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Free festive fun on offer this Christmas

Christmas program free
The Bundaberg Regional Council Christmas program has free events to enjoy this festive season.

Council’s Christmas program has plenty of free events to enjoy this Christmas season to help community members get into the festive spirit.

Come along to one of these free events in the region, and check out the full Christmas program here.

Pageant of Lights

A dazzling parade of Christmas floats, festive entertainment, and the official lighting of the spectacular Christmas lights in Buss Park.

When: Thursday 30 November, 5.30 pm

Where: Bundaberg CBD

Twilight Artisan Market

Browse an array of handcrafted items, one-of-a-kind artworks and unique gifts from the region’s talented artisans and craftspeople.

When:   Friday 1 December, 5 pm to 8 pm

Where: Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery + Gallery Park, 1 Barolin Street, Bundaberg

Christmas Musical – Do you hear what I hear?

Enjoy the Christmas musical ‘Do you hear what I hear?’, which explores the Christmas story with a very Aussie angel, some cute storytellers, dancers, and a downright rude Grinch.

A great night of fun and laughter for the whole family.

When:  1 – 3 December, 7 pm to 8.30 pm

Where: Heritage Christian Centre, 58 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg Regional Council

Christmas Advent Wreath

Macadamias Australia invites the community to share in their life-size Christmas Advent Wreath which symbolises the passage of the four weeks of Advent.

The wreath includes four candles to be lit across four consecutive Friday evenings.

When:   1, 8, 15 and 22 December, 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Where: Macadamias Australia, 4625 Goodwood Road, Alloway

Carols at Hope

An evening of free festive fun for the whole family, including markets from 3pm and Christmas carols from 6pm.

Food vans and activities throughout the night, with fireworks to wrap up the festivities at the end.

When:   Sunday 3 December, 3 pm to 7.30 pm

Where: 18 Walters Street, Bundaberg North

Christmas Music Bingo

Join in a fun night dedicated to the best Christmas songs as well as all-time greatest hits with this interactive festive event.

Family-friendly, and participants are encouraged to get into the Christmas spirit by wearing red and green.

Just like normal bingo, but the numbers have been replaced by songs!

When:   Wednesday 6 December, 7 pm

Where: Lighthouse Hotel, 66 Zunker Street, Burnett Heads


When:   Wednesday 20 December, 7 pm

Where: Metro Hotel, 160 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg

Booking essential.

Christmas in the Park

A relaxing evening of music and food hosted by the Restoration Centre.

Bring a picnic rug and join the fun, which will include family-friendly activities and Christmas carols.

When:   Thursday 7 December, 5.30 pm to 9 pm

Where: Alexandra Park, Quay Street, Bundaberg

Childers Mingle and Jingle Street Party

Join the Childers community to celebrate Christmas at this festive, fun street party.

Food, shopping, live music, prizes, and a special visit from Santa means there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

When:   Thursday 7 December, 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Where: Churchill Street, Childers

Christmas in the Precinct

An afternoon of festive fun and entertainment followed by a star-studded Christmas concert, Christmas in the Precinct has something for everyone.

Mumma’s Nest Markets will anchor the afternoon’s activities, which include rides, roving entertainment, food truck and a special visit from Santa and his real-life reindeer.

The Christmas concert will be headlined by popstar RICKI-LEE and Australia’s leading lady of musical theatre Marina Prior, along with Bella Canna String Quintret, Encore Dance Studio and The Diamonds.

When:   Saturday 9 December, markets and entertainment from 2 pm, concert from 6 pm

Where: Bundaberg Recreational Precinct

Learn how to decorate a delicious Christmas cookie in this free hands-on workshop.

Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre’s Crafter in Residence will guide participants through this fun activity in a relaxed environment.

When:   Monday 11 December, 9 am to 11.30 am

Where: Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centre, 4 Dear Street, Gin Gin

No bookings required.

Christmas Tree Ornament

Create a festive Christmas tree ornament to hang on your Christmas tree.

When:   Monday 11 December, 10 am to 11 am

Where: Gin Gin Library, Gin Gin Community Hub, 4 Dear Street, Gin Gin

Bookings essential.

Christmas Card Craft

Create a personalised Christmas card for someone special.

When: Daily from 11 to 15 December, 10 am to 10.30 am

Where: Bundaberg Library, 49 Woondooma Street, Bundaberg

Bookings essential.

Christmas Angels

Decorate a Christmas angel ornament to hang on your Christmas tree.

When:   Tuesday 12 December, 10 am to 11 am

Where: Childers Library, 49 Churchill Street, Childers

Bookings essential.

Super Mario Bros the Movie

Free screening of this exuberant comedy based on the action-packed world of Nintendo’s Mario games.

When:   Wednesday 13 December, 10.30 am to 12 pm

Where: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, 177 Bourbong Street, Bundaberg

Bookings essential.

Xmas in the Skate Park

This teen focused youth event, hosted by yourtown, will put a festive spin in kick-flips with skateboarding, snags and prizes.

Get into the festive spirit with Christmas costumes.

When:   Thursday 14 December, 10 am to 3 pm

Where: Walla Street Skate Park, Walla Street, Bundaberg

Pop-up Snowman

Create a fun pop-up snowman decoration.

When:   Thursday 14 December, 10 am to 11 am

Where: Childers Library, 49 Churchill Street, Childers

Booking essential.

A Moore Park Beach Christmas

A very merry seaside Christmas event, with Christmas carols, markets, stage entertainment, kids fun and sandcastle competition.

A special visit from Santa with surprises for the kids and fireworks to top off the evening at 8 pm.

When:   Saturday 16 December, 4 pm to 8 pm

Where: Moore Park Beach

Burnett Heads Community Christmas Party

A magical evening of festive community cheer with kids activities, Christmas carol karaoke and special guest visit from Santa.

Enjoy a free sausage sizzle hosted by the Burnett Heads Progress and Sports Association.

When:   Saturday 16 December, 4 pm to 9 pm

Where: Jack Norgate Oval, Burnett Heads

Celebrate Christmas

Celebrate the season with live performances and Christmas carols at this special concert for the whole family.

The afternoon starts with a family festival including petting zoo, jumping castle, food vendors, and face painting, followed by the concert.

When:   Sunday 17 December, 12 pm

Where: Citicoast Church, 140 Elliott Heads Road, Avenell Heights

Bookings essential.

Christmas Gnome

Stitch together a delightful Christmas gnome to add a playful twist to your Christmas decorating.

When:   Tuesday 19 December, 2 pm to 3 pm

Where: Gin Gin Library, Gin Gin Community Hub, 4 Dear Street, Gin Gin

Christmas Trivia

Test your knowledge of all things Christmas at this free trivia event.

When:   Tuesday 19 December, 7 pm

Where: Spotted Dog at Railway Hotel, 87 Perry Street, Bundaberg North

Booking essential and filling up fast.

Festive Christmas Movie

Get into the Christmas spirit with a free festive movie screening.

When:   Friday 22 December, 10 am

Where: Childers Library, 49 Churchill Street, Childers

Booking essential.