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Christmas Carols

Each year the Gold Coast’s sparkle gets a whole lot brighter as the city lights up with the celebrations of Christmas.

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Christmas carols

The following is a list of Christmas carol events being held on the Gold Coast this Christmas. You can also check out our online events calendar for more information about what's on in your area. 

Arundel Christmas Carnival & Carols - Saturday 7 December

4pm to 8.30pm
Arundel Presbyterian Church, 132 Allied Drive, Arundel

Join us for an afternoon of fun for all with an inflatable obstacle course, all-ages jumping castle, baby animals, fairy floss, slushies, pony rides, popcorn, carnival games, prizes for all, face painting and carols – all for free.

Gold coin donation sausage sizzle.

P 07 5571 5676

Broadbeach Christmas Carols - Saturday 14 December

Kids activites 3pm
Concert 6pm
Fireworks 8pm
Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach

Get excited! Broadbeach Christmas Carols presented by Pacific Fair is back. Hosted by 102.9 Hot Tomato’s Flan, Emily Jade & Christo, come and enjoy carols by Rachael Beck, Martin Crewes, the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra, the Gold Coast Youth Choir and more.

Free kids rides in the park from 3pm, food trucks, a special appearance from Santa and the grand finale – our fireworks spectacular!

P 07 5656 0100

Burleigh Heads Christmas Carols - Thursday 12 December

4.30pm to 6.30pm at Memorial Park, Burleigh Heads
Carols from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at John Laws Park, Burleigh Hill

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.

The event includes two hours of interactive entertainment for children and families at Memorial Park, followed by two hours of live stage performances on Burleigh Hill.

Brought to you by Division 12 Councillor Pauline Young

P 1300 855 270 (Emma, The Events Agency), or 07 5581 6308 (Division 12)
W Burleigh Christmas Carols Facebook event page

Coolangatta Christmas Carols - Sunday 15 December

5.30pm to 8pm (pre-entertainment from 4pm)
Queen Elizabeth Park, Cnr McLean Street and Marine Parade, Coolangatta.

Coolangatta's Queen Elizabeth Park will come alive with the spirit of Christmas on Sunday 15 December, with free Coolangatta Christmas Carols. Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols with legendary performer, Denis Walter, enjoy brilliant Christmas performances and settle in for a magical night under the Southern Gold Coast stars.

The Coolangatta Christmas Markets and food trucks will be open from 4:00pm, with the show starting at 5.30pm.

P 07 5534 3500

Currumbin Community Christmas Carols - Monday 9 December

5.30pm to 8.05pm
Galleon Park, Galleon Way, Currumbin Waters

A family friendly community Christmas carols event with entertainment, food vendors, jumping castle, face painting, lots of activities and a great laser show.

P 0418 817 816

Elanora Carols in the Park - Saturday 7 December

3pm to 8pm
Eddie Kornhauser Reserve, Casuarina Drive, Elanora.

Join us at our free, family-friendly Christmas event Carols in the Park on Saturday 7 December from 3pm to 8pm at Eddie Kornhauser Reserve, Casuarina Drive, Elanora.

Bring your picnic rug and enjoy a relaxing afternoon including a Santa visit, a free kid's jumping castle, face painting for a gold coin donation, Salvation Army Band, food trucks and sausage sizzle, and raffles (all proceeds going to Rural Aid's Buy A Bale drought relief).

P 07 5522 4488

Jacobs Well Community Carols - Sunday 15 December

5.30pm to 9pm
Riesenweber Park, Bay Drive, Jacobs Well

Jacobs Well Community Carols with fireworks. Children’s entertainment from 5pm.

P 0407 643 283 - Janette Keith
W Jacobs Well Community Carols by Candlelight Facebook event page

Labrador - Carols in the Park - Saturday 14 December

5pm to 8pm
Norm Rix Park, Government Road, Labrador 

Hosted by local personality, Danielle Goullet, the event comes alive on Saturday 14 December commencing at 4.30pm. Joining Santa Claus this year will be a seven-piece live band, with supporting entertainers, Craig Martin, Rhydian Lewis, Kiara Rodriguez, Jack Watson, Sharon Rowntree and Acapella group, Coastal Charisma. Local school choirs, dancing squads and the Salvation Army Brass Band round up a great evening of entertainment. The night boasts a bunch of delicious food vendors serving food, drinks and dessert options that can be purchased on the night. Free face-painting, a giant snow globe, glow necklaces for sale, and everyone’s favourites Christmas characters and fireworks spectacular at 8pm.

P 07 5581 6408
W Division 4 news

Mudgeeraba Community Christmas Carols - Sunday 1 December

4pm to 7pm
Firth Park, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba

Bring along a rug and/or chairs and enjoy a family fun night. There will be a variety of food trucks to tempt your taste buds, or bring along your own picnic.  This is a traditional Christmas Carols event, showcasing local schools, orchestra, choirs, dancers & kids’ activities, with a visit from Santa.

P 07 5581 7684
W Mudgeeraba Carols Facebook event page

Nerang Celebrates Christmas - Saturday 14 December

2.30pm to 8.30pm
Bischof Pioneer and Arthur Earle Park, Nerang Street, Nerang

Free family Christmas carols event and entertainment; rides wristbands for sale. Fireworks at approximately 8.15pm. Proudly supported by Division 5 Councillor Peter Young.

P 0408 528 436

Ormeau Carols - Sunday 8 December

Brien Harris Oval, Cnr Peachy and Orange Mountain Roads, Ormeau
4pm to 9pm

Rides from 4pm, face painting, food and free Santa photos.

Carols show starts at 7pm. Fireworks due to start at approximately 8.35pm.

P 07 5547 6195

Oxenford Christmas Carols - Sunday 1 December

6pm to 8.30pm
Damian Leeding Memorial Park, 1 Watersports Lane, Oxenford

Free, fun family event with light shows and on-water light show! Food stalls will be available. Bring your picnic blanket and sing along to all your favourite Christmas carols. Santa will be attending however there will not be fireworks.

P 07 5582 8555

Oxenford - Studio Village Community Carols - Friday 6 December

4pm to 8pm
Studio Park, 87 Village Way, Studio Village, Oxenford

Free afternoon of Christmas cheer comes to Studio Park with jumping castles, pony rides and food from 4pm. Pre carols entertainment with Ethan Hill on stage. The stage comes alight at 6:30pm with performers singing carols, a visit from Santa and his best friend Rudolf and the weather report says there is snow fall predicted for late in the evening.

Come have afternoon tea or dinner while the kids play and sing through the night.

P 0416 055 133

Palm Beach Christmas by the Sea - Tuesday 17 December

4.30pm to 8pm
Palm Beach Parklands, 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

Join us at the idyllic Palm Beach Parklands for an evening of Christmas cheer and carolling. Children will be entertained in our free Christmas Wonderland, complete with jumping castle, Santa photos, crafts and much more. Our Street Food Market will keep the whole family fed and happy with a range of delicious cuisines and on stage you'll hear all of your favourite carols from local musicians and performers.

The evening culminates in a spectacular display of fireworks at the family-friendly time of 8pm.

P 0400 540 856

Runaway Bay Sport Precinct East - Carols by Candlelight - Saturday 30 November 2019

5pm to 8pm
Kevin Bycroft Fields (Adj Library) Lae Drive, Runaway Bay

Runaway Bay Lions Carols by Candlelight free community event will be hosted by local personalities John Kerr and Danielle Goullet. Join us for an evening of family Christmas entertainment featuring Sabrina Durante, Jack Watson, local entertainers, Santa, live music, dancers, school choirs, vocal groups, Paradise Kids Angel Choir and fireworks spectacular. Starting at 4.30pm the event features kids activities, free face painting, roaming characters, Lions sausage sizzle and a selection of food vendors, glo/led goodies and lots more. Raffle proceeds and donations to support Paradise Kids.

P 0403 049 535
W Runaway Bay Carols by Candlelight Facebook event page

Southport - Broadwater Parklands - Mayor’s Christmas Carols - Saturday 7 December

Presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast
2pm to 9pm
Kids fun from 2pm
Main show from 5pm

Sing along to your favourite Christmas tunes at the eighth annual Mayor’s Christmas Carols presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast.

Regarded as the premier Christmas event on the Gold Coast, the night will be headlined by one of Australia’s most popular and versatile entertainers, David Campbell, supported by an impressive cast of talent including Emma Pask, Brothers 3 and local trio Sirens.

With fun for the whole family, there will be a Santa meet and greet, The Grinch Christmas Show and the Allstars Christmas Countdown performing favourite Christmas songs. The night will also boast delicious food trucks.

This event is proudly presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast and supported by 102.9 Hot Tomato and Nine News Gold Coast.

Please note: In light of the recent bushfires and out of respect for people who are suffering around Queensland and Australia, fireworks for the 2019 Mayor’s Christmas Carols presented by Mercedes-Benz Gold Coast have been cancelled. The local company engaged to provide this service has been paid a cancellation fee and there will be no alternative programming.

P 07 5581 5286

Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach - Sunday 22 December

6.30pm to 8pm
Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise

A beloved annual tradition for generations of many Gold Coast families, Carols on the Beach brings the local community together to reflect on their blessings at this special time of year. Sing along to your favourite Christmas classics and join in the joyous celebration

P 07 5584 3700

Tallebudgera - Valley Vibes Food truck festival and Christmas Carols - Sunday 1 December

4pm to 8pm
Robinson Park, 611 Tallebudgera Creek Road, Tallebudgera Valley

Family-friendly, free community carols and dinner in the park.

P 0405 195 606
W Valley Vibes Christmas Carols Facebook event page

Tugun Lights Up - Saturday 30 November 2019

4pm to 8.30pm
Toolona Street, Tugun (eastern end)

The annual Tugun Lights Up returns in 2019 to kick off a month long celebration of Christmas in Tugun Village.

Now in its seventh 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 30 November. Enjoy Christmas entertainment, dining under the stars next to the iconic fig trees, Christmas market stalls and a visit from Santa.

Tugun Lights Up is an initiative of Tugun Progress Association in conjunction with Connecting Southern Gold Coast, presented by City of Gold Coast Division 14 Cr Gail O'Neill and supported by the Blenkins Group and Tugun Community Bank Branch Bendigo Bank. Collect all the stamps along the Tugun Trail and vote for the Best Shop Window Display on the night for the chance to win a $500 Bendigo Bank account thanks to Tugun Community Bank Branch.

P 07 5534 3500

Upper Coomera - Christmas in Highland Reserve - Saturday 21 December

5pm to 7.45pm
Tallowwood Park, Rose Valley Drive, Upper Coomera

Christmas in Highland Reserve includes a variety of activities run by the Highland Reserve community group from 5pm-6.30pm. From 6.30pm until approximately 7.45pm CrossLife Baptist church and friends will host Simply Carols, a laid back, sing along to some traditional Christmas Carols under the stars. So come along, bring your picnic blanket, chairs and enjoy a great time at Christmas in Highland Reserve.

P 0414 015 922

Upper Coomera - Carols in the Park - Saturday 7 December

John Siganto Park
5.30pm to 9pm
Siganto Park, Gawler Place, Upper Coomera

Live traditional community carols including Rotary BBQ and food vans.

P 0439 332 737

Varisty Lakes - Carols by the lake - Saturday 14 December

4pm to 8pm
Varsity Promenade Waterfront, Varisty Parade, Varisty Lakes 

Celebrate Christmas by the Varsity Lakes waterfront on Saturday 14 December from 4pm—8pm. Enjoy loads of free family fun including kids activities, live entertainment, water jet packs, delicious food, Christmas carols, Santa, fireworks and so much more!

Proudly supported by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster

P 1300 855 270

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