HOTA’s festival of fun is heating up your summer offerings, delivering 20 events over 15 sizzling days and long warm nights – at HOME, there’s something for everyone.

Feeling a little overwhelmed with everything on offer? No sweat. We’ve narrowed down our top five must-see events to pencil into your calendar for the next two weeks.

Friday December 6, at 7.30pm // The Outdoor Stage

Turning up the heat (and the sass) is Hot Brown Honey, the smash-hit, genre defying, firecracker of a show that’s taken the world by storm. Packing a punch of Hip Hop politics, Hot Brown Honey will make you laugh until you cry, clap until your hands bleed, dance in the aisles and shake what your mama gave you. Spectacular lighting, music and costume combine to deliver an extraordinary production that spins tradition on its head, going above and beyond to challenge boundaries and embrace resilience. Head here for more.

Sunday December 8, from 3pm // The Outdoor Stage

HOTA will transform into a skate mecca with its packed program of interactive skate culture. Recreating the iconic “Plaza Days” on the Outdoor Stage, Concrete Culture will transform the amphitheatre into a skate-able plaza featuring custom-made unique obstacles. Try your hand at the open skate session, then see the pros compete in a best-trick invitational for the chance to win $3,000. Head to the open skate session from 3pm ‘til 5pm where the skate haven – complete with custom-made obstacles – will be all yours, then hang around for the invitational jam to see the likes of Tommy Fynn, Gabriel Summers and Rob Pace throw down. Head here for more.

Thursday December 12, from 7pm // Indoors at the Outdoor Stage

The UnReal Real Housewives of the Gold Coast is a 60-minute musical battle royal of beach glamour realness. This original cabaret mixes the best and worst parts of our cultural to create an unforgettable experience that is local, pop cultural and absolutely hysterical. At the Palazzo Versace the silver has been polished, the mimosas have been prepped and the real housewives of the Gold Coast are pulling up in their Porsches. Come early to enjoy a summer beverage in the Lawn Bar with live and local music, while you check out the Artisan Markets. Head here for more.

Sunday December 1 thru to Sunday December 15 // The Lawn Bar

Tis’ the season to browse the aisles of the Gold Coast’s most exciting new Artisan Market! Whether you’re looking for something a little different to give this year or are simply gifting yourself (which is totally okay!) you’ll love strolling through the curated market stalls for beautiful gifts and artwork. Once you’ve scanned the stalls, sit and relax in the Lawn Bar, kicking back to enjoy the local live music and soaking up the summer vibes that only HOME can bring. Head here for more.

Friday December 6 thru to Sunday December 15, from 12pm ‘til 6pm daily // HOTA Entrance

Come along and create something Christmasy! Make something you can wear and something you can give at this Christmas crafts pop-up ArtLab session, hosted by Gold Coast artist and writer Samuel Leighton-Dore. Head here for more.




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