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Embark on a festive family holiday this season and consider spending Christmas at Surfers Paradise in 2023. Surfers Paradise stands out as one of Australia's most renowned travel destinations, offering a vibrant, multicultural atmosphere and serving as an entertainment playground with its top-notch theme parks, nightlife, culinary options, and shopping.
But that's not all! Surfers Paradise hosts numerous Christmas-themed events and celebrations, including:
Join the 12th annual Mayor's Christmas Carols of the City of Gold Coast at HOTA Parklands and the HOTA Outdoor Stage. Hosted by Amanda Abate, Steve Titmus of 7 News Gold Coast, and Emily Jade O'Keeffe and Galey of 102.9 Hot Tomato, the event kicks off at 6 pm and concludes at 8:30 pm with a spectacular fireworks finale to illuminate your night.
Limited complimentary tickets for the HOTA Outdoor Stage are available starting November 20. If you miss out on tickets, don't worry—the event will be live-streamed on screens at the HOTA Parklands beside the lake. The gates open at 4 pm, and there will be plenty of free family entertainment and delightful food truck options. The area opens at 3 pm.
Experience the magic of watching a movie under the stars at Movies Under the Stars, a free, family-friendly activity presented by the City of Gold Coast. On December 9 at Lionel Perry Park, they'll be screening the 2003 comedy flick Elf. Gather your loved ones, pack a picnic, or explore the available food options. Don't forget to bring a camping chair or a picnic blanket for a comfortable movie night.
HOTA, Home of the Arts, presents The Nutcracker on December 14—an exquisite program for the festive season. Regardless of your child-rearing status, immerse yourself in the mesmerizing performance of international ballet artists, featuring breathtaking snowflakes and the legendary Sugar Plum Fairy.
Indulge in the Christmas Twilight Markets at HOTA, Home of the Arts, on December 16. This joyful evening promises gourmet street food, delectable sweets, live music, and wandering performers—all under sparkling festoon lights. Don't miss the chance to capture memories with Santa and his elves.
December 16, 17, 23 & 24
While in Surfers Paradise, make sure to explore Cavill Lane Surfers Paradise, renowned for its international restaurants and spontaneous entertainment. Cavill Lane is gearing up to spread free Christmas cheer with food, beverages, and entertainment on select evenings in December.
Enjoy various performances, including a Festive Christmas Stilt Walker, Scare Hoax Xmas Tree, Juggling Liam & Roving Acrobatic Elves, Scare Hoax Xmas Tree & Present Skater, and even a visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
As December unfolds, Surfers Paradise will be bustling with even more festivities. Secure your reservations for a 4-star accommodation Gold Coast at Hi Surf Resort promptly to ensure you don't miss out!
Book your beachfront apartments on the Gold Coast with us for an unforgettable Christmas celebration!
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