Coast set to sparkle as Christmas Tree Trail lights up
  • Thursday 26 November 2015
christmas tree, festive season

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Coast following the official switching on of the Mooloolaba Christmas tree lights last night (November 25).

Council kicked off Christmas and New Year festivities when Mayor Mark Jamieson switched on the Mooloolaba lights – also signalling the official opening of the Coast’s Christmas Tree Trail.

Mayor Jamieson invited the community to celebrate the holiday season and join in the fun community events happening right across the Coast.

“This is a wonderful time of year, and the program of events is again filled with fun, family-friendly activities throughout December and January,” Mayor Jamieson said.

“This year, council’s Christmas Tree Trail features 21 trees that will add some festive sparkle and light up progressively throughout the region over the next week.

“I invite everyone to share the spirit of the holiday season and support our community by heading to a local event.”

Division 4 Councillor Chris Thompson said the Norfolk pine tree at Mooloolaba was one of many amazing trees to visit this holiday season.

“No matter where you live on the Coast, there is sure to be a wonderfully decorated tree in a town near you,” Cr Thompson said.

“The Mooloolaba tree will light up the Esplanade and provide a vibrant atmosphere for all to enjoy.

“Why not take an evening drive and check out some of the other trees along the trail, including Caloundra, Buderim, Coolum, Maleny, Kenilworth, Nambour and many more.”

In keeping with council’s vision for the Sunshine Coast to be Australia’s most sustainable region, only environmentally friendly Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting is featured in all council decorated trees.

A majority of council decorated trees will be lit up on December 1 with the final tree lighting up on December 6 at Wurtulla

For full details about the Christmas Tree Trail and community Christmas and New Year events happening across the region, head to council’s website or pick up a copy of My Weekly Preview’s My Christmas publication.

Council is pleased to partner with My Weekly Preview to bring all the event information to you on the wide variety of Christmas and New Year activities taking place across the region.

FAST FACTS

Christmas Tree Trail locations

Tree Location                 Address

Alexandra Headland       Alexandra Parade, south-side of Surf Life Saving Club

Buderim                         Front of Old Post Office near Burnett Street roundabout

Caloundra                      Roundabout at Bulcock and Minchinton streets

Conondale                     Boyle Park next to the swimming pool

Coolum                          David Low Way (west side), near Park Street

Cotton Tree                    Cotton Tree Park (west of swimming pool), Cotton Tree Esplanade

Eudlo                              Town Park, Corlis Avenue (near skate park)

Glasshouse                     Rotary Park, Reed Street and Bruce Parade

Kenilworth                      Town Park, Elizabeth and Charles streets

Maleny                            Roundabout at Maple and Coral streets

Mapleton                         Memorial Park, corner Flaxton Drive and Obi Obi Road

Marcoola                         Felix Parry Park, Marcoola Esplanade

Montville                         Village Green, Main Street (south of Memorial Close)

Mooloolah Valley             Martin Rungert Park, corner of Bray Rd and Neill Rd

Mooloolaba                      Between Beach Terrace and Mooloolaba Esplanade (south end)

Mudjimba                         Power Park, Mudjimba Esplanade

Nambour                          Nambour Town Square, Lowe and Queen streets

Palmwoods                       Kolora Park, Woombye-Palmwoods Road

Woombye                         Blackall Street, (north-side, near Wakefield Street)

Wurtulla                           Crummunda Park, Coongarra Esplanade

Yandina                            War Memorial Park, Stevens and Railway streets