Fun Things for Toddlers What's On Christmas Family FUN Guide 2023

Christmas Family FUN Guide 2023



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. ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿคถ


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.

Find out more.


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.

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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.

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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.

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The Enchanted Garden Brisbane


Prepare to be spellbound and step into a world of dazzling wonder and adventure.

Brisbaneโ€™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. 

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Christmas Lights Gold Coast 2023


Discover where to see Christmas Lights with your toddler on the Gold Coast.

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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.

Find out more.


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:
๐ŸŽ… FREE Santa Photos – Get your picture-perfect moment!
๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Activities – Dive into the holiday spirit.
๐Ÿฐ Jumping Castle – Boundless fun for the little ones.
๐Ÿ›๏ธ Market Stalls – Shop unique gifts for the season.
๐ŸŒญ Sausage Sizzle – Delight in some mouth-watering treats.
๐Ÿงƒ Cold Soft Drinks – Stay refreshed!
๐ŸŽฌ Special Show at 4 pm – A magical experience you won’t forget.
๐Ÿคน And much more to ensure endless fun and laughter!

Find out more.


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.

โ€“ Lunch with Santa
โ€“ Face Painting
โ€“ Kids Craft
โ€“ Bubbles
โ€“ Shearer’s New Playground

All day dining from 11am, book now via the Shearers Arms website.

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Festive Family Fun Day at Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club


Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way โ€ฆ to Kingscliff Beach Bowls Club for their annual Festive Family Fun Day! Bring the kids & the grandkids & join us for a day of fun, Sunday 26th November from 1pm.
๐ŸŽ Annual $4,000 Christmas Toy Raffle ๐ŸŽ
๐ŸŽ… Visit from Santa ๐ŸŽ…
๐ŸŽจ Face Painting & Balloon Twisting ๐ŸŽจ
๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Cookie & Bauble Decorating ($5pp) ๐ŸŽ„
๐ŸŽผ Live Music with Nathan Kaye ๐ŸŽผ
๐Ÿฟ Fairy Floss, Popcorn & Snow Cones ๐Ÿฟ

Find out more.


Christmas Messy Play by Mighty Mess Kids


Sleigh bells ring, are you listening ๐ŸŽถ CHRISTMAS MESSY PLAY is almost here ๐Ÿ˜ฑโค๏ธ
Christmas is our favourite time of year & we are so excited for all the messy fun ๐Ÿฅฐ All sessions are 10:00am to 11:00am & designed for kids aged 6 months to 5 years!
๐ŸŽ„ Wednesday, November 29th, at the Lakeside Community Centre, Upper Coomera
๐ŸŽ… Tuesday, December 5th, at the Helensvale Library & Cultural Centre
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽ„ Thursday, December 7th, at the Varsity Lakes Community Centre
๐ŸŽ 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).

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Awkward Christmas Portraits


Grab your closest with the mostest and snap the ultimate Awkward Christmas Portrait together at Robina Town Centre from 30 November until the 24th December!
Your favourite Christmas tradition is back! Throw on a Christmas sweater and a scrunchie and prom-hug your fam, besties or partner to snap the ultimate #awkies Christmas portrait. Rummage through our props to dress-up and make it extra cheesy. It’s FREE and available on ground level, outside Mecca!

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Christmas Party @ Lollipops Playland Springwood


HO! HO! HO! Tickets are now available for Lollipops Playland Springwood’s Christmas Disco on Friday, 1st December from 5.30pm to 8pm. Come dressed in your favourite Christmas outfit and join us for a night of fun! Tickets are $10 Entry Only or $15 Entry w/ Kids Meal! Book via the link below.

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Christmas @ Robina Village


The Robina community is hosting a neighbourhood Christmas party at Robina Village on Ron Penhaligon Way on Friday, 1st December from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.
There will be live music, a colouring in competition, giveaways, a sausage sizzle, fairy floss and popcorn. And FREE photos with Santa.


Christmas at Dreamworld Night Market


Every Friday & Saturday in December until xmas, they’re celebrating at Dreamworld Night Market!
Have a holly jolly time and celebrate Christmas at Dreamworld Night Market!
๐ŸŽ„ Food Trucks!
๐ŸŽ„ Market stalls (chrissy gifts)
๐ŸŽ„ Live Chrissy Tunes!
๐ŸŽ„ Christmas movies on the big screen!
๐ŸŽ„ So much more xmas fun!
$2 entry or FREE for kids & Dreamworld Passholders.
5pm – 9pm, 1st & 2nd, 8th & 9th, 15th & 16th and 22nd & 23rd of December.


Kahlee Townsend’s Christmas in the Park


The Kahlee Townsend Team would love to invite you and your families to join them for a festive morning of free fun on Saturday 2nd December from 9:30am – 11:30am at Davenport Park, Bonogin.
There will be:
๐Ÿ“ธ Photo opportunity with Santa ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป
โœ๐Ÿผ Colouring in competition winners announce
๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽจ Face painting
๐Ÿฆ„ Reindeer (pony) rides
๐Ÿท Petting zoo
๐Ÿ•บ Bungee run
๐Ÿฆ Ice cream can
โ˜• Coffee van
๐ŸŒญ Sausage sizzle

Find out more.


Welcome Santa to Beenleigh Marketplace


Join the free festive fun at Beenleigh Marketplace as they welcome Santa on Saturday, 2nd December from 10am, starting at Chempro! ๐ŸŽ„
Meet Rudolf, Frosty the Snowman, helper elves and the big man himself while being entertained by Christmas musicians. Plus enjoy free facepainting and balloon bending!

Find out more.


Beenleigh Christmas Concert and Movie Night 2023


Don’t miss the Beenleigh Christmas Concert and Movie Night on Saturday, 2nd December from 4pm to 7.30pm at Beenleigh Town Square.
Featuring a special live singing and dancing Christmas show, a local dance performance by SJJ Creative Dance Group, a screening of the animated film The Grinch (2018), interactive retro games on the big screen, face painting and meet and greet with Santa and his elves.

In the spirit of Christmas, the Rotary Club of Beenleigh will be providing a free sausage sizzle and drinks at the event.

What’s on:
4.00 pm โ€” Retro games on the big screen & face painting
4.15 pm โ€” Community performance by SJJ Creative Dance Group
4.45 pm โ€” Childrenโ€™s Christmas show
5.30 pm โ€“ Santa Meet & Greet
6.00 pm โ€” The Grinch (2018, 1h 30m)

Event information:
๐Ÿฟ Free popcorn for the first 200 guests.
๐Ÿช‘ Bring your own chair or picnic rug.
๐ŸŽ… Dress up the kids in a Christmas theme.
๐Ÿ” 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.

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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 wouldnโ€™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.

Donโ€™t forget to hashtag #RudolphExpress for your chance to have your photo shared on our social media.

Find out more.


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.

Find out more.


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!

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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.


๐Ÿ‘ Visiting the wishing tree
๐Ÿ‘ Free share and community pantry
Plant-a tree

๐Ÿ‘ Prometheus fire twirling
๐Ÿ‘ Emotive art hub
๐Ÿ‘ Face painting
๐Ÿ‘ Food & drinks available including wood fire pizzas
๐Ÿ‘ Music, prizes and more!

Find out more.


Christmas Family Nights @ Southport Sharks


Sharks is bringing the Christmas cheer all throughout December with our Christmas Family Nights returning for 2023.

Thereโ€™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.

Find out more.


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.

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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 Select your nearest store. Check event details and book your spot!

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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:
๐ŸŽ… Meeting Santa with the fire brigade & police
๐ŸŽจ Christmas face painting
๐ŸŽ„ Christmas arts & crafts at Dorrington House
๐ŸŽฌ Movie in the park
๐Ÿ” Local food trucks
๐Ÿฐ Jumping castle
๐Ÿ 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.

Find out more.


Free Christmas Entertainment @ Soul Boardwalk


The festive season is upon us, and Soul Boardwalk is gearing up to spread joy and cheer with a lineup of captivating Christmas entertainment! Between Friday, December 8th, to Friday, December 22nd, visitors can enjoy an array of free live performances that promise to enchant audiences of all ages.

FRIDAY 8 DEC โ€“ 5pm to 7pm: Magic Show & Roving Magic
SATURDAY 9 DEC โ€“ 5pm to 7pm: Illusions and Tricks Show
FRIDAY 15 DEC โ€“ 4.30pm to 7.30pm: LED Light Stilt Angels & Roving Magic
SATURDAY 16 DEC โ€“ 4.30pm to 7.30pm: LED Christmas Robots
SUNDAY 17 DEC โ€“ 5.30pm to 7.30pm: LED Hoops Holographic Illusions & Tricks Show
THURSDAY 21 DEC โ€“ 5.30pm to 7.30pm: LED Ballerina & Elegant Christmas Tree
FRIDAY 22 DEC โ€“ 4.30pm to 7pm: LED Veil Fan & Christmas Sparkle Girls

Live Music
Gather your friends, family, sports teams, school groups, work crew, and loved ones for an unforgettable dining experience at Soul Boardwalk. Join us from 5 pm to 7 pm on December 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th, and 20th to relish delicious meals from our diverse restaurants while enjoying live music performances. Itโ€™s the perfect opportunity to bond over great food and fantastic tunes in our vibrant, festive setting.

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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.

Find out more.


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.

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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.

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Santa’s FREE Craft Workshops at Beenleigh Marketplace

Join Beenleigh Marketplace for FREE Christmas Craft fun at Santaโ€™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.

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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

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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 boyโ€™s herculean quest to get the latest and greatest video game console for Christmasโ€ฆ 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.

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Christmas in Broadbeach


Itโ€™s almost time for Broadbeach Mall to transform into a magical gingerbread village to celebrate the most wonderful time of year!

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 December
โ„ FREE festive workshops from 12pm to 4pm daily (bookings required)
๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ 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:
๐Ÿช Gingerbread cookie decorating
๐ŸŽ„ Christmas craft
๐Ÿ“– Storytime theatre
๐Ÿ“ท Plenty of jolly photo opportunities
๐ŸŽ Santaโ€™s post office (donโ€™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.

Find out more.


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!

๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ 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.

๐Ÿพ Family Fun: But that’s not all! We’re creating a magical atmosphere with a petting zoo, fairy floss, show bags, and reptiles.

๐ŸŽ… Santa Visit: Guess who’s coming to town? Santa himself will make a special appearance to sprinkle some festive joy!

๐ŸŽถ Live Music: Save room for dessert because the fabulous Sex & Chocolate will be taking the stage at 1pm!

Find out more.


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.

๐Ÿ” Food Trucks: Satisfy your taste buds with a delectable array of food from our food trucks.

๐ŸŽ 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.

๐ŸŽจ 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.

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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 to register your attendance.


Rudolph’s Birthday @ Westfield Coomera


Itโ€™s Rudolphโ€™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.

Find out more.


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. ๐ŸŽ…

Experience a festive journey with Santa and his helpers, complete with photo opportunities and sweet treats. ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿฌ 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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- weโ€™ll have prizes for best dressed. Make sure you bring your camera to get the perfect Christmas shot with your favourite camel!

Your children wonโ€™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.

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Jummps Parkwood Christmas Party


DECK THE HALLS WITH TRAMPOLINES!! Jummpsโ€™ second seasonal event is about to SPRING into action! If you missed out on Halloween definitely donโ€™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.

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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.

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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 Strandโ€™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.

Find out more.


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!

๐ŸŽ„Face Painting ๐ŸŽ„Christmas Craft ๐ŸŽ„Balloon Twisting + MORE!

PLUS Santa will be roving around the Centre spreading Christmas Cheer! ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป

Find out more.


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.

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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 โ€“ both are absolutely free!

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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
Seasonal entertainment
Santa’s Grotto
….plus so much more!

Find out 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 Santaโ€™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.

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Free Christmas Craft @ Ashmore City


Your invited for a morning of FREE Christmas Craft fun at Ashmore City on Saturday, 16th December.

Choose from a range of Christmas craft including bauble and star decorating and ceramic Christmas magnet decorating. These can all be taken home to enjoy!

Find the craft station outside the CBA Bank. Bookings essential.

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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).

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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.

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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!

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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.

Weโ€™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.

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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)๐Ÿ›๐ŸŽ
– Countless Gourmet Eats and Drinks (hello Christmas fare!)๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ”
– Spectacular Christmas Cheer and Decorations๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽŠ
– Amazing Live Entertainment (Mariah is defrosting as we speak)๐ŸŽถ
– Snaps with Santa (elfie, anyone?)๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿ“ธ
– Kids Activities and Entertainment (Santa sleighing the night away!)๐Ÿšธ๐Ÿคถ

๐ŸŽ…Saturday, December 16th | 4PM – 9PM
โœจ135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
๐ŸŽ…FREE Entry | Limited Parking

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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.

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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 – โœจ KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY โœจ 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! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ
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.

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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

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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 โ€œHiโ€ 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!

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Live Christmas Entertainment @ Pacific Fair


Get in the Christmas spirit with live Christmas entertainment daily at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre from 16 December ’til Christmas Eve!

Discover the full line up of roving entertainment by clicking the link below!

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Ormeau-Pimpama Santa Run


Santa and his helpers from the Ormeau Rural Fire Brigade and Rotary Club of Ormeau-Pimpama will be visiting the local area for the annual Ormeau-Pimpama Santa run.

This year the run will be held on Sunday 17th December 2023 with the first stop at the Hilltop Park Ormeau Ridge at 1pm.
2023 Stops (Times are approximated and are a guide only)

1. Hilltop Park, Ormeau Ridge (Landsdowne Dr) 1:00pm-1:20pm
2. Norfolk Village Football Club (Halfway Dr) 1:30pm-1:50pm
3. Pincally Crescent Park, Jacobs Ridge (Pincally Cres) 2:00pm-2:20pm
4. Ormeau Village Coles (Eggersdorf Rd) 2:30pm-2:50pm
5. Ormeau Pimpama Tennis Club (Mirambeena Dr) 3:00pm-3:20pm
6. Gainborough Parklands (Kosciuszko Ct) 3:30pm-3:50pm
7. Bimbimba Park (Gainsborough Dr) 4:00pm-4:20pm

A big thank you to Ormeau Village and Councillor Mark Hammel for Division 1 City of GC who are helping with sponsoring the event. Without the generosity of these sponsors it would make this event even more difficult to bring to life.

The popular Santa ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป tracker will be once again available this year and the link posted on the day of the run.

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Kids Christmas Party @ Lionsatspringwood


Have you been naughty or nice??

Shhhhhh Santa is making a list and checking it twice and he will be at Lions with his elf for a visit on Sunday, 17 December from 11am to 4pm.

Santa Visit from 11am
Followed by our Christmas disco with prizes and games from 12pm -3pm
Let me take an #elfie cos I am looking for the best elf in town.

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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.

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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.
๐ŸŽต 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.
๐ŸŽ… 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.
๐Ÿ‘ Petting Zoo: Get up close to furry animals that will delight both the young and the young at heart.
๐Ÿง’ 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.

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Christmas Craft Corner @ Westfield Coomera


Embrace your festive creativity in Westfield Coomera’s FREE Christmas craft workshops! 

Find a workshops 10am to 2pm daily from Monday 18 – Friday 22 December in the Fresh Food Marketplace, with different crafts to complete. Exclusive to Westfield members.

Crafts include Christmas confetti baubles, can coolers and more.

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Santa’s Workshop @ Meadowbrook Shopping Centre


Get ready for a fantastic experience with FREE Christmas Craft Workshops & Face Painting at Meadowbrook Shopping Centre!

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ When: Monday 18 to Sunday 22 December, 10am โ€“ 1pm daily
๐Ÿ›’ Where: Central mall area between the Discount Drug Store and Tropical Splash
๐ŸŽ‰ No Need to Book: Just come on in and let your childโ€™s imagination run wild

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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 โ€“ 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 โ€“ 23 December. Entry is free, no booking required.

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Festive Entertainment @ Australia Fair


Join Australia Fair in celebrating the most festive time of the year with our range of fun Christmas entertainment!

Roving 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 โ€“ 1.30pm daily from Monday 18 โ€“ 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 โ€“ 1.30pm daily Wednesday 20 โ€“ Friday 22 December. No bookings are required.

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Lego in the Vale – Free Christmas School Holiday Event


BRICKS 4 KIDZยฎ return to Helensvale Library and Cultural Centre this Christmas holidays, to provide a festive & fun LEGOยฎ experience for children aged between 6 – 12 years old on Wednesday, 20th December.

Children will complete Christmas themed LEGOยฎ building activities using LEGOยฎ Technic Project Kits, Mosaic and Colour Builds, and enjoy copious amounts of Free Play LEGOยฎ.

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.

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Free Entertainment &  Face Painting @ The Oasis


Come along and enjoy as The Oasis turns into a wonderland of fun, with free entertainment for the whole family happening daily ๐Ÿคโ„๏ธโ›„๏ธ
Experience festive singers, magical performers, and free face painting from 11am – 2pm, December 20th & 22nd.

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Selfie with Santa @ Benowa Village


Snap a Selfie with Santa ๐ŸŽ… at Benowa Village from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 December 2023, 10am to 2pm.

Snap a Santa Selfie and upload onto our Facebook page for your chance to WIN 1 of 3 $100 Coles Gift Cards! Located outside Coles. No Bookings required.

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Christmas Fiesta! Fire Show & Live Music


๐ŸŽ‰ 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).

๐ŸŽตTin Parlour will be bringing the tunes for a Christmas party on the Tweed Heads waterfront at sunset!
๐Ÿ”ฅ We will also have a mesmerising high-energy fire show with spectacular movement, dance, martial arts, gymnastics and fire!
๐Ÿ˜‹ 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.
๐Ÿšš There will be over 15 popular food trucks to explore, serving up tantalising meals, snacks and sweet treats to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.

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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 thatโ€™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 Coastโ€™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!

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