Christmas is Coming to Noosa Civic

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Christmas may look a little different for everyone this year, but that doesn’t mean that it won’t be just as much fun at Noosa Civic Shopping Centre. In fact, this year is shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, with a host of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Ingrid Nelson discovers more.

Let’s face it, Christmas really is all about the kids, so the team at Noosa Civic has created a range of magical and innovative new concepts to keep the little ones enthralled over the festive season, including a giant Surfing Santa Crash Landing set being installed in the heart
of the centre.

Noosa Civic Marketing Manager Tessa Biddles said the Surfing Santa Set was unique to Noosa, and reflects that we have Christmas in summer.

“The idea behind it is that Santa has crash landed on top of a surf lifesaving hut,” she said. “With the help of his reindeers, he has climbed atop his wobbly surfboard and is trying to figure out where he is. The Lifesavers heard a loud crash and are looking for what made all that noise. It’s a lot of fun.”

And of course while Santa is safely social distancing in the North Pole, so he and his reindeer are fit and well to deliver presents on Christmas Eve, this year Santa will be visiting Noosa Civic virtually, thanks to interactive green screen photography!

“Families and children will be able to choose from Surf Santa and Winter Wonderland scenes, which are fun, interactive and COVID safe,” says Tessa.

Pets are part of the family too right? That’s why Noosa Civic Centre also welcome your furry friends to get involved in their Santa Paws photography sessions, so they don’t miss out on all the fun.

For many children, meeting Santa is an exciting event. However, those with sensory processing challenges can find it a little overwhelming, so Noosa Civic offer a ‘Sensitive Santa’ session for those who like things a little quieter.

“Our Sensitive Santa sessions will make the entire experience calm, quiet and relaxing,” says Tessa. “The green screen photography is also good for children with sensory challenges.”

If that’s not enough to get you excited, there will also be gift wrapping services available for a gold coin donation, so you have one less thing to think of during the busy lead up to Christmas. Even better, you will also be helping local charity groups.

“Our shoppers will get to choose from a collection of beautiful wrapping paper sourced from sustainable forests,” says Tessa. “All proceeds will be donated to our charity partners – The Australian Red Cross, Cancer Council, Katie Rose Cottage Hospice, KNGO Cambodia and Rotary Noosa Daybreak.”

Noosa Civic will also be running a free gift promotion to support their retailers and the environment.

Shoppers who spend $50 at any Noosa Civic Speciality Store can bring their receipt to Centre Management to receive a free Noosa Civic Water Bottle designed by local artist Cass Deller. How good is that!

Don’t miss all the fun at Noosa Civic Shopping Centre this Christmas.

What: Sensitive Santa Session
When: 13 December from 8am to 9.50am
Bookings are essential 

What: Green Screen Christmas Photography
When: 26 November to 24 December
Bookings are essential and can be made via our website

What: Charity gift wrapping
When: 30 November to 24 December

About the Author /

A journalist for more than 20 years, Ingrid has worked across all mediums, eventually finding her niche as a feature writer. Cutting her teeth as young television reporter, she quickly moved through the ranks before joining a high-profile Brisbane magazine. She moved to the Sunshine Coast with her husband and three children in 2007 and has spent the last eight years working in publishing. She is thrilled to join the clever and creative team at IN Noosa Magazine.

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