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Where to Find Christmas Events on the Gold Coast 2014

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by Sarah Says (subscribe)
I am a marketing and communications consultant and freelance writer. Living on the Gold Coast in Australia. Check out my website www.sarahsays.com.au or follow on Twitter @WENGoldCoast
Published November 28th 2014
More Festive Fun Than You Can Shake a Stick At
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With the festive season knocking on the door, it's time to plan where and when to celebrate with friends and family. As usual this wonderful city of ours has a plethora of free family fun at venues up and down the Coast, ranging from carnivals, street parties, carol services and concerts. There are more events this year than ever before, so you are sure to find an event to suit your needs, location and plans.

Here are the main Christmas events happening on the Gold Coast in December. Oh and these are family events, so many will be alcohol free. Enjoy.

Carols in the Park
Where: John Siganto Park, 639 Reserve Road, Upper Coomera
When: Saturday 6 December from 5pm - 9.30pm

Whether you live in Upper Coomera or not, all are welcome to this community Christmas event with lots of entertainment including carols, Santa, BBQ and soft drinks.

Call 0439 332 737 to find out more

Nerang Celebrates Christmas
Where: Bischof Pioneer Park, Nerang Street, Nerang
When: Saturday 6 December from 3pm - 8.30pm

Enjoy rides and free entertainment (Unlimited rides just $10), plus traditional carols from 6pm featuring solo artists and the community choir accompanied by the Salvation Army Band. Plus Santa, sausage sizzle and a variety of food stalls will be available, ending with a fireworks finale at 8.30pm.

Find out more here

Mudgeeraba Neighbourhood Watch Christmas Carols
Where: Langport Park, Mudgeeraba (corner Lincoln Street and Humberside Close)
When: Saturday 6 December from 5.30pm - 8pm

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Bring a rug and get to know your neighbours and enjoy carols, sausage sizzle, jumping castle, ice cream and rural fire brigade truck.

Email brucepearce1@ozemail.com.au to find out more

Runaway Bay Carols by Candlelight
Where: Kevin Bycroft Field, Lae Drive, Runaway Bay (adjacent to the Runaway Bay Library)
When: Saturday 6 December from 5pm - 8pm

Free family entertainment with Carols from Gold Coast School Choirs, a visit from Santa and a fireworks spectacular at 8.30pm. Bring supplies or enjoy the sausage sizzle and stalls.

Call 0403 049 535 to find out more

Carols Under the Stars
Where: CBUS Super Stadium, Centreline Place, Robina
When: Sunday 7 December from 4pm - 8pm

Kids Family Fun Fair will open at 4pm and includes kid's activities, animal nursery, jumping castles, face painters, exhibitors and stage shows. Carols kick off at 6pm and will feature loads of artists and main headline artist, Mahalia Barnes. There will also be a fireworks display and a visit by Santa. Free shuttle buses available.

Find out more here
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Fun for all

Christmas on Tedder
Where: Tedder Avenue, Main Beach
When: Sunday 7 December from 6pm - 11pm

Community carols kick off at 6pm featuring Jacob Lee and Candice Skjonnemand from 'The Voice 2014' along with local artists (and Santa), followed by a rocking street party with internationally renowned performer Glenn Shorrock and band.

Find out more here

Studio Village Community Carols
Where: Movie World Car Park, Oxenford
When: Sunday 7 December from 6pm - 8.45pm

The lineup includes a Maori drumming group, plus a fun-filled line up of sing-a-long Christmas Carols by local performers. There will also be guest appearances by the Movie World Santa Bugs at 6:30pm, a visit from Santa before 8pm and the Club Helensvale fireworks display at 8.45pm.

Find out more here

Twilight Markets and Christmas Carols
Where: Memorial Hall, Tamborine-Waterford Road, Tamborine
When: Friday 12 December from 5pm - 9pm

There will be market stalls on site with Santa arriving at 7pm for a Christmas carols sing-a-long and there is food and drinks available for purchase.

Call 0487 770 114 for more info.

Mayor's Christmas Carols
Where: Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport
When: Saturday 13 December from 4.30pm - 8.30pm

Luke Kennedy (runner up on 'The Voice 2013') will headline together with loads of great local talent. Event kicks off at 4.30pm with entertainment, Christmas characters, Santa visit and free Christmas art and craft workshops. The main show starts at 5pm with a spectacular fireworks display to finish off the evening.

Find out more here

Christmas at Frascott
Where: Frascott Park, Frascott Avenue, Varsity Lakes (off Mattocks Road)
When: Saturday 13 December from 1.30pm - 4.30pm

A fun family afternoon with live music, free sausage sizzle, free rides and activities including an animal farm plus free gifts for the kids from Santa. There will be food and drinks available for purchase, along with community stalls.

Call 07 5582 8255 for more info.
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Never to old for glow glasses

Broadbeach Christmas Carols
Where: Kurrawa Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach
When: Saturday 13 December commencing at 3pm

A full afternoon of family fun from 3pm with the carols concert starting at 6pm. See Santa and the Broadbeach elves plus lots of food stalls in the park and a spectacular fireworks display after the concert.

Find out more here

Pacific Pines Christmas in the Park
Where: Central Park, Hotham Drive, Pacific Pines
When: Saturday 13 December from 5pm - 8pm

The Southland Band, Santa and Rudolf and local celebrities will perform your favourite Christmas carols, plus children's activities including face painting, climbing wall, biscuit decorating, jumping castle, "Ready, Steady, Go Kids" games, Gold Coast Suns kick activity and a visit from Santa.

Find out more here

Sanctuary Cove Christmas Carnival
Where: The Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove
When: 13 - 21 December; 11am - 2pm daily

A huge program of free family activities will be running every day from 13 to 21 December, so you can countdown to Christmas in style.

Find out more here
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Colgate Palmolive Carols in the Park
Where: Colgate Palmolive Park, Allied Drive, Arundel
When: Sunday 14 December; Pre-entertainment 6pm - 7pm; Concert 7pm - 9pm

Talented local acts, including great jazz singer, Liam Burrows, hosted by television personalities, Eva Milic and Paul Burt. Food stalls, kids jumping castle, face painting, glow sticks, Santa and fireworks to close.

Call 07 5588 7543 for more info.

Coolangatta Christmas Concert
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, corner McLean Street and Marine Parade, Coolangatta
When: Sunday 14 December

Starting at 5pm, there will be a awesome festive concert along with a great line up of Christmas entertainment, plus market stalls and fireworks at 7pm.

Find out more here

Ormeau Carols - A Lot Like Christmas
Where: Brien Harris Oval, Peachey Road, Ormeau
When: Sunday 14 December; food and free rides from 4pm; Carols 7pm - 9pm

As well as hearing your favourite carols, there will be food stalls, free rides, a visit from Santa, Holly and Hunter, and an exciting fireworks display.

Find out more here
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Firework displays

Christmas by the Sea
Where: Palm Beach Parklands, 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach
When: Monday 15 December from 4pm - 9pm

Enjoy traditional Christmas carols with church and school choirs, fireworks, face painters and some cute barn yard animals. Food and beverages available for purchase.

Find out more here

Carols on the Broadwater
Where: Southport Yacht Club, 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach
When: Saturday 20 December from 4pm - 7.30pm

You don't have to be a member, visitors and guests are more than welcome. Enjoy stunning views, plus for the kids there is face painting, glow sticks and a visit from Santa at 5.30pm.

Find out more here

Jacobs Well Community Carols by Candlelight
Where: Jacobs Well Community Centre and Oval, 27 Bay Drive, Jacobs Well
When: Sunday 21 December from 5pm - 8pm

Enjoy a sausage sizzle, baked goods, coffee, glow sticks and children's entertainment from 5pm with Carols starting at 6.30pm. Performances from local talent, a visit from Santa and fireworks from 8pm.

Call 0407 643 283 for more info.

Carols on the Beach
Where: Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise
When: Sunday 21 December from 6.30pm - 8pm

An all-Australian line up starring Rachel Beck, Candice Skjonnemand, Maske Figaro, and the Paradise Kids Choir. It's sure to be a magical night as Surfers Paradise lights up with fireworks at 8pm. Also surfers paradise will have a superhero New Year Carnival with 6 days of family fun with games, rides, fireworks and more. From 27 Dec to 1 Jan.

Find out more here

Now if you cannot find anything above to suit and entertain, and put a smile on your face, then you must be Scrooge himself.

Have fun, be safe and Merry Christmas.
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