January on the Gold Coast is jam-packed with fun events, mix that with some beautiful Gold Coast sunshine and add your family and friends – and you’ve got a beautiful start to the year. We’ve compiled our favourite events and activities in January on the Gold Coast, and there’s something for everyone.

#1: Burleigh Heads Boardriders Single Fin Festival

When? Friday January 4th – Sunday January

The Burleigh Heads Boardriders Club annual Single Fin Festival sees surfers competing on single fin surfboards, made pre-1985. Presented by Billabong and held at the beautiful Burleigh Heads beach, this event celebrates the surfing culture of the Gold Coast, and a simpler time. Surfers who have competed in this unique event in the past include Parko, Taj Burrow, Rasta and Mick Fanning.

#2: Sea World Carnivale

When? Friday January 4th – Saturday January 19th

Returning due to popular demand, Sea World Carnivale is back in January and sure to dazzle the entire family. The Aquacolour Spectacular will shine brighter than ever before with a dazzling mix of a refreshed music and magical light show over the Sea World lake. This family friendly festival features exotic food and entertainment including aerialists, fire twirlers, musicians and more! Carnivale events take place from 6:00–9:00 pm on selected Friday and Saturday nights throughout January.

#3: 2019 Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo

When? Sunday January 6th, 11:30 am to 6:00 pm

Mingle with royalty, polo players and celebrities as you enjoy a stylish day out at The Polo. Internationally acclaimed polo superstar Nacho Figueras is captaining team Veuve Clicquot against Zara Phillips MBE, who will lead team Harrolds Australia’s Luxury Department Store. Pacific Fair will be running a pavilion, offering luxurious hospitality in a stylish tent. For a more relaxed day, why not pack a picnic basket and rug and enjoy a family day out with General Admission for only $50.

#4: Australia Day at NightQuarter

When? Sat January 26 2019, 4:00—10:00pm

January on The Gold Coast means celebrating Australia Day in true Aussie style, with family and friends and delicious food and drinks. NightQuarter is holding an Australia Day celebration not to be missed! There will be Golden Gaytime cocktails, giant laminations, Tim Tam cronuts, fairybread donuts, Caramello Koala jelly cups and more. But it’s not all about the food, there will be dance parties, egg and spoon races, sack races, snag eating competitions and even an Aussie magician! Classic Aussie rock cover band Prime Ministers of Australia will be performing anthems from Australia’s best loved artists. Feat on all your favourite Aussie treats this January on the Gold Coast at NightQuarter!

To join events and activities in January on the Gold Coast, Holiday Holiday have very limited availability for accommodation. To secure your holiday book online or call us on 07 5554 3200!