Share the spirit of Christmas with friends and family by heading to one of three carols events being held across the Coast this weekend - Nambour Community Carols, Carols at Cotton Tree and Christmas in the Park at Coolum.
Council is pleased to partner with a variety of organisations to bring community carols events to residents and visitors across the region. As a major partner, council continues to support family focussed, free celebrations.
To kick off the Christmas season, the Nambour Community Carols will be held this Friday night, December 11, from 5pm - 8.30pm at the Nambour Showgrounds. Division 10 Councillor Greg Rogerson encouraged Nambour and surrounding residents to grab a chair or picnic blanket and come along to enjoy a night of festive fun.
"With entertainment from local school groups, churches and individual artists there will be something for everyone to enjoy," Cr Rogerson said.
"There will be kids rides and food stalls open from 5pm, the carols concert starting at 6.30pm, and finishing with a fireworks display to light up the night and celebrate this great time of year."
On Saturday, December 12, there will be the Carols at Cotton Tree from 4.30pm - 8.30pm in Cotton Tree Park and Christmas in the Park at Tickle Park, Coolum Beach from 7pm - 9pm. Division 8 Councillor Jason O'Pray said this year's Carols at Cotton Tree would provide a great night of family entertainment.
"Once again, the organisers from Calvary Christian Church have put together a very special Christmas production," Cr O'Pray said.
"Bring the family along, and join in a fun night of local talent, favourite carols, fireworks and, of course, a visit from Santa."
A bit further north, residents in Coolum and surrounding communities can head to Tickle Park, Coolum Beach to enjoy the Christmas in the Park from 7pm - 9pm. Division 9 Councillor Steve Robinson said Christmas in the Park was set to be a great night of carols aimed at bringing the community together.
"Each year, I love seeing the local community and visitors coming together to enjoy this special event," Cr Robinson said.
"I encourage everyone to come along early to secure a spot, bring a blanket or chair and a bite to eat from the local businesses, then settle in and enjoy the carols, entertainment and fireworks.
" Council is a major partner in bringing five regional community carols events to residents and visitors across the region - Carols at Cotton Tree, Carols on Kings Beach, Nambour Community Carols, Glasshouse Country Carols and Christmas in the Park at Coolum Beach.
To find out what's happening in your area, visit council's website. FAST FACTS What: Nambour Community Carols When: Friday, December 11 Time: 5pm - 8.30pm
Where: Nambour Showgrounds Presented by: Nambour Combined Churches More information: www.facebook.com/nambourcommunitycarols
What: Carols at Cotton Tree When: Saturday, December 12 Time: 4.30pm - 8.30pm
Where: Cotton Tree Park Presented by: Calvary Christian Church More information: www.calvarycc.org.au/christmas
What: Christmas in the Park When: Saturday, December 12 Time: 7pm -9pm
Where: Tickle Park, Coolum Beach
Presented by: Coolum Christian Family Church More information: www.coolumchristianfamily.org