with musicians, a family movie, amusement rides and food stalls kicking off from 4pm, the celebrations just keep on coming – with many fun filled activities for the whole family.

For those with an artist’s eye, Caloundra Regional Art Gallery is offering locals the opportunity to immerse themselves in a food art exhibition with contemporary artist Elizabeth Willing’s, Pith.

Caloundra Events Centre has an array of productions coming up, so for a fun and educational experience (for those older than 7 years) head along to Operation Ouch! On January 5 at 1pm or 4pm for a show full of crazy experiments and amazing facts by TV doctors Dr Chris and Dr Xand.

From centre stage to the Twilight Markets on The Esplanade – it’s a fun-filled atmosphere for the whole family. Revel in the great entertainment, delicious food and local artisans. The markets are open December 27, between 5-9pm.

Division 2 Councillor Tim Dwyer said it’s a great time of year to spend together as a community, with so many activities on across the festive season in Caloundra.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing many of you out and about and embracing the Christmas spirit throughout the festive season,” Cr Dwyer said.

“There are some great activities that are either low cost or free of charge so everyone can join in.”

“Caloundra has some of the most beautiful beaches and waterways on offer for both our locals and visitors to enjoy, especially as the temperatures start to heat up. Enjoy a simple swim or surf at one of our many beaches, Kings, Moffat and Bulcock and Dicky or enjoy the wonders of the Pumicestone Passage. There’s also many local tourism operators taking bookings for fishing charters, kite surfing, jet ski safaris or hiring Kayak’s and Sups to paddle and explore.”

An event not to be missed is the chance to cheer on the Suncoast Spinners Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at Caloundra Indoor Stadium, January 17-19.

“The Suncoast Spinners host a world class wheelchair basketball comp every year in January, and it’s great to see so many locals turn out and witness the skill and sportsmanship these athletes have,” Cr Dwyer said. 

There are many more activities to see and do in every pocket of Caloundra, from catching a movie at Caloundra Central Cinemas, to picnics in the park, wandering along the boardwalk or browsing the many boutique shops and bars.

Don’t forget we have free parking in the CBD until January 27, 2020.

However you choose to spend your holiday season, do it with family and have fun.

For more Caloundra activities and events, head to Downtown Caloundra’s Facebook page or visit Sunshine Coast Council’s events website.