Forget Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Mardi Gras or even Coachella – turn your kids into festival heads with the premiere of Holiday Playdate!

Created by TEG Live, Holiday Playdate is the ultimate seasonal spectacular, sure to become a tradition for local and visiting families alike. Be the first in Australia to experience this holiday themed, multi-brand festival that promises a fun, interactive and engaging entertainment offering for the entire family.

International character favourites will feature in rotating shows on the Main Stage throughout the day. Live shows include:

  • PJ Masks: Meet the Heroes starring Catboy, Owlette and Gekko
  • Ben & Holly in Christmas Fun and Games Day
  • Captain Barnacles in The Octonauts Christmas Rescue, and
  • Elmo and Cookie Monster from Sesame Street

Older kids will love Nerf HQ as they battle it out as part of a team in the Nerf Battle Zone, or challenge themselves to complete the Nerf Obstacle Run. There’s also Nerf Target Practice and the brand new Nerf HQ Blaster Station.

Transformers Autobot Mission will make its Gold Coast debut at Holiday Playdate, offering fans the chance to enjoy an interactive training and mission experience.

Don’t forget LEGO these summer holidays! Presenting the ultimate LEGO PLAY ZONE with millions of blocks across multiple build zones including Free Build Tables where you can let your creativity loose, or test your LEGO skills against your friends with the Speed Build Challenge and Blindfold Challenge.

Dreaming of a white Christmas? The whole family will enjoy the Ice Age Interactive Zone, competing against each other with Ed and Crash’s Air Hockey or trying their hand at Scrat’s Acorn Challenge. And keep the kids busy with other fun interactive zones from My Little Pony, Play-Doh, Thomas and Friends, and the popular Christmas Art & Craft Zone.

Bigger is better this season when it comes to family board games, with larger-than-life-sized versions of all-time favourites including Operation, Connect 4, Scrabble and Pictionary. Parents be warned: once young ones have experienced Holiday Playdate, playing these board games at home may never be the same!

All this and so much more, including a giant inflatable obstacle course that will be a favourite for those energetic and action-loving kids, and appearances by Gold Coast Titans players!

Food and drink will also be available for purchase plus a dedicated parents’ area where you can sit back, relax and recharge with good visibility to keep a watchful eye on the kids below.

Naturally any Holiday Playdate in December wouldn’t be complete without a visit from the jolly man himself! Santa Claus will be appearing on the Main Stage at each session to sing a Christmas Carol – maybe two – and to wish everyone a happy festive season.

Holiday Playdate will feature at Cbus Super Stadium, from December 15-17. There will be three sessions daily at 9am, 12 noon and 3pm. Tickets on sale at www.ticketek.com.au.

WIN // To celebrate Holiday Playdate coming to town, haven is giving away 1 x family pass (2A/2C) to the event! The winner will choose their preferred time of attendance (Friday December 15, Saturday December 16 or Sunday December 17 at either 9am, 12noon or 3pm), and have their entry passes emailed to them. Entries close Wednesday December 13 and only the winner will be notified. Good luck!

This competition has now closed.



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