Twinkle Town

The main streets of Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin will come to life with vibrant Christmas light displays for the month of December. Take the family for a stroll and enjoy the twinkling trees.

The main street light up will commence with Mayor Jack Dempsey turning on the Christmas lights in Buss Park at 7pm, Wednesday 1 December

Date: 1 - 31 December

Time: Evenings

Cost: Free

Location: Main Street of Bundaberg, Childers and Gin Gin

The Ten Tenors: Home for the Holidays

Make time this festive season to take the family out for a joyous night of music featuring internationally acclaimed supergroup The TEN Tenors.

This Christmas, The TEN Tenors are bringing their winning collection of festive favourites home to the Australia for the first time on a limited engagement Christmas tour. The show features Christmas classics such as “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”, “O Holy Night” and “Winter Wonderland” as well as modern hits such as “Last Christmas”, “All I want for Christmas” and surprises like “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Anything for Love” – all given the signature The TEN Tenors treatment with incredible 10-part harmonies.

Date: Wednesday 1 December

Times: 2pm or 7pm

Cost: A Reserve $95 | B Reserve $85

Location: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, 177 Bourbong St

12 Days of Christmas Cocktails

For the month of December, the team at Bert’s have created 12 delicious Christmas cocktails – be sure to pop in and give them a try!

Date: 1 - 12 December

Times: See business opening hours

Cost: Various prices

Location: Berts, 163 Bourbong St

12 Days of Christmas Baking

For the month of December, the team at Alowishus have created 12 delicious Christmas treats – be sure to pop in and give them a try!

Date: 1 - 12 December

Times: See business opening hours

Cost: Various prices

Location: Alowishus, 4/176 Bourbong St

Christmas fun at the Libraries

Check out the fun Christmas activities at Libraries across our region! For more details visit artsbundaberg.com.au, bookings open 29 November.

Online: Special Christmas Storytime with Deano Yipadee!

1 December - 31 January | View online anytime


Childers Library Special Christmas Storytime

Wednesday 1 December | 9.30am | Childers Library | Ages 0-5


Gin Gin Story Play session with Christmas stories

Monday 6 December | 9.30am | Gin Gin Library | Ages 0-5


Childers: Snowman Decoration for Christmas

Wednesday 15 December | 10am | Childers Library | All ages

Have fun decorating your snowman. Booking essential.

Call 4130 4650 to book.


Bundaberg: Decorate a small Christmas tree

Thursday 16 December | 10am | Bundaberg Library | Ages 2-5

Create a Christmas tree to take home by adding fun decorations and embellishments to a papier mache cone. Booking essential.

Call 4130 4140 to book.


Gin Gin: Christmas Craft

Monday 20 December | 10am | Gin Gin Library | All ages

Be creative and make a festive Christmas item – lots of opportunity to be creative and use your imagination. Booking essential.

Call 4130 4620 to book.

Dining Night

Step inside your perfectly decorated bauble and be transported to a Christmas wonderland where the focus is good food and great company.

Guests will be immersed in the festive season as the Civic Centre is adorned with the lights and sounds of Christmas.

Dates: 1 - 5 December, 8 - 12 December

Times: Sittings at 5.45 - 7.15pm, 6 - 8pm (1 December only) or 7.45 - 9.15pm

Cost per bauble*: 6 person: $570 | 8 person: $760

Location: Civic Centre, Bourbong St

*Price includes a shared dining experience with assorted Christmas meats, local seafood, dessert and drinks package. The drinks package includes a premium selection of Sparkling, White and Red wine, local and standard beers and Bundaberg Brewed Drinks.

If you have a dietary requirement, please contact the events team on 1300 883 699 or email events.admin@bundaberg.qld.gov.au at the time of making your booking. Late additions of dietary requirements cannot be guaranteed or accepted. BYO is not permitted.


Family Night

This year, Bundaberg Regional Council will be offering Family night bookings for Bauble Dining. Guests will be able to bring their own picnic style dinner, platters and non-alcoholic drinks, and enjoy the magical experience of dining in their own perfectly decorated bauble, in their allocated timeslot, without the set catering package.

Dates: 6 - 7 December, 13 - 19 December

Times: Sittings at 5.45 - 7.15pm or 7.45 - 9.15pm

Cost per bauble*: Up to 6 person: $30 | Up to 8 person: $40

Location: Civic Centre, Bourbong St

*Only one booking permitted per family. BYO alcohol is not permitted.


Walk-through Night

Step into a Christmas Wonderland in the Civic Centre for Walk-through Night. Residents will have the opportunity to view the beautifully decorated baubles and take a selfie or family Christmas photo.

While the Walk-through Night will be free to attend, bookings are essential and ticket numbers will be limited.

Date: 20 December

Times: 5 - 5.30pm, 6 - 6.30pm, 7 - 7.30pm or 8 - 8.30pm

Cost: Free, bookings essential

Location: Civic Centre, Bourbong St

Twilight Markets and Music

Our artisan markets are on again and perfect for Christmas shopping! Enjoy an evening with friends, browsing stalls of beautiful handmade goodies from our local creatives, whilst enjoying live music. Then pop into the gallery and have a look at the wonderful exhibitions currently on display.

Date: Friday 3 December

Time: 4 - 7pm

Cost: Free admission

Location: Gallery Park, Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, 1 Barolin St

There Must Be More: A Christmas Musical

Heritage Christian Centre will be presenting a Christmas Musical for the whole family called “There Must Be More.”

When three children find themselves accidently locked in a shopping centre on Christmas Eve, they discover that all the toys and mannequins in the shop windows come to life!

Dates: 3 December, 7pm | 4 December, 7pm | 5 December, 6pm

Cost: Free admission, bookings required

Location: Heritage Christian Centre, 58 Woondooma St

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood

Our story is set in Sherwood Forest where Robin Hood and his motley crew of Outlaws are stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Maid Marion has fled into the forest to escape the clutches of the evil Sheriff of Nottingham who wants to take her as his bride! When her true identity is revealed our hero is immediately smitten and it looks like Marion feels the same way!

A fun for the whole family pantomime musical that will be sure to make the audience roll down the aisle with laughter!

Dates: Evening performances at 7.30pm on December 3, 4, 10 & 11  

Matinee performances at 2pm on December 4 & 11

Cost: $18 Adults |   $15 Concession/Students  |   $15 Groups 10+

Location: Playhouse Theatre, 2B Steffensen St

Encore Dance Studio Concert

Audiences will be entertained by our ‘Encore’ rendition of The Muppet Show with lots of bright, colourful costumes and enjoyable songs. Beautiful classical dancers with take you into the world of Wonderland, follow Alice and her friends on their adventures. Along with our funky hip hop and tap routines enjoy our breathtaking contemporary creations!

Date: Saturday 4 December

Times: 12.30pm or 6pm

Cost: $40 adult | $34 Pensioner/Senior | $27 student/child (U14)

Location: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, 177 Bourbong St

Bundaberg Christmas Movie

Gather the family for a fun evening featuring our free screening of the magical Christmas film, Elf!

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

Date: Saturday 4 December

Time: 6pm start for a 7pm movie

Cost: Free admission, bookings required (max 6 tickets per transaction).

Location: Bundaberg Multiplex Sport & Convention Centre, 1 Civic Ave

Childers Christmas Movie at the Paragon

Gather the family for a fun evening featuring our free screening of the magical Christmas film, Arthur Christmas!

Everyone knows that, each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every last child on Earth. What everyone doesn't know is that Santa accomplishes the feat with a very high-tech operation beneath the North Pole. But when the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, someone has to save the day. It's up to Arthur (James McAvoy), Santa's youngest son, to deliver a present to the forgotten tyke before Christmas morning dawns.

Date: Saturday 4 December

Time: 4pm start for a 5pm movie

Cost: Free admission, bookings required (max 6 tickets per transaction).

Location: Paragon Theatre, 75 Churchill St

Christmas Village

The magic of Christmas will come alive in the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens with the return of Merry and Bright.

The expanded production will run for three nights in 2021 with activities, roving entertainment, LED performers and a dazzling light display set to amaze and delight event goers.

The Botanic Gardens will be transformed into an enchanted Christmas village as Merry and Bright spreads the joy of the season.

Joining Santa and Mrs Claus for the first time in 2021 will be two of Santa’s real-life reindeer, along with their helpers, who can’t wait to meet you.

But be warned, Santa has had word that the Grinch could also be stopping by to crash the party!

Suellen Cusack-Greensill and Jessica Savage will return to perform their much-loved Christmas show, along with kids craft activities, free train rides and alpacas, that will keep the entire family entertained throughout the evening.

Café 1928 will be open to the public, plus food and drinks will be available from a variety of food vendors. 

Dates: 9 - 11 December

Time: 5.30 - 8.30pm

Cost: $20 family (2 a, 2 c) | $10 adults | $5 children (3-12 years) | children under 3 years free (ticket still required)

Location: Bundaberg Botanic Gardens


Light Night

The dazzling light display can also be viewed free of charge in all of its glory for an additional four nights.

As the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Village subsides, attendees can take a self-guided tour through the enchanted Botanic Garden walkways.

The mesmerising light display – which is the highlight of the Merry and Bright event – will stand alone on light night for those wishing to enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere.

From 12 to 15 December the Merry and Bright light display will remain in place. Café 1928 will be open to the public for food and drink. While tickets are free numbers are limited so bookings are essential.

Dates: 12 - 15 December

Times: 5 - 6.30pm or 8 - 9.30pm

Cost: Free admission, bookings required*

Location: Bundaberg Botanic Gardens

*Maximum 6 tickets per transaction. Please note there will be no other elements of the Merry and Bright Christmas Village production on light night.

Gin Gin Christmas Movie in the Park

Gather the family for a fun evening in the park featuring our free screening of the magical Christmas film, Search for Santa Paws!

Santa Claus and his faithful canine companion Santa Paws leave their chilly home at the North Pole on an important mission. They must try to persuade the heir of one of their greatest benefactors, toy store owner Mr Hucklebuckle, to continue with his grandfather's good works.

Date: Friday 10 December

Time: 6pm start for a 7pm movie

Cost: Free admission, bookings required (max 6 tickets per transaction).

Location: Gin Gin Showgrounds

Christmas Crusade

What better way to spread Christmas cheer than to help those in need in our community with the gift of giving! Triple M want their listeners to help local families who may need a little assistance this year to make Christmas special.

Live on radio, in partnership with Toyworld Bundaberg, Triple M is asking their mates in Bundy to donate gifts and non-perishable items this Christmas to support local Bundy families though Angels Community Group.

Triple M Bundy, Toyworld and Angels Community Group will all be allocated as collection points for donations.

Date: Friday 10 December

Time: 6 - 9am

Location: Toyworld, 107 Takalvan St

Christmas with André

Christmas with André is guaranteed to warm your hearts and get you in the festive spirit. Join André for his inaugural Christmas concert all from the comfort of your local cinema. An unforgettable festive treat for the whole family.

Immerse yourself in the spirit of the season while singing and dancing away to lovely Christmas carols, romantic waltzes and beautiful melodies like Jingle Bells, O Holy Night, Hallelujah, a show-stopping performance of Walking in the Air and many more! Marvel at the magnificent palace decorations including 150 beautiful chandeliers, over 50 Venetian candelabras and huge arched windows revealing a joyous wintery landscape including ice rinks and ice skaters.

Date: Saturday 11 December

Time: 2 - 4pm

Cost: $45

Location: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, 177 Bourbong St

Brush Party Xmas Event!

Join us for our end-of-year Christmas Brush Party! Prepare yourself for fabulous night out at Bundaberg's premium sip and paint event. Create your own masterpiece, we’ll be painting an adorable Quokka standing under the mistletoe. Includes drink on arrival, nibbles, and materials, all you need to do is bring your enthusiasm!

Date: Saturday 11 December

Time: 6 - 9pm

Cost: $59.95

Location: HSG At The Gardens, 57 Gorlicks Rd

Bargara Carols by Candlelight

Bargara Carols by Candlelight is a night of free entertainment for families to enjoy. There will be Christmas carols, face painting, a petting zoo and food vendors on site.

Date: 11 December

Time: 6 - 9pm

Location: Coral Coast Christian Church, 596 Windermere Rd

Paradise Lane Christmas Lights

Enjoy a stunning display of over 10,000 lights at the Paradise Lane Christmas Lights display which are open to the public until 25 December.

Date: 11 – 25 December

Time: 6.30 - 9.30pm

Location: 11 Paradise Lane, Branyan

Celebrating 63 years in Bundaberg, the Bundaberg Brewed Drinks Carols by Candlelight event provides free entertainment for families right across the Bundaberg region. With thousands of people in attendance, there will be Christmas carols, free kids rides and slides, fireworks, and food vendors on site.

Date: Friday 10 December

Time: 5.30 - 9.30pm

Cost: Free admission

Location: Bundaberg Recreational Precinct

The Wishmas Tree

A young Ringtail Possum’s misguided wish for a white Wishmas at the magical Wishmas Tree not only freezes her entire hometown of Sanctuary City, but also threatens the lives of all who live there.

Before the Wishmas Tree is gone forever, she must undertake a daring adventure to undo the results of her wish and save her city.

Runtime: 90 minutes | Genre: Animation | Classification: PG

Date: Wednesday 15 December

Time: 11am - 12.30pm

Cost: Free admission, bookings required

Location: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, 177 Bourbong St

Classic Christmas Film Festival

It's a Wonderful Life

George Bailey has so many problems he is thinking about ending it all - and it's Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashback. As George is about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn't been for all of his good deeds over the years. Will Clarence be able to convince George to return to his family and forget suicide?

Classification: PG

Date: Monday 20 December

Time: 10am - 12.15pm

Cost: $10

Location: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, 177 Bourbong St


Miracle on 34th Street

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity. What ensues is a bizarre hearing in which people's beliefs are re-examined and put to the test, but even so, it's going to take a miracle for Kris to win.

Classification: G

Date: Monday 20 December

Time: 2 - 4pm

Cost: $10

Location: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, 177 Bourbong St


White Christmas

Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into General Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys' commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what's the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that's sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!

Classification: G

Date: Monday 20 December

Time: 6 - 8pm

Cost: $10

Location: Moncrieff Entertainment Centre, 177 Bourbong St