Festival set to light Santa’s way to Sunshine Coast

November 18, 2017 by  

An example of true Christmas spirit is about to illuminate Caloundra as part of this year’s Festival of Lights.

According to Sunshine Coast Councillor Tim Dwyer, the event draws residents and visitors from nearby Maroochydore and throughout the region.

Cr. Dwyer said the area’s Festival of Lights includes activities to suit all ages, adding:

“More than 300 participated last year and we want to grow this event and increase the Christmas cheer.”

Selina Smith, who is secretary of the Caloundra Business Alliance, said the festival attracts great support from many of the local businesses, and added:

“We’re excited for the Festival of Lights to begin and we’ve been working hard with our Caloundra businesses to make the event bigger and better.”

This year’s festival has been expanded to feature many new events and activities, and local businesses have taken part by mounting special Christmas-themed window displays.

All the action begins on November 30, when the festival lights, located in trees along Bulcock Street, are switched on.

This will coincide with a late night shopping, Christmas window displays will be unveiled and street entertainment such as a ballerina, harpist and illuminated stilt-walkers will feature.

Flyer printing also reveals a series of activities including a welcome parade for Santa featuring classic bikes and cars on December 2 and opening of his workshop at The Strand plus plenty of colouring-in competitions, face painting and more for the kids until December 17.