Buderim Community Christmas CarolsEnjoy Seasonal Community Spirit on the Mountain
Buderim Community Carols
Sunday 5:30pm December 10th 2023
It’s a Buderim Family Tradition ~ come along and have a great time!
Buderim Community Carols begins at 5:30pm for a 6pm start till 8:30pm, at the stage in “Buderim Village Park” on King Street, Buderim. Gold coin donation on entry.
Kids, parents, grand-parents!Everyone is invited to this much loved, heart warming, Buderim Christmas event. As the sun sets, the sound stage comes alive with the melodic sounds of classic carols that resonate with people of all ages. From “Jingle Bells” to “Silent Night,” our talented local performers and choirs will fill the air with the magic of the season.
The Buderim Community Carols always feature great local talent in an entertaining Christmas presentation that includes traditional carols. Be a part of the excitement as Santa Claus makes a grand entrance, spreading joy and laughter among the young and young-at-heart.
Buderim Community Carols isn’t just an event; it’s a celebration of unity, joy, and the spirit of giving. Every year, our town comes together to share in the magic of the holiday season, reinforcing the strong sense of community that defines Buderim.
Capture unforgettable moments and create lasting memories with your loved ones.
The Carols are basically a great big community singalong, where you bring a picnic blanket, the family and join friends and neighbours in traditional Carolling. The traditional candles have given way to safer glow sticks and toys, on sale to entertain the young and young-at-heart.
In the event of rain, the Carols will move to the Buderim Community Hall across the road.
Carols Coord. Andrew Butterworth (Chair)
Check out the awesome timelapse of the event as recorded by Ross Eason, it’s the whole Carols in just a few seconds. 🙂
Buderim Carols by Candlelight
The history of a true community event . . .
Buderim has seen a lot of people contribute to the Mountain’s amenity and community spirit through their actions on committees, organising events or just lending a helping hand on the day. If all of their names were placed on plaques around the Village, there would be precious little room for anything else! So most of the volunteers’ name and faces fade into the past. Fortunately, some of their contributions forge ahead when others take the reins and this is the case with the Buderim Community Carols.
This event has been running for over 20 years. At first held by local businesses through The Buderim Chamber of Commerce (now defunct), it was picked up by a handful of private Buderim residents with St. Marks Church for almost a decade, before being handled by the Buderim War Memorial Community Association (BWMCA).
The Carols were originally held in Wirreanda Park, but outgrew the capacity under the giant fig trees. The Buderim Mountain School Oval became the new venue and remained so, until a splendid new facility was built in the new Buderim Village Park. Originally candles were sold for use at the event, but this was deemed too dangerous in the changing face of community expectations.
Being an outside event in Summer, the weather has always been a concern for the Buderim Carols. There was a terrible period for 3 years in a row, where the rain washed out the Carols, when the Buderim summers moved from dry to wet. These days, the new Buderim Village Park and sound shell give some protection to the staging and equipment – although the past few years have seen the Summers turn dry, along with much of Australia. In 2020 COVID-19 decimated community events!
The Buderim Community Carols event has come a long way since the original Carols by Candlelight, held under the trees in Wirreanda Park so many years ago. Hopefully with community support, it will be around for many decades to come.
Buderim’s community has been built on volunteer participation, if you are a part of the community, be a part of what makes it great and get involved.