Christmas on the Cooloola Coast – Events 2011

December 4th Tin Can Bay Christmas Carols

Get your family in the Christmas spirit and head along to the Tin Can Bay Christmas Carols. This year they are being held at the Tin Can Bay School, enjoy a delicious sausage sizzle from 5pm followed by carols at 6pm.

December 10th Rainbow Beach Christmas Parade and Carols by Candlelight

The whole town joins in for the annual event:

  • midday: Markets Open
  • 4.00pm: Lions Christmas Parade – competition is fierce for the best float, free for not for profits to enter (kids decorate their bikes and join in)
  • 6.00pm: Carols and Beer tent on the headland overlooking Fraser Island to Double Island Point

Last year Santa arrived for the kids, our local school choir sang, bring a chair or blanket for  a fun family day and night.

Christmas Eve at Rainbow Beach Sports Club

Santa again makes an appearance for all the kids – visitors and locals at 6pm. Children bag some lollies and then enjoy Christmas songs and festivities. Stay for a relaxed meal on the deck surrounded by yuletide goodwill. All ages will enjoy the night.

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Buffet Lunch is on a Snappers on the Marina and even a taxi available to run your group of up to 10 over to Tin Can Bay and back.  Long mouthwatering courses are on offer. Book early if you are keen. Other options available in Gympie and Hervey Bay. Call us (07 54863500) or email for menus and prices.

December 26-31 Tin Can Bay Foreshore Carnival

New Years

Come and enjoy the daily fun with family entertainment and amusements along the Tin Can Bay foreshore each evening, beginning on Boxing Day continuing until New Year’s Eve. There will be markets, music, food and drink stalls plus face painting, jumping castle, merry-go-round and more. Celebrate with live music on stage from 5 – 9 pm and on New Years Eve a top band will rock from 6pm followed by fireworks at 9pm and midnight.

New Years Eve in Rainbow Beach

Sports Club – DJ from 8pm until 2am. Meals available in the restaurant and at the bar.

Pub – Live music with the upstairs bar open. No cover charge, no need to book. Bistro open as normal.

We’ll update this list as we find out more! Please call Rainbow Getaway if you have an event you wish to add.


10 responses to “Christmas on the Cooloola Coast – Events 2011

  1. we’d like to have a stall market in Rainbow beach on Christmas parade but we don’t know how or who we can contact to talking about it so could you please give me the detail or information.? Thank you.

  2. Hi I was told the Boxing Day celebrations in Tin Can were cancelled due to lack of sponsorship, does this also include the entire week and New Years at the foreshore?

  3. This site needs to be updated its 2013 people. Need to know if there is anywhere on the Cooloola coast for Christmas lunch this year.

    • Thanks Karin for your comment, we will look into it for you and post accordingly. Unfortunately, business owners don’t always know so far in advance. The Cooloola Coast is very laid back – we can always recommend beautiful feeds of prawns, fresh fish and seafood. If you find out any more, please let us know.
      Thanks, Michelle

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