The MECC presents Christmas Actually

The MECC presents Christmas Actually

Before purchasing tickets, please read the Terms & Conditions.

The MECC presents Christmas Actually hits from beloved holiday classic Love Actually

The silly season is quickly approaching, and the MECC presents the ultimate end of year experience to get everyone into the Christmas spirit!

Kicking off the night with the festive event of the year, from the creators of Rumour Has It and Lady Beatle comes Christmas Actually: the world’s most-loved movie soundtrack live on stage.

A production by The Little Red Theatre Company, Christmas Actually features an all-star cast led by Australian cabaret icon Libby O’Donovan OAM. Christmas Actually delivers all the hits from beloved holiday classic Love Actually wrapped up with a sprig of holly and bucket loads of comedy and charm.

Relive the magic musical moments from your favourite festive film including smash hit songs by Mariah Carey, Joni Mitchell, Norah Jones, Eva Cassidy, Kelly Clarkson, The Beach Boys and The Beatles, brought to life by a band of Australia’s top musicians and superstar vocalists.

Bursting with nativity lobsters (yes, more than one), cinnamon sticks and endless fun, Christmas Actually is the ultimate silly-season starter.

The fun doesn’t finish after the show, local band from Airlie Beach, Flying Double Front Kick will be performing everyone's favourites! The bar stays open until 10pm.

Don’t miss the ultimate night of Christmas classics, singing and being merry!

Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm.

Please note: This is an 18+  event

Organise the gang, and book a table! Options come with, or without the extras - it's up to you!

Tables only (no extras)
Table of 4 (tickets only) - $55 per person
Table of 8 (tickets only) - $55 per person
Table of 10 (tickets only) - $55 per person

Flying solo? Of course we have individual tickets available!
$59 Adult
$55 Pensioner/Concession
$55 Friend/MECC Member

Ordering of packages has now cut off

Or, enjoy our Christmas Package! Each guest receives a glass of champagne + a selection of char siu crispy pork bao buns, baked almond and cranberry brie, mozzarella & marinara meat ball sliders and a candy cane caprese board with their ticket.
Table of 10 ($75 per person)
Table of 8 ($75 per person)
Table of 4 ($75 per person).

Please note: Pre-ordered festive food will be delivered to tables.
Please note: Pre-order for festive food selections and Christmas packages cut off Tuesday 29 November at 12pm.

Pre-ordering of food has now cut off

Make your Christmas experience complete and enjoy one of our delicious catering selections during the show!

Catering selections available to pre-order:

Candy cane caprese board $18

Char siu crispy pork bao buns $16

Baked almond and cranberry brie for 2 $22

Mozzarella & marinara meat ball sliders (x2) $14

Coffee caramel pannacotta with almond short bread $12

Christmas ham croquettes (x3) $8

Drink wise

Retail CafĂ© and Candy Bar - Join us 60 minutes prior to show and at interval (if applicable), we offer drinks, delicious food, and candy options.

Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.


Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777.
All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.

Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.

Companion Cards
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.

Purchase Tickets

3 December, 2022
07:00 pm
MECC Plenary Halls
$59 Adult
$55 Pensioner/Concession
$55 Friend/MECC Member

$220 Table of 4 (tickets only)
$440 Table of 8 (tickets only)
$550 Table of 10 (tickets only)
Christmas Packages
$750 Table of 10 ($75 per person)
$600 Table of 8 ($75 per person)
$300 Table of 4 ($75 per person)