Santa Claus is coming to (Mooloolaba) Town

Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club has received exciting news directly from North Pole elves! Before he heads off on his big trip this Christmas Eve, Santa Claus will make a special guest appearance at Mooloolaba Beach at 5.30 pm.

Santa knows his way around a sleigh, but what about a Surf Boat? Jolly Old Saint Nick will make an impressive entrance onto the shores of Mooloolaba Beach, not from the skies but from the sea. In what has become a local tradition, Santa will arrive by Surf boat on the beach, in front of Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club at around 5.30 pm. The man in red will be rowed in by the MSLSC Under 19 Girls Crew, the Mustangs. He’ll bring a sack full of treats for the children and stop for a visit before he sets off on his big flight later that night.

Then, to see him off in style, Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club is putting on a fireworks display to thank our community for their ongoing support. As well as to welcome visitors to Mooloolaba and remind them to stay safe this summer and swim between the red and yellow flags.

Everyone is welcome at this free Christmas Eve community event. Santa will make his grand entrance at 5.30 pm, followed by fireworks at 7.15 pm. Santa and his elves will stop by to greet all the kids and hand out treats kindly donated by the CTC Australia Sweet Company.

Santa has been visiting Mooloolaba Beach on Christmas Eve for 60 years. This long-standing tradition is a local initiative by Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club’s volunteers. It is a family-friendly event that locals and visitors to the region look forward to. So come down to meet Santa and the Mooloolaba elves.

“Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club is proud to host this community event every Christmas Eve. Christmas is our favourite time of the year, and we are honoured that Santa Claus makes a special stop to visit us on his busiest night. So, come down for a true Australian tradition, Christmas Eve at the beach with a celebration for the whole family. But remember kids, he’s making a list and checking it twice, so make sure you’re not naughty but nice!” said Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club President Matthew Horder.

What: See Santa arrive at Mooloolaba Beach before his massive trip later that night!

Date: Christmas Eve – Sunday, 24th December 2023

When: 5.30 pm for Santa and 7.15 pm for Fireworks display

Where: On the beach outside the Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club

Cost: Free

Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club has 1425 Members, with MSLSC lifesavers completing 14,000 volunteer patrol hours and performing over 1,800 preventative actions and rescues per season, on one of Australia’s busiest beaches. The Surf Club, Mooloolaba Supporters Club, has over 260,000 visitors annually and over 50,000 members. Mooloolaba Nippers is one of the most extensive Nipper programs on the Sunshine Coast, with over 500 children participating per season and Starfish Nippers for children with disabilities.

For information, visit MSLSC https://www.mooloolabaslsc.com.au/

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