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FEATURED IMAGE // NIGHTQUARTER
Friday December 4 & Saturday December 5 from 4pm – 10pm // NightQuarter, 1 Town Centre Dr, Helensvale

NightQuarter is the Gold Coast’s newest creative playground, featuring night markets, micro-restaurants, emerging fashion and a unique live music space. Featuring over 120 speciality food purveyors, designers, musicians and craftspeople featured within a shipping container city. NightQuarter will open every Friday and Saturday night from 4pm-10pm. It’s completely kid friendly with Sparky Do Dah’s family friendly interactive playground which incorporates 4 shipping containers, and a big play area.  Make a night of it at NightQuarter!

For more info visit www.nightquarter.com.au


AUSTRALIAN PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
Now thru to Sunday December 6 // RACV Royal Pines Resort, Ross St, Benowa

The PGA Championship is an annual golf competition teeing off this weekend on the Gold Coast. This year the PGA Championship has plenty on offer including a kid’s day, high tea, gala dinner and the four day tournament of course! Come and watch your local and international favourites at the beautiful RACV Royal Pines Resort!

For more info visit www.championship.pga.org.au


SANTA PHOTO’S
Now thru to Thursday December 24 // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Santa’s Pavilion, Centre Court, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

Santa arrives at Pacific Fair this weekend and it will be a magical affair like no other, featuring favourite characters with lots of fun and entertainment. Don’t forget to wear your sparkliest costume to parade alongside Santa and his glitter-adorned friends. You can also catch a sneak peak of Santa’s journey across the Gold Coast on the big screen as he makes his way to Pacific Fair. Santa will reside in his Pavilion at Centre Court until Christmas Eve.

For more info visit www.pacificfair.com.au


MOVIES UNDER THE STARS – BIG HERO 6
Friday December 4 from 7pm – 9pm // Coomera Rivers State School, 81-87 Finnegan Way, Coomera

The weather is warming up and what better way to spend a night than with friends and family watching a free movie under the stars! Bring along a picnic rug and comfy chair, and sit back to watch the family friendly movie, Big Hero 6.

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


SATURDAY KIDS @ MRS RED’S ART ROOM – CHRISTMAS OWL
Saturday December 5 at 9am for ages 6-GR3 & 11.30am for GR4+ // Mrs Red’s Art Room, 151 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads

Saturday art classes for your budding artist! The cost for this class is $29 and bookings are essential as classes are extremely popular! Each week varies as to what art activity the kids will tackle. There are only 3 more classes of Saturday Kids until school returns in 2016 and they will all be Christmas themed. This week the kids will create a Christmas owl as a watercolour and doodling project – and they will add a little sparkle aswell!

For more info visit www.mrsredsartroom.com


MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS CAROLS (GOLD COAST)
Saturday December 5 from 5pm – 9pm // Broadwater Parklands, Main Stage, Marine Pde, Southport

Brisbane born singer songwriter, Katie Noonan, will headline this year’s event, supported by Maske, Soul Mystique and a host of other local stars. Be early and bring your picnic rug to secure a good spot on the lawn and enjoy the atmosphere. The carols kick off at 5pm and will culminate in the spectacular Australia Fair fireworks display!

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


CHRISTMAS AT FRASCOTT
Saturday December 5 from 1.30pm – 4.30pm // Frascott Park, Mattocks Rd, Varsity Lakes

A wonderful afternoon of FREE Christmas entertainment featuring Hoot and Hootabelle Christmas Stage Show and fun for the family and friends. Sing along to your favourite Christmas carols, dance along with the Gee Cee and Cee Cee Kids Stage Show and enjoy an afternoon of fantastic live entertainment. Free rides; jumping castle, climbing wall, giant slide, kids animal farm, community stalls, visit with Santa plus loads more. Food stalls. Come along, soak up the Christmas spirit and get to know your local community!

For more info visit www.facebook.com/christmasatfrascott


LOCAL ARTISAN FAYRE
Saturday December 5 & Sunday December 6 from 10am – 4pm // Tamborine Mountain Showgrounds, Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain

TMAC are providing an opportunity for local artists to connect creatively as a community and welcome all artists to exhibit, sell their work, run workshops and demonstrate their creative flair over the 2-day Local Artisan Fayre. Held at a brilliant location with delicious food and creative markets, this will be a fabulously fun, friendly and family event to enjoy just before Christmas!

For more info visit www.tmartscollective.wordpress.com


SANTA PET PHOTOS
Sunday December 6 from 8am – 10am // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Riverwalk, Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

Your furry friend can be the star of their very own Christmas photo when they visit Santa this year! All photos are at cost per photo; visit the Pacific Fair website to download a list of photo prices. Bookings are essential!

For more info visit www.pacificfair.com.au


FREE CPR WORKSHOP
Sunday December 6 from 9.30am – 10.30am & Friday December 11 from 9am – 10am // Varsity Sports House, 337 Christine Ave, Varsity Lakes

Always wanted to learn CPR but don’t have the time or money? First Aid Accident & Emergency are now offering a free CPR Community Program on the Gold Coast. This free CPR workshop is aimed at teaching people in the basics on CPR and how to save a life in a compact and interactive 60 minute session. This is a free, 1 hour, non-accredited CPR workshop and you will receive a DRSABCD wall chart, great mobile emergency apps and life saving tips on how to save lives. Bookings will be essential as seats are limited.

For more info visit www.firstaidae.com.au


MUM, BABY & KIDS MARKETS
Sunday December 6 from 10am – 3pm (AEDT) // Seagulls Club, Auditorium, Gollan Dr, Tweed Heads West

Come along and meet mums and bubs in your local community at this friendly family market. Bring your $3 for entry (kids are free) and shop for new and pre-loved clothing, toys and accessories. Visits on the day from Elmo, Elsa and the Minions will be a kid’s delight!

For more info call 0404 411 068


GOLD COAST INDIE CHRISTMAS NIGHT MARKET
Sunday December 6 from 4pm – 9pm // One50, 150 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise

100 boutique stalls will be set up in the sunshine across from Currumbin RSL just before Christmas so you can get all your shopping done locally! By supporting local and handmade artists you are keeping money within our community and supporting small businesses!

For more info visit www.facebook.com/goldcoastdesigncollective


MUMZBUZZ CHRISTMAS SOIREE
Monday December 7 from 9.30am – 12pm // Seagulls Club, Tabatinga, Gollan Dr, Tweed Heads West

Grab the children for an energetic, fun filled Christmas overload morning with Mumzbuzz at Tabatinga! Enjoy Mini Massages from Holistic Health & Beauty Cabarita, Hair Station by Hair With Tazana, Art’n’Craft with The Family Centre, Stalls from KarmaKids Grow, Tupperware, Baby Sensory, and Embrace Share Inspire Life, Juice Plus+, Billabong Swim School, Arbourne Consultant, Begin Bright, Foxy Mummas Clothing and Accessories, Jams Mummy Style, Little M, Katie Moss Scentsy & Thermomix!! Let the kids enjoy the HUGE indoor play equipment or the art’n’craft while you enjoy morning tea and all our vendors have to offer!

For more info visit www.mumzbuzz.com.au


MUMMYLICIOUS FITNESS // STROLLER GROUP
Tuesday December 8 from 9.30am – 10.30am // Central Park, Hotham Dr, Pacific Pines

All Mummylicious Fitness classes are led by fully qualified personal trainers and provide innovative and challenging workouts for all fitness levels. Each Stroller Group class includes a cardiovascular component for weight loss, resistance training for strengthening and toning, and core stability work to improve abdominal strength and postural support. Stroller Group is part of the Active & Healthy program and only costs $5 for your 1 hour session.

For more info visit www.mummyliciousfitness.com.au


TODDLERS DAY AT THE FARM
Friday December 11 from 9.30am – 11.30am // The Farm Stall, 529 Cudgen Rd, Cudgen

Join Mumzbuzz and Inspire Health for Life at The Farm Stall on Friday 11 December for a morning of exploring and interactive fun. Gumboots, jumpers, hats and water are an essential part of this day as it will run through sunshine and rain! Parents are free. Toddlers are $40 pp or for 2 children $70. Spots are limited so bookings are essential.

For more info visit www.mumzbuzz.com.au


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