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CHRISTMAS AT SANCTUARY COVE
Friday December 5 thru to Sunday December 22 // The Marine Village, Sanctuary Cove

Eat, drink, shop and be merry – all at Sanctuary Cove! The waterfront and dining precinct has compiled a calendar of Christmas events, bringing community and visitors alike together to spread the cheer all season long. From interactive displays throughout the Village – including Santa’s Sleigh, Christmas Tree, Gift Box and specially themed Christmas Window – to the numerous dining and shopping destinations, there’s only one place to spend Christmas this year.

www.sanctuarycove.com


MAGICFEST BRISBANE
Friday December 6 thru to Sunday December 8 // Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank

With thousands of players at every event, MagicFest is a great chance to catch up with old friends and make tonnes of new ones. With artists, cosplayers and personalities on site, every event is a magic-filled weekend.

www.cfbevents.com


MOVIE WORLD’S WHITE CHRISTMAS
Friday December 6 thru to Sunday December 22, from 5.30pm ‘til 8.30pm // Movie World, Oxenford

Experience a magical White Christmas in true Movie World style! From the special festive parade to the bevvy of Christmas-themed rides and attractions, you’ll need all twelve days of Christmas (and probably more) to experience everything on offer.

www.whitechristmas.com.au


SPIDERS – THE EXHIBITION
Friday December 6 thru to Monday May 4 // Queensland Museum, South Bank

Explore the fascinating world of spiders, one of the most formidable and often feared creatures in Australia. Discover these impressive creatures as you come face to face with 12 live spider species and 200 spider specimens.

www.spiders.qm.qld.gov.au


CHRISTMAS CRAFT MARKET
Saturday December 7, from 11am ‘til 3pm // Ormiston House, Ormiston

Come and enjoy a special Christmas Craft Market at Historic Ormiston House! Browse 50 stalls of crafty gifts, wander the gardens, watch the bay views, and even enjoy a Devonshire Tea or sandwich on the verandah.

www.ormistonhouse.org.au


DOGS ON THE GREEN
Sunday December 8, from 8am ‘til 1pm // Benowa State School, Benowa

The only regular dog market on the Gold Coast, this free community event is perfect for dog lovers. Bring your dog along for a fun day out to socialise with other dogs and support small businesses who specialise in products and services for our much loved furry friends.

www.doggiedaywear.com


FREE SANTA PHOTOS WITH ABC GOLD COAST
Tuesday December 10, from 9.30am ‘til 6pm // Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Mermaid Beach

Santa’s coming to town! He’s making a special appearance at the ABC Gold Coast radio studios and you can have your photo with him. You will get a FREE digital copy emailed to you, and a FREE printed photo. Book your spot now. Only one ticket is required per family.

www.eventbrite.com


HOME AT HOTA
Now thru to Sunday December 15 // HOTA, Surfers Paradise

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.

www.havenmagazine.com.au/home-is-calling


CHRISTMAS IN BRISBANE
Now thru to Monday December 23 // Brisbane City & South Bank

A sparkling program of free events will bring festive cheer to Brisbane this Christmas with a cavalcade of free, festive fun in our gorgeously warm outdoors. Christmas in Brisbane events are suitable for all ages and entry is free! Get in on the hashtag fun and share your event experience using #MerryBrismas!

www.visitbrisbane.com.au/christmas


12 DAYS OF A GOLD COAST CHRISTMAS TRAIL
Now thru to Sunday January 5 // Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

Watch fun, festive icons come to life with augmented reality and explore 12 golden icons throughout the centre from The Resort to The Riverwalk. Once you’ve visited all the icons throughout the centre, visit the Concierge desks to be rewarded with a delicious ice cream or frozen yoghurt from Cowch!

www.pacificfair.com.au


On the lookout for more family-friendly fun around Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay? Check out our full list of calendar events here…

SANTA VISITS & PHOTOS

It’s almost that time of year again where children are able to spill their long wish lists to Santa, whilst they sit on his lap fluttering their eyelashes (or uncontrollably scream and cry)!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au

CHRISTMAS CAROLS

It’s time to warm up your singing voices and dig out the Christmas picnic blankets and reindeer ears as we enter carols season!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au

DECEMBER CALENDAR

For all of the best family-friendly events going on this week and all month long in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, check out what we’ve got on the calendar!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au

DECEMBER MARKETS

Market mad? Check out our market calendar for all of the coolest food, fashion and art markets on this month in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!

Find out more here www.havenmagazine.com.au

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