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Are you heading out to Mooloolaba this December? Whether you have a conference here in early December or you’re flying in with your family, we have a few events you’d be interested in. Check them out below.

Mooloolaba QLD at a Glance

Mooloolaba, Queensland, is a popular tourist destination on the Sunshine Coast. Alexandra Headland borders it in the north, Buddina in the south, and Mountain Creek in the west. It is known for its amazing beaches, relaxed vibe, and various attractions. 

It is a family-friendly destination, with attractions like Sea Life Sunshine Coast and water-based activities suitable for all ages. Mooloolaba is also a great jump-off point to surrounding attractions and other Sunshine Coast suburbs.

What to do in Mooloolaba and Beyond this December

Watch the Summer of Surf Event 1 in neighbouring Alexandra Headland.

Head to neighbouring Alexandra Headland to watch Australia’s best athletes compete in the Shaw and Partners Summer Surf Event 1. This sporting event is happening on the 1st of December and starts at 3pm. Competitors will fight to reach 10,000 points, giving them a chance to win the $75,000 prize.

Check out the thrilling Open Ironman and Open Ironwoman competitions. There will be an open ski, board, and swim competition. There will also be competition for those under 15 and under 17. While there, you can also check out the Under 17 Race One Ski Series.

Check out the Summer of Surf website for more information about this thrilling sporting event. 

Get on a festive Christmas Lights cruise.

Are you visiting Mooloolaba this December? One of the best things to do in Mooloolaba is to cruise its maze-like canals and beyond. There are a lot of cruise operators in Mooloolaba, and you can book one of them to show you around.

There’s Coastal Cruises Mooloolaba, which offers year-round and special cruises. Year-round cruises feature the scenic Sunset cruise and Seafood Lunch cruise. 

Check out their Christmas Lights Tours if you’re visiting us in December. You can learn more about this tour and book one for yourself and your family here.

You can also check out Mooloolaba Canal Cruise, another Mooloolaba boat tour operator. If you’re pressed for time, check out their 1-hour canal cruise. Their Seafood Cruise and Cruise & Lunch Package is ideal for foodies.

Mooloolaba Canal Cruise also offers Christmas Lights Cruises if you visit Mooloolaba this December. This cruise runs from the 1st to the 30th of December. Other cruise operators that offer special cruises this Christmas include Whale One Mooloolaba, Sunreef Mooloolaba, and Seafood Cruise Mooloolaba

If you want a more private cruise, check out Set Sail Cruises. If you bring your kids along, they might enjoy touring Mooloolaba aboard the Aquaduck.

Visit Sea Life on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

A visit to Mooloolaba is complete with a visit to Sea Life Sunshine Coast. This massive theme park is home to different fish species, sharks, rays, and turtles. The kids will enjoy exhibits like the Seahorse Kingdom, Little Blue Penguins, and Seal Island.

Sea Life Sunshine Coast is open year-round except for Christmas Day and Anzac Day. It is open from 9 in the morning to 3 in the afternoon. The last entry is at 2pm. Book your ticket here.

Shop at Festive on the Green

You can do a lot at this year’s Festive on the Green. Here, you can check out and buy local products and sample the best of Sunshine Coast’s cuisine. Interactive activities and live music performances will be held during the event. And if you’re lucky, you might get a giveaway!

Catch Festive on the Green on the 16th of December. It will be at the Sunshine Coast Stadium in neighbouring Bokarina. The event will start at 3pm and end at 8:30pm. It is a free event. Get your tickets to this event here.

Watch the New Year’s Eve Fireworks at the Mooloolaba Esplanade

We’re happy you will ring in the New Year with us in Mooloolaba. We recommend participating in the festive cheer by watching the New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Esplanade Mooloolaba. Enjoy interactive glow shows for the young ones to enjoy plus food trucks and live music.

There will be two fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve. The first one will happen at 8:30 in the evening – perfect for families with kids needing to be in bed early. The second fireworks display will happen at midnight so you can say goodbye to 2023 with a bang. 

Have a Memorable Stay in Mooloolaba this Holiday Season – Stay at Aegean Apartments

Are you visiting Mooloolaba this December and planning to spend Christmas or New Year here? Stay at Aegean Apartments to have an unforgettable holiday.

Our Sunshine Coast hotel is near the beach so you can swim and surf anytime. Sea Life Sunshine Coast and the Mooloolaba Marina are only a few minutes from your Sunshine Coast accommodation.

Are you spending the holidays in Mooloolaba with your partner or best friend? We recommend booking any of our luxurious 1-bedroom apartments. Our 2-bedroom apartments are perfect if you’re travelling with your family. 

We have a barbecue area if you plan to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve here. We also have a heated swimming pool and spa if you want to relax after a hectic day touring the Sunshine Coast.

Book your accommodation on the Sunshine Coast here.