Carols By The Beach

Sing-a-long at

Carols By The Beach!

Carols by the Beach will be held in December on Yeppoon Beachfront and features an evening of family fun, carols and Christmas variety entertainment.

The program is a jam-packed community showcase of Christmas entertainment and carols featuring entertainers, bands, singing groups, community choirs and dancers.

Every year our special guest Santa arrives with his jolly Ho! Ho! Ho! to say g’day and to check if all the girls and boys have been ‘naughty or nice’. We traditionally greet him with a rousing round of Aussie Jingle Bells before sending him off on his merry way.

The Yeppoon beachfront and stage amphitheatre is an ideal venue for this fantastic afternoon and evening of family entertainment event with plenty of seating on the grassy terraces, food stalls operating and a wonderful outlook over Keppel Bay taking in Great Keppel Island. All you really need to bring is your picnic blankets and pillows … and of course some Xmas Cheer!

This fantastic family community event had its genesis in 2003. Since that time it has grown to become a major signature event for the Capricorn Coast and Livingstone Shire. The event is managed and coordinated by Cap Coast Community Events Association a ‘not-for profit’ group who also produce and manage the hugely successful Capricorn Coast Great Australia Day Beach Party.

Carols by the Beach is a community event in every sense of the word. All the performers are local and everyone donates their time and effort for free to make this afternoon and evening a special event for the whole community to enjoy and come together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas.

In more recent years the program has been expanded to incorporate community markets and also now feature the Lex Semple Memorial Santa Run Parade. The parade honours the late Lex Semple who for many years, with his ‘reindeer sleigh’ and little helpers, brought joy and excitement to children and residents along the Capricorn Coast with his legendary pre-Xmas Santa runs.

Absolutely free and accessible to the entire community the event provides a safe, alcohol-free family environment and a focal point to bring the community together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. The focus of the entertainment and activities is family orientated and structured to provide a wide variety of entertainments from traditional carols to Christmas song and dance.

Community participation is an important element of the event and provides the opportunity for a wide variety of local community groups, choirs, schools, dance groups, bands and local performers to participate in this major community production.

Since its inception the event has also provided a major fund-raising opportunity in support of School Chaplaincy program and the excellent work they do in support of our youth, in particular those at risk. The Yeppoon Lions Club and other community groups also take the opportunity to fund raise with food stalls.

Although the event is primarily staged for the benefit of the local shire based community, the calibre and professionalism of the event from the performance to the staging and promotions perspective has seen the event also attract visitors and tourists from far and wide.

Source: Carols By The Beach

Press Play:


Carols By The Beach

Read More

Follow us

Find out what’s new, what’s happening around town and stay in the loop by following us below.