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A Christmas message from your Mayor


hristmas and New Year is a time we all look forward to on our beautiful Sunshine Coast. For many of us, there’s the chance to catch up and celebrate with family and friends while everyone in our tourism sector prepares to host the tens of thousands of visitors we welcome from around Queensland, interstate and overseas. Each year, the Sunshine Coast Council is proud to support a wide range of Christmas and New Year events which reflect the lifestyle, cultural values and diversity of our Coast community. This year there is extra special significance as the memorable festivities commemorating our 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast culminate in an extravaganza. Our anniversary year has been a wonderful success, showing how we have progressed as a region, and I’m sure you will enjoy the big finale we have planned. There’s a packed program of family-friendly events and activities across our region. Once again, council has partnered with My Weekly Preview to bring all the event information to you in this special liftout. There are many highlights to look forward to, including: • Community Christmas trees and lighting in 20 locations – try to see them all; • Community carols and Christmas-themed events along the coast and into the hinterland; • The spectacular, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebrations at Mooloolaba, Coolum and Caloundra. To our residents, I encourage you to share the spirit of the season by catching up with your neighbours, making new friends and being a great ambassador for our visitors. If you’re holidaying here, you’ve made a fantastic choice! Thanks for being a part of our Christmas and New Year celebrations. Please stay safe over the holiday period, keep cool, look out for each other and have fun in Australia’s healthy, smart, creative region. Cr Mark Jamieson Mayor

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This year there are 20 locations with council decorated trees adding Christmas cheer to our local communities. All council decorated trees use LED lighting to align with council’s commitment to sustainability. The majority of trees will be illuminated from December 1 with some local communities hosting events to officially turn on the lights as part of the festivities. The lights should be shining in all trees by December 10.

COUNCIL’S COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREES… Alexandra Headland, bunya pine, north-side of Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club, Alexandra Parade Buderim, jacaranda tree, front of Old Post Office near the Burnett Street roundabout Caloundra, fig tree at the roundabout, Bulcock and Minchinton streets Conondale, Boyle Park, Maleny-Kenilworth Road (next to the pool) Coolum, David Low Way (west side) near Park Street Cotton Tree, Cotton Tree Park (west of the swimming pool), Cotton Tree Esplanade

Eudlo, hoop pine in Town Park, Corlis Avenue (near the skate park)

Mooloolaba, various trees throughout The Esplanade

Glass House Mountains, Rotary Park, Reed Street and Bruce Parade

Mudjimba, Power Park, Mudjimba Esplanade

Kenilworth, swamp gum in Town Park, Elizabeth and Charles streets Maleny, Maple and Coral streets roundabout Mapleton, Memorial Park, corner Flaxton Drive and Obi Obi Road Marcoola, Norfolk pine at Felix Parry Park, Marcoola Esplanade Montville, fig tree at Village Green, Main Street (south of Memorial Close)

Nambour, Town Square, corner Lowe and Queen streets Palmwoods, albizia tree, Margaret Street Woombye, Blackall Street, north side (near Wakefield Street) Wurtulla, Crummunda Park, Coongarra Esplanade Yandina, War Memorial Park, Stevens and Railway streets.

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Sunshine Plaza makes your Christmas shopping a breeze with over 220 stores including Myer, Kmart, Target, Coles and BCC Cinemas. Enjoy extended trading hours, charity gift wrapping, Santa photography and exclusive competitions, plus an exciting light show display starting Monday 18 December at the Riverwalk. Visit for details and inspiring gift ideas.

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WHAT’S ON THIS CHRISTMAS You can find choirs, Santa, carol singing and more at lots of community and family-friendly Christmas events taking place across the region. While most events are free, lookout for the $$ as tickets or entry fees may apply.



Maleny Arts and Crafts Christmas Fair, 9am-4pm Maleny Community Centre Find a range of locally handmade, quality merchandise for sale. It’s a great opportunity to pick up a unique piece, from woodwork and textile crafts to fine arts. Closes 3pm on Sunday.

Mooloolaba Rotary Club’s Annual Senior Christmas Party, 11.30am-2pm Lake Kawana Community Centre, Bokarina Senior citizens and people with disabilities will be treated to a VIP Christmas celebration. Guests are picked up from their homes and taken to the centre to enjoy a day of entertainment, a light lunch and gifts.

North Shore Community Christmas Celebration, 10am-2pm North Shore Community Centre Kids will enjoy an inflatable obstacle course, jumping castle, face painting, wildlife show, DIY Christmas arts and crafts, live entertainment, market stalls, community and sporting group stalls, sausage sizzle and burgers. Santa will arrive in a helicopter with a treat for all the kids!

NOVEMBER 26 Kawana Forest festivities, 2-6pm Kawana Forest Meeting Place Residents are invited to attend the KAFRA Christmas Party to enjoy a barbecue, kids’ activities and Santa.

NOVEMBER 30 Lighting Up Downtown Caloundra, 6-8pm Bulcock Street, Caloundra downtowncaloundra/Christmas Decorated shopfronts will brighten Bulcock Street. There will be entertainment including an illuminated harpist in Felicity Park, stilt walkers, carol singing and a countdown to turn on the community tree lights at the roundabout corner of Bulcock and Minchinton streets at 6.30pm. Late night trading until 8pm.

Bli Bli Community Carols, 4.30-8.30pm Bli Bli Primary School, School Road A great community event for the whole family including free rides, food stalls, markets, an animal farm, carols and fireworks. Don’t miss it!

DECEMBER 2 Beerwah Twilight Christmas Markets, 3-8pm QCWA Grounds, Simpson Street The annual market has all your favourite stalls, including cakes and preserves, unique gifts and more. Montville Festive Lights Event, 5-8pm Montville Village Green, Main Street This great community event brings live music, fun and festivities to Montville. Come and experience this free, feel-good family event showcasing the lighting of our spectacular Christmas tree. Woombye’s Christmas on The Field, 6-9pm Woombye Soccer Grounds, Palmwoods-Woombye Road A fun-filled family event with Santa, band, games, jumping castle, laser-tag and food.



Carols on Kings Leecie Penny

The Sunshine Coast Council has provided support to a number of events through sponsorship and its Community Grants program. Look for the events with the stars

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Palmwoods Christmas on Little Main, 2-9.30pm Palmwoods Memorial Hall, 1 Main Street Official opening of the new Village Square by Mayor Mark Jamieson. Delicious food, markets, rides and activities for the kids as well as a Christmas concert, carols and of course a visit from Santa.


Cruise Ship Markets, 7.30am-4pm Charles Clark Park, River Esplanade, Mooloolaba A great line up of stalls displaying their wares in picturesque Charles Clarke Park. There’s fashion and footwear, health and beauty, children’s toys, unique and unusual gifts, artworks, homewares and much more.

DECEMBER 3 Doonan Community Christmas Carols, 5-8pm House with No Steps, Fellowship Drive, Doonan Enjoy an evening under the stars in the stunning bush setting while singing along to Christmas carols. Featuring a host of talented local performers, there will be a guest appearance by a certain man in red too! This is an all-weather event. McGrath Christmas Movie, 6-9pm Judy Henzell Park, Agincourt Street, Pelican Waters Linda Feltman not only works in Pelican Waters but lives there too. As part of her ongoing commitment to her local community she is hosting a movie night. Elf (PG) will be screened along with other festive entertainment to be enjoyed.

DECEMBER 6 Light the Lights, 5.30-7.45pm Mapleton Lilyponds Park, Delicia Road Mapleton Choir and Shake it Music All Stars will be performing. Santa arrives with gifts for children. Mapleton Lilyponds Park Christmas tree lights are turned on and there will be a sausage sizzle.

DECEMBER 8 Nights on Ocean, 5-9pm Ocean Street, Maroochydore

Nambour Community Carols, 3-8.15pm Nambour Showgrounds 3pm – Twilight Christmas Markets (40+ stalls) with free kids’ entertainment and food court. 6pm – Carols concert. Enjoy a concert featuring local artists and a special visit from Santa and his friend Joy Bells. 8pm – fireworks.

Food and market stalls to grab a bargain Christmas present made by locals. North Shore Carols in the Park, 5.30-8.30pm Power Park, Mudjimba Community carols in the park. Maleny Christmas Street Carnival, 6-10pm Maple Street, Maleny An exciting, family-friendly Christmas carnival event with dancing in the street, rides, stalls, great food, Santa, music and much more.

DECEMBER 9 Mooloolah Valley Christmas Markets, 8am-1pm Mooloolah Valley Community Centre, 43 Bray Road The perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping. Market stalls will include a variety of unique, homemade and living gift ideas. Christmas Concert, 2pm Kawana Community Hall A Christmas concert with carols by the Sunshine Coast Concert Band. Families with children encouraged to attend. $$

Carols at Cotton Tree, 4.30-8pm Cotton Tree Park, The Esplanade, Cotton Tree Come and enjoy a wonderful Christmas celebration with entertainment, food and fun. Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of great local talent, singing our much loved Christmas carols and a special visit from the man in red, Santa. Seaside Dusk Christmas Event, 5-6.30pm Glen Retreat Park, Merchants Parade, Town of Seaside Free sausage sizzle, carols by the Coolum Entertainers at 5.15-5.45pm, Santa and free lolly giveaway between 6-6.15pm followed by the turning on of the Christmas lights on the Pavilion at 6.30pm. Eumundi Christmas Carols, 6.30-8.30pm Eumundi Amphitheatre, Memorial Drive A fabulous night of song and dance, comedy and thrills. Unexpected arrivals and a special entrance by Santa. Eumundi Rotary will supply food. Come along and have some fun.

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Christmas in the Park stage Movie under the stars, 6pm Rotary Park, Reed Street, Glasshouse Mountains A free movie night showing Arthur Christmas (G). Organised by Glasshouse Country Chamber of Commerce Inc. Movie in the Park – Caloundra West, 6pm Canavan Gracie Recreational Park Caloundra West Lions Club invite you to join them for a movie night in the park with Polar Express (G) screening from 6.30pm.

Celebrate the festive season of peace and goodwill to all by joining your local community in singing traditional carols in the beautiful BVP on the new stage. Special guests include Suzie Keenan & Friends, BYTES with Buderim’s own ‘Matilda’, Eva Murawski, and of course, Santa. Wet weather alternative: Buderim War Memorial Hall. Yandina Christmas Carols, 6.30-8.30pm Yandina Historic House, Pioneer Road A traditional carols event with plenty of carol singing, guest artists and a visit from Santa.

Christmas Spectacular Peregian Springs, 4.30pm Corner of The Avenue and Ridgeview Road Celebrate the joy and meaning of Christmas with us. Bring a picnic rug and your family and friends to enjoy markets, food stalls, local music artists, live carols band, kids entertainment, a visit from Santa and special guest, Tarzan from the TV show Australian Survivor. Markets will start from 4.30pm, carols from 6.30pm.

DECEMBER 14 Light up Woombye and Lantern Parade, 5.30-7.30pm Woombye Community Gardens Join the Singspire Chorus for carolling, a sausage sizzle and a lantern precession to the Wooombye Christmas tree (Blackall Street) and switching on of the tree lights.




Christmas in Alex, 4-8pm Buhk Park, Alexandra Parade Family Christmas celebration in Buhk Park with free entertainment and minimal cost rides for children.

Mooloolaba Beach Markets, 7am-1pm Mooloolaba Esplanade (surf club end) Grab a coffee from one of the local cafes and explore these beachside markets – homemade, homegrown with a mix of interesting imports.

Kunara Movie Night, 6.30pm Kunara, Forest Glen Who doesn’t love a good Muppet or Christmas movie? Why not have both? Come along and enjoy the Muppet Christmas Carol (G) screening from 6.30pm at Kunara.



Lights on the Lake, 4-8pm Crummunda Park, Coongarra Esplanade, Wurtulla Community festival on the banks of Currimundi Lake. Music, supervised children’s activities, food, parade of decorated canoes and kayaks and laser light show. Fun for all the family. Buderim Community Carols, 6.30-8.30pm Buderim Village Park, corner King and Church streets warmemorialcommunityassociation

Children’s Workshop – Lorikeet Christmas Cards Maroochy Arts and Ecology Centre, Palm Creek Road, Tanawha Workshop 1 for ages five to eight, 9.30-11am Workshop 2 for ages nine to 12+, 12-1.30pm Join Cheryl Nonmus from Paintbox to create one-of-akind Christmas cards. Children will have a wonderful time studying the beautiful shape and colours of the rainbow lorikeet. Using watercolours, participants will

Carols on Kings, 4.30-8pm Kings Beach Amphitheatre Come and enjoy a wonderful Christmas celebration with entertainment, food and fun. Bring a blanket or chair and join us for a night of great local talent, singing our much loved Christmas carols and a special visit from Santa.

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Glasshouse Country Community Carols, 4.30-8.30pm Turner Park, Beerwah A great family event bringing the community together with sing-along Carols by Candlelight in the Park. Fabulous entertainment from our own local dancers and artists, with a fireworks finale.

Tramfest Christmas Celebration, 5-9pm Howard Street, Nambour It’s free, come and join us for an evening of music, food and fun for all ages at this years Christmas Tramfestic. Eumundi Drive-in, 6.30pm Eumundi Showgrounds, Black Stump Road $25 per car to drive-in and watch Life of Brian (M) screening from 7pm. $$ Mooloolaba Christmas Boat Parade, 6.30-8.30pm The Wharf Mooloolaba, Parkyn Parade The colourful parade starts in front of The Wharf Mooloolaba before heading along the main canals of


Mooloolaba, Kawana and Buddina before finishing in front of The Wharf where the boats are judged for the Best Dressed Boat Competition. Coolum Christmas in the Park, 7-9pm Tickle Park, Coolum Beach Family friendly carols under the stars. Bring your blanket and your best singing voice.

Twin Waters Christmas Carols, 5-8.30pm Novotel Twin Waters Resort A fun-filled traditional Christmas carols followed by a great fireworks display on the lagoon. Diddillibah Community Christmas Carols, 6-7.30pm Ash Road Park, adjacent to Diddillibah Hall, Diddillibah Road Santa and Christmas carols in the park. Includes a sausages sizzle. Santa will be there with presents.

DECEMBER 16 AND 17 Festive Market and Christmas Show, 6pm Suncoast Church – Corner of Kiel Mountain and Schubert Road, Woombye Festive markets for all the family. Join in a fantastic evening over two nights to celebrate the Christmas season with food stalls, children’s entertainment, jumping castles, gift stalls and much more. A family friendly Christmas show, Hope is Born: Coming Home, starts at 7pm.

DECEMBER 17 4th Annual Treehouse Kids Christmas Party, 9am–2pm Sunshine Coast Stadium, Nicklin Way, Bokarina We are raising funds to facilitate social skills programs for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kids can enjoy a selection of rides, activities and entertainment. Bring your family and friends and join us for a fun day fundraising for The Autism Treehouse. Bookings essential. $$ Kawana Carols by the Beach, 3-7.30pm Kawana Waters Surf Lifesaving Club, 99 Pacific Boulevard, Buddina A family-focused afternoon. There will be rides, face painting, food stalls, an acrobatic troupe, snow globe and Santa. This year’s entertainment features Mason Hope, Taylor Moss, Doolie Shadforth, Sarah Woods and more extraordinary local talent. The evening will culminate in a spectacular fire and laser show.

Kawana Waters Uniting Church Street Carols, 6-8pm Streets around Kawana Waters Uniting Church, Bokarina A wonderful way to share the Christmas spirit. Join us in walking the streets of Bokarina to sing some beautiful Christmas carols.

DECEMBER 20 Carols on the Village Green, 5.30pm Kawana Waters Uniting Church Everyone is welcome to the first carols on the Village Green. There will be a sausage sizzle, children’s games and scavenger hunt, craft stall, children’s impromptu nativity play and of course, carols commencing at 7pm to be enjoyed by all. This family-focused church welcomes everyone to share in this special time of year. Carols on the Green, 5-8.30pm The Montville Village Green, Main Street Carols on the Green features the Salvation Army Band. Bring a picnic and sit on the grass under the lights.

DECEMBER 23 Christmas is coming to Aussie World, 6-9.30pm Aussie World, 73 Frizzo Road, Palmview Meet Santa, Mrs Claus and the Aussie Kids, come face to face with Christmas characters, enjoy roving carollers, watch the fireworks and Christmas show. There’s also snow, pyrotechnics, laser shows, Christmas lights and live entertainment. From $26. $$

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opportunity with Santa and plenty of lollies to go around. Santa comes into the beach at 5.30pm. There will be a fireworks show at 6.30pm followed by a second set of fireworks at 9pm.



DECEMBER 23 AND 30 Coolum Beach Flicks, 5.30-8.30pm Tickle Park, Coolum Beach December 23 – celebrate Christmas outdoors with a free screening of The Santa Clause (G); on December 30 enjoy the movie Sing (G). Movies start at around 6.30pm. You can enjoy more outdoor movies each Saturday in January, check the website for details.

DECEMBER 24 Kenilworth Community Christmas Event, 4.30-9pm, Kenilworth Hall and Showgrounds, 7 Maleny-Kenilworth Road A free, all ages community event celebrating the magic of Christmas. Food and drinks for sale, rides and entertainment for the kids. Santa Comes to Mooloolaba, 5.30pm Mooloolaba Beach Before Santa embarks on his annual journey around the world he will stop in at Mooloolaba Beach to visit all the good boys and girls of the Sunshine Coast. Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club’s unique event welcomes Santa onto the beach via a surf boat (conditions permitting), there is then a photo

Coolum Twilight Markets 4-8pm, every Friday, December 1 until January 19 Tickle Park, Coolum Beach A vibrant market of 60 stalls on the beachfront of Coolum. Bulcock Beach Twilight Markets 5-9pm, every Friday, December 1 until January 26 Bulcock Beach Esplanade With entertainment for the entire family, the markets will provide a fantastic opportunity to get the family out and about. Enjoy a Friday evening by Bulcock Beach walking through the markets with artisan, craft and homemade stalls with some truly unique products to browse and the smells of food stalls filling the breeze. Santa will visit over the Christmas period. Eumundi Night Markets 5-9pm, every Friday (except December 29) Eumundi Markets, Memorial Drive Enjoy retail therapy under the stars. Santa will arrive by fire truck each evening, there will be food from all corners of the globe, live music, street performers and free outdoor movies. Caloundra Street Fair 8am-1pm, every Sunday Bulcock Street, Caloundra Immerse yourself in the best street market on the Sunshine Coast featuring more than 200 unique stalls. There is something for the whole family with activities for kids, handcrafted products and art, live entertainment and street theatre. Enjoy fresh local food and flowers, tasty breakfasts, coffee, lunch and

delicious sweet treats. Set under the beautiful canopy of the tree-lined main street surrounded by cafes, boutiques and speciality shops.

DECEMBER 2–21 Santa arrives in Downtown Caloundra, 10am-2pm Bulcock Street, Caloundra downtowncaloundra/Christmas On December 2, Santa will arrive in a motorcade procession (from 10.30am) via the beachfront and feeder streets into Bulcock Street, supported by Downunder Beachfest classic cars plus other branded community cars and bikes. Welcome Santa to his workshop at 11 Bulcock Street, The Strand, with face painting, balloon twisting, free photos with Santa and much more. Santa’s Workshop will be open December 2 and 3 and then from 8 to 21 between 11am to 2pm. Pet photo day with Santa on Sunday 10 from 9am – 2pm.

DECEMBER 3–26 Kawana Waters Uniting Church Christmas Festival, 6.30-9.30pm A Christmas lights display showcasing the Christmas season and nativity event.

DECEMBER 15–23 Sunshine Coast Christmas Lights, 5.30-9.30pm Lifepointe Baptist Church, 186 Wises Road Free community Christmas event. Show times 6.30pm, 7.15pm and 8pm nightly, along with carols singing, an animal farm, kids area, markets, food court and more.

DECEMBER 16–24 Maleny Christmas Tree Festival Uniting Church Maleny, 1290 Landsborough/Maleny Road A creative and inspiring display of trees decorated and contributed to by community groups from across the Hinterland region. Entry is by gold coin donation and all funds go this year to the Blackall Range Care. $$ My Christmas | December 2017 11

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NEW YEAR’S EVE Enjoy the fantastic NYE celebrations but remember to please stay safe, look out for each other and above all, have fun!

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NYE – Mooloolaba, 4pm-midnight The Esplanade Mooloolaba Enjoy the final celebration in what has been a very special year commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Naming of the Sunshine Coast. Gates open at 4pm with free family activities, roving performers, food stalls and two stages of entertainment. The live Music Stage will feature locals Andrea Kirwin, Dan Horne, Mason Hope and The Floating Bridges and party band Vegas Please. Kids’ shows Despicable Me 3 and Kung Fu Panda 3 will entertain on the Sea Stage and energetic DJ sets will keep the young ones dancing on the beach until midnight.

Two spectacular fireworks displays will ignite at 8.30pm and midnight. This event is a safe, secure, fully fenced, alcohol and glass-free zone. To reduce our impact on the environment, chemical glow sticks and glow products will not be allowed into the event (battery operated LED products are acceptable). This event is presented by the Sunshine Coast Council in association with Mix FM, Sea FM and The Surf Club Mooloolaba. NYE – Caloundra, 4-9.30pm Kings Beach Amphitheatre and Lions Park Bring the family to New Year’s Eve at Kings Beach Caloundra – a family affair! Children’s rides, food

stalls, fireworks, music and dance and plenty of fun things to do. The movie, Despicable Me 3 (PG), screens from 7.15pm and there will be fireworks at 9.30pm. The event is presented by Creative Events Sunshine Coast and supported by the Sunshine Coast Council. NYE – Coolum, 5-9pm Tickle Park, Coolum Beach New Year’s Eve in Coolum will be huge with rides, a sausage sizzle, fairy floss and more. Bring the family and enjoy fantastic fireworks at 8.30pm. The celebration is presented by the Coolum Lions Club and supported by the Sunshine Coast Council.

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CHRISTMAS CAROLS There’s nothing like singing Christmas carols to get you into the spirit of the season. Here are some of our favourites for those carol nights on the Coast.

LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum So to honour Him, pa rum pum pum pum When we come. Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum That’s fit to give the King, pa rum pum pum pum rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum Shall I play for you, pa rum pum pum pum On my drum? Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum Me and my drum.

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN You better watch out You better not cry You better not pout I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town. He’s making a list And checking it twice He’s gonna find out Who’s naughty or nice Santa Claus is coming to town. He sees you when you’re sleeping He knows when you’re awake He knows if you’ve been bad or good So be good for goodness sake. You better watch out You better not cry You better not pout I’m telling you why Santa Claus is coming to town. He sees you when you’re sleeping He knows when you’re awake He knows if you’ve been bad or good So be good for goodness sakes!

DECK THE HALLS Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Fa la la la la la la la la ‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la la Don we now our gay apparel, Fa la la la la la la la la Troll the ancient Yuletide carol, Fa la la la la la la la la. See the blazing yule before us Fa la la la la la la la la Strike the harp and join the chorus Fa la la la la la la la la Follow me in merry measure Fa la la la la la la la la While I tell a Yule-tide treasure Fa la la la la la la la la Fast away the old year passes, Fa la la la la la la la la Hail the new, ye lads and lasses, Fa la la la la la la la la Sing we joyous all together, Fa la la la la la la la la Heedless of the wind and weather, Fa la la la la la la la la.

RUDOLPH THE REDNOSED REINDEER Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose. And, if you ever saw it you would even say it glowed. All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games. Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say: “Rudolph with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?” Then all the reindeer loved him as they shouted out with glee: “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you’ll go down in history.”

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CAROLS AWAY IN A MANGER Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, the little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head. The stars in the bright sky looked down where he lay, the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, but little Lord Jesus no crying he makes. I love you, Lord Jesus; look down from the sky, and stay by my side until morning is nigh. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask you to stay close by me forever, and love me, I pray. Bless all the dear children in your tender care, and take us to heaven to live with you there.

JINGLE BELLS Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh, Through the fields we go laughing all the way. Bells on bob-tail ring, making spirits bright What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight. Chorus: Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh, oh. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh.



Joy to the world! The Lord is come: let earth receive her King, let every heart prepare him room and heaven and nature sing.

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree thy leaves are so unchanging, Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, thy leaves are so unchanging.

Joy to the earth! the Saviour reigns: let men their songs employ while fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains repeat the sounding joy.

Not only green when summer’s here, but also when it’s cold and drear. Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, thy leaves are so unchanging.

No more let sins and sorrows grow nor thorns infest the ground, He comes to make his blessings flow far as the curse is found.

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, such pleasure do you bring me. Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, such pleasure do you bring me.

He rules the earth with truth and grace and makes the nations prove, the glories of his righteousness and wonders of his love.

For every year this Christmas tree, brings to us such joy and glee. Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, such pleasure do you bring me.

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HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE There are plenty of fun activities to do and attractions to visit with the kids this summer. Check out what’s happening on the Coast these holidays. FINDING DORY AND FRIENDS: THE EXPERIENCE Dive in this summer and explore the all new interactive zone at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, Finding Dory and Friends: The Experience. Created with Disney Pixar, the new experience features interactive magical moments from the Box Office smash hit, Finding Dory. “We are extremely excited to open this new and interactive, state-of-theart exhibit on the Sunshine Coast,” Sea Life Sunshine Coast’s Regional general manager Quinn Clarke says. “This immersive experience will allow visitors to actively participate in Dory’s journey as they venture across

the ocean to learn all about the amazing underwater world.” Throughout the interactive journey at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, a Pipe Pals trail will guide and surprise with tales of amazing underwater animals, leading guests into Dory’s Reef. Experience fun activities including, Ridin’ the EAC with Crush, Nemo’s Anemone Challenge and using your own echo locator in Bailey’s Maze. Visitors can then challenge their friends and family to see who can reach immunity the quickest in Nemo’s Anemone Race, racing through the anemone and building resistance, just like clownfish in the wild. Bailey’s Echo Locator is next,

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HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE where guests can help their friends journey through the maze by encouraging them through a fun network of communication pipes. The highlight of Finding Dory and Friends: The Experience is meeting schools of Blue Tangs (Dory) and Clownfish (Nemo) in an all-new stunning coral reef exhibit. Every interactive experience is designed to show how we can help preserve reefs and coastlines for the future. Finding Dory and Friends: The Experience is open from November 17 and will be open every day of the summer school holidays, including Christmas Day. The Wharf Mooloolaba

NOT YOUR ORDINARY SANTA Visit Maroochydore Homemaker Centre this December and explore the

interactive world of 3D art. Get your photo taken with a surfing Santa, immerse yourself in Santa’s workshop or travel down a never-ending stair case with some elves. These 3D artworks will be on display throughout the mall and customers are encouraged to take photos and become a part of these amazing pieces of art. Make sure you look out for the special # and instructions on how you could win some awesome prizes just by participating. Free Santa photos are available from Harvey Norman this Christmas. Santa will be visiting Harvey Norman every Saturday and Sunday from November 18 until December 17 from 11am to 2pm. 11-55 Maroochy Boulevard maroochydorehomemakercentre. for more details.

Get a photo with Surfing Santa

COMEDY IS NO CHORE FOR THESE CLOWNS Inspired by slapstick legends Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, the side-splitting duo of Chores is coming to the Sunshine Coast Council’s Lake Kawana Community Centre during the school holidays for two shows only on

January 17, 2018. Chores is a hilarious and actionpacked show about two excitable brothers playing in their messy bedroom. A generous serve of comedy and chaotic acrobatics accompanies every attempt at cleaning their room and doing their chores. This mess of chaos and comedy concludes with a last-minute cleaning spree. Mum is kept at bay and the rewards come flooding in. With highlights of skilled circus stunts and uproarious, interactive gags, and with little spoken dialogue, the audience will find themselves on the edge of their seats and giggling until the chores are done. Chores is brought to you by Patrick Heilmann and Julian Roberts, the performers from The Leaping Loonies

Come and join us for the start of the annual Festival of Lights in Downtown Caloundra!

Welcome Santa as he arrives in Caloundra in a convoy of classic cars and bikes on Saturday 2 December! Visit the opening of Santa’s workshop and receive a free digital photo with Santa with festive kids’ activities from 11am - 2pm. To find out more about the Festival of Lights activities throughout December, visit

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Activities including street entertainment, late-night shopping and more start at 6pm, with the Christmas lights to be switched on at 6.30pm on Thursday 30 November.

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HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE just $55. For individual or group bookings, please call Lake Kawana Community Centre on 5413 1400. 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina.


These Chores are no bores and Hoopla Clique. With more than 20 years of collective experience, the exuberant talent of these two clowns redefines slapstick humour and showcases the true value of tenacity, teamwork, trust and cooperation through physical theatre.

This is a great holiday show for the whole family and is suitable for ages two and over. Select from performances at 10am and 12.30pm. Duration is around 50 minutes. Tickets are $15 per person and for a group of four (minimum two children)

This Christmas Santa will make his way to Sunshine Plaza all the way from the North Pole. Come along to have your little ones entertained, see the big man in red and enjoy a magical evening to celebrate his arrival. The merry festivities begin with face painting at 5pm and early bird meal deals between 5-6.30pm. Take a seat at the Riverwalk stage and enjoy a dance performance by the Hip-Hop Santas before Nickleby the Magician takes to the stage at 6.30pm.


The Queensland Air Museum is holding an Engines Alive Day Santa will then arrive in magical style. Afterwards, meet Santa and his helpers, who will be accompanied by the Jolly Jazz Trio band as they make their way through the centre with special giveaways for the kids. Plus, be there for your chance to win a $1000 Sunshine Plaza gift card. To enter, see the SeaFM Santa’s helpers between 5-6.30pm. Come along to enjoy a night of

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HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE festive fun with Sunshine Plaza’s Light Up Christmas fireworks and light show at the Riverwalk. Be dazzled by the 10-minute production, with fireworks, laser lights, dancers, snow machines and a special appearance from Santa. The special shows are on December 17, December 21 and December 22 at 7.30pm and on December 23 at 8.30pm. To ensure no child misses out on their time with Santa, Sunshine Plaza is offering children with special needs an exclusive chance to see him outside of trading hours, so kids can take their time and enjoy their Santa visit in a quiet and low-stress environment. To book your visit call our Customer Service Desk on 5443 4133. 154-164 Horton Parade, Maroochydore

There will be plenty of fun for the entire family. Plus, you have the chance to support the Vintage Calendar Girls charity fundraiser. 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra

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CALLING ALL AIRCRAFT BUFFS Feel the noise and hear the power at the Queensland Air Museum’s (QAM) Engines Alive Day. Hosted in conjunction with the Vintage Calendar Girls, the QAM event is being held on Saturday, January 13. J Jazz and blues band Girl Friday will perform plus there will be World War II jeep rides, 75 aircraft on display, food and drinks.

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Experience the beauty of the Sunshine Coast from the air these school holidays with a scenic helicopter flight. Aussie Air has offered aerial scenic tours and charters from Caloundra Airport for 30 years. Within minutes of taking off, you and the kids will be soaring above Bribie Island and the Pumicestone Passage with the iconic Glasshouse Mountains on the horizon. You can choose to fly north to Mount Coolum, further south, or west over the Blackall Range.

See the Coast from the skies Aussie Air also offer private helicopter charters where you can plan a dream trip that creates postcard moments. Flights start from as little as $99. It’s an adventure with a difference. Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra


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HOLIDAY FUN GUIDE WHALE ONE With a variety of summertime cruises, Whale One is bound to have an adventure to suit you. The two-hour Dolphin Discovery lunch cruise with buffet lunch and pelican feeding is a family outing not to be missed. Adults are $29, kids aged six to 14 years are $15, toddlers aged two to five years are $10. Use the promo code: MWPDD for special prices. Meanwhile, the Christmas Lights Canal Cruises on board Wild One and Whale One showcase the ornately decorated mansions along the Mooloolah River and canals. Adults are $20 and kids aged four to 14 are $10. The Seafood and Sunset Buffet Cruise on Friday night is a great way to wind down after a busy week at work, boasting Mooloolaba seafood as well as options for those who aren’t big fans of seafood. Adults $59, children

and live music. This cruise is popular for family groups, hen’s nights and corporate end of year celebrations. Finally, the New Year’s Eve fireworks cruise is a night not to miss. Dance the night away with our DJ. The cost is $129 per person, which includes food, beer, wine and soft drink. The Wharf Mooloolaba


Get cruising this Christmas aged four to 14 years $29. Use the promo code: MWPSB when booking. The Sunset Cruises run on Saturday nights and include canapes

With its inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and floating structures at the resort’s in-house waterpark, jetpack adventures, kids club and more, this family favourite is a no brainer. The waterpark is available for in-house guests and external visitors every weekend and will be open every

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Have splashtastic fun at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort day of the school holidays from 10am to 4pm daily. The park is suitable for guests aged six and above. Jetpacking is also available on the lagoon. Fifty minute sessions are available for $15 and 100 minute sessions are available for $25 per person. Ocean Drive, Twin Waters

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GIFT IDEAS Glampalm Clinic hair straightener, $299, Eco Organic

Dansk Smykkekunst Tempeste, necklace $95, Buderim Jewellers

Everescents Remedy hair treatment, $28.50, Eco Organic

Najo Promenade earrings, $139, Buderim Jewellers

Najo sterling silver Senorita cuff, $489, Buderim Jewellers

Najo Hola choker, $299, Buderim Jewellers

Oway Glossy Nectar, $32.45, Eco Organic

Everescents Moisture Deep hair treatment, $28.50, Eco Organic

Original Grain barrel timber & black steel watch, $279, Buderim Jewellers

Oway Sunway Protective Elixir, $55.95, Eco Organic

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GIFT IDEAS Timber fish table decoration, $59, Innovative Furnishings

FRANKiE4 Sophie Silver shoe, $215.95, Shannon’s Shoes

Modapelle bag, $229.95, Shannon’s Shoes

Timber elephant wall feature, $129, Innovative

EOS Stacy Olive shoe, $179.95, Shannon’s Shoes

Combe timber wall hanging, $29, Innovative Furnishings

Assorted mosquito coil holders, $29, Innovative Furnishings

EOS Lauren Zinco shoe, $159.95, Shannon’s Shoes Starfish table decoration, $15, Innovative Furnishings

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Rails Juliette Navy Mini Hearts dress, $230, Coast Store

GIFT IDEAS Sunny Shadows Maya beach umbrella, $179, Coast Store

Sterling silver Daylight necklace, $179, & Silhouette earrings, $149, To Hold & To Have

Lollia Dream Shea Butter Handcreme, $39.95, & Lollia Dream Eau de Parfum, $89, Coast Store

18ct white gold, diamond, 0.32ct, 14.2mm Tahitian pearl earrings, $4500, To Hold & To Have

9ct white gold, Art Deco diamond and ruby ring, $1675, To Hold & To Have

Capri Blue Aloha Orchid candle, $29.99, Coast Store

9ct yellow gold, turquoise and lapis stud earrings, $540, To Hold & To Have

Libby Watkins Jungle Fever super pocket clutch, $35, Coast Store

Rose gold-plated ‘Mariana’ crystal earrings, $79, To Hold & To Have

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GIFT IDEAS Colourful macrame wall hanging, $59.95

Bead & Tassel, earrings $29.95

Money purses, from $7.95

Patterned tops, $39.95

Print shift dress, $49.95

Cane lantern, $59.95 Compact mirrors, $12

Tropical buffet, $899

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Necklace $22.95 Dress $49.95

Dress $49.95 Top $39.95 Kaftan Top $139

Emroided Top $149 Clutches $29.95

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Raspberry silk Boracay dress, $180

Black Cockatoo print, $375, Haymes chair, $850, Lennox cushion, $65, Baudini cushion, $115

Lift flask, $55, Cowrie basket, $22 Cocolux candle, $65, The Fox Tan, $25

Bahamas visor, $42, Relic ring, $65

Vacation print, $375, Weekend lounge, $150 Great Shalimar cushion, $115, Coconut, $24

Chambray linen Hampton shirt, $90

Reggipetto bikini, $120, Tears necklace, $65, Sha studs, $45, Poezd sunglasses, $230

Capri bandeau, $80, Rhodes pant, $140 STOCKIST: Porter & Ferne 5373 7058

HER. HIM HER HIM. BABY BABY. HOME HOME. LIFESTYLE LIFESTYLE. Porter & Ferne is a retail destination where quality & design work hand-in-hand, to present a unique & luxurious lifestyle edit of fashion, accessories, jewellery, homewares, furniture & art.

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GIFT IDEAS COLLECTABLE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS FROM DOMAYNE Add some love to your Christmas tree with Domayne’s stunning collectable crystal range. Beautifully embellished with sparkling stones and gold and silver accents, these ornaments give your tree a unique and sophisticated look. Start a tradition this Christmas with your friends and family and collect them all.

Bella Bee ornament, $19.95

Lui Bee ornament, $24.95

Prince Peacock ornament, $14

Sammy Swan ornament, $19.95

Perfect for that friend who loves giraffes

Lady Bird ornament, $19.95

Miley Giraffe ornament, $24.95

Pixie Bunny ornament, $24.95

Roy Caterpillar ornament, $24.95

Fred Foxie ornament, $24.95

STOCKIST: Domayne 5452 1400.

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GIFT IDEAS Add a touch of glamour to your tree with the help of the Lily Owl ornament

Lily Owl ornament, $19.95

Panthea ornament, $14

Bowie Bunny ornament, $19.95

Sparkle Heart in silver ornament, $14

Charlie Chimp ornament, $19.95

Spice up your Christmas tree, or use as a hanging decor piece or to decorate a gift

Tess Turtle ornament, $19.95

Charlie Cat ornament, $24.95

Dolly Deer ornament, $19.95

Polly Duck ornament, $24.95

Mickey Monkey ornament, $29.95

STOCKIST: Domayne 5452 1400.

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Large range of outdoor throw cushions in the latest summer designs, from $35

Mango Wood serving ware available in store

Large range of beachy decor, from $14.95

A great range of lanterns are in store

Large range of LED lanterns, from $22.95

Door stops, from $14.95

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Framed succulent wall art, available in a range of sizes

Highly soughtafter Monsteria wall art and home decor

There are a great range of lanterns in store

Large range of outdoor throw cushions in the latest summer designs, from $35

r Large range of realistic imitation plants, from $39.95

Large range of driftwood and twig wall art

This large champagne bowl is a must for every Christmas table

STOCKIST: Daydream Leisure Furniture 5493 4277.





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Baubles, from $2.50 Timber Christmas tree, $26.95 each

Christmas wreath, $15.95

Angel, also available in silver, $2.50

Decorated bells, $5.50 each

Christmas elves, from $5.95

Timber Christmas tree with decorations, $19.95

Candle centerpiece, $19.95

House decoration, $24.95

Christmas deer plush, $19.95

STOCKISTS: Choice Variety Store 5478 3144, Discounts Galore Kawana Shoppingworld 5478 3544, Maroochydore 5443 5541, Nambour Mill Village 5441 6321, Big Top Market Fresh 5479 3139.

A home for all the Christmas gifts KAWANA SHOPPING WORLD 5478 3544

Round Laundry Baskets from $15 Storage Boxes with Lids from $8

Wooden Storage Crates from $7

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CHURCH SERVICES Celebrate Christmas with one of the many church services that are taking place across the Sunshine Coast. Caloundra Church of Christ Carols – Sunday, December 17, TBC; Christmas Day, 8am. Goodlife, Buderim Christmas Eve Reflective Communion Service, 5pm; Christmas Day celebration, 9am. Immanuel Lutheran Church Christmas Eve children’s event, 5pm; Carols, 7pm, Service, 11pm; Christmas Day Holy Communion, 9.30am.

Kawana Life Baptist Church Kids’ celebration, December 3, 9.30am; Christmas Eve service, 9.30am; Christmas Day service, 8am. Kawana Waters Uniting Church Christmas Eve service, 9am; Christmas Day services, 7am and 8.30am. Lifepointe Baptist Church Christmas Day service, 8am.

Maroochydore Uniting Church Christmas Eve morning carols service, 8.30am; Christmas Eve meditation service, 7pm; Christmas Day services at 7am and 8.30am. C3 CHURCH KAWANA WATERS Pre-party and carols service, Sunday, December 10, 4.30pm; Christmas Eve services at 8.30am and 10.30am.

Anglican Parish, Maroochydore Christmas Eve service, 11.30pm; Christmas Day service, 8am.

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LET’S HAVE SOME FUN Looking for some Christmas holiday cheer? Look no further as we have some great ideas to keep you entertained and busy. DECEMBER 23 Solbar, Maroochydore THE HOT POTATO BAND Known to cause a severe case of happy fever, this 11-piece brass band is sure to put a smile on your face in an incredibly unique live show. The Hot Potato Band has become one of the most celebrated street and stage performing bands in Australia. From large scale festivals to intimate venues, they have successfully captured the energy and interaction of their street performances into their stage show. They combine world influences such as ska, blues, funk, pop, reggae and folk into a New Orleans-inspired brass band with an Australian edge. Visit

DECEMBER 14–JANUARY 25 Taps Mooloolaba LIVE AND LOCAL If you are a budding musician looking for the chance for your first gig then Thursday nights at Taps is the place to be. The weekly event gives musicians the chance to be heard. It also gives residents and visitors the chance to enjoy an evening of local, live music. It kicks off at 7pm. JANUARY 10–11 The Events Centre, Caloundra STORYTIME BALLET: THE SLEEPING BEAUTY PRESENTED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

An enchanting ballet experience for children aged three and up. A beautiful princess must sleep for 100 years – until woken by true love’s kiss. Experience all the dazzling wonder of The Sleeping Beauty in a live, interactive production created especially for children. Fairies in glittering tutus, storybook characters, and a prince’s quest – all set to Tchaikovsky’s humalong score. Running for under an hour, and packed with favourite characters like Red Riding Hood and Cinderella, this narrated version of The Sleeping Beauty will have both boys and girls dancing all the way home. Don’t forget to dress up in your favourite balletinspired outfit.

DECEMBER 31 Novotel Twin Waters Resort NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS Celebrate the end of 2017 and the start to 2018 with a seafood buffet dinner, live music and fireworks. The dinner kicks off at 6pm and tickets are $105 for adults and children aged five to 12 are $35 each. The night will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display over the Twin Waters Lagoon at 9pm. Additional food and beverage pop up venues will be spread throughout the resort so you can get comfortable and enjoy the celebrations. Contact the resort for more information.

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COOKING UP THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT We have some great recipes that are sure to dress up your dining table these holidays.

THE MARKETPLACE SWEET AND SAVOURY GLAZED HAM Short on oven space this Christmas? Customers who purchase their ham from IGA Marketplace Wises Road can get it glazed and baked in store for an additional $20. And you can collect it any day including Christmas Day!

Ingredients • 1 leg ham (7-9kg) • 1 ½ cup cherry jam or preserve • ½ cup maple syrup • 1 tsp Dijon mustard • 1 lemon, juiced • ¼ cup Grand Marnier Handful of cloves

Method 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. 2. Remove entire rind from ham, leaving inner layer of fat intact. 3. Score ham fat in a diamond pattern and place a clove on the corner of each diamond. 4. Place ham on a wire rack in a roasting pan. 5. Combine jam or preserve, maple syrup, mustard, lemon juice and

Grand Marnier in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it comes to a boil. Brush one-third of the glaze over the ham. Bake for 30 minutes, then baste with another one-third of the glaze. Bake a further 20 to 30 minutes depending on size of ham. 6. Use the remaining glaze for serving. Ham may be served hot or chilled. Recipe courtesy of IGA Marketplace Wises Road.

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FESTIVE FOOD SCALLOPS WRAPPED IN PANCETTA WITH TOMATO AND SALSA VERDE Method – salsa verde Mix the parsley, dill, basil, garlic and the zest and juice of the oranges, lime and one of the lemons together in a bowl. Season with salt and cracked pepper, add the olive oil and set aside.

Ingredients • 24 thin slices of pancetta • 12 sea scallops • 4 tomatoes, blanched, peeled, seeded and diced • Juice of 1 lemon • 1 ½ tbs olive oil • Baby salad leaves, to serve Salsa verde ingredients • 3 tbs fresh flat-leaf parsley, coarsely chopped

• 3 tbs dill, coarsely chopped, • 3 tbs basil, coarsely chopped • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed • Zest and juice of 2 oranges • Zest and juice of 1 lime • Juice of 1 lemon • Salt and ground pepper to taste • Generous 3/8 cup extra virgin olive oil • 50g chopped capers

Method – scallops 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Trim the pancetta to one centimetre in width and 10 centimetres in length then place two strips of pancetta across each other flat on a baking tray to make a cross. 2. Place a scallop large side down in the centre of the cross and wrap the pancetta around the scallop. Continue this process until all scallops are used.

3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan. Place the scallops flat side down for 30 seconds until they begin to change colour. Transfer the pan to the oven for one minute, then turn the scallops over and return the pan to the oven to cook for a further one minute. Remove the pan from oven. 4. Place the diced tomatoes, juice of one lemon and the olive oil in a small pan and warm gently. 5. To serve, place the warmed tomato mixture in the centre of the plate. Place the scallops on top and lay a few baby salad leaves over the centre of the scallops. Drizzle a little of the dressing used to warm the tomatoes over the leaves and spoon the salsa verde around the plate. Recipe courtesy of Fresh Meats Wises Road.

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BARBECUE PRAWNS WITH MANGO AND AVOCADO SALAD Ingredients • 400g cooked tiger prawns • 2 mangoes, cut into cubes • 2 avocados, cut into cubes • 2 limes • 1/3 cup finely chopped coriander leaves • 1 long red chilli, seeds removed and finely chopped • 1 tbs honey • 1 tbs avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil • 1 butter lettuce, leaves separated • Micro herbs to serve

Method 1. Peel, devein and roughly chop half the prawns. Place in a bowl with mango and avocado. 2. Grate the zest of half a lime, then juice both limes. Put aside one wedge for serving. 3. Place the lime zest, juice, coriander, chilli, honey and oil in a bowl. Whisk to combine and season well. 4. Pour over prawn mixture and toss to combine. 5. Divide lettuce among plates, fill with the salad and serve with the remaining prawns, lime and micro herbs. Recipe courtesy of Caloundra Seafood Market.

Nothing says Christmas like prawns. The question on most people’s lips is how many to buy? If prawns are not the main item being served for Christmas lunch or dinner, then 250g per person is a good guideline to follow. When it comes to buying seafood for the holidays, there are a few important things to keep in mind. For starters, you need to know how to buy the right products. Only select seafood that looks shiny and moist; prawns should have a glossy appearance and oysters should look plump. Secondly, learn how to correctly store seafood. It’s summer, which means hot days and balmy nights. Domestic fridges run at around 4°C, but at this time of year – with the fridge overstocked with food – they usually operate at a warmer temperature, which is not good for storing seafood. The best way to store large quantities of seafood is to keep it in an esky between two layers of ice. Always store cooked and raw seafood in separate bags. TIP – Sprinkle a handful of salt over an iceblock to harden the ice.


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Ingredients • 400g Australian barramundi fillets • 1 tbs smoked paprika • 2 tbs flour • Salt and pepper • Butter for cooking • 12 small tortillas • 100g carrot, shredded • 100g red cabbage, shredded • 40g red onion finely sliced • 30g lettuce mix For the salsa • 100g tomatoes, finely chopped • 10g coriander, chopped • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil For the aioli • 100g quality mayonnaise • Juice of half a lime • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

Method 1. For the aioli, combine the ingredients and season with a little salt. 2. For the salsa, combine the ingredients and set aside for at least half an hour for the flavour to develop. 3. Lightly toast the tortillas in a hot, dry pan for a few seconds each side and set aside. Combine the paprika and flour with a little salt and pepper. 4. Heat butter in the pan, dust the fish in the paprika flour and pan fry for two to three minutes each side until done. 5. Using a fork, break up the fish into chunks and spoon along each of the tortillas. Top with the tomato salsa, aioli and finish with the salad. TIP: Add some fresh avocado to your tacos for a summer taste. Recipe courtesy of Sunshine Coast Oyster Service.

CHRISTMAS PIMM’S PUNCH Mix two cups of Pimm’s No 1 Cup, 2 ½ cups of lemonade, 2 ½ cups dry ginger ale, 1 punnet of sliced strawberries, 1 sliced lemon and a bunch of fresh mint together. Serve over ice.

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Steve of Fresh Meats Wises Road shares a simple and delicious way of preparing an unforgettable ham.

Preparing your lamb rack shouldn’t be a daunting task. Shane of Fresh Meats Wises Road shares his tips on how to enjoy the process and learn something new along the way.

Ingredients • Whole leg ham (8-10 kg) • ½ cup orange juice • ½ cup raw sugar • 5ml bourbon • Cloves Method 1. Preheat oven to 160°C. 2. Cut the rind below the hock and peel off the rind. 3. With the tip of your knife, lightly score the fat to make small squares 4. Centre a clove in each square and place ham in baking tray. 5. In a saucepan, add bourbon, orange juice and raw sugar. Simmer until sugar dissolves. 6. With a pastry brush, generously apply glaze evenly across the fat. 7. Bake at 160°C for three-and-a-half hours, rebrushing with glaze every half an hour. 8. Remove cloves before carving.

Step 1: Selection Your lamb rack should look full and plump with plenty of meat to fat and bone ratio. The fat should be a nice white to slightly cream colour. The rack will usually span between seven and eight ribs. Step 2: Scoring Place the rack fat side up with ribs running horizontally. Start at the top of your rack and cut down across the ribs in one long continuous line to the bottom. Keep your knife as close to the bone as possible and begin peeling the meat back off the bone using a sharp knife. Step 3: Trimming Carefully work your way from one end of the rack to the other, with the rib bones facing up. Keeping the edge of your blade against the bone at all times, carefully cut the intercostal meat from between the ribs, leaving only the bones exposed. Once all the meat has been cut out, gently scrape each bone to remove any residue.

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FESTIVE FOOD HERB CRUSTED LAMB RACK WITH CONFIT POTATO & CHIMICHURRI Ingredients • 50g Dijon mustard • ½ cup chopped parsley • ½ cup chopped dill • 6 washed potatoes • 1 litre olive oil • 4 cloves garlic • 1 bunch thyme • 1 Frenched rack of lamb • Salt and pepper to season Chimichurri ingredients • 1 cup firmly packed chopped flat parsley • 1 cup firmly packed chopped coriander • 1 garlic clove peeled & crushed • 125ml olive oil • 1 ½ tbs red wine vinegar • Dried chilli flakes • Salt and pepper to season

Method - chimichurri Combine parsley, coriander, garlic, oil, vinegar and chilli flakes in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Mix and set aside. Method - confit potatoes Slice potatoes two centimetres thick and place in ovenproof tray with the oil, whole garlic cloves and thyme and bake in 180°C for 30-35 minutes until tender. Method - lamb rack Brush the mustard over the lamb rack using a pastry brush. Then roll in dill and parsley. Sear in a hot pan herb side down. Place in oven on 180°C and cook for 18 minutes. Allow to rest. Carve rack into two even pieces, place on top of cooked potato and drizzle with chimichurri.

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