It’s coming to that time of year when you need to start planning which Christmas carol events to attend. We are so lucky on the Gold Coast to have such a great selection to choose from. From Gold Coast Christmas carols on the beach, in churches and in parks, there is something to suit all members of your family. You can also find lots of other Gold Coast Christmas events and Santa photos here.
Each event will offer something a bit different so make sure you check ahead to see if you need to take chairs and rugs. You may like to BYO your own food or have a night off and buy something when you get there. Make sure you also pack the insect repellent, this is summer in Australia after all! These Xmas carols Gold Coast are on at family friendly times so you can get the little ones home to bed.
We have put together a list of the best Christmas carols Gold Coast for you. Support your local community event and have fun!
Mayor’s Christmas Carols 2023
Sing along to your favourite Christmas tunes at the annual Mayor’s Christmas Carols Gold Coast at Broadwater Parklands, presented by Village Roadshow Theme Parks. The Warner Bros. Hosted by 7 News Gold Coast presenters Amanda Abate and Steve Titmus and 1029 Hot Tomato’s Emily Jade O’Keeffe and Galey, the evening will commence at 6pm and conclude at 9pm with a fireworks finale that will undoubtedly light up your night. Why not spoil yourself and get some new Christmas earrings.
When: Saturday 2 December from 5pm
Where: Broadwater Parklands
Carols by the Lake 2023
Head along to celebrate Christmas by the water at Carols by the Lake on Saturday, 9 December from 4pm to 8pm in Varsity Lakes. Varsity’s unique festive celebration will return to its lakeside location on Lake Orr and will feature:
- live stage entertainment
- Christmas carols
- kids activities
- delicious food options
- community stalls
- a visit from Santa, and
- a fireworks finale!
This free event is proudly brought to you by Division 11 Councillor Hermann Vorster. Consider making your journey to Carols by the Lake active and walk, ride, scoot or skate to Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes.
When: Saturday 9 December from 4pm
Where: Varsity Parade, Varsity Lakes
Christmas in the Park 2023
Who’s excited for the most magical time of the year? Sing your heart out at the Carols in Coomera!
Kicking off at 4:30pm, bring the whole family along to the Coomera Sports Park to enjoy all of the Christmas classics and a festive kids show.
Devour your favourites from the delicious food trucks and see Santa himself! He is extra excited for the short trip from the North Pole to the Northern Gold Coast.
Carols in Coomera is presented by City of Gold Coast and supported by 1029 Hot Tomato.
When: Sunday 16 December from 4.30pm
Where: The Park, Coomera
Carols on The Green 2023
Starting from 5.00pm on the 1st of December, Christmas Carols will fill the air as talent, such as Renae Suttie and Kitty Kats, take to the stage. Gather for a night under the stars on the Marina Lawn to enjoy a harmonious night of singing and dancing. Take advantage of the free entertainment and grab a bite to eat at one of the surrounding venues. At half time, guests will be treated to the annual Buggy Parade hosted by The Rotary Club of Hope Island. The immaculately presented golf buggies will get a bedazzling make over and parade around the lawn for all to see.
When – Thursday 14 December from 3.30pm
Where: Sanctuary Cove
Studio Village Community Carols 2023
Bring along your picnic rug and bring a camp chair so you can enjoy the night. You can take your own food if you wish. Santa will be at the Carols with his friends Frosty, Rudolph and his favourite Elf. Glowsticks are available at low cost for the kids. There’s nothing like carols by candlelight Gold Coast.
When: Friday 8 December – 4:30 – 8pm
Where: Studio Village
There are more details about Studio Village Community Carols here.
Tugun Lights Up 2023
Tugun Lights Up returns again on Saturday 3rd December, for the annual celebration of carols Gold Coast! Dine under the stars at one of the fantastic local cafes or restaurants, check out the local window displays and special offers, or visit the Christmas market stalls. Plenty of children’s entertainment on offer throughout the program with Santa making a special appearance! There will be carols, giggles and just plenty of fun! You might like to find a new Christmas dress to wear.
When: Saturday 2 December – 4pm – 8.30pm
Where: Toolona Street, Tugun
Pacific Pines Christmas Carols 2023
The Pacific Pines Residents Group are hosting the Pacific Pines Christmas Carols this Sunday starting at 4 in the afternoon and going through to 8 in the evening at Central Park, Hotham Drive, Pacific Pines.
The Carols will be headlined by Guy ‘Mutto’ Mutton from Australian Idol performing with former Ten Tenor Anthony Phipps and the Gold Coast Youth Choir. Of course no Carols are complete without a visit from Gold Coast’s singing Santa. T
A spectacular fireworks display will complete what will be a brilliant night at 8pm.
There’ll be some fabulous food trucks as well as the Pacific Pines Residents Sausage Sizzle and raffles.
There will be competitions, face painting and a pop up playground for the kids, so bring a picnic blanket or your camp chairs and come and join us at the Pacific Pines Christmas Carols for a wonderful evening out with the family.
This is no ordinary performance on stage. Get ready for the most exciting and interactive Santa show in Queensland. Join Santa, Mrs Claus and Rudolf for a Christmas extravaganza that includes a mix of traditional carols and current pop songs. Last year Santa was riding Shotgun, wonder what surprises he has for us this Christmas.
When: Sunday 16 December – 4pm
Where: Central Park, Hotham Drive, Pacific Pines
Community Christmas Carols 2023
Join in for a festive Christmas celebration the whole family will enjoy!
From 4pm enjoy FREE outdoor activities including a jumping castle, face painting, crafts, a sausage sizzle, bubble soccer and more. Then, at 5.30pm, sing along to all your favourite carols with your community.
Where: Southport Church of Christ
When: 16 & 17 December – 4pm – 7pm
North Burleigh Carols by The Sea 2023
North Burleigh Carols by the Sea will provide a festive mixture of children’s activities, food trucks and markets from 4pm to 6pm; followed by Christmas staged entertainment including Carols, Community Groups and Live Music from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday 8th December. This is a free family friendly event.
When: Thursday 7 December – 4 – 8pm
Where: Ed Hardy Park, North Burleigh
Nerang Celebrates Christmas 2023
This is a community event for local families on the 9th December. Free entertainment including Christmas Carols. Food, drinks, rides and other items available for purchase. Unlimited ride bands are available. Take a rug and your singing voices and celebrate together.
When: Saturday 9 December – 3pm – 8.30pm
Where: Bischoff Park
Northern Gold Coast Carols 2023
Highway Church has been running the Northern Gold Coast Carols (formally named Ormeau Carols) since it began over 20 years ago. In that time, the event has established itself as an excellent family-friendly event on the Gold Coast. Each year, more than 10,000+ attend the event. You will find free rides, face painting and activities. There will be food and drinks, photos with Santa and a live carol show. Free entry. The night will finish with fireworks.
When – Sunday 10 December – 6pm
Where: Brien Harris Oval
Benowa Carols 2023
This annual event is back! This year they have food trucks and bar. Take your family along to have relaxing evening. Why not make the most of it and dress up in a Christmas costume.
When: Friday 24 November, 4.30pm – 7pm
Where: 314 Benowa Road
Coolangatta Christmas Carols 2023
Presented by Division 14 Cr Gail O’Neill, attendees will be able to sing along to their favourite carols, enjoy spectacular festive performances, and settle in for a magical night under the Southern Gold Coast stars. Santa will be making an appearance by plane with plenty of entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
The Coolangatta Christmas Markets and food trucks will be open from 4pm-8pm – QLD time, and the stage show starts at 5.30pm, and the event including a fantastic festive fireworks display.
When: Sunday 10 December
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta
Carols on the Beach 2023
Do you hear what I hear? Carols on the Beach is returning to the sands of Surfers Paradise! Matty J had such a merry time last year that he’ll coming back to host, this time with Laura!
Your all-time favourite Christmas carols will be performed in a 2 hour jolly celebration of song and dance by an all Aussie line-up with one special international guest, travelling all the way from the North Pole! To top the night off there will be a sparkly fireworks finale!
Carols on the Beach is a free family friendly event that that kicks off at 6pm. Make a weekend of it with a staycation or book the family in for dinner at a mouth-watering Surfers Paradise restaurant.
When: Sunday 17 December, 6 – 8pm
Where: Surfers Paradise Beach, The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
Carols on the Broadwater 2023
A family fun evening of live Gold Coast Christmas carols, face painting, games, and carolers overlooking the stunning Broadwater. Make sure you stay around and watch Santa’s Jetpack show! His big departure will make these Gold Coast Christmas Carols a night to remember for all. You might like to take some special Christmas candles.
When: Monday 18 December – 4pm
Where: Southport Yacht Club
Christmas Carols Gold Coast 2023
You can see that there is plenty of choices for Christmas carols Gold Coast 2023. You can put together your list of Christmas carols tonight that you would like to go to. You can also find lots of other Gold Coast Christmas events here.
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