Christmas community events

Get ready to spread the holiday cheer throughout the Mackay region with a series of exciting Christmas events!

Mark your calendars for a festive lineup of gatherings, from Christmas lights competitions to carols under the stars.

Let's make this holiday season a memorable one in our beautiful community!

The following events are supported by council's Christmas Grants Program:

> McEwans Beach Christmas Event

Saturday, November 18, from 5pm to 7pm
Reg Jones Park, McEwans Beach

> Balnagowan Christmas Event

Saturday, November 25, from 2pm - 7pm
192 Pleystowe Connection Road, Balnagowan

> St Helens Beach Christmas Lights Competition

Friday, December 1 to Thursday, December 14
St Helens Beach

> Armstrong Beach Progress Association Christmas Event

Saturday, December 2 from 4pm to 8pm
Llewellyn Hall, 681 Armstrong Beach

> Calen Christmas Event

Saturday, December 2 from 5.30pm to 9pm
Calen District State College, McIntyre Street

> Mackay Northern Beaches Neighbourhood Watch Christmas Event

Friday, December 8, from 5pm to 8pm
Shoal Point Park, Obrien Esplanade

> Beachside Family Christmas

Saturday, December 9, from 3pm
Grasstree Beach, The Esplanade

> Midge Point Christmas Event

Saturday, December 9, from 3pm to dusk
Nielsen Parade, Midge Point

> Mackay Aeroclub Christmas party

Friday, December 15, from 4.30pm
1 Casey Avenue, South Mackay

> Sarina Beach Christmas Fair

Thursday, December 14, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Sarina Beach, Owen Jenkins Drive

> Sarina Surf Lifesaving Club Carols By Candlelight

Saturday, December 16, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Sarina Beach, Owen Jenkins Drive

> Habana Carols Under the Stars

Saturday, December 23, from 7pm to 9.30pm
Habana Community Hub, 1091 Mackay-Habana Road

Mackay Regional Council is also supporting the following events:

> City Heart Christmas

Friday, December 1, from 4pm to 8pm
Mackay City Centre 
Check out the Fifth Lane Christmas Markets and join in the City Heart scavenger hunt. There will be late-night shopping, kids' activities, face painting, Christmas craft and games, carollers, live music, and the jolly man in the red suit will even make a visit.
Click here for more details.

> Sarina Community Christmas Celebrations

Sarina Neighbourhood Centre is supporting the following Christmas events:

Sarina Community Christmas Celebrations 
Saturday, December 2, from 2pm to 5pm
Free family event with prizes for the best Christmas outfit. There's local market stalls, kids karaoke, a disco and a visit from Santa. Free to attend.

Sarina Small Halls Concert
Saturday, December 2, from 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Light show by Donna Maree Robinson
Friday, December 1, and Saturday, December 2, from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

These events will be held at the Bob Wood Cultural Hall, corner of Broad and Anzac streets, in the hall car park. The light show will be on the large tree in the adjoining Anzac Square Park.

> Carols in the Gardens

Saturday, December 2, from 4.30pm (carols start at 6.30pm)
Meadowlands Amphitheatre, Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens 
Get into the Christmas spirit at the Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens. Carols will kick off at 6.30pm. Gates open at 4.30pm, so come down and secure your spot and enjoy the free kids' activities on offer. There will also be plenty of food vendors to grab a bite to eat.
Click here for more details.