It's that time of year again, and there's no better place to be than the Gold Coast where the joy of Christmas is everywhere! Check out some of our key events in the lead up to Christmas 2015:
Broadbeach Christmas Carols: 12 December
The Broadbeach Christmas Carols are on again in Kurrawa Park with an amazing line up of performers to celebrate the spirit of Christmas under the stars. Enjoy an afternoon filled with activities for the kids and live entertainment. Kids' activities start from 3pm before the carols begin at 6pm. For more information, click here.
Coolangatta Christmas Concert: 13 December
Head down to Queen Elizabeth Park for an evening full of family entertainment, with everything from live music to food stalls and a sky diving Santa! For more information, click here.
Christmas in Surfers Paradise: 13-24 December
Come and visit Santa at the beach in Surfers Paradise with his surfboat sleigh pulled by six kangaroos. Santa and his elf helper will be available for free family photos in the Kangaroo sleigh daily from 12pm to 3pm and 4pm to 7pm. For more information, click here or download the full program here.
Christmas Markets GC: 18 December
Pick up some unique gifts or last minute stocking fillers or check out the International Christmas Food Court at the Christmas Markets GC. There'll be outdoor Christmas movies, roving performers and Santa will even arrive by helicopter to give out treats and sit for free photos! For more information, click here.
Carols on the Beach in Surfers Paradise: 20 December
Enjoy an evening of song with the whole family at the 2015 Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach. It's the Gold Coast's biggest Christmas Carols event, held right on Surfers Paradise Beach. For more information, click here.
White Christmas at Warner Bros Movie World: From 11 December
Experience a magical Christmas Parade with themed floats and the enchantment of Warner Bros Movie World's snow covered streets. See live street performances and a stunning Christmas light display. Event dates are 11, 12, 17-19, 28 and 31 December 2015.
But wait, there's more!
See a huge list of things to do all over the Gold Coast in the lead up to Christmas on the More Gold Coast website.
The gift of giving
Are you cutting it a bit fine with your Christmas shopping? Don’t stress, you can head to one of our many shopping centres for all your last-minute shopping needs.
And remember not to lose sight of the fact that Christmas is a time for giving and thinking about others. Rosies has a branch on the Gold Coast that helps the homeless by putting on low-cost lunches every day and simply being there for those in need. If you want to give to those who have nothing, see their website for more information.
As you can see, there are plenty of things to do in the lead up to Christmas - but don't forget about the main event... Christmas Day! To put on a memorable Christmas feast, get in quick to snap up the freshest seafood on the Coast at Fishermens Co-operative.