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Gold Coast Events // December 22 to December 29, 2017

Gold Coast Events // December 22 to December 29, 2017

LOST VALLEY OPENING BOXING DAY AT CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Tuesday December 26 // Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, 28 Tomewin St, Currumbin

The amazing Lost Valley exotic precinct will officially open at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary on Boxing Day. Take in the beauty of this 5-hectare rainforest as you wind your way along elevated boardwalks. Discover exotic wildlife including friendly Ring Tail lemurs, Cotton-top tamarins, Red panda, Capybaras, free-flying birds, exotic reptiles and so much more. Uncover the secrets of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana and explore a forgotten world.

For more info visit www.currumbinsanctuary.com.au


QUEENSLAND THEATRE OF PUPPETRY // SANTA WE LOVE YOU
Now thru to Friday December 22 at 9.30am & 11am (weekdays only) // Gerda Pinter Pavilion, Macintosh Island Park, Main Beach Pde, Surfers Paradise

Our cast of this show are volunteers and mainly children! All proceeds are donated back to various Gold Coast Charities including the Gold Coast Hospital Fund.

For more info visit www.qtop.org.au


CHRISTMAS CAROLS GROOVE IN THE PARK
Friday December 22 from 3pm – 4.30pm // North Shore Park, North Shore Ave, Varsity Lakes

Get into the Christmas spirit and join in the fun! Sing and dance along with your favourite Christmas songs. Best festive dress and spirit will get a prize and all children who dance receive a candy cane!

For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au


MOVIES UNDER THE STARS // THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL
Saturday December 23 at 7pm // Davenport Park, Parkmeadows Ct, Bonogin

Early activities run from 4.30pm – 6.30pm, with the movie starting at 7pm. Come early and enjoy the Food Truck Fiesta and kids’ entertainment. If weather is uncertain in the lead up, please check facebook.com/cityofgoldcoast or phone 5581 7016.

For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au


PEDAL CAR RIDES
Saturday December 23 from 10am – 3pm // Broadwater Parklands, Marine Pde, Southport

Cruise around the Great Lawn on the coolest pedal cars around. With both kids and adult sizes the whole family can enjoy the fun. No booking required.

For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au


THE NUTCRACKER
Saturday December 23 at 7.30pm // The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

Welcoming back the Russian National Ballet Theatre as they bring world’s greatest classic ballet, The Nutcracker. Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without it! So join us and celebrate the holidays by joining in on the magical adventures of Clara, Fritz and The Nutcracker as they battle the evil Rat King. Bring your family and enjoy the exhilarating and magical journey of The Nutcracker!

For more info visit www.theartscentregc.com.au


CHRISTMAS EVE AT TALLEBUDGERA VALLEY
Sunday December 24 from 7pm – 8pm // Tallebudgera State School, 492 Guineas Creek Rd, Tallebudgera

Everyone is invited to celebrate on Christmas Eve. Children will take part in a Nativity Play, there will be carols to sing, and you can listen to the Christmas message.

For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au


CHRISTMAS IN SURFERS PARADISE
Now thru to Sunday December 24 // Surfers Paradise Foreshore & Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise

Experience the sun-drenched magic of a quintessentially Australian Christmas in Surfers Paradise, as Santa dons boardies and arrives in a surfboat sleigh drawn by kangaroos to spread festive cheer to families and visitors. Families can make the most of their visit by arriving early to enjoy the wide variety of attractions and share a delicious meal at one of the precinct’s eclectic array of cafés and restaurants, before making their way to the foreshore as the carols get underway at 6.30pm.

For more info visit www.surfersparadise.com


LITTLE GREEN THUMBS GARDENING EXPERIENCE
Wednesday December 27 from 10am – 2pm // Broadwater Parklands, Marine Pde, Southport (beside the Bouncy Pillow)

Give your kids the opportunity to plant their own seedling to take home. An educational and interesting way for children to discover the natural world and build an understanding of nature, nutrition and the environment.

For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au


NEW YEAR’S EVE CARNIVAL
Wednesday December 27 thru to Monday January 1 from 8pm – 10pm // Surfers Paradise Foreshore & Beach, The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise will go off with a bang this New Year’s Eve, as the renowned holiday playground gets set to host a colourful carnival of rides and attractions for all ages across five days in the lead up to 2018.

For more info visit www.surfersparadise.com


DJ IN THE PARK
Thursday December 28 from 10am – 2pm // Broadwater Parklands, Marine Pde, Southport

Get your groove on and come party at the park with all your old favourites, right through to today’s hits including lots of games and fun to be had by all.

For more info visit www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au


NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE // PETER PAN
Now thru to Wednesday January 17 // The Arts Centre Gold Coast, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

All children, except one, grow up… Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale screens in cinemas. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

For more info visit www.theartscentregc.com.au


COMING INTO FASHION // A CENTURY OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT CONDE NAST
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.

For more info visit www.theartscentregc.com.au


SCHOOL’S OUT
Summer holidays are here! Yhipppee! Check out some highlights of where to go and fun things to entertain the kids these school holidays.
Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au/schools-out


MARKETS
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!
Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au/markets


SANTA PHOTOS
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!
Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au/santa-photos


CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Check out our Christmas Carols event calendar for your favourite festive singing nights in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au/fa-la-la-la-la


NYE FIREWORKS
8pm & 12am, Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise
Find out more here www.goldcoast.gov.au


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