COVID-19 EVENT UPDATE INFORMATION
The MECC is operating in accordance with the current QLD Health Directive.
In line with Queensland Government Health Directive, from 17 December 2021, all who come to MECC will need to be fully vaccinated (16+ years) or medically exempt. You’ll need to register on arrival via the Check in Qld app and the easiest way to show proof of vaccination is to link your certificate or exemption through the app.
Before purchasing tickets, please read the Covid Safe Terms & Conditions which are in addition to the regular MECC Terms & Conditions of sale.
Season’s greetings music lovers, time to “Deck the shed with bits of wattle” and join award winning performer, Darren Coggan, as he celebrates the joy of being Home For Christmas, through a collection of songs and stories that embrace the festive spirit of Christmas in Australia.
Home For Christmas is a fun and engaging performance full of laughter and sing-along songs that promises to be the gift of the season. As his thoughts turn to home, strumming a guitar, Darren reimagines much loved Christmas favourites, reminiscing warm childhood memories of family and friends.
Joining Darren on stage for some Christmas frivolity, a very special appearance from Santa Claus himself, as he drops by to check that the ‘Boomers’ are all set to go on his Australian run.
However you celebrate the Christmas season, whether with a fond memory of a loved one, a longing for someone far away or in the company of family and friends, may you find peace and indeed be Home For Christmas.
Darren Coggan is one of Australia’s most exciting and diverse artists, a masterful storyteller with a knack for weaving fascinating and perceptive tales through his songs. From humble beginnings, strumming a guitar by ‘the ‘Bidgee’ river in his beloved hometown of Wagga Wagga, to selling out The Sydney Opera House Concert Hall with Peace Train: The Cat Stevens Story, Darren has forged a unique, diverse career that has seen him embrace the Australian Country Music, Musical Theatre and Television industries with aplomb.
Enjoy free tea, coffee and biscuits before the show (from 10am), Thanks to the the Friends of the MECC.
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777. All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event.
Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.