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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 or follow on Twitter @WENGoldCoast
Published December 8th 2013
Get in the festive spirit
It's the most wonderful time of the year - and whilst I personally feel it should still be around June, Christmas is most certainly almost upon us. Now, being from the UK it still feels odd to me that it's summer here, call me strange but I miss the cold, dark nights and mornings and snow.

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I LOVE Christmas

So any events and activities that get me in the seasonal mood, especially when they are free, help me to embrace a slightly different, and hot and beachy, festive season. 

The Gold Coast has a huge variety of free events up and down the coast, celebrating all things Christmas. A wonderful way of celebrating with family and friends in a safe and fun environment, whilst keeping the bucks in the wallet, as we all know this is an expensive time of year.

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Weather is still strange for me!

Here are some of the main events coming up on the Gold Coast - with only a few weekends left of December, many of the events overlap on the same days, but wherever you live on the Gold Coast, you will find a great event close by.

14 December 2013
Broadbeach Christmas Carols, Kurrawa Park, Old Burleigh Road, Broadbeach

3pm - Family Fun including clowns, face painting, jumping castle, 92.5 Gold FM broadcasting live and more.
6pm - Broadbeach Christmas Carols performances including: Marina Prior, Denis Walter, Jenna Dearness-Dark, Josh Needs,The Boogie Woogies. Concludes with an incredible fireworks display.         

For more information please contact Event Organiser, Campbell Smith on 55 39 84 16 or Special Events Officer, Margaret Reed on 5581 7454.

14 December 2013
Nerang Celebrates Christmas
Bischol Park, 48 Nerang Street, Nerang

Enjoy lots of festive fun over at Nerang:
2:30pm - Rides, kids activities, sausage sizzle, food and drink stalls and free entertainment
6:30pm - Christmas Carols and a visit from Santa
8:30pm - Firework display

For more information call 0408 528 436 or email

14 December 2013
Salt Village Carols
Central Park, Salt Village, Kingscliffe

Enjoy a day of markets, carnival rides and family fun with activities for the kids.
Beautiful carols at 6pm (NSW)
Fabulous fireworks at 8:30pm (NSW)

For more information contact Jayne Henry on 0418 720048

15 December 2013
Ormeau Christmas Festival, Brien Harris Oval, Ormeau

From 4pm - Carols concert, large rides, food stalls and fireworks.

For more information, please contact the Event Organiser, Kristieanne Smith on 0400 335 074.

15 December 2013
Coolangatta Christmas Carols 
Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta

From 5:30pm
Coolangatta Christmas Carols Event - head down for some awesome song and celebration. 

For more information please contact the Event Organiser, Rachael Cannard on 55 34 35 00 or visit

16 December 2013
Christmas By The Sea
Palm Beach Parklands, 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

From 4:30pm - 8:30pm - Free annual community event with plenty of food and drink stalls, an appearance by Santa and an awesome firework display.

For more information call 07 5534 7999

21 December 2013
Carols On The Broadwater
Southport Yacht Club, 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach

From 3pm - 7pm - Annual carols event at the yacht club, listen to the voices of a local choir with plenty of fun activities for the kids as well as a visit by Santa at 5:30pm

For more information call 07 5591 3500 or email

21 December 2013
Christmas Movie Night
Broadwater Parklands, The Great Lawn

From 7pm - 9pm - Enjoy an awesome christmas movie on a warm summer night. Kick back under the stars and enjoy the feature film 'Arthur Christmas' (Rated G)

For more information call 07 5581 1615

20, 21, 22 December 2013
Gold Coast Christmas Market
Broadwater Parklands
From 4pm - 10pm

A European style Christmas market with loads of stalls, yummy Yuletide treats and Christmas scenes. Its free to enter and perfect for those looking for a unique gift. There will also be entertainment and kids activities.

For more info visit

22 December 2013
Carols on the Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach

From 6pm - Christmas Carols and Fireworks to be held on Surfers Paradise Beach. Hosted by Shelley Craft with an all-Australian line up starring Frankie J Holden, Michelle Pettigrove, Justine Clarke, The Drifters and stars of The Voice, Simon Meli and Caterina Torres. 
Grab a blanket, some food and drink and enjoy some festive song and stunning fireworks at 8:30pm

For more information, please visit: or contact Surfers Paradise Alliance on 5584 3700.

23 December 2013
Christmas Beach Cinema
Surfers Paradise Beach

7pm - 9pm - Kicking off with Mickey's A Christmas Carol and then the main feature film The Polar Express. Grab a blanket and supplies and settle in for a night of outdoor cinema celebrating all things Christmas.

For more information, please visit: or contact Surfers Paradise Alliance on 5584 3700.

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Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and holiday season.
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