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Local events in Queensland

Past Events

Sandgate Uniting Church. Christmas Lights Festival

Thursday 4th - Tuesday 24th December - lights outside only
Thursday 11th - Tuesday 23rd December - all lights, displays, entertainment, food, stalls open 7 - 10 pm.

Our Christmas Lights Festival will be held again this year. Along with the lights will be other displays of Christmas themes. There will be stalls of Christmas items and food and drink will be available.

The theme this year is Christmas A - Z. There will be many different or new displays this year.

Feel free to sit and meditate in the Chapel. And/or enjoy children's activities near the Gingerbread house.

Entertainment will be provided free each evening from Thursday 11th to Tuesday 23rd. For details, please see the Christmas Entertainment page by clicking on star below.


Brisbane Grammar School Festival of Lessons and Carols.

Tuesday 2 December 7pm in the Great Hall

Each year Brisbane Grammar School performs a Service of Nine Lessons and Carols in the tradition of King’s College Cambridge, and traditionally any donations received at this event go to the Christmas Bowl Appeal.  

The Lessons and Carols portrays the Christmas story told through a service of nine lessons and carols, presented by the three elite choral groups of the school. Highlights will include a combined choirs presentation of the 3rd Movement from Z Randall Stroope’s “Hodie! (This Day)” accompanied by BGS musicians. 

There will also be an array of choral offerings presented by the Grammar Singers, Grammarphones and Chamber Choir as well as the communal singing of traditional carols.


St Marks Uniting Church Springwood Road Mt Gravatt.

Carols on the Court & Christmas Fair -  21 December 2014

Come and join us on the tennis court to celebrate the coming of Christmas and celebration of Jesus’ birth at our Christmas Carols service at dusk.  The Christmas Fair / Market will be on from 4pm with a free BBQ at 5pm.


The Heritage Bank Forest Lake Community Carols

St. Johns Anglican College, 2 Alpine Pl  Forest Lake
6:00 pm Sunday, 8th December 2013. Free entry.

This a family carols events with something for everyone. The nights concludes with a spectacular fireworks display.


Pedal for Peace

On Saturday 13th September, Act for Peace – in partnership with Rival Bikes – made an official attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record for the Most Participants in a Static Cycling Relay in 12 hours! 

Held at Rival Bikes in Wynnum, 400 riders made the attempt in a time of 10 hours and 3 minutes, 21 riders more than the current Guinness Record of 379. Read more

We’re here to help:

Got a great fundraising idea or looking for inspiration?
We'll love to hear from you. Contact your local Development Officer:

Peter Wotherspoon – Queensland and Northern Territory
T: (07) 3369 6792 E: pwotherspoon@actforpeace.org.au

More ways to take action

You can help prevent children like Maala being born with chronic illnesses by helping pregnant women stay healthy and nourished in the first place.

Take the Act for Peace Ration Challenge and eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week (19-26 June 2016). Raise money to support refugees who have lost everything, and challenge perspectives – including your own.

Right now, thousands of innocent people are fleeing Syria every day to protect their families from bloodshed, violence and death. We need your support to provide emergency relief packs to the families fleeing in Syria.