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Mooloolaba Christmas Events

As hard as it may be to believe, Christmas is just around the corner. If you’re looking to celebrate the holiday season somewhere special this year, it’s time to start planning to ensure a hassle-free experience.

Nestled in the heart of Queensland’s breathtaking Sunshine Coast region, Mooloolaba stands out as a serene coastal town and a sought-after Australian holiday destination. With its pristine white beach, crystal-clear waters, and a myriad of renowned attractions, Mooloolaba offers an idyllic setting to enjoy both summer and the festive season. To add an extra layer of excitement to your holiday, Mooloolaba hosts an annual Christmas boat parade.

2023 Mooloolaba Boat Parade

Scheduled for December 9th at 7 p.m., the spectacular Christmas lights boat parade is a must-attend event. If you’re feeling adventurous, you even have the option to actively participate in the parade rather than simply being a spectator.

This once-a-year event promises to fill your family with holiday cheer. Opt for the Mooloolaba Christmas Lights Boat Parade experience and treat your loved ones to a close-up view aboard the Mooloolaba Canal Cruise. Indulge in celebratory drinks from the fully licensed onboard bar, bring your own snacks, and groove to festive tunes spanning the decades as you soak up the nostalgic atmosphere along the Mudjimba.

But if you can’t make it on parade day, you can still enjoy getting in the Christmas spirit with the iconic Mooloolaba Canal Cruise.

Christmas Lights Cruise

Gather the family for an unforgettable 1-hour Christmas Lights Canal Cruise, running from December 1 to December 30. Choose from two departure times: 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Make a reservation, arrive at Jetty 3 at The Wharf 15 minutes before departure, and let the historic M.V. Mudjimba leisurely guide you through the Mooloolah River and Canals.

Marvel at the waterfront mansions adorned with charming Christmas lights from the comfort of your cozy seat with an unrestricted all-around view. Capture the beauty of the illuminated surroundings and create lasting memories with photos and videos during this delightful excursion.

Additionally, consider treating your family to a delightful Christmas lunch at a charming riverbank restaurant if you decide to partake in this activity on Christmas Day.

Christmas Lunch at The Dock

The Dock Mooloolaba specializes in showcasing fresh, regional, and seasonal ingredients in its cuisine. With a seating capacity of over 300 guests and a picturesque riverfront location at The Wharf Mooloolaba, the restaurant offers a laid-back, family-friendly ambiance—perfect for a Christmas celebration.

On Christmas Day 2023, The Dock will host two lunch seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Indulge in dishes like Chilled Mooloolaba Prawns or Oxtail Pithivier for starters, followed by main course options like Honey Glazed Turkey or Wood-fired North QLD Lobster. Cap off the meal with a delightful Pavlova Roulade for dessert.

Kids can enjoy ice cream adorned with popping candy, sprinkles, and roasted chicken. A vegan menu is also available for those with dietary preferences.

Book Your Christmas Accommodation

Now that you have exciting plans for the holiday season, it’s time to secure your stay. Aegean Mooloolaba invites you to unwind and celebrate Christmas, just 60 meters from the stunning pure white sands of Mooloolaba Beach. For resort-style Mooloolaba accommodation, Aegean Apartments has everything you need for an unforgettable Christmas beach getaway.

Book your apartments on Mooloolaba Sunshine Coast today and make this Christmas truly special!