The magic that Santa brings was evident in the faces of children attending Christmas events across Noosa Shire on the weekend.
For one youngster who was happily watching the Christmas in Cooroy parade on Saturday afternoon, the arrival of the jolly man in the red suit brought an instant response. Look out for more Christmas activities across Noosa as we head into the festive season.
Plastic-free Christmas plea
Members of the Plastic Free Noosa Alliance (PFN) are urging Noosa residents to reduce their plastic packaging as much as they can this Christmas and even consider presents to encourage plastic-free habits.
Plastic Free Noosa co-ordinator Chad Buxton said 95 per cent of all plastic packaging was used once and then thrown away as waste or litter and Christmas is a time when our use of plastic packaging skyrockets.
The PFN suggests buying presents such as reusable water bottles and coffee cups, Boomerang bags or reusable picnic sets.
They also want cafes, markets and events to come on board to make it a plastic-free Christmas with the use of reusable crockery and compostable takeaway products. For more information on the campaign visit