Gold Coast Events // December 8 to December 15, 2017
COMING INTO FASHION // ARTLAB – MILLINERY MAGIC
Saturday December 9 from 10am – 11am (5 – 10 years) & 1pm – 2pm (11+ years) // The Arts Centre Gold Coast, ArtLab, 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise
Explore big ideas with hands-on making activities inspired by the exhibition Coming Into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Conde Nast. Learn tips and tricks for fancy hat-making from a master milliner and create a wonderful piece to take home.
For more info visit¬†www.theartscentregc.com.au
CHRISTMAS FUN AT THE SANCTUARY
Friday December 8 from 6pm – 9pm // Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, 28 Tomewin St, Currumbin
Bring your family along and enjoy dinner before you jingle all the way to the Sanctuary and board the Santa Express. You can have your photo taken with the Sanctuary‚Äôs wildlife and watch Blinky Bill‚Äôs Christmas adventure as well as make Christmas decorations.
For more info visit www.currumbinsanctuary.com.au
SPOTLIGHT ON CHRISTMAS
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!)
For more info visit www.spotlighttheatre.com.au
PARK RUN // ACTIVE & HEALTHY GAME ON HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Saturday December 9 at 7am // Various locations
Join in a weekly free 5km timed run or walk which is family-friendly and suitable for runners, walkers, prams and dogs. Register prior then come along each Saturday to any location. Free. No bookings required. Must register online.
For more info visit www.parkrun.com.au
Saturday December 9 from 9.30am – 11.45am // Robina Parkway, Robina
Your curiosity about the natural world will come alive as you meet face to face with some of our country‚Äôs stunning wildlife. Wildcall Wildlife Shows will show you the many types of wildlife you may encounter include snakes, possums, turtles, lizards, crocodiles, owls and flying foxes. Suitable for all ages. Bookings required.
For more info visit www.wildcall.com.au
AN AFTERNOON WITH FRIENDS
Saturday December 9¬†from¬†2.30pm¬†//¬†Space10,¬†22 Tenth Ave,¬†Palm Beach
Come along to this family friendly fundraising event for a local organisation called My Friends Place. They provide emergency housing for women and children who are fleeing domestic violence and facing homelessness. There will be a huge multi prize raffle and auction happening at the event with donations from businesses such as Kip & Co, Lola Berry, The Beach People, Zimmerman, Biologi, Spell Designs, Arnheim Clothing, JB HI-FI, The Crystal Castle, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and many more! The event will have lots of entertainment for the whole family; live music, food trucks, face painting, jumping castle, photo booth and a visit from Santa!
For more info visit¬†www.facebook.com
CHRISTMAS CAROLS // BROADBEACH
Saturday December 9 from 3pm (carols begin at 6pm) // Pratten Park, Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach
Get your Santa Hats ready and join in for the annual Broadbeach Christmas Carols. Celebrate the festive season with a host of kid‚Äôs activities including rock climbing, a jumping castle, face painting, family photos as well as plenty of other family fun. The Broadbeach Christmas Carols begin from 6pm with a phenomenal cast of performers including Rachael Beck, Martin Crewes, The Boogie Woogies, a special visit from Santa and his elves, as well as a breathtaking fireworks display.
For more info visit www.broadbeachgc.com
Sunday December 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.
For more info visit¬†www.pacificfair.com.au
COOLANGATTAS CHRISTMAS CAROLS
Sunday December 10 from 5.15pm // Queen Elizabeth Park, Marine Pde, Coolangatta
Tis‚Äô the season for Coolangatta’s Queen Elizabeth Park to come alive with the spirit of Christmas, with the free Coolangatta Christmas Carols. For the first time, organisers are aiming to make it a plastic bottle free event, with no plastic water bottles to be sold at the event, and carol-goers encouraged to bring their own water bottles to refill at several free water stations.
For more info visit www.southerngoldcoast.com.au
A SANCTUARY COVE CHRISTMAS
Monday December 11 thru to Friday December 15 // The Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove
Running from¬†December 11 ‚Äď 15, the popular shopping, dining and lifestyle precinct will deck its streets with¬†‚ÄėA¬†Sanctuary¬†Cove¬†Christmas‚Äô¬†‚Äď 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‚Äôs tricks of the trade at the Circus Workshop, while a visit to¬†Santa‚Äôs Grotto¬†between¬†11am to 1pm¬†will see families and their furry friends meet Santa Claus himself and capture a special festive memory!
For more info visit¬†www.sanctuarycove.com
MOOVE & GROOVE DANCE CLUB
Monday December 11 & 18 // The Esplanade, Paradise Point Parklands, Paradise Point
Tuesday December 12 & 19 // Labradore Community Hub, 57 Billington St, Labrador
Friday December 15 // Pacific Pines Community Hub, Wajin Park, Pacific Pines Boulevard
An active class for toddlers aged 2-5 years with their parents and carers. This program has been developed and designed by Club Funk, specifically for the Move and Groove Program in the interest of toddler development. We encourage parent/carer participation to strengthen the bond with their child, and to lead by example to promote active lifestyles among children.
For more info visit www.clubfunk.com.au
HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS
Tuesday December 12 at 11am // Gold Coast Arts Centre, 135 Bundall Rd,¬†Surfers Paradise
Celebrate the festive season with your favourite Christmas carols! This year‚Äôs featured talent is¬†Australian tenor and composer¬†David Hobson,¬†one of Australia‚Äôs best-known operatic, concert and stage performers.
For more info visit www.theartscentregc.com.au
Now thru to Wednesday December 13 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‚Äôs Pavilion will be ‚Äėsensory friendly‚Äô with lower lighting and quieter surroundings and provide each child with more time to visit Santa.
For more info visit www.pacificfair.com.au
CHRISTMAS IN SURFERS PARADE
Wednesday December 13 thru to Sunday December 24 // Surfers Paradise Beach, 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‚Äôs eclectic array of caf√©s and restaurants, before making their way to the foreshore as the carols get underway at 6.30pm.
For more info visit www.surfersparadise.com
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
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
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