Between Christmas drinks and shopping for gifts, party food and something nice to wear, Christmas can be an expensive time of year. Never fear, there’s plenty of free festive fun at the Plaza, from a rendezvous with Santa to our famous Christmas nativity set in Santa’s Village.
The heart of Christmas is at the Plaza, offering an amazing array of free sights, sounds and experiences. Kick-off the festivities on Saturday 23 November, where you will see Moxy and Ox from the UglyDolls perform in their spectacular Stage Show. Then, watch little faces shine as all children have the chance to meet both Moxy and Ox and create special memories and grab a photo on stage.
With Christmas just around the corner and the year coming to an end we really want to focus on YOU, our wonderful community – and that’s why we’ve put together a month of special promotions and activities including:
Over four Festival weeks, the magic will continue daily with photos in Santa’s House offering daily activities and a Santa Letter writing Station. All children receive a free gift from Santa and a candy cane for that fresh minty breath.
Share in the merriment and sign along with a local Christmas Band playing iconic Christmas anthems. in centre on Saturday November 23 – 9am-11am, Sunday December 8 – 10am-12noon, Sunday December 15 – 10am-12noon and Saturday December 21 – 9am-11am. Not confident in your singing abilities? Fear not – this hour-long celebration promises to be a whole lot of fun for everyone.
Christmas On Us – Look out for our Elves, paying it forward with random acts of kindness with $5000 in the kitty!
Sensory Santa Photos – An option for sensitive children and children with disabilities is available again this year (bookings essential)
Christmas Appeal – Help the Salvation Army make food and gift hampers for the less fortunate in our community by donating non-perishables in the boxes outside Coles and Woolworths by December 13.
Christmas Markets – Two perfect opportunities on December 8 and 15 to find unique, locally grown and made gifts from our talented marketeers, plus enjoy free family entertainment and live music.
Christmas Gift Wrapping – The Elves form Cancer Council QLD are the best present-wrappers in town and all proceeds go towards supporting those affected.