Enjoy the community spirit of this year's festive season. Find a Christmas carol event near you from the list below.
5pm to 8pm
Kevin Bycroft Field, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay
Runaway Bay Carols by Candlelight will be hosted by local personalities, John Kerr and Danielle Goullet on Saturday 24 November 2018. All your favourite Christmas carols, characters, singers, dancers, school choirs, live music, Santa and a fireworks spectacular at 8pm. There will be a Runaway Bay Lions barbecue and selection of food stalls, face painting and much, much more.
P 0403 049 535
4.30pm to 7.30pm
Firth Park, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba
Come and enjoy this special night of rejoicing as we approach the Christmas Season. Bring a picnic rug and enjoy a family fun night with local schools, orchestra, choirs and dancers, food trucks, kids’ activities and traditional carols.
P 0412 750 000
4pm to 8.30pm
Toolona Street, Tugun (eastern end)
The annual Tugun Lights Up returns in December to kick off a month-long celebration of Christmas in Tugun Village.
Now in its sixth year, Tugun Lights Up promotes the village spirit of coming together to enjoy the glittering Christmas lights displays in each shopfront window.
A fabulous night is planned for Saturday, 1 December 2018. Enjoy Christmas entertainment, dining under the stars next to the iconic Fig trees, Christmas markets stalls, a Santa visit, competitions with prizes and more.
P 07 5534 3500
Kids fun from 2pm
Main show from 5pm to 9pm
Spectacular fireworks finale to end the evening
Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport
Sing along to your favourite Christmas tunes at the seventh annual Mayor’s Christmas Carols presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast.
Hosted by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast Ambassador, Shelley Craft, and regarded as the premier Christmas event on the Gold Coast, the night will be headlined by singing superstars Kate Ceberano and Anthony Callea, supported by an impressive cast of talent.
With fun for the whole family, the kids can be the first to see Santa this Christmas and sing along to their favourite carols and PJ Masks Christmas Show. The night will also boast delicious food trucks and a spectacular fireworks finale.
This event is proudly presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast and supported by 102.9 Hot Tomato and Nine News Gold Coast.
P 07 5581 5286
6pm to 8.30pm
Damian Leeding Memorial Park, 1 Watersports Lane, Oxenford
Free fun family event with light shows and on water Jet Pack display! Food trucks and café will open. Bring your picnic blanket and sing along to all your favourite Christmas carols with Santa.
P 07 5591 3500
5pm to 8.30pm
87 Village Way, Oxenford
P 0416 055 133
4pm to 8pm
Arundel Presbyterian Church, 132 Allied Drive, Arundel
Come along to enjoy carnival games, inflatables, selfie challenge, petting zoo, face painting, sausage sizzle and much more. Fun for the whole family.
Gold coin donation for soft drink, desert and coffee cart. All other activities and attractions are free.
P 07 5571 5676
Children’s entertainment from 3pm, carols from 6pm
Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach
Join us under the stars for the annual Broadbeach Christmas Carols. Enjoy an afternoon jam-packed with kids' activities and incredible entertainment filled with Christmas spirit and joy, with fireworks at the conclusion of the concert.
P 07 5656 0100
4pm to 8pm
Varsity Promenade, Varsity Lakes
Get the whole family in to the festive spirit and sing along to your favourite Christmas carols with live on-stage entertainment at the Carols by the Lake, an amazing event with traditional carols, a great community spirit, and a spectacular fireworks display over Lake Orr. Includes music, glow sticks, food trucks, festive stalls, free kids activities and of course, jolly ol’ Santa Claus! Bring a blanket, friends and family, and enjoy this Christmas extravaganza.
Proudly supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster.
P 1300 855 270
3.45pm to 8pm
Central Park, 2 Hotham Drive, Pacific Pines
Christmas carols, stalls and family entertainment.
P 0418 729 544
W Christmas in the park Pacific Pines Facebook page
4pm to 9pm
Brien Harris Oval, Cnr Peachy and Orange Mountain Roads, Ormeau
Rides commence at 4pm, concert will begin at 7pm.
P 07 5547 6195
5pm to 8pm
Queen Elizabeth Park, Cnr McLean Street and Marine Parade, Coolangatta.
Coolangatta’s Queen Elizabeth Park will come alive with the spirit of Christmas with the free Coolangatta Christmas Carols. Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols and be entertained as skydiving Santa arrives in style.
Browse the Coolangatta Christmas Markets and grab a bite from the food trucks open from 5pm to make the most of the afternoon. There will also be activities for the kids, and magical Christmas performances for the whole family to enjoy. Come along and enjoy this free, family-friendly event to celebrate Christmas in Coolangatta.
P 07 5534 3500
5.30pm to 8pm
Galleon Park, 59 Galleon Way, Currumbin Waters
Jingle all the way to the annual Currumbin Community Christmas Carols. Celebrate the season with a traditional Christmas concert and lots of free family activities including; roving entertainment, glow-in-the-dark face painting, jumping castle, hula hoops, poi balls, a spectacular laser light show, and a visit from Santa. We’ll have you singing and dancing to your favourite Christmas songs for a chance to win one of our great prizes. Remember to bring your torch, chair or picnic blanket and enjoy a festive food truck feast.
Proudly supported by Division 14 Councillor Gail O’Neill.
P 0418 817 816
Kids activities from 4.30pm to 6.30pm at Memorial Park, Burleigh Heads
Carols from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at John Laws Park, Burleigh Headland
Join us for a wonderful afternoon and evening of Christmas entertainment and fun. Bring the family and a picnic blanket, relax and sing along to your favourite Christmas carols. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
Brought to you by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young
P 07 5581 6308
3pm to 8.30pm
Bischoff Pioneer Park, Nerang Street, Nerang
Fun for the whole family. Afternoon entertainment, face painting and rides from 3pm. Ride bands just $15 for unlimited carnival rides. Variety of food vendors, fairy floss and sausage sizzle. Traditional carols program from 6pm with fireworks finale at 8.30pm. Free entry, battery candles on sale. Just bring your picnic blanket to enjoy a magical Christmas experience.
E message via Facebook page, Nerang Celebrates Christmas
5.30pm to 8.30pm
Norm Rix Park, 119 Government Road, Labrador
Join us for a free traditional Christmas Carols event. Celebrate Christmas with an evening of carols with music by the Salvation Army Band. Meet Santa and Frosty the Snowman. There will be a sausage sizzle and a selection of food stalls, face painting and a special fireworks display that will light up the night sky at 8.30pm.
P 0403 049 535
5.30pm to 8.30pm
Reisenweber Park, Bay Drive, Jacobs Well
Family and friends can enjoy the Christmas spirit by coming along to the Jacobs Well Community Carols. Bring a picnic rug and your singing voice.
P 0417 685 299
4pm to 7.30pm
Palm Beach Parklands, 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach
Join in the relaxed festivities of Christmas on the Southern Gold Coast as Christmas by the Sea celebrates its 14th year. There will be carols, food vendors, kids entertainment and fireworks in one of Palm Beach’s most beautiful locations: Palm Beach Parklands.
P 0400 540 856
4pm to 8pm
Tallowwood Park, Rose Valley Drive, Upper Coomera
Bring your picnic rug or chair and best singing voice to the Upper Coomera’s Christmas event for the whole family.
P 0414 015 922
6.30pm to 8pm
Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise
P 07 5504 6170