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Festive City lighting

Our fresh, new, sophisticated approach to Christmas and other key events is making our city sparkle a whole lot brighter throughout the year.

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Festive City lighting

The City is reinventing its approach to Christmas decorations.

We are making our city sparkle a whole lot brighter with a fresh and new sophisticated theme to Christmas on the Gold Coast.

The energy efficient, LED festoon-style lighting will be strung in prominent locations, from trees to boats and bridges in communities across the city. Feature locations are on the southbound Gold Coast Highway at Tallebudgera, the Maid of Sker steam boat at Nerang and the Sundale pedestrian bridge in Southport.

From Friday 1 December 2017, our communities will be lit up in red, green and white every night until Monday 8 January 2018. Locations by each Council division are:

Division Location of lighting installations
1 Roundabout at Eggersdorf and Jacobs Creek Road, Ormeau
2 Watersports Lane, Oxenford - in front of the rowing course
3 Corner of the Esplanade and Ephraim Island Parade, Paradise Point
4 Harley Park, Marine Parade, Labrador
Norm Rix Park, Labrador
5 Roundabout at Pitcairn Way and Archipelago Street, Pacific Pines
Maid of Sker steam boat, Bischof Pioneer Park, Nerang
6 Sundale pedestrian bridge, Southport
Roundabout at Nerang Road and Bailey Crescent, Southport
7 Thomas Drive, Chevron Island
8 Ashmore Park, Currumburra Rd, Ashmore
10 Annette Kellerman Park, Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
11 Roundabout at intersection of Ron Penhaligon Way, Cheltenham Drive and Cottesloe Drive, Robina
12 Thorn Park, Marine Parade, Miami
John Laws Park, Burleigh Headland
13 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, (south of Tallebudgera Creek, southbound)
Roundabout at Oyster Creek Drive and Wonga Street, Tallebudgera
14 Kirra Point, Marine Parade, Coolangatta
Gilltrap Park, Kirra
Currumbin Beach estuary, adjacent to Volunteer Marine Rescue

The approach to festive lighting will keep the City’s appearance top of mind and present a consistent theme as we welcome the Commonwealth of Nations to our shores in 2018 and plan for the opening of Stage 1 of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct – the City’s arts, cultural and civic heart.

As a 365-day-a-year city, our approach to our lighting decorations will be year round. The colour changing technology will enable the assets to be used throughout the year for key events and festivals, such as breast cancer awareness month.

This is the first step towards a long term solution for Christmas decorations across the city. The objective will be to include engaging and immersive technology with participatory elements and interactivity/technical and digital enhancement.

Download the Festive City lighting location map.

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