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Gold Coast Events // December 1 to December 8, 2017

Gold Coast Events // December 1 to December 8, 2017

Monday December 11 thru to Friday December 15 // The Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove

Running from December 11 – 15, the popular shopping, dining and lifestyle precinct will deck its streets with ‘A Sanctuary Cove Christmas’ – gifting locals and visitors five days of free family-friendly entertainment, shopping, candlelit dinners, carols and fun-filled festivities. Every day from 10am to 2pm, families can get into the holiday spirit at the Christmas Carnival, as The Marine Village transforms into a festive-inspired wonderland, bursting with free family-fun for all ages. Thursday evening will see The Village Green ring with Christmas cheer, as Carols on The Green provides a jam-packed program of free entertainment all night long. Adding to the merriments, visitors will be able to enjoy Christmas shopping at the Village Night Markets on Thursday, December 14 between 5.30pm to 8pm, as boutique retailers fromSanctuary Cove line the boardwalk with pop-up stalls, offering a selection of their latest products, perfect for Christmas gifting. Kids can also learn a circus performer’s tricks of the trade at the Circus Workshop, while a visit to Santa’s Grotto between 11am to 1pm will see families and their furry friends meet Santa Claus himself and capture a special festive memory!

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Saturday December 2 at 1pm (AEST) // Tweed Heads Civic Centre, Wharf St, Tweed Heads

Voice Weavers invites you to join the fun of their free Christmas Variety Concert where you can enjoy your favourite Christmas Carols and songs undercover. There will be a raffle and food available to purchase.

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Saturday December 2 from 4.30pm – 8.30pm // Tugun Village, Coolangatta Rd, Tugun

Businesses will again be lit up to create a festive atmosphere and local families can enjoy an afternoon and evening in the park with a free screening of the 2003 Christmas movie, Elf, starring Will Ferrell from 7pm. There will be Christmas tunes and a special visit from Santa and his elves, as well as face painting and activities for the kids.

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Sunday December 3 from 11am – 2pm // Event Cinemas, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

The follow-up to the 2014 smash hit family film, will make its big screen debut in an advanced screening to help raise money for children’s hospitals around Australia. Thanks to a partnership between Event Hospitality and Entertainment, and film distributor StudioCanal, the proceeds from every ticket sold are being donated directly to children’s hospitals, to help give sick and injured kids access to the best possible research, medical technology and paediatric care. Tickets cost $12 each.

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Sunday December 3 from 11am – 4pm // Surfers Paradise Golf Club, 1 Fairway Dr, Clear Island Waters

Your family will enjoy a fantastic day of family fun with loads of activities for the kids including camel rides and bible soccer. There’ll also be a selection of yummy foods, live music, craft stalls and more!

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Sunday December 3, 10 & 17 from 7.30am – 9.30am // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Centre Court, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

Get into the Christmas spirit, dress up your pets and bring them to Pacific Fair to have a paw-trait with Santa! And of course, mum, dad and the kids are welcome to be in the photo with the fur babies! Bookings essential.

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Wednesday December 6 at 7.30am // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Centre Court, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

This is a special time to visit Santa and is reserved for children with special needs and their families. During this time Santa’s Pavilion will be ‘sensory friendly’ with lower lighting and quieter surroundings and provide each child with more time to visit Santa.

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Wednesday December 6 from 6.30pm – 8.30pm // Park View Chapel, Allambe Memorial Park, 129 Nerang-Broadbeach Rd, Nerang

Every year at Christmas time, the Park View Chapel presents a beautiful memorial service to our community, to offer comfort and show that we do not grieve alone. We will share a night of music, song, and a candle-lighting ceremony. There is also a Christmas ball for you to take home, and a supper to share.

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Thursday December 7 from 4pm – 5pm // Runaway Bay Library, Lae Dr, Runaway Bay

Have fun at the library and dress up as an alien to celebrate Christmas. Bring along some space food to share and phone the library to make a booking. Presented by Noeleen Lowndes from the Southern Astronomical Society.

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Friday December 8 & Saturday December 9 from 7pm – 9pm // Spotlight Theatre, 185-187 Ashmore Rd, Benowa

Celebrate Christmas with some of the Stars from our 2017 season, as well as some very special guests, and Santa will be there (if you’ve been good!)

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Now thru to Sunday February 18 // The Arts Centre Gold Coast, City Gallery, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

Coming into Fashion is an exhibition tracking the highlights of this sparkling intersection between photography and fashion. In addition to these images, the exhibition also includes a selection of vintage couture fashion from The Darnell Collection – Australia’s largest private collection of fashion from the late 1700s to the 20th century.

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Check out our December/January calendar for all of the coolest Christmas, food, fashion and art and craft markets in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
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If you’re looking for somewhere to get a snap with Santa, check out our guide to find the jolly ole fellow in Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
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Check out our Christmas Carols event calendar for your favourite festive singing nights in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
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