If the sunny Surfers Paradise beaches scenery are not enough for a remarkable summer Christmas experience, the Gold Coast is bustling with events and activities across December to entertain and bring the best experiences to locals and travellers. What are the 5 things to do this Christmas on the Gold Coast?

At Holiday Holiday we don’t consider ourselves just a premium accommodation provider, we also love helping people plan their Gold Coast holidays. For this holiday season, the team sorted this list of fun ideas and free events for those lucky enough to be celebrating Christmas on the Gold Coast. Take a look and may your holiday be filled with all the joy of the season. Check out the following 5 things to do this Christmas on the Gold Coast.

Christmas in Surfers Paradise

Date: December 21 – 27, 2017

Location: Cavill Mall precinct

Come and visit Santa and his elf helpers by the beach in Surfers Paradise with his sleigh pulled by six kangaroos surfers. Free family photos will be available in the kangaroo sleigh daily, from 12pm to 3pm and 4pm to 7pm.

Santa’s sleigh pulled by surfing kangaroos


Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach

Date: Saturday, December 23, 2017

Location: Surfers Paradise Beach

An amazing line-up of top Australian entertainers take to the stage to share a night of Christmas cheer for Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach, capped off with a spectacular fireworks display.

Carols at Surfers Paradise beach


Gold Coast Christmas Markets

Date: Saturday, December 15-17, 2017

Location: Marine Parade, Southport

Indulge you and your family with a relaxed shopping experience on the Gold Coast Christmas Markets, where you’ll find arts and crafts perfect for gifts and souvenirs, Christmas dress ups, carols, family rides, eateries and delicious treats from a range of food stalls and trucks.

Head to Broadwater Parklands this year from 4pm until 10pm on December 15, 16 and 17.

 Christmas Carols on Broadbeach

Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Location: Kurrawa Park Broadbeach

Sing along to your favourite Christmas tunes and enjoy an afternoon of free live entertainment and kids’ activities. The action starts at 3pm and includes rock climbing, a jumping castle, face painting and family photos.

Carols at Kurrawa Park Broadbeach

Skypoint Christmas in the  Clouds

You can celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at Skypoint in the top of Q1, the highest point on the Gold Coast,  a true Christmas in the Clouds experience, featuring the iconic 360 degree views of Surfers Paradise Skyline and it’s beautiful sandy beaches.

You can expect enthusiastic live entertainment and Christmas treats and buffet with a variety of menu options, ranging from roasted classics, fresh seafood, salads and sweets like the favourite Miniature double chocolate mud cakes and the Lemon curd tartlet with torched Italian meringue.

Don’t forget to book in advance to secure your table.

Make sure to explore our accommodation website for live availability and more information, including specific and individual apartment details, and also about our unique holiday experience.

Although we listed these five ideas of Christmas events, there are a range of different Gold Coast activities and itinerary to add to the holiday experience, feel free to explore further on our Holiday Insider or contact our friendly reservations team to help you plan your next Gold Coast holiday.

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