Wacker’s Guide to What’s Hot at Horizon Festival

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Carlie Wacker is busy getting Hello Sunshine Magazine to print but took some time to peruse the playlist of performances at Horizon Festival 2022! It all starts with a peepshow in the Wonderland Spiegeltent (which is where we will launch our hot-off-the-press spring issue on August 31).


Circa’s Peepshow is the creative genius of Director Yaron Lifschitz – a cabaret of a different kind. Libby McDonnell and her Circa ensemble bring burlesque, balancing bodies and comedy to a show that will be seductive, sexy and super funny!




If you want a performance that will give you goosebumps, then soak up a sunset world-premiere gig at the base of Mount Tibrogargan. Songs of Gaia (mother earth) brings together first-class musicians from around the world in a breathtaking presentation celebrating the music of many cultures. I’ll be packing a sunset picnic and parking myself on a rug to embrace this earthly ensemble.



This is going to be so good because it’s KATE CEBERANO singing the songs of my youth, but it’s also KATE IN THE WONDERLAND SPIEGLTENT. I cannot wait to see one of my fave ARIA award-winning singer-songwriters belt out the bangers in a most magical setting. Young Boys Are My Weakness, Pash, Bedroom Eyes – yesssss bring on all the Kate classics!



I am really drawn to the Open Air series of performances as there’s nothing quite like immersing yourself in live music amongst nature. At this gig, you’ll be sinking your toes into the sand at Dicky Beach. As the sun starts to set, the soulful R&B-driven voice of CLOE Terare will take centre stage with a backdrop of lapping waves. This is an emerging local artist I am really excited to hear live. I’m getting her autograph – she is a superstar in the making!

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SAVE THE DATE! 9 December, 9am-3pm @stevensstreetgallery for their Christmas Market!

Discover 20+ makers showcasing unique art, ceramics, jewellery, and more from the region`s finest artisans.

Shop local and creative this Christmas for the perfect gifts. Don`t miss free workshops and entertaining programs.

Every purchase supports local artists and boosts the creative community. A festive day trip awaits, filled with creative spirit!

Join @headspacemaroochydore for a powerful workshop - Work on Your Worries

Is anxiety holding you back? Let`s break free! If negative thoughts are on repeat or decision-making feels like a challenge, this workshop is your game-changer. Hosted by the amazing headspace GP, Dr. Amanda.

When: Monday, December 11th, 2-4pm
Where: YouConnect Hub (Warehouse) @ headspace Maroochydore

Ready to reframe those thoughts and conquer anxiety? Register now via the link in the bio or call 5409 4900 and kick those worries to the curb!

Get ready to time-travel through art history @caloundraregionalgallery ! From 8 December, 2023, to 21 January, 2024, join the ultimate print party curated by Kyoji Takizawa from the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts!

Dive into the wild world of ten artists who flipped the script on contemporary art using prints in the 1970s!

Thanks to the magic of the Japan Foundation, Sydney, and the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane, this show is an art extravaganza you won`t want to miss!

Time to rediscover prints and redefine your art journey! (link in bio)

Get ready for a festive double feature at @eumundimarkets !

Friday 8 December - Christmas Night Market from 4-8pm! Immerse yourself in the holiday magic with dazzling lights, festive treats, and a FREE climbing wall for the kiddos!

Then, on Saturday 9 December at 9am, join for a Saturday Market day like no other! Join the Christmas Card Workshop – a merry morning of creativity, crafts, and spreading holiday cheer!

Mark your calendars for a weekend of joy and jolly vibes!

Get ready to jingle all the way at the 59th Annual Peregian Beach Carols – the Coast`s OG carolling extravaganza on Wednesday 20 December.

This year, the dynamic trio of @peregianfamilyandfriends , @thevillageperegianbeach and @peregiansurfclub are teaming up to make your holiday season merry and bright in Peregian Park!

What`s on the festive menu?
- Live beats and carol classics by local bands, solo stars, and dynamic duos
- Foodie delights and artisan stalls to snag those last-minute Christmas goodies
- Kid-friendly fun, including face painting for the little elves
- A special sky-diving Santa soaring onto the beach (around 6pm, weather ready!)
- And hold onto your reindeer hats for a surprise grand finale at 8pm!

To unwrap all this awesomeness, just throw in a jolly $15 per family – covering EVERYTHING, from tunes to the main man himself, Santa!

Let`s make it a Peregian party to remember – see you there! (link in bio for tickets)

Sleigh bells are ringing! Have you booked your spot yet?

Join us @coolumbeer on Thursday, 7 December, as the @coolum_business_and_tourism community jingle and mingle to celebrate the merriest time of the year!

Let`s wrap up the year with a dash of holiday cheer and join your Coolum Business and Tourism community for an unforgettable evening, marking the official start of the silly season!

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Date: Thursday, 7 December, 2023
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Coolum Beer Co. | Unit 1, 2 Junction Drive, Coolum Beach QLD 4573

Tickets: Members $35.00 | Non-Members $45.00