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Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast 2014

Special Events

Dec 7th - Community Christmas Carols Alderley

Bring your family along for a festive afternoon in the park with heaps to do for everyone! There's children’s entertainment, jumping castles, White Ridge Farm petting zoo, face painting, Christmas gift stalls, Tiller Coffee, gourmet barbecue and drinks, and Christmas carols sing-a-long! This fabulous event is being brought to you by the Lord Mayors Suburban Initiative Fund, Enoggera Ward & Cornerstone Christian church. We will be raising awareness and funds for World Vision throughout the evening. 4.00pm to 7.30pm - Sedgley Park, Moran St, Alderley. For further details, please contact the Cornerstone Christian Church.

Dec 9th - Sunnybank State School Fireworks Fiesta

The annual Sunnybank State School Fireworks Fiesta is a significant fundraising event for Sunnybank State Primary School and a highlight for the local community. This year’s event will include Live entertainment, Christmas market stalls, amusement  rides, side show alley with games to play & prizes to win, balloon creations, face painting, hot food, drinks, ice-creams, fairy floss, homemade cakes & sweets,  a coffee van and more. 4.00pm to 8.00pm - 50 Eddington St, Sunnybank. For further details, please contact the Sunnybank State School.

Dec 12th - Christmas under the Stars

Christmas under the Stars has a little something for everyone, it’s a night out that the whole family will enjoy with classic Christmas carols, amusement rides for all ages, an animal farm, pony rides, kids Christmas activities, markets and a big fireworks spectacular. After exploring what this event has to offer, wind down with a Christmas movie on the big screen to end a magical night. 5.00pm - 9.30pm - Caboolture Town Square, King St, Caboolture. For further details, please contact the Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Dec 13th - IGA Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols

Come one, come all to the IGA Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols. It's time to ring in some festive joy with Brisbane’s premier Christmas carols. Join some of Australia’s most renowned singers, entertainers, celebrities and performers as they ignite the big stage in this magical celebration of Christmas. 5.00pm to 9.00pm - Riverstage - 59 Gardens Point Road, Brisbane.

Dec 13th - Glasshouse Country Community Carols

Come and enjoy a wonderful Christmas celebration with entertainment, food and fun at the annual Glasshouse Country Community Carols. Bring a rug, bring a chair, bring your best singing voice. There is a Jumping castle for the children, a Nativity scene with the Christmas story, food stalls, coffee van, Australia Zoo Croc Van and a Spectacular fireworks finale at 8pm. This is an alcohol free event. Everyone is welcome. 5pm to 8pm - Beerwah Sports Grounds, Robert Rd, Beerwah. For further details, please visit our Facebook page.

Dec 13th - Mayor's Christmas Carols - Gold Coast

For Christmas this year get into the festive spirit and sing your heart out at the third annual Gold Coast City Mayor's Christmas Carols. The headline act for 2014 is Luke Kennedy, runner up on The Voice. A host of other local artists will be there including David De Vito, The Lions Den, Candice Skjonnemand, The Full Stops and Bob La Castra just to name a few. Broadwater Parklands will come alive with the sound of Christmas with all your favourite carols and an impressive range of talented performers. The event kicks off at 4.30pm with pre-show entertainment including roaming Christmas characters, free Christmas arts and craft workshops, with the main show starting at 5pm. A highlight of the Mayor's Christmas Carols this year will be the spectacular fireworks display to finish off the evening, plus the arrival of a very special guest dressed in red. Other acts on offer include musical performances, children's entertainment and much more. LED candles and Christmas items will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to a local charity. Free parking at Australia Fair and bike racks are on site if you'd prefer to leave the car at home. 5.00pm to 8.30pm - Main Stage, Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport. For further details, please contact the Gold Coast City Council.

Dec 13th - City of Logan Mayor's Christmas Carols

Celebrate the joy of Christmas at the FREE City of Logan Mayor's Christmas Carols on Saturday, 13th December at Logan Gardens. Enjoy a magical Frozen themed night with Nathaniel, David DeVito, Liam Burrows, along with Elsa, Olaf and of course a visit from Santa. Park and Ride form Logan Central Plaza from 4:00pm. Logan Gardens, Civic Parade - Logan Central. Festivities run from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. For further details, please contact Logan Events.

Dec 13th - Broadbeach Christmas Carols

This year's Broadbeach Christmas Carols will be held in Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach on Saturday December 13, 2014 and will commence from 3.00pm. Join us under the stars for the annual Broadbeach Christmas Carols Saturday December 13, from 3pm in Kurrawa Park. Enjoy an afternoon jam-packed with kid’s activities and incredible entertainment filled with Christmas spirit and joy. There's kid’s activities from 3pm in Kurrawa Park including  Animal Activities featuring Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary's famous 'Dr DooLots and the Creature Teachers' show,  Super Performance Centre air track and circus activities. he Broadbeach Christmas Carols begin from 5.30pm with an amazing line up of performers to celebrate the spirit of Christmas under the stars in a FREE evening. There will also be plenty of food stalls in the park with something for everyone’s taste buds including; hot dogs, pizza, snow cones and a sausage sizzle, not to mention the many delicious restaurants you can dine at while in Broadbeach. For further details, please visit our website.

Dec 13th - Christmas in the Park

This year's Christmas in the Park is being presented by the Bridgeman Baptist Community Church on Saturday 13th December in the Bangalow Street Park (off Albany Creek Rd). Starting at 5pm arrive early to enjoy amusement rides and craft for the kids, great food and coffee and all the glow sticks you could possibly need! Carols by Candlelight commence at 7pm With music and dance, fireworks, the fun antics of Bridgey D. Bear and of course a heart-felt retelling of the Christmas Story, Carols by Candlelight is a great night out for the whole family. A free Park-and-Ride bus service is available between 4.30pm to 9.30pm from Bridgeman Baptist Community Church. Buses will stop at the bus stops on Albany Creek Road and Graham Road. For further details, please contact the Bridgeman Baptist Community Church.

Dec 14th - KPUC Christmas Carols Alfreco

Now in our 4th year the KPUC Christmas Carols in the car park will commence with relaxing music and carols from our Pacific Island and Png singers. There's children's activities, and Tea/coffee available. At 6PM we share a free Christmas meal served by our wonderful local and South Sea Island community. From 7PM the carols program commences on the stage in our car park. Seating is provided. Parking is available on the church side of our car park, and our facilities are disability friendly. 5.00pm - 8.00pm - 46 Linton St, Kangaroo Point. For further details, please visit our website wkpuc.org.au

Dec 31st - Mooloolaba New Year's Eve Celebration

The New Year's Eve Mooloolaba Celebration is held on the beautiful foreshore precinct of the renowned Mooloolaba Beach. The event features: spectacular fireworks displays roving street performers and buskers food stalls face painting temporary tattoos carnival rides and amusements two stages packed full of entertainment for all the family The main stage features special children’s entertainment and shows up until the 8.30pm fireworks and then national bands to lead into the midnight fireworks while the beach stage has DJ’s all night for dancing on the beach. Gates open at 4.00pm - 17-19 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba. For further details, please visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

Dec 31st - Surfers Paradise New Years Eve Carnival

This year's Surfers Paradise New Year's Carnival will be running from December 27 to 31. Come on down for a great night out with carnival rides, kids' slides and more all along the foreshore! On New Year's Eve, we'll once again be celebrating Superheroes of Paradise, so come dressed as your favourite character and have a photo with some superheroes! Then bring in the New Year with a bang with one of Queensland's largest fireworks displays on Surfers Paradise beach, Wednesday 31 December at the family friend time of 8pm, followed by the second show at midnight. For further details, please visit our website surfersparadise.com

Dec 31st - Celebrate Ipswich New Year`s Eve 2014

Celebrate Ipswich New Year`s Eve is a  free event that kicks off  at 6pm with plenty of family entertainment including free carnival rides, street theatre, performers, food stalls, live music and more.  Entertainment on stage will include Tim Jackman - King of the Kids and Magic Carpet Ride, followed by a family movie screening of The Croods at 7:15pm and a fireworks finale spectacular at 10pm. This great night out all happens at the North Ipswich Reserve, 43 The Terrace, North Ipswich. For further details, please contact the Ipswich City Council.

Dec 31st - NYE at Southbank

Grab your friends and family and celebrate New Year’s Eve amid the gorgeous glow of fireworks at South Bank! This year there’ll be two shows – one at 8.30pm for the little ones, and one at midnight for the "big kids". For further details, please visit www.visitbrisbane.com.au

Jan 23rd - Australia Day Festival - Southbank

Celebrate what’s great about this country at the Australia Day Long Weekender. With green spaces, shady trees and a panoramic views of the iconic Brisbane River and CBD, South Bank Parklands is a favourite location for Brisbanites and is where all the action will take place over the Australia Day long weekend. There will be something for everyone to enjoy, with free music performances, culinary delights, interactive art, children’s activities, market stalls and fireworks. A spectacular display of fireworks will light up the Brisbane city skyline on Australia Day eve, Sunday 25 January. Come down and help us bring Australia Day in with a real bang. Bring your picnic rug, set up at the barbecues, cool off at Streets Beach and enjoy celebrating Australia Day 2015 with family and friends.

For further details, please visit our website.

Jan 24th - Australia Day Festival - Southbank

Celebrate what’s great about this country at the Australia Day Long Weekender. With green spaces, shady trees and a panoramic views of the iconic Brisbane River and CBD, South Bank Parklands is a favourite location for Brisbanites and is where all the action will take place over the Australia Day long weekend. There will be something for everyone to enjoy, with free music performances, culinary delights, interactive art, children’s activities, market stalls and fireworks. A spectacular display of fireworks will light up the Brisbane city skyline on Australia Day eve, Sunday 25 January. Come down and help us bring Australia Day in with a real bang. Bring your picnic rug, set up at the barbecues, cool off at Streets Beach and enjoy celebrating Australia Day 2015 with family and friends.

For further details, please visit our website.

Jan 25th - Australia Day Festival - Southbank

Celebrate what’s great about this country at the Australia Day Long Weekender. With green spaces, shady trees and a panoramic views of the iconic Brisbane River and CBD, South Bank Parklands is a favourite location for Brisbanites and is where all the action will take place over the Australia Day long weekend. There will be something for everyone to enjoy, with free music performances, culinary delights, interactive art, children’s activities, market stalls and fireworks. A spectacular display of fireworks will light up the Brisbane city skyline on Australia Day eve, Sunday 25 January. Come down and help us bring Australia Day in with a real bang. Bring your picnic rug, set up at the barbecues, cool off at Streets Beach and enjoy celebrating Australia Day 2015 with family and friends.

For further details, please visit our website.

Jan 26th - North Burleigh Surf Lifesaving Club Australia Day Fun Day

North Burleigh Surf Lifesaving Club and the Brisbane Racing Club are holding an Australia Day Family Fun Day and BBQ in the park. Get your friends and family together and bring your picnic blanket etc. along. There will be food stalls, a BBQ, Jumping Castle, music, games for the kids, face painting and more. Some activities and the BBQ will incur a minimal cost but you will be able to come along and enjoy the day without having to cook or entertain the children. It will all be available for you. 11am to 3pm - Ed Hardy Park, 293 The Esplanade, Miami - Gold Coast. For further details, please contact the North Burleigh Surf Lifesaving Club.

Jan 26th - Australia Day Festival - Southbank

Celebrate what’s great about this country at the Australia Day Long Weekender. With green spaces, shady trees and a panoramic views of the iconic Brisbane River and CBD, South Bank Parklands is a favourite location for Brisbanites and is where all the action will take place over the Australia Day long weekend. There will be something for everyone to enjoy, with free music performances, culinary delights, interactive art, children’s activities, market stalls and fireworks. A spectacular display of fireworks will light up the Brisbane city skyline on Australia Day eve, Sunday 25 January. Come down and help us bring Australia Day in with a real bang. Bring your picnic rug, set up at the barbecues, cool off at Streets Beach and enjoy celebrating Australia Day 2015 with family and friends.

For further details, please visit our website.

Mar 1st - Logan Car Show

Calling all car enthusiasts and clubs!Logan City PCYC is holding its 8th annual Logan Car Show on 1st March 2015, and it’s going to be bigger and better! With amusement rides, entertainment, dancers, bands, trade stands, food, drinks plus of course, cars, bikes and utes! With over 25 trophy categories and this years new edition of CASH prizes, it’s going to be a great day! Come along and view the best of the best from single entries to clubs and appreciate the time, effort and cash involved in bringing these cars, bikes and utes to life! Meet the Triple M Street Team, Great raffles and much more! One of this years new attractions is a Sound Off Comp. Jump on our facebook page “Logan City PCYC’ to keep up to date with all the new attractions for this years show. Ring us to book your car club and ensure your spot! 9am to 2pm - Logan City PCYC,  Cnr Wembley Rd & Jacaranda Ave, Logan Central QLD. For further details, please visit our website.

Jun 6th - Virginia State School 95th Anniversary Family Fun Day

The 95th Anniversary Family Fun Day will be held at Virginia State School on Saturday 6th June 2015. Free entry with fun for all the family. Our carnival rides include the Hurricane, Lost Temple Castle, Bungee Run plus much more. There will be attractions to suit all ages and a spectacular fireworks show to conclude the day at 6pm. Gates open at 12.30pm - 1678 Sandgate Rd Virginia.

For more information visit our website www.virginia95.com.

Jun 7th - Jamboree Heights State School Fete

The biannual Jamboree Heights State Schol Fete is a family fun day filled with stalls, home made products to buy, face painting, school based performances and is a real community and family event. Entry is Free but all our fabulous carnival rides and stalls are individually priced. We are seeking community participation and support to help us build our connections within the local community. Everyone is invited to come along and have a look and join in. We will have heaps of different things to see and do, for all ages. 10am to 3pm - 35 Beanland St, Jamboree Heights. For further details, please contact Jamboree Heights State School.

Jun 20th - Thornlands State School Winter Solstice Fair

Thornlands State School presents the WINTER SOLSTICE FAIR 2015 ! This will be a fun filled day and evening featuring amusement rides, entertainment , games, market & food stalls, entertainment, displays and more. Finishing off with an amazing fireworks show, you will never have so much fun on the shortest day of the year!! 12pm to 6pm - Thornlands State School - South St, Thornlands. For further details, please contact Thornlands State School.

Jul 25th - Calamvale Carnival

The bi-annual Calamvale Carnival is the Lord Mayor's 2014 COMMUNITY EVENT OF THE YEAR, and will be back, bigger and better in 2015!!. There will be dozens of carnival rides for all ages, ranging from thrill-seeking EKKA-style spectaculars to children's fairground classics. Come along and see the roving entertainment, stalls, community displays, food, on-field activities, stage entertainment, a huge fireworks show, a flyover by air force F/A-18F Super Hornets, all capped off by our feature artists, JUSTICE CREW in concert ! Entry is free. All-you-can-ride armbands and concert tickets will be available on our website or Facebook page. The 2015 Calamvale Carnival will be running from 11am to 9pm - Calamvale Sporting Fields - Beaudesert Rd, Calamvale.

For further details, please visit our website at www.calamvalecarnival.com.au or see us on Facebook.

Oct 9th - Oktoberfest Brisbane

Oktoberfest Brisbane is Australia’s largest German Festival. Experience Brisbane’s iconic German Festival, Oktoberfest Brisbane - it’s perfect for an after-work meet-up, leisurely family Sunday, or a buzzing evening out with friends. Bringing together all lovers of German fun, food and culture over two weekends in October, Oktoberfest Brisbane – one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests around the world – transforms the heart of Brisbane into an authentic German town festival. 4pm to 12pm - Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills - Qld.

For further details, please visit our website www.oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au

Oct 10th - Oktoberfest Brisbane

Oktoberfest Brisbane is Australia’s largest German Festival. Experience Brisbane’s iconic German Festival, Oktoberfest Brisbane - it’s perfect for an after-work meet-up, leisurely family Sunday, or a buzzing evening out with friends. Bringing together all lovers of German fun, food and culture over two weekends in October, Oktoberfest Brisbane – one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests around the world – transforms the heart of Brisbane into an authentic German town festival. 12am to 12pm - Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills - Qld.

For further details, please visit our website www.oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au

Oct 11th - Oktoberfest Brisbane

SUNDAY IS FAMILY FUN DAY at Oktoberfest - Brisbane - Australia’s largest German Festival. Experience Brisbane’s iconic German Festival, Oktoberfest Brisbane - it’s perfect for an after-work meet-up, leisurely family Sunday, or a buzzing evening out with friends. Bringing together all lovers of German fun, food and culture over two weekends in October, Oktoberfest Brisbane – one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests around the world – transforms the heart of Brisbane into an authentic German town festival. 12am to 8pm - Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills - Qld.

For further details, please visit our website www.oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au

Oct 16th - Oktoberfest Brisbane

Oktoberfest Brisbane is Australia’s largest German Festival. Experience Brisbane’s iconic German Festival, Oktoberfest Brisbane - it’s perfect for an after-work meet-up, leisurely family Sunday, or a buzzing evening out with friends. Bringing together all lovers of German fun, food and culture over two weekends in October, Oktoberfest Brisbane – one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests around the world – transforms the heart of Brisbane into an authentic German town festival. 4pm to 12pm - Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills - Qld.

For further details, please visit our website www.oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au

Oct 17th - Oktoberfest Brisbane

Oktoberfest Brisbane is Australia’s largest German Festival. Experience Brisbane’s iconic German Festival, Oktoberfest Brisbane - it’s perfect for an after-work meet-up, leisurely family Sunday, or a buzzing evening out with friends. Bringing together all lovers of German fun, food and culture over two weekends in October, Oktoberfest Brisbane – one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests around the world – transforms the heart of Brisbane into an authentic German town festival. 12am to 12pm - Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills - Qld.

For further details, please visit our website www.oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au

Oct 18th - Oktoberfest Brisbane

SUNDAY IS FAMILY FUN DAY at Oktoberfest - Brisbane is Australia’s largest German Festival. Experience Brisbane’s iconic German Festival, Oktoberfest Brisbane - it’s perfect for an after-work meet-up, leisurely family Sunday, or a buzzing evening out with friends. Bringing together all lovers of German fun, food and culture over two weekends in October, Oktoberfest Brisbane – one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests around the world – transforms the heart of Brisbane into an authentic German town festival. 12am to 8pm - Brisbane Showgrounds, Bowen Hills - Qld.

For further details, please visit our website www.oktoberfestbrisbane.com.au

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