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Things to Do on Christmas Day in Surfers Paradise

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Despite the hustle and bustle of the suburb, Surfers Paradise is one of the best places to spend Christmas. There are quiet sections of the beach, and there is a wide array of things to do and places to see, even during a holiday. Plus, the gastronomic options are veritably endless. 

We've got you covered if you're spending the holidays in Surfers Paradise and wondering what to do on Christmas Day. Here are our suggestions.

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast Christmas Day Activities

Start your day with some yoga on the beach.

Thanks to your family's fun Christmas celebration, you finally managed to get some shut-eye early in the morning. But as a dedicated yogi, you must do your daily sun salutations, even during the holidays. Start Christmas Day right in tranquillity and mindfulness by doing yoga early in the morning. Bring your favourite yoga mat or do it on the sand while catching the magnificent sunrise over the Pacific Ocean.

You'll have the beach to yourself with only a few joggers and surfers since most others are probably still in bed. Breathe in the fresh salty air and feel the cool breeze on your skin as you think about the things you're grateful for. 

Have a festive breakfast with your family or friends.

Roll up your yoga mat and wake the whole family up for some tasty breakfast at any Surfers Paradise cafe. Stroll to Rhapsody Beachside or Castaway Coffee Bar for a filling breakfast and coffee. If everyone has woken up late, it's best to grab some brunch instead. Check out Sandbar Surfers Paradise or Surfers Pavilion for some tasty brunch.

You can also order breakfast or brunch and have your meal delivered if you wish to stay at Hi Surf on Christmas morning. Check the cafe or restaurant schedule before heading out, as some might be closed on Christmas Day.

Go on a peaceful Christmas cruise.

After the festivities on Christmas Eve, you and your family only want a tranquil day. We recommend going on a Christmas Day cruise with Sea World Cruises. This 2-hour cruise along the Gold Coast waterways includes a sumptuous Christmas buffet feast. There will also be local wines, beer, and other drinks to quench your thirst. 

The vessel, Spirit of Elston, is spacious and comfortable. Learn more about Sea World Cruises' Christmas Day Cruise here. You can also book your spot on the same webpage.

But if you want the cruise to be for yourself and your family or friends, check out Surfers Paradise River Cruises. The company offers different private cruise packages to choose from. There are packages complete with cocktails and other alcoholic drinks, along with some nibble platters. 

Or you can get the package with an onboard buffet for a filling meal. Choose your package here and book your Christmas Day cruise right away.

Fuel up at any Surfers Paradise Christmas Day buffet.

Head to any Christmas Day buffet if you just nibbled on some canapes during your cruise and are still craving more. Check out the Christmas Day buffets at Bazaar, Hyde Paradiso, or Citrique.

Head to the beach for a fun afternoon dip

Surfers Paradise can get hot and humid in the summer, so take a cooling afternoon dip on the beach after cruising or enjoying a buffet lunch. Bring a picnic blanket, hamper, or takeout to share to complete your fun outing. You can also rent a surfboard or paddleboard for extra excitement. Or make a simple kite and enjoy a fun afternoon with your kids.

Cook a special Christmas Day dinner.

Make Christmas dinner the highlight of your day if you didn't eat a hearty breakfast or lunch. Whether preparing a traditional feast or trying new recipes, cooking together can be a festive and rewarding activity. You'll love staying in Hi Surf if you're in the mood for some barbecue this Christmas Day. Our hotel has a dedicated barbecue facility if you plan to cook tasty steak or burgers for your family.

Call distant relatives and friends to wish them happy Christmas.

Technology allows us to connect virtually to those unable to be physically present. Schedule a video call with distant relatives and friends to share greetings, updates, and the season's joy. Hi Surf has free Wi-Fi so that you can connect with loved ones via Zoom, Skype, or Google Meet anytime.

Watch Christmas movies to cap off the day.

Create a cosy atmosphere by watching your favourite Christmas movies or discovering new ones. Whether it's a classic like 'It's a Wonderful Life' or a contemporary favourite, a movie marathon can be a delightful way to end Christmas Day. 

Spending Christmas Day in Surfers Paradise is an experience like no other. From the tranquil sunrise yoga sessions to the lively beachside festivities, the coastal haven offers diverse activities to suit every taste. 

Whether you indulge in a festive feast at a beachfront restaurant, explore the Christmas markets, or simply relax on the sand with loved ones, Surfers Paradise provides the perfect backdrop for creating cherished memories during the most beautiful time of the year. Embrace the magic, savour the moments, and let Surfers Paradise be the enchanting setting for your unforgettable Christmas celebration.

Experience a Memorable Christmas in Surfers Paradise – Book a Room at Hi Surf Today

Look no further than Hi Surf if you're looking for spacious and luxurious Surfers Paradise accommodation this holiday season. We have 2-bedroom standard apartments for small families. Our 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom absolute beachfront apartments are perfect for larger families or groups of friends spending the holiday together. 

Our hotel has direct access to the beach – just cross the street, and you're already on one of the Gold Coast's best beaches. You're probably wondering, 'Where is Surfers Paradise's best tourist attraction?' Visit the front desk, and we'll help you organise an unforgettable outing.

Book your Surfers Paradise apartment now, and spend Christmas in paradise!

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