A much-loved Redlands Coast tradition, Christmas by Starlight, returns to the Redland showgrounds on December 16 in its original format and location, without the COVID restrictions of the past three years.
Mayor Karen Williams said she was delighted the event could return to its original location.
“Redlanders were well in need of some Christmas cheer during the pandemic but, with public safety paramount, that meant moving to a new location and running a ticketed festival over five days to limit numbers,” Cr Williams said.
“This year, I’m delighted that it will return to its original popular location at the showgrounds and will be free to all with no tickets required, so please mark the date on your calendar.”
The event has attracted more than 10,000 people and features live entertainment, free rides, Christmas merchandise stalls, food trucks and traditional carols.
“Council is currently finalising the program, with some outstanding talent involved,” Cr Williams said.
Another free family event, the annual Lighting of the Christmas Tree, will be held in Raby Bay Harbour Park, Cleveland from 5pm to 8.30pm on December 1.
This also features live entertainment, photos with Santa and a Christmas movie.