Christmas on Redcliffe Peninsula

Christmas is just over a month away and our thoughts start turning to all that is festive and fun over the Christmas period.

Only a short distance from Brisbane city is the Redcliffe Peninsula on the sparkling waters of Moreton Bay where you can really get into the Christmas spirit, relax, unwind and enjoy your Christmas holidays.

Here is some Christmas inspiration for this festive season:

Scarborough Lights Up

Bringing back that old-fashioned Christmas spirit to Scarborough you will soon be seeing ten HUGE ‘crystal rain’ decorated and lit-up 3-metre tall Christmas Trees in the streets of Scarborough throughout December and January this Christmas.

Scarborough Christmas Carols

Scarborough Lights are also conducting the Scarborough Christmas Carols event on Sunday 11 December at the Scarborough Beach Parklands on Landsborough Avenue in Scarborough.

Enjoy dance groups, roving Christmas performers, twilight markets, and free Christmas activities and workshops. The kids will fall in love with Santa’s Village and our life-sized snow globe, and they will even get to meet Santa himself. The evening will also feature a very special fireworks display!

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Bridge to Belvedere

Kick off the new year early with a family friendly fireworks extravaganza at 8:30pm, sponsored by the Belvedere Hotel at Woody Point. You can view the spectacular display from just about anywhere along the Clontarf-Woody Point foreshore, from the Ted Smout Bridge right through to the Woody Point Jetty.

Pine Rivers Christmas Carols

Sit back, relax, and join in the carolling fun with local community groups, schools and dance groups, and a marquee carolling performance at Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine on Sunday 27 November from 7pm. Don’t miss meeting Santa at Santa’s Village or jumping in the giant snow globe. Wander through the twilight markets and the kids will love the free Christmas activities and workshops. The evening will also feature a huge fireworks display.

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Handmade Redcliffe Christmas Markets: Saturday 26 November 9am to 3pm at Old Redcliffe Fire Station, 395 Oxley Avenue, Redcliffe

A local, indie-craft market; a curation of all manner of handmade supported by shoppers who are seeking niche, handmade products and who enjoy meeting the local artisans that make them.

Redcliffe Jetty Markets: Every Sunday 8am to noon at Redcliffe Jetty.

Indulge your senses in delicious foods, entertainment for both adults and children and find yourself immersed in this wonderful beachside market. Live entertainment, fresh farm goods and produce, quality arts and crafts, handmade items, jewellery, clothing, children’s toys, exotic imports, ethnic food specialities and so much more.

REDCLIFFE CULTURAL CENTRE CHRISTMAS EVENTS

Australian Army Band – Christmas Show

All ages are welcome to enjoy the fabulous talent of this remarkable and loveable band for two performances at 11am and 2pm on 11 December. No words can describe the enjoyment this group of army folk brings to the Redcliffe Cultural Centre. Their enthusiasm is spell binding, their talent remarkable. Two big shows have been scheduled, so the word of Christmas is spreading with the goal to have a smile put on all of our peninsula family.

Tickets are $12

The Kazoos – Search For Santa

Redcliffe Cultural Centre presents The Kazoos – Search for Santa, that is sure to entertain the kiddies this Christmas on 12 December.

Join the Kazoos on a jolly romp around the North Pole to find Santa who has forgotten how many sleeps there are until Christmas!

There will be heaps of  laughs, silliness and Christmas carol favourites and this show is sure to get everyone in the Christmas Spirit!

Tickets are $15.

Buble Christmas Show

Rhydian Lewis plays Michael Buble’s Christmas on 16 December at Redcliffe Cultural Centre.

Joined by an 8 piece Big Band, The Residuals, Rhydian Lewis offers a taste of the classics, bringing these timeless pieces into the modern day. The show features everyone’s favourites from Buble’s hit Christmas album!

Tickets are $35

Get your tickets for these great festive shows at Redcliffe Cultural Centre Downs Street, Redcliffe.

With so much happening over the festive season there is even more reasons to spend your Christmas holidays on the Redcliffe Peninsula and charming Scarborough. Book your Scarborough/Redcliffe Peninsula Accommodation with us here at Scarborough Beach Resort. BOOK NOW

 

 

 

The Kazoos – Search for Santa

When: Monday, 12 December 2016

Where: Redcliffe Cultural Centre

This must see musical theatre stage show for pre-school children, The Kazoos – Search for Santa, is sure to entertain the kiddies this Christmas on 12 December.

Join the Kazoos on a jolly romp around the North Pole to find Santa who has forgotten how many sleeps there are until Christmas!

There will be heaps of  laughs, silliness and Christmas carol favourites and this show is sure to get everyone in the Christmas Spirit!

Tickets are $15 and are available from Redcliffe Cultural Centre

Redcliffe Cultural Centre is located at Downs St, Redcliffe.

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Brisbane Christmas Shopping

Christmas is just around the corner! Combine Christmas shopping with Brisbane’s favourite family tradition, the Christmas Parade in Queen Street Mall this festive season.

Queen Street Mall offers an unrivalled mix of local, national and international labels and flagship stores. There are more than 700 retailers here fronting onto the mall and street, whilst others are tucked away inside world-class centres and heritage-listed arcades.

Must-visits include the sparkling high-end Queens Plaza, Wintergarden with its diverse range of retailers, the magnificent and historically significant Brisbane Arcade and Tattersall’s Arcade, the convenient MacArthur Central and the ever-popular The Myer Centre.

The annual Christmas Parade is brimming with festive music and merriment and comes complete with a nativity scene, Santa and dozens of performers to entertain and delight all ages.

It’s on nightly at 7pm from 16-24 December and commences at the Edward Street end of the Queen Street Mall. It then weaves its way through our vibrant city, culminating at King George Square.

The Queen Street Mall is Brisbane’s shopping hotspot!

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Scarborough Lights: Lighting up The Peninsula

When: Throughout December 2016 & January 2017

Where: Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough

Bringing back that old-fashioned Christmas spirit to Scarborough you will soon be seeing ten HUGE ‘crystal rain’ decorated and lit-up 3-metre tall Christmas Trees in the streets of Scarborough throughout December and January this Christmas.

Scarborough not only has a perfect seaside location on Moreton Bay but also has great retail and specialty shops, restaurants and cafes.

Scarborough Lights are also conducting the Scarborough Christmas Carols event on Sunday 11 December at the Scarborough Beach Parklands on Landsborough Avenue in Scarborough.

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DFO Brisbane Airport

Looking for a bargain buy or just want to get your Christmas shopping done within a budget? DFO Brisbane Airport has up to 70% discount on designer brands.

DFO or Direct Factory Outlet has a large variety of stores from everything A to Z. You will find top end brands like Calvin Klein, French Connection, Nike and Oroton to chain stores such as Just Jeans and Supre.

There are also many of the iconic surf brand outlet stores such as Billabong, Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Hurley and City Beach. For sports attire try discounted brands like Adidas, Fila, Lorna Jane, Merrell, New Balance and Nike.

Both women’s and men’s fashion stores are well catered for with a large array of stores selling clothing, footwear and accessories at discounted prices.

If you are after homewares or electronic goods there are also many stores available to purchase that perfect gift for someone special.

When you need a break from shopping to recharge the batteries there is a Food Court serving up meals and drinks.

DFO Brisbane Airport is located at Skygate, corner of 18th Avenue & The Circuit, Brisbane Airport.

Opening Hours are: 10am to 6pm every day.

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Cirque Du Soleil Kooza

When: 24 November 2016 to 8 January 2017

Where: Skygate, next to Brisbane Airport DFO

If you haven’t seen a Cirque Du Soleil show, then you don’t know what you have been missing! Cirque Du Soleil continues to enthrall and amaze their audiences with the presentation of Kooza in Brisbane from late November to January 2017.

With circus performances like no other, Kooza combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power. The show follows The Innocent’s journey that brings him into contact with comic characters from an electrifying world full of surprises, thrills, audacity and total involvement.

There will be thrills and chills aplenty with hoops manipulation, double highwire, skeleton dance and wheel of death. A circus that the entire family will enjoy over the holiday season!

Tickets start from $60 and are available from Cirque Du Soleil

Skygate is located next to Brisbane Airport DFO at 1 Airport Drive, Brisbane Airport.

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Shopping on The Peninsula

If you are looking for a convenient, family friendly shopping centre with a great variety of shops and amenities, Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre is located a short distance away at Kippa Ring.

Peninsula Fair features major stores such as Coles, K Mart and Best & Less, plus it has a large variety of specialty stores:

Fashion: Ally Fashion, Crossroads, Millers, Noni B, Rockmans, Sussan, Suzanne Grae, Mathers and Spendless Shoes

Variety Stores: EB Games, Gamestronic, Go Dollars, Peninsula Fair News, Pets For Life, Price Busters and Smokemart & Giftbox.

You will also find Hoyts Cinema, K Mart Auto, Captain Cook Tavern, range of eateries, a liquor store, banks, health, hair and beauty stores at the shopping centre.

Peninsula Fair Shopping Centre is located 272 Anzac Parade, Kippa Ring, less than 5 kms from Scarborough. You can stock up your kitchen at Scarborough Beach Resort full of fresh food.

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Fantastic Facilities @ Scarborough Beach Resort

Escape the humdrum of life with a getaway to the seaside on superb Moreton Bay and Scarborough Beach. Scarborough Beach Resort offers self contained apartment accommodation with a choice of studio, 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartments.

Featuring these fantastic facilties:

  • Directly opposite Scarborough Beach and Park
  • Rooftop BBQs
  • Avida Organic Café on the ground floor
  • Conference Room
  • Business Centre
  • Tours and attractions can be booked from the Front Desk
  • Heated Hydro Jet Spa and Sauna
  • 23m outdoor lap pool with sun chairs
  • Sauna
  • FREE secure undercover parking
  • FREE unlimited WiFi around pool/spa area and in rooms
  • Brum Pedal Car hire available

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New Rail Line Comes to Redcliffe Peninsula

It is now so much easier to travel to the Redcliffe Peninsula from the Brisbane CBD with a new rail line opened between Petrie and Kippa Ring. You can leave the city and 60 minutes later be on the beautiful sparkling water of Moreton Bay at Scarborough.

The station at Kippa-Ring is located on Hindmarsh Street and is only a 6 minute drive to Scarborough that will make it even more convenient for visitors to the Peninsula.

rail-line-redcliffe

In addition to the this the new rail service will provide:

  • an upgraded Petrie station
  • more than 650 new weekly train services
  • trains every six to 12 minutes in peak times
  • express services all day

During your stay in Scarborough it is worth jumping on the train and visiting the suburb of Petrie that is a wonderful little spot with a village atmosphere and an interesting historic past.

Petrie

In Petrie you can explore and discover the unique history of the region at Old Petrie Town. Here you will find historical buildings, pottery and blacksmiths’ workshops, a fire museum, steam and engine museum, quality speciality shops, handmade gifts and crafts, and a great heritage restaurant.

Set in an original timber building from the 1880s, the Pine Rivers Heritage Museum holds a unique collection of colonial and convict artefacts and provides a largely interactive modern take on local history.

For great shopping Petrie is very close to both Westfield Strathpine and Westfield North Lakes. Both are large shopping complexes with dozens of specialty shops, Big W, Target, Woolworths and Coles, and varied and diverse eateries.

North Lakes

Jump off the train at Mango Hill Station and check out North Lakes. This new outer suburb offers superb shopping with Westfield Shopping Centre, Costco Warehouse, IKEA store as well as both a Bunnings Warehouse and Masters Home Improvement store.

North Lakes also has great sporting facilities with North Lakes Resort Golf Club and North Lakes Aquatic Centre or relax in the sun at Lake Eden.

It is great news for the Redcliffe Peninsula to have this new train service that will open up the area and make it easier for visitors to get out and about in the Moreton Bay region.

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Park Sounds @ Pine Rivers

When: Saturday, 12 November 2016

Where: Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine

A brand new music festival featuring some of Australia’s hottest artists is happening at Pine Rivers Park on 12 November.

The festival will be staged in the open-air amphitheatre at Pine Rivers Park and deliver a mix of Australia’s best live artists with some of the hottest up and coming Aussie talent. Headlining Park Sounds will be Multi-platinum Aria Award-winning Australian Hip Hop group Bliss n Eso.

Also performing will be Drapht, Nicole Millar, Running Touch, Pon Cho and GG Magree, bringing their unprecedented live presence to Park Sounds.

Tickets are $71.33 and are available from Parksounds

The festival commences at 1pm and runs right through to 10pm.

Pine Rivers Park is only 22 kms from Scarborough. Book your Scarborough Accommodation for the festival with us here at Scarborough Beach Resort BOOK NOW