Christmas by the Sea

Christmas by the Sea is proudly brought to you by Scarborough Lights Up Redcliffe Inc. and Moreton Bay Regional Council.

Join the festivities as we celebrate Christmas and community spirit on Saturday, 7 December 2013 at the Scarborough Beach Parklands on Landsborough Avenue in Scarborough.

Enjoy the annual street parade, markets, Santa’s Village, rides, animal farm, fireworks and more! The Christmas concert kicks off at 5pm with performances by the talented Redcliffe community, leading into the finale.

Throughout the whole month of December, Scarborough precinct will be lit up by 10 huge Christmas trees and will provide a wonderful light display throughout the festive season. Scarborough has great retail and specialty shops, restaurants and cafes and plenty of overnight accommodation available locally or in nearby Redcliffe Peninsula suburbs.


Time Entertainment

Markets, roving entertainment, animal farm, camel & amusement rides
Santa's Village: Come and meet Santa from 2.00 - 3.30pm & again from 5.20 - 7.50pm at his village - don't forget your camera!
You can also meet a Snowman, have your face painted by a Christmas Fairy, or do some Christmas craft with one of Santa's Elves.

4.00pm Christmas street parade (The parade travels along Landsborough Avenue)
4.50pm Official welcome & Announcement of Parade Winners
5.00pm Santa on stage
  Twilight carols & Christmas show  - join MC Thomas Armstrong-Robley for:
 5.10pm MBSO Jazz Band
5.30pm The Redcliffe Uniting Puppet Show
  5.50pm The StarShine Dolls
6.15pm Redcliffe City Choir
6.35pm Christmas in Wonderland Show
7.00pm Jenna Dearness-Dark: The Voice Australia 2013
7.20pm Multitude Choir
7.40pm Jenna Dearness-Dark: : The Voice Australia 2013
7.55pm Finale and Farewell
8.00pm Festive Fireworks Spectacular!


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Santa Claus is making a special trip from the North Pole to Scarborough.
Visit Santa from 2.00pm - 7.50pm in Santa’s Village.

Jenna Dearness-Dark (The Voice 2013)

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At just 16, Jenna has accomplished more in her life time than most young teens would dream of. Labelled “The Voice of an Angel” due to her spin tingling vocals. Jenna’s talents stretch far and wide a musician and singer/songwriter.

Jenna has performed in a huge array of musicals, opera, TV shows and events, including the most recent season of “THE VOICE Australia”. Where her endearing personality and stunning vocals in her blind audition, she not only moved the audience to tears but was one of the few artists who got all four coaches to turn. Jenna is excited and honoured to be singing at Christmas by the Sea.

Peninsula Jazz Band

This group of experienced musicians form a high energy 6-piece band. Together they will have you dancing to hits from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

MBSO Jazz Band

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The Jazz Band are a subsidiary ensemble belonging to the Moreton Bay Symphony Orchestra. They play a mix of Jazz, Rock, Swing, Funk and Ballads. All members of the Jazz Band play in either the MBSO or the MBSO Youth Symphony.



Redcliffe Uniting Puppets

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The Redcliffe Uniting Puppets are lead by Paul Clark, Paul has been performing with puppets for 20 years to tens of thousands of children and adults. He is a children’s author of the Car Park Parable series of books with over 30,000 books in print. Paul and his family will share with you the story of "Christmas is my Birthday".


The StarShine Dolls

Christmas by the Sea - Star Shine Dolls

Join Chelsea, Bella, Gina and Sara as they take Tots to Tweens on a toe tapping adventure. You’ll love their perky attitudes and bubblegum pop that teaches children respect for each other in an exciting and colourful way in a fully themed Christmas show.

Redcliffe City Choir

Redcliffe City Choir is a non-auditioned community choice who work to encourage and develop fine choral music. This experienced and entertaining ensemble perform for the local community at numerous occasions and events.

Christmas in Wonderland Show

Christmas in wonderland

You're invited to a Tea Party! Alice, Queen of Hearts, Mad Hatter & March Hare all sing, dance & play interactive games.   

Multitude Choir

With 7 years of entertaining experience, Multitude Choir is a favourite in the region. Presenting a mixture of Modern, Jazz and Gospel, this non-auditioned group enjoy sharing their love of singing with their audience.


Getting There

A FREE shuttle bus will continuously run from the Redcliffe Showgrounds to Scarborough Beach Park from 2.00pm - 8.30pm.

Landsborough Avenue will be CLOSED from Kennedy Esplanade to Rock Street, 3.00pm - 5.00pm for the street parade.

Street Parade

If you are interested in becoming a part of the 2013 street parade visit Scarborough Lights Up Inc to register.

Market Stalls

Applications are now open for market sites! Please visit Scarborough Lights Up Inc. Applications will only be open to general markets and confectionary stalls. Food stalls will not be required for this event as they will be managed by community groups.


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 Sesame Lane Child Care

Sesame Lane Child Care

Thankyou to our presenting partner, Scarborough Lights up Redcliffe Inc.

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Scarborough Lights Up Redcliffe Inc.

Find out how you can become a sponsor in 2013 by emailing: 


07 December 2013


2.00pm - 8.00pm


Scarborough Beach Park - Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough


Free entry


Moreton Bay Regional Council
Events Department
Ph: (07) 3205 0555 link opens email message

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