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Christmas in the Gladstone Region

You know what they say…'Tis the season to be jolly! 

So with that in mind, we've put together a list of activities and events that are guaranteed to get you feeling festive this December; 

Santos GLNG Mayor's Carols 2016 - Photo supplied by Gladstone Observer

Santos GLNG Mayor's Carols

There's nothing more Christmassy than Christmas Carols – so warm up your vocal cords and celebrate the start of the festive season with a sign-a-long at the 2017 Santos GLNG Mayor's Carols!

This family friendly event is set to be bigger and better than ever with fireworks, giveaways, a special guest singer and an appearance from the big man himself – Santa Claus!

When: Friday 1st of December 2017 - Pre-entertainment starts from 5:30pm
Where: Gladstone Marina Parklands
Cost: FREE Entry

Click here for more information. 

GECC's Christmas Street Party 2016

GECC's Christmas Street Party

Keep the good times rolling with GECC's Christmas Street Party! This free community event promises fun for the whole family with Christmas market stalls, live music, face painting, a jumping castle, Christmas carols and roaming elves. Don't miss the Christmas Tree lighting which begins at 6:45pm, followed by a visit from Santa Claus. 

When: Sunday 3rd December from 4pm – 8pm
Where: Library Square on Goondoon Street
Cost: FREE Entry

Click here for more information. 

Christmas in the City

Celebrate Christmas in the City as the Gladstone CBD bursts into life with carol services in the GECC auditorium, Hampers of Hope presented by the Salvation Army, children's gifts and a street party!

This event is FREE but you will need to secure your seats for the carol services. Children's gifts will be given away following each carol service to all children ticket holders.

When: Sunday 17th December from 3pm – 7pm
Where: Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre
Cost: FREE Entry

Click here for more information. 

Feast on East Markets

Feast on East Markets & Cruise Visit

If you're looking for some unique Christmas gifts or last-minute stocking fillers...the Feast on East Markets have got your covered! Enjoy a day out at East Shores Marina Precinct and soak up some summer rays while you finish your Christmas shopping. With a diverse range of market stalls, tasty eats and treats, live entertainment and free kids activities it's a fun day out for the whole family.

While you're there, why not head up to Auckland Point Lookout – it's our favourite spot to see the Cruise Ship docked!

When: Saturday 23rd December from 9am – 7pm
Where: East Shores Precinct, Gladstone
Cost: FREE Entry

Click here for more information. 

Christmas lights at 10 Glen Eden Drive

​Christmas Lights

Each year a little twinkle is added to the season with an array of Christmas light displays around Gladstone! Our favourite spots to see the magic are Katrina Boulevard, Sharyn Drive, Glen Eden Drive and Jackson Court…but keep an eye out on 4CC's website for more information about what Christmas lights to check out around the region.

Christmas Day Lunch

Wish you could spend more time with the family and less time in the kitchen this Christmas? Then take the hassle out of Christmas day and treat the family to a Christmas buffet with all the trimmings at Yaralla Sports Club, Gladstone Reef Hotel Motel or The Harvey Road Tavern

With so many festive events on in the #GladstoneRegion this December, you're sure to have yourself a merry little Christmas no matter what you do!

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