Looking for some festive fun for the whole family?
Fun Things for Toddlers have you covered with our list of upcoming Christmas Events and Activities in and around the Gold Coast. 🎅🎄🤶
Letters to Santa
Santa and his elves are already busy going through letters from children all over the world.
Aussie kids can follow the steps on the Australia Post website (see link below) and help your kids or loved ones send a letter by Friday 1 December 2023 to get a reply before Christmas Day!
You can still send a letter up until Sunday 24 December 2023, and Santa will respond as soon as he can.
There are also free printable letter templates available too.
A Guide to Gold Coast Christmas Carols
Gather your toddler, family and friends a head to one of these great Christmas Carol events in and around the Gold Coast and enjoy some yuletide cheer.
Check out Fun Things for Toddler’s guide to 2023 Christmas Carols in and around the Gold Coast.
Shhh! Santa’s coming to Gold Coast Libraries
Gold Coast Libraries have a very special visitor coming in the next couple of weeks! Join them for a festive Storytime or Toddler Time at your local library. There’ll be stories and singing, and an appearance from our guest star!
If your little one has sensory or anxiety issues and finds meeting Santa overwhelming, we’re also hosting a limited number of Sensitive Santa sessions. Kids will be able to meet Santa in a secure and calm environment, designed to reflect their individual needs. When you book, a member of the team will call to lock in your time slot and talk about how we can create the best experience for your child. Spaces are going quickly so book your spot today.
Santa’s Putt Putt @ The Club at Parkwood Village
Every year The Club at Parkwood Village transform the front 9 holes of our Boulder’s and Badlands Mini Golf course into the ultimate Christmas wonderland.
Each hole has it’s own unique Christmas theme, amazingly styled with lights, huge decorations, snow, bubbles, music and more. It is the ultimate night out to celebrate Christmas with the family.
Head down from the 10th of November through to the 2nd of January to experience the ultimate Christmas activity! Fun for adults and children alike.
The Enchanted Garden Brisbane
Prepare to be spellbound and step into a world of dazzling wonder and adventure.
Brisbane’s most anticipated light show, The Enchanted Garden presented by Royal Caribbean, is returning to Roma Street Parkland from 23rd November to 20th December 2023.
Tickets on sale via The Enchanted Garden website from 10am AEST Monday 13 November. In previous years, tickets to this event have sold out quickly. Especially the early evening sessions best for little people.
Christmas Lights Gold Coast 2023
Discover where to see Christmas Lights with your toddler on the Gold Coast.
Ray White Rural Tamborine Mountain Annual Santa Photo Day
Come along, bring the kiddos, your extended family both 2 and four legged to create some lovely Christmas memories on Saturday, 25th November from 9am at 9-13 Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain.
There will be face painting, a Santa Letter Station, a sausage sizzle and the arrival of Santa is something not to be missed.
Cosmo’s Christmas Party Community Open Day
FREE event for Eagleby Families and Friends from 3pm to 5.30pm on Saturday, 25th November. Bring your festive spirit and join us for an afternoon filled with joy, fun, and Christmas wonders!
Highlights of the day include:
🎅 FREE Santa Photos – Get your picture-perfect moment!
🎄 Christmas Activities – Dive into the holiday spirit.
🏰 Jumping Castle – Boundless fun for the little ones.
🛍️ Market Stalls – Shop unique gifts for the season.
🌭 Sausage Sizzle – Delight in some mouth-watering treats.
🧃 Cold Soft Drinks – Stay refreshed!
🎬 Special Show at 4 pm – A magical experience you won’t forget.
🤹 And much more to ensure endless fun and laughter!
Santa is Coming FREE Family Fun Day #7 @ Shearers Arms Tavern Ormeau
Shearers Family Fun Day #7 is on Sunday, 26th Nov 2023 from 12-3pm. A FREE event for dining customers.
– Lunch with Santa
– Face Painting
– Kids Craft
– Shearer’s New Playground
All day dining from 11am, book now via the Shearers Arms website.
Festive Family Fun Day at Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club
Visit from Santa
Face Painting & Balloon Twisting
Christmas Cookie & Bauble Decorating ($5pp)
Live Music with Nathan Kaye
Fairy Floss, Popcorn & Snow Cones
Christmas Messy Play by Mighty Mess Kids
🎄 Wednesday, November 29th, at the Lakeside Community Centre, Upper Coomera
🎅 Tuesday, December 5th, at the Helensvale Library & Cultural Centre
🧑🎄 Thursday, December 7th, at the Varsity Lakes Community Centre
🎁 Friday, December 15th, at the Pimpama School of ArtsTo book in click the BOOK NOW button on the Mighty Messy Kids page (see link below).
Awkward Christmas Portraits
Christmas Party @ Lollipops Playland Springwood
Christmas @ Robina Village
Christmas at Dreamworld Night Market
🎄 Food Trucks!
🎄 Market stalls (chrissy gifts)
🎄 Live Chrissy Tunes!
🎄 Christmas movies on the big screen!
🎄 So much more xmas fun!
5pm – 9pm, 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th and 22nd & 23rd of December.
Kahlee Townsend’s Christmas in the Park
Colouring in competition winners announce
Reindeer (pony) rides
Ice cream can
Welcome Santa to Beenleigh Marketplace
Beenleigh Christmas Concert and Movie Night 2023
In the spirit of Christmas, the Rotary Club of Beenleigh will be providing a free sausage sizzle and drinks at the event.
4.00 pm — Retro games on the big screen & face painting
4.15 pm — Community performance by SJJ Creative Dance Group
4.45 pm — Children’s Christmas show
5.30 pm – Santa Meet & Greet
6.00 pm — The Grinch (2018, 1h 30m)
🍿 Free popcorn for the first 200 guests.
🪑 Bring your own chair or picnic rug.
🎅 Dress up the kids in a Christmas theme.
🍔 Local businesses will also be open for dinner in the town centre.
This is a free community event, however registration is essential for planning and to keep you updated with any event changes. Register using the link below.
The Rudolph Express G:allops across the Gold Coast
The Rudolph Express launches on 3 December at Helensvale station from 9am to 11am. Join the festive magic with the G:link.
The Rudolph Express will be parked at the station, so you can G:et onboard and discover the pure magic and fun of the specially themed Christmas tram. Plus, it wouldn’t be a true celebration without Santa! He will be joining you onboard so families and kids can take their very own photo with him.
Don’t forget to hashtag #RudolphExpress for your chance to have your photo shared on our social media.
Santa’s Breakfast at Beenleigh Marketplace
Enjoy Breakfast and a visit from Santa at Beenleigh Marketplace in the Food Court (near Donut King) on Sunday, 3rd December from 9am to 10.30am.
Bookings are essential with tickets strictly limited. Cost $5 per ticket (non-refundable) and includes breakfast box, activity booklet, face painting, balloon bending and VIP Santa visit from 10am. Pre-book using the link below.
Santa Jetski Ride 2023
Join For Kids in Care for a fantastic fundraiser. The Santa Jetski Ride 2023 on Sunday, 3rd December at Biggera Waters Beach.
Registration opens at 7:30am. Parade starts at 9am from Biggera Waters beach and proceed to Surfers Paradise circumnavigation Chevron Island and then stopping just passed the Sundale Bridge.
By joining in on this fun-filled adventure, you’ll not only have a blast but also contribute to making a positive impact in the community. Spread the holiday cheer while supporting a great cause!
Christmas Garden Party Ormeau
Grab your picnic basket and come along to enjoy the Peachey Community Gardens Christmas event on Sunday, 3rd December from 2pm.
Visiting the wishing tree
Free share and community pantry
Prometheus fire twirling
Emotive art hub
Food & drinks available including wood fire pizzas
Music, prizes and more!
Christmas Family Nights @ Southport Sharks
Sharks is bringing the Christmas cheer all throughout December with our Christmas Family Nights returning for 2023.
There’ll be no better place to celebrate the best time of year with family & friends than at Sharks, with Christmas Family Nights returning for another festive showing throughout December.
Join them on Sunday 3rd, 10th & 17th December and enjoy a Christmas-themed dinner buffet with live entertainment from LOL Crew, The Grinch & Fideous the Frog performing their fun. The kids can enjoy free Christmas goodies, free face painting, Christmas carols, plus very special visits from Sharky & Santa.
The dinner buffet opens from 5:00PM with the Kids Show kicking off at 5:30PM.
FREE Gingerbread Decorating @ TweedCity
Tinsel tinsel, on the tree. Christmas surprises await to be seen. Making new traditions has never been easier, with in-centre entertainment the whole family will enjoy.
Sit back and enjoy our free Christmas shows with Rudolph and friends live on the Outdoor stage, near Grill’d from Monday 4 – Saturday 9 Dec. Show times are 9.30am & 11.30am with a Meet & Greet at 10.30am. 2 x 20 min shows and 1 x meet and greet daily. No booking is required. Best suited for ages 3-10.
Bunnings Free Christmas Family Event
Get in the spirit and celebrate the festive season at a Free Christmas Family Event at your local Bunnings Warehouse from 5:00PM – 7:00PM, Thursday 7th of December 2023!
Join Bunnings for a Free Sausage Sizzle, Fairy floss and Popcorn. Enjoy Christmas Arts and Crafts, Petting zoo and a Magic Show! There’s lots of Games and Prizes to be won its definitely not a night to be missed!
Visit www.bunnings.com.au/stores/qld. Select your nearest store. Check event details and book your spot!
Jimboomba Christmas Brigade 2023
In the spirit of Christmas and in support of the Jimboomba Fire and Rescue Service, Logan City Council has teamed up with local community groups and businesses to once again host the Jimboomba Christmas Brigade 2023.
Dress up the kids in Christmas attire and come down to Rotary Park on Friday 8 December from 4 pm for:
🎅 Meeting Santa with the fire brigade & police
🎨 Christmas face painting
🎄 Christmas arts & crafts at Dorrington House
🎬 Movie in the park
🍔 Local food trucks
🏰 Jumping castle
🐐 Petting zoo
This is a free community event, however registration is essential for planning and to keep you updated on any event changes. Register using the link below.
White Christmas at Warner Bros. Movie World
White Christmas at Warner Bros. Movie World is on 8th Dec – 23rd Dec from 5:30pm – 8:30pm each night. Step into a world of magic where the whole family will be dazzled by our biggest Christmas parade ever! Meet beloved Christmas characters, explore enchanting precincts, enjoy festive food and your favourite rides at night. Get one free entry with a Village Roadshow One Pass.
The Lott by Golden Casket City Hall Lights
Get ready to be captivated by the magical charm of Christmas at The Lott by Golden Casket City Hall Lights. Brisbane’s iconic City Hall will transform into a lively canvas of stunning visuals and sounds of a Christmas story.
This free show is running from 7.30 pm to midnight daily, from 8-24 December.
Surfers Paradise Christmas Twilight Market
On Saturday 9th of December, celebrate your spot on the nice list at Surfers Paradise Twilight Markets. Make it rein and shop the ultimate stocking stuffers from our curated collection of makers and their bespoke goods! Get into the Christmas spirit under the twinkling lights and rock around to some jingling tunes!
Gather all the little elves, and get extra santa-mental for the Christmas season! From 4pm-9pm.
Santa’s FREE Craft Workshops at Beenleigh Marketplace
Join Beenleigh Marketplace for FREE Christmas Craft fun at Santa’s Workshops on Saturday 9 Dec for Make your own snow globes and Saturday 16 Dec for Make your own Christmas hand puppet. 11am -2pm daily. Located in front of Woolworths.
Doodlebugs Christmas Disco
S A N T A is coming to Doodlebugs Indoor Play & Party Centre in Miami!!! Their 2023 Christmas Party Disco is on Saturday 9 December 4pm-7pm. Santa Photo Opp on your own device too!!! BOOK NOW!!!!! Ph 0755 751 234
8-Bit Christmas an outdoor cinema experience at HOTA
Celebrate the festive season with this humorous and heartfelt Christmas family film in the outdoors.
Join HOTA on the lawns of the Outdoor Stage as we fire up the big screen under the stars and present 8-Bit Christmas, complete with food trucks, pop-up bar and a whole lot of Christmas cheer for the whole family on Saturday, 9th December from 5.30pm.
8-Bit Christmas tells the story of a ten-year-old boy’s herculean quest to get the latest and greatest video game console for Christmas… The Nintendo Entertainment System! How far would you go for the ultimate Christmas gift?
This sweet and nostalgic ode to a 1980s Christmas boots up without a glitch and is guaranteed to bring some yuletide joy to both kids who long for the latest gaming console for Christmas, and their parents who remember when all they wanted was a Nintendo (or Cabbage Patch Doll).
Grab your friends, family, a picnic blanket and get into the Christmas spirit with this outdoor cinema experience! All tickets $8, children 3 and under enter free.
Christmas in Broadbeach
It’s almost time for Broadbeach Mall to transform into a magical gingerbread village to celebrate the most wonderful time of year!
🗓️ Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 December
❄ FREE festive workshops from 12pm to 4pm daily (bookings required)
🎅🏼 FREE Santa selfies from 5:30pm to 8:30pm nightly (no bookings required)
The interactive gingerbread village will be located in Broadbeach Mall, next to Oasis Shopping Centre and play host to:
🍪 Gingerbread cookie decorating
🎄 Christmas craft
📖 Storytime theatre
📷 Plenty of jolly photo opportunities
🎁 Santa’s post office (don’t forget to bring along your Christmas wish list to send to the North Pole)
Bookings are essential for the festive workshops. One booking will register children for all workshops and have a one-hour duration. Please arrive at your booked session 5 minutes prior, as tickets will be released if not present.
There will be a covered area for caregivers located next to Oasis Coffee for you to recharge while the children enjoy the Christmas in Broadbeach festivities.
Each evening from 5:30pm to 8:30pm the jolly man himself, SANTA, will be hanging out in the gingerbread village with his elves, ready to hear your wish lists and ready for his selfie with you! No bookings required.
Christmas Carnival @ Paradise Point Bowls Club
Mark your calendars for Sunday, 10th December at 12 noon! Paradise Point Bowls Club are rolling out the red carpet for a day filled with excitement, joy, and 100 fantastic prizes!
🎟️ Tickets: Tickets for the raffle are just $2 each! Get your hands on them and you could walk away with something amazing. Best of all, you don’t have to be present to win! The prizes are a surprise, so everyone is in for a treat.
🐾 Family Fun: But that’s not all! We’re creating a magical atmosphere with a petting zoo, fairy floss, show bags, and reptiles.
🎅 Santa Visit: Guess who’s coming to town? Santa himself will make a special appearance to sprinkle some festive joy!
🎶 Live Music: Save room for dessert because the fabulous Sex & Chocolate will be taking the stage at 1pm!
Newlife Christmas Marketta
Kick off the holiday season in style at the Newlife Christmas Markets on Sunday, 10th December with a day of fun, food, and festivities that the whole family will enjoy.
🍔 Food Trucks: Satisfy your taste buds with a delectable array of food from our food trucks.
🎁 Gifts Galore: Discover one-of-a-kind treasures, from artisan crafts to homemade delicacies. Support local makers and find that special something to make your holiday season even brighter.
🎨 Kidzone: Newlife Church’s Christmas Markets are a festive wonderland for kids, providing an enchanting Christmas Kidzone for the little ones. The Kidzone offers free entry to complimentary photos with Santa and a reptile show taking place over three sessions, Christmas colouring competition, Christmas cookies decorating, chocolate slide challenge, face painting, snow cones and fairy floss are available, creating a winter wonderland from 3pm – 6pm.
3pm – 8pm at Newlife Church, 4 Greenwich Court, Robina 4226. Ample car parking on site.
Aussie Bush Christmas Celebration Tallebudgera Valley
Join Orange Elephants Creative Minds for a FREE picnic on the studio’s green, exclusively for neurodiverse individuals, their families, and caregivers on 11th December 2023 from 11am to 2pm in Tallebudgera Valley.
Free sausage sizzle, Free gift bag, Limited noise, No Santa, No Pressure!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your attendance.
Rudolph’s Birthday @ Westfield Coomera
It’s Rudolph’s birthday! And what better way to celebrate than with a party with all of his friends at Wesfield Coomera.
This year, they’ve moved the party outside for everyone to join in, no bookings required and it’s FREE!
Join Rudolph for a party in The Backyard, with a mini show, games and more on Monday 11 December & Tuesday 12 December at 11.00AM & 1.00PM.
Please remember to bring with you a hat, water and sunscreen.
All aboard the Santa Express!
Jump aboard the Holiday Express! Look out for Santa on our Queensland Rail trains this festive season from December 11-15. 🎅
Experience a festive journey with Santa and his helpers, complete with photo opportunities and sweet treats. 📸🍬 This has been a cherished tradition and we’re thrilled to keep it going again this year! Find out Santa’s full schedule and station visits using the link below.
FREE Gingerbread Decorating @ TweedCity
Tinsel tinsel, on the tree. Christmas surprises await to be seen. Making new traditions has never been easier, with in-centre entertainment the whole family will enjoy.
Come and join in the festive fun at TweedCity’s FREE Kids Gingerbread Decorating Workshops from Monday 11 – Saturday 16 Dec from 9.30am – 12.30pm at Gingerbread’s Bake-House, near JB HiFi. No booking is required. Walk-ins welcome. Best suited for ages 3-10.
Candy Cane Express @ Robina Town Centre
All aboard the Candy Cane Express for kids Christmas workshops and activities at Robina Town Centre on the ground floor, outside Country Road from 11-21 December 2023.
Enjoy Candy Cane cookie decorating on Tue 12 Dec, Thu 14 Dec, Sat 16 Dec, Sun 17 Dec, Tue 19 Dec, Thu 21 Dec. 20 minute sessions from 10am – 1pm. FREE Workshop but bookings are essential, see link below to book.
Wishlist creating on Mon 11 Dec, Wed 13 Dec, Fri 15 Dec, Mon 18 Dec, Wed 20 Dec. Free, no bookings required.
FREE Christmas Magic Show @ Underwood Marketplace
Come along on the Greenspace at Underwood Marketplace for their amazing Christmas Magic Show hosted by Santa’s Elf on Tuesday 12 December 10:00am – 10:45am or 11:30am – 12:15pm. No bookings required!
FREE Festive Face Painting @ Underwood Marketplace
You’re invited to bring the kids for some FREE Festive Face Painting and spread some Christmas cheer at Underwood Marketplace! Available Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Tuesday 19 December from 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Little Humpty’s Christmas Party @ Summer Land Camels
Join Summer Land Camels for a Christmas Party like no other! Curly, Nugget and our other camels really know how to PARTY and they want all their little friends to come along on Wednesday December 13 from 9am to 1pm.
With Christmas activities and a visit from Santa – arriving approx 10:30am and 12pm. Come along in your best Christmas getup- we’ll have prizes for best dressed. Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect Christmas shot with your favourite camel!
Your children won’t forget this informative experience at Summer Land Camels as we take them on a farm tour and introduce them to our friendly camels. Please wear closed-in shoes and a smile!
Tickets are $10pp, Under 4 Free. Ticket include: Kids farm tour (30 mins), Patting and cuddling the camels, Kids’ activities, Miniature Goats.
Jummps Parkwood Christmas Party
DECK THE HALLS WITH TRAMPOLINES!! Jummps’ second seasonal event is about to SPRING into action! If you missed out on Halloween definitely don’t pass on our Christmas event! Games! Food! Flying Fun!
Jummps Trampoline Park Parwood’s Christmas Party is on Wednesday, December 13 from 6pm to 8.30pm.
The Nutcracker @ HOTA
Unwrap the magic of The Nutcracker this Christmas. At Home of the Art on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th December.
Be enchanted by the incredible talent of international ballet stars as they take you on a journey through a winter wonderland. Feel the crisp air and hear the sleigh bells chime as the world’s best ballet dancers bring this timeless tale to life. From the breath-taking snowflakes to the iconic Sugar Plum Fairy, every moment will captivate your imagination and fill your heart with holiday cheer.
Join HOTA for a performance that will transport you to a realm of enchantment and leave you with memories to treasure for a lifetime. Experience the beauty, grace, and joy of The Nutcracker, and make this Christmas truly magical.
Please note, performance on Wed 13 Dec is a dress rehearsal.
FREE Santa’s Workshop at The Strand
10 days of FREE Christmas Fun at The Strand!
Get ready to jingle all the way to The Strand’s FREE Christmas Workshop, where festive cheer is in the air! From Wednesday 13 December through to Sunday 24 December, gather your little ones and let their imaginations run wild with our Christmas Craft and Gingerbread* decorating stations.
Workshop doors swing open from 11am in front of Timezone on Level 1, near Woolworths.
Santa’s Festive Fun Day @ Hope Island Shopping Centre
Join Hope Island Shopping Centre at Santa’s Festive Fun Day on Thursday 14 December from 9.00am-12.00pm for fun for the whole family!
🎄Face Painting 🎄Christmas Craft 🎄Balloon Twisting + MORE!
PLUS Santa will be roving around the Centre spreading Christmas Cheer! 🎅🏻
FREE Santa Photo’s @ Arundel Plaza
Jingle all the Way to Arundel Plaza and get your FREE photo with the jolly man himself 10am to 1pm daily 14 – 24 December. No bookings required.
KBF Christmas Markets + Movie
Get ready for some festive cheer! Join Kingston Butter Factory Cultural Precinct for a family-friendly evening under the stars with the delightful ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch’ movie on Friday 15 December at 7pm. Indulge in delicious bites from a variety of food trucks, or explore the Milkyway Market stalls starting from 5pm. Don’t worry about entry or parking fees – both are absolutely free!
Christmas Markets GC at Broadwater Parklands
The Christmas Markets GC is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and it is going to be BIG!!!
Join a relaxed Christmas shopping experience over three nights (December 15 -17 from 4pm to 10pm), full of festive fun for the whole family at Broadwater Parklands
Take a stroll under fairy-lit trees, grab some unique gifts for those hard-to-buy-for and delight in delicious gourmet yuletide treats. You might even run into Rudolph!
Santa arrives by helicopter
Family Christmas movie under the stars
Kids rides and activities
….plus so much more!
Festive Face Painting at Chevron Renaissance
Transform your little ones into festive wonders with Chevron Renaissance’s enchanting kid’s face painting for a charitable donation to Life Education. Join the fun from 15 – 24 December, 11am – 2pm daily.
PLUS Santa’s coming to Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre this Christmas loaded with free giveaways for the kids. Catch him from 15 – 24 December, 10.30am – 2.30pm daily.
Pimpama Tavern’s Holly Jolly Family Funday
Save the date for Pimpama Tavern’s Holly Jolly Family Fun Day on Saturday, 16th December from 11.30am to 3pm.
Enjoy Face painting , A visit from Santa , Colouring in competition, Dance party, Magician, Christmas toy raffle, Kids prizes & much more.
Bookings are essential, call 07 5629 5400.
Free Community Christmas Party @ Bethania Community Centre
Free Community Christmas Party at Bethania Community Centre on Saturday, 16th December from 10am to 4pm (3 session times, 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Each session runs for 1.5hrs). Join to celebrate Christmas with your local community. Free food and drinks. Take your own free photo with Santa. Entertainment and free jumping castle. Lucky door prize. Present for every child (tickets required for children so Santa has enough).
Christmas at Logan Village
Logan Village & Districts Community Centre invites you to Christmas at Logan Village on Saturday, 16th December from 4pm to 7.30pm.
Enjoy a visit with Santa, Market Stalls, BBQ, Popcorn, Cold Drinks and a FREE movie- The Grinch.
Woongoolba Bowls Club Annual Community Christmas Party
Get ready to jingle and mingle at the best Christmas bash in town! The countdown begins for Woongoolba Bowls Club’s Annual Community Christmas Party & Mega Raffle!
Saturday, 16th December from 3pm. They’ve got the Rocky Point Rural Fire Brigade (Jacobs Well, QLD) firing up the grill to serve you the tastiest BBQ this side of the North Pole! Plus a Jumping Castle, Face Painter, Barefoot Bowls, a Visit from Santa, and more!
Spread the holiday cheer, grab your Santa hat, and let’s make merry together!
DRM Trucks & Tunes Christmas Markets Eagleby
You’ll want to mark this one in the diary. Christmas is fast approaching and we’re bringing big festive cheer to DRM on Saturday December 16 with a jolly Trucks & Tunes Christmas Market from 4pm to 9pm at 124 Distillery Rd, Eagleby.
We’ve got live entertainment, market stalls and mouth-watering food options along with a very special visit from Santa. Officially opening that day is onsite brewery Perentie Brewing Co with a bar and beer garden. Come sample their new range of lager beers and get your Christmas shopping done.
HOTA Christmas Twilight Market
Who’s ready to shake it like a North Pole-aroid picture? The HOTA Markets are back with an evening of festive fun to send you into Christmas with jolly vibes and GREAT gifts.
Enjoy the region’s best gourmet street eats, decadent desserts, and bespoke one-of-a-kind gifts, all under twinkling festoon lights! Be serenaded by stunning live music, spot roving performers, snap an elfie… and meet the big man himself – SANTA will definitely be there!
– Artisan Handmade Gifts (that you won’t just find anywhere)🛍🎁
– Countless Gourmet Eats and Drinks (hello Christmas fare!)🍕🍔
– Spectacular Christmas Cheer and Decorations🎄🎊
– Amazing Live Entertainment (Mariah is defrosting as we speak)🎶
– Snaps with Santa (elfie, anyone?)🎅📸
– Kids Activities and Entertainment (Santa sleighing the night away!)🚸🤶
🎅Saturday, December 16th | 4PM – 9PM
✨135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
🎅FREE Entry | Limited Parking
Hyperdome’s Christmas Concert
As the sun sets, join us for a heartwarming chorus of Christmas songs and entertainment including captivating magic shows, dance performances and a very special appearance from Santa Claus himself!
Hyperdome’s Christmas Concert is a celebration for families and friends, promising a magical experience that will make this holiday season unforgettable. Bring your loved ones and share in the joy of the festivities as we create cherished memories together. Join the FREE festive fun on Saturday 16th December from 5:30pm – 7:30pm in The Piazza.
Kids Christmas Fun @ Mermaid Tavern
Get ready for a holly jolly time and celebrate the end of another school year with Mermaid Tavern’s fun Christmas themed activities!
Saturday 16 December – ✨ KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY ✨ Scratch Art from 11am and a visit from Santa from 12pm-12:30pm & 1-1:30pm! Santa goes to Putt Putt from 2pm-2:30pm! 🎄🎁
Monday 18 December from 11am – Slime Workshop
Tuesday 19 December from 11am – Cupcake Decorating
Wednesday 20 December from 11am – Shrink Art
Each activity is $5 per child and spots are limited! Secure your spot online using the link below.
Christmas at Cavill Lane
Get into the Christmas spirit and enjoy some FREE family fun entertainment during the holiday season at Cavill Lane. Dine, drink and relax as we showcase some festive cheer over two weekends leading up to Christmas.
Join in the festivities at Christmas at Cavill while capturing memories, meet and greets and more;
Sat Dec 16: Festive Christmas Stilt Walker & Scare Hoax Xmas Tree
Sun Dec 17: Juggling Liam & Roving Acrobatic Elves
Sat Dec 23: Scare Hoax Xmas Tree & Present Skater
Sun Dec 24: Santa Claus on Christmas Eve
Meet Santa at Pimpama City Shopping Centre
Experience the magic of Christmas with Santa and the huge winter wonderland display at Pimpama City daily from 10am to 2pm on 16,17,20,21,22,23 and 24 December 2023.
Come and say “Hi” to Santa and take your FREE family photos (on your own device).
Plus Free Face Painting and Popcorn from 12pm to 2pm on the 16th, 17th and 23rd December!
All Properties Group Christmas Movie in the Park
Join in a festive evening of fun and entertainment at this year’s Christmas Movie in the Park on Sunday December 17 2023 from 4:30pm, with the movie starting at sundown.
Bring your picnic blankets, chairs, and Christmas spirit to Bim’Bimba Park, and celebrate the holiday season together. It’s an evening you won’t want to miss!
The Movie: The Polar Express plus as the movie concludes, be dazzled by a spectacular fireworks show that will light up the night sky at approximately 8:30PM.
Also enjoy Face Painting, a special guest appearance of the big man in red, live music, market stalls and food trucks.
Register to secure your spot using the link below.
Christmas at Newlife: A Thrill of Hope
Join Newlife on Sunday, 17th December for our Christmas Show Event, a day filled with the promise of profound joy, laughter, and heartfelt connection to the true spirit of Christmas.
With FOUR services at 8am, 10am, 4pm & 6pm, there’s something captivating for every person seeking a meaningful experience.
🎵 Christmas Carols: Dive into the classic charm of beloved Christmas carols. Join in the harmonious melodies with a full choir and live band on stage and let the music lift your holiday spirits.
🎅 Christmas Festivities: Enter a wonderland adorned with lavish festive decorations, aglow with the soft twinkle of countless lights. Enjoy the warm embrace of the holiday season, creating a charming backdrop for making lasting, heartwarming memories.
🐑 Petting Zoo: Get up close to furry animals that will delight both the young and the young at heart.
🧒 Courtyard Kids Activities: The young ones will be thrilled by our in-room kids entertainment and jumping castle out in the courtyard for them to enjoy throughout and after the service.
Newlife Church, 4 Greenwich Court, Robina 4226. Ample car parking on site.
The South Bank Christmas Show
Join a chorus of elves as chaos hits Santa’s Workshop the night before Christmas!
An all-singing, all-dancing spectacle for all ages, The South Bank Christmas Show features a live band, talented singers, energetic dancers, and a special appearance from Santa himself.
Presented at South Bank Piazza from 18 – 23 December. Tickets to The South Bank Christmas Show go on sale on Friday 17 November at 9am. Children aged 2 and under are free of charge but must remain in parent/caregiver’s arms or lap.
Plus while your at South Bank, create magical memories with your family at Holly Jolly Kids, South Bank’s kid-centric zone. Enjoy free Christmas and First Nations themed colouring, a beautiful wishing tree installation and the chance to join an Elf Dance Party with a lively 20-minute disco hosted by the North Pole’s spritely residents held daily from 4pm. Holly Jolly Kids takes place at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm daily from 18 – 23 December. Entry is free, no booking required.
Festive Entertainment @ Australia Fair
Join Australia Fair in celebrating the most festive time of the year with our range of fun Christmas entertainment!
Bringing the Christmas cheer this year with roving entertainment acts! Expect to see , Candy Cane Skaters, Holly Stilt Walkers, and a Acrobatic duo prancing around the centre 10.30am – 1.30pm daily from Monday 18 – Friday 22 December.
Kids Free Face Painting
Kids can pretend to be an elf, reindeer or anything they wish this Christmas with our FREE face painting 10.30am – 1.30pm daily Wednesday 20 – Friday 22 December. No bookings are required.
Lego in the Vale – Free Christmas School Holiday Event
BRICKS 4 KIDZ® return to Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre this Christmas holidays, to provide a festive & fun LEGO® experience for children aged between 6 – 12 years old on Wednesday, 20th December.
Children will complete Christmas themed LEGO® building activities using LEGO® Technic Project Kits, Mosaic and Colour Builds, and enjoy copious amounts of Free Play LEGO®.
Please come dressed in your most jolly holiday outfit. Prizes will be awarded for best dressed.
Two session times: 10am – 12pm and 1pm – 3pm
Children will need to be signed in to, and out from the event by a known adult. They will not be required to stay for the full 2 hours, but will need to be collected by the end of their session.
Maximum of 40 participants per session. Click the ‘reserve a spot’ button to secure your spot. Walk-ins are welcome on the day but cannot be guaranteed a spot.
The sessions will be held upstairs in the Auditorium at Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre.
This event is proudly supported by City of Gold Coast.
Christmas Fiesta! Fire Show & Live Music
🎉 Live Music, Fire Show and Food Trucks on the Waterfront on Wharf Street at Tweed Heads on Friday, 22nd December from From 5pm (NSW time).
🎵Tin Parlour will be bringing the tunes for a Christmas party on the Tweed Heads waterfront at sunset!
🔥 We will also have a mesmerising high-energy fire show with spectacular movement, dance, martial arts, gymnastics and fire!
😋 Bring your family and friends, grab a chair or picnic blanket and enjoy the live music and fire show all with picture perfect views on the waterfront.
🚚 There will be over 15 popular food trucks to explore, serving up tantalising meals, snacks and sweet treats to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
Santa Kids Cruise by Sea World Cruises
Perfect for kids! See Santa on the water! Join Sea World Cruises for their annual Gold Coast Christmas Santa cruise for a fun-filled evening that’s ideal for families with children on Sunday, 24th December.
Departing at 5:30 pm from the heart of Surfers Paradise, climb aboard our comfortable, air-conditioned vessel as we cruise along the Gold Coast’s canal system throwing lollies to the kids and families eagerly awaiting on their local jetties.
Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols and be entertained by Santa and our Christmas face painter! This is a great experience for young and old! Kids also receive a free Christmas gift!
Ormeau-Pimpama Santa Run
The Ormeau-Pimpama Santa Run will be back on again this year!
Santa’s helpers from the Ormeau Rural Fire Brigade and the Rotary Club of Ormeau-Pimpama are preparing for this popular event again for 2023.
More information will be posted on their Facebook page (link below) in the upcoming weeks so be sure to let your friends and family know Santa is visiting again and to follow the updates on this page.