Christmas by Starlight

Christmas by starlight

Christmas by Starlight

The Redlands’ biggest free family Christmas event returns to Norm Price Park – Redland Showgrounds, Cleveland with an expanded program that will be bigger and better than ever!

The event, which has developed a reputation as among the best free community Christmas concerts in Queensland will be co-hosted by Channel 7 personalities Luke Kennedy and Jessica Skarratt.

The family friendly event features a jam-packed afternoon of entertainment, activities, rides, rock climbing and carols! The lineup features more than 60 local and national acts including X Factor’s Isaiah Firebrace, Australian Idol’s Damien Leith and winner of The Voice Kids 2014 Alexa Curtis, plus many more, all under the baton of the acclaimed musical director John Foreman OAM.

Christmas by starlight performers

Gates open from 3pm with non-stop entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening. The event will end with a spectacular fireworks display at around 8:15pm.

There will be plenty of food trucks, drinks and merchandise stalls plus children’s rides and activities and, although entry and rides are free, we encourage attendees to get into the Christmas spirit and make a gold coin donation to support programs in Redland City combatting domestic and family violence.

Auslan (Australian Sign Language) Interpreters will be at the event in the disability access service seating area.

Christmas by Starlight is a free event. Tickets are not required. 

How do I get to Christmas by Starlight?

Christmas by Starlight will be held from 3pm, Saturday 16 December 2017 at Norm Price Park – Redland Showgrounds, Cleveland.

By Bus

Catch one of the free shuttle buses from stops throughout the City, with return services from 8.20pm

Christmas by Starlight Bus Timetable

By Car

Free event parking will be available off Long Street, Cleveland or check out some other parking areas close by. 

Christmas by Starlight parking map

Food, drink and merchandise available at Christmas by Starlight

There is plenty on offer at Christmas by won't go hungry we promise!

Christmas by Starlight food, drink and merchandise

What can I bring to Christmas by Starlight?

Bring yourselves and your families of course! Chairs, blankets, picnics, food and drinks can be brought in. However no glass, metal cutlery or alcohol is permitted. Please refer to the full list of allowed and prohibited items.

Permitted items:

  • Hat, sunscreen, glasses
  • Poncho
  • Water
  • Picnic rug
  • Small picnic and camping chair
  • Cabin-sized esky up to 30L

Prohibited items:

  • No Alcohol and illegal substances
  • No Large Umbrellas, tents or tables
  • No Glass/Sharp objects, metal cutlery or weapons
  • No Bean bags, Large deck chairs or reclining chairs
  • No flammable or explosive items or liquids
  • No Lasers, Laser Pointers and torches
  • No Large Eskies (max size 30L)
  • No Drones or unmanned aircrafts  
  • No pets except for service animals e.g. guide dogs and assistant dogs
  • No unauthorised advertising materials


Our sponsors

Thank you to our valued sponsors of Christmas by Starlight 2017.

Platinum sponsor

First 5 Forever

First 5 Forever

Gold sponsor

Redland City Bulletin

Redland City Bulletin logo

Silver sponsors


Energex logo

Shoreline Redlands

Shoreline Authentic Coastal living

Bronze sponsors

Alex Gow Funerals

Alex gow funerals logo


Gadenslogo 3135c

Darwalla Group

Darwalla logo

Event partners

Mr Fireworks

Mr fireworks international

Assist First Aid

Assist logo

JJ Richards & Sons

Jj richards

Cleveland District State High School

Cleveland high logo

Food stalls and community stalls

Applications for 2017 are now closed for food stalls and community stalls.

Further information

For more information please contact Council's events team via email at