If the silly season has you in full grip and you’re looking for some great family friendly Christmas events to help get the rest of the family into the festive spirit, look no further than Surfers Paradise.


Christmas in Surfers Paradise brings all the magic of the season to the precinct in a free family-friendly entertainment spectacular running from December 13-24. Throughout those 12 days of Christmas, Cavill Mall lights up to welcome the man in red, as Santa makes his grand entrance in quintessential Aussie style via surfboat sleigh pulled by kangaroos.


Santa and his elf helpers will be available for FREE family photos from noon-3pm and 4-7pm daily (please note: on December 20, Santa photos are only available from noon-3pm) and roving entertainers will delight crowds. The magic stretches past sunset each evening, as a magnificent display of twinkling Christmas lights lend a special glow to balmy summer nights, providing the perfect backdrop for visitors to enjoy all the entertainment and excitement on offer in Surfers Paradise.


2014_12_21_BWP_SPA_Carols_9833The main event, however, will be the 5th annual Carols on the Beach featuring some of the country’s most talented performers and a brilliant fireworks display from 6.30pm on December 20 at Surfers Paradise Beach. The family will love seeing Blinky Bill and The Voice’s Mitchell Steele, as well as Peter Murphy, Tom Gilinder, Rachael Steel, Vanessa and Graham Moore, Acrobatic Elves, Showbiz Circus, Vanessa Krummenacher, Georgie Gilings and Jo De Goldie. Sea FM presenter and former Hi-5 cast member Charli Robinson hosts the event, with families invited to pack a picnic blanket and settle in under the stars to enjoy a wonderful evening of song.


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