What's On - Boxing Day to New Year's Day

It's often referred to as the weird and lazy week where nothing counts. We have very different ideas on how to spend the week between Christmas and New Year's in Moreton Bay. Let's finish the year with an absolute bang, and with so much on offer it won't be difficult to make this a memorable end to 2021.

From nature walks and exhibitions, to fireworks and foam parties, here are the best ideas to get out and about in Moreton Bay from Boxing Day to New Year's day.

What's on daily


Ken Done: Paintings you probably haven't seen

One of Australia’s most iconic artists, Ken Done, is featuring at the Redcliffe Art Gallery. Ken Done's hyper-coloured paintings have become engrained in this country’s visual vernacular. View his exhibition from Saturday, 06 November 2021 through to Saturday, 22 January 2022. FREE ENTRY. Discover more here.

Ken Done: Paintings you probably haven’t seen is a touring exhibition from the Ken Done Gallery, Sydney.


Undersea Putt & Play

Let’s be honest - mini golf is a hole lot more fun than regular golf (see what we did there). Get those arms swinging because a brand-new under the sea themed mini golf and arcade venue in Redcliffe, Moreton Bay. This mini golf Brisbane venue, Undersea Putt & Play features 18 challenging mini golf holes, an arcade, café and bar. Discover here.



Remember the fun of playing quoits, skittles, dominoes or even Hula Hoops and Twister? These summer holidays, Bribie Island Seaside Museum will be a fun filled hands-on game space for all ages. We’ve put the screens away - accept the challenge, test your skills, and reconnect. Playing the games of childhoods past, there’s always something for everyone. Laughter guaranteed. Exhibition developed by Moreton Bay Regional Council. Saturday 20 November - Monday 14 February. Discover more here.


Escape with a digital detox in Moreton Bay

Use this week to take a digital detox and explore hinterland and coastal gems in Moreton Bay. Our friends at Our Open Passport showcased their favourite digital detox locations from all over the region. This is a must activity before we launch into 2022. It's time to unplug and discover Moreton Bay.


The 80s

The 80s were filled with bright fashion, major events and stunning growth for the Sunshine State. The Commonwealth Games and Expo 88 were on a scale never seen before and captured the atmosphere of Brisbane, a city on the rise. Saturday 27 November - Monday 7 March at Redcliffe Museum. Discover more here.


Green Screen

What matters to you? Is it koala habitats, swimming in clean waterways or saving the bees? Moreton Bay’s young people are speaking out and sharing their thoughts about the local environment. Using stop-motion animation, assembled sculpture and poster making, Green screen will present their concerns and ideas about human impact on the environment. Pine Rivers Art Gallery from November 28 to February 27. Discover here.


JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder

Immerse yourself in the fantastical world of Tom Moore. One of Australia's leading glass artists, Moore’s masterful handling of the medium results in imaginative and playful sculptures and environments. Exhibiting at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery from December 5 to January 30. Discover here.


John A. Robinson: Being

Through this exhibition, Redcliffe-based artist John A. Robinson, uses the mathematical concept of fractals to decipher and depict the landscapes around him. This body of new works were created after observing the fractal nature of mangrove roots and tidal detritus washed up on the mud flats in Deception Bay. Exhibiting at Redcliffe Art Gallery from December 12 to February 13. Discover here.

What's on Dec 27


Bushtime at Woodfordia

Bushtime is an inspired camping holiday held on a 500-acre parkland located in the Moreton Bay Region Hinterland, on Jinibara Country, just over one hour north of Brisbane. Think sunset concerts, single or intensive multi-day workshops, science talks and demonstrations, or self-led activities exploring a site brimming with abundant flora and fauna.

The Bushtime event will be held over the traditional Woodford Folk Festival period- Dec 27 to Jan 1. Tickets on sale HERE

What's on New Year's Eve


New Year's Eve at Bite Markets

Bite Markets will be open from 4-9pm both December 31 & January 1! Bring the fam, the doggo and your mates and celebrate the New Year with all your favourite street food stalls, family fun and live music!


New Year's Eve at Sandstone Point Hotel

Bring in the New Year on the waterfront of Sandstone Point Hotel. From 2pm spend the last day of 2021 enjoying food stalls, markets, kid’s rides, live music, entertainment & more! Would it even be New Year’s Eve without fireworks? Get ready for not one but TWO big bangs, with a family-friendly fireworks at 8.30pm and the countdown celebration fireworks at midnight. Find your tickets here.


Redcliffe Markets New Year's Eve Party

End 2021 with a double BANG at the Redcliffe Markets New Years Eve Party! With TWO spectacular Moreton Daily Fireworks Displays. The esplanade at Redcliffe is preparing to light up on Friday December 31st with a FREE, outdoor, family friendly event by the sea. From 5pm ‘til 10pm you’ll be able to meander amongst a pop-up market wonderland brimming with treasures and trinkets, gourmet street food and plenty of free entertainment for little kids and big kids alike. Register for free here.


Sunny's New Year's Eve Party for a Cause

Bring in the new year with a rooftop celebration at Sunny's Margate Beach. Doors open from 8pm! Plus, a percentage of every ticket goes to our chosen charity, Together For Tama. Tickets are $149pp + BF, and include 4-hour drinks package, cocktail on arrival, 2-hour Canapés package, Live Music, and panoramic rooftop views of Moreton Bay. Grab your tickets HERE.

What's on New Year's Day


New Year's Day Foam Party

The annual NYD Foam Party is returning to Eatons Hill Hotel on the first day of 2022, celebrating the festival’s 11th anniversary and the start of a new year!

Prepare yourself for this epic line-up, and say goodbye to the year that was, with Body Ocean, Bonka, Brooklyn, Chibs, Eddie, Enschway, Heimanu, Hydraulix, Jesabel, Kaitlyn, Koven, Lucille Croft, MaRLo, Moss, No Money Enterprise, Oski, Rene Lavice, Slumberjack, Truth, Tigerlily, Will Sparks, Yvng Jalepeno plus more to be announced! Grab your tickets here.

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.