Christmas in Gold Coast Carol Concerts & Events
During December many community groups hold Christmas Carol Concerts to celebrate traditional songs and activities.
In this section you will find a selection of these christmas carol concerts and events listed with their dates.
Local radio and TV stations get involved with some of the larger events includ big name celebrities.
Many of these Christmas in Gold Coast events are outdoors, if it is raining or bad weather please check with individual event organisers to see if the event is still running or if it has been moved.
PLEASE NOTE: Each year I research and update the information once, usually around mid-November. However, I can only provide the information available at that time! I used to put them in date order, but that would take even more time! So now, they are ordered approximately by date, and size, with the smaller events appear towards the bottom.
Mayor's Christmas Concert
The annual Gold Coast Mayor's Christmas Concert & Carols are held in Southport at the Broadwater Parklands (opposite Australia Fair).
Officially it starts around 5pm, but you will find that from around 4.30pm there are usually roaming Christmas characters and other Christmas related activities.
The main carols start around 5.00pm and finish around 8.30pm. Expect to be entertained by national and local talent. There will be fireworks to end the evening and of course there will be a visit from Santa!
All proceeds to a local charity. This is a great place to take a picnic and rug and settle in for a night of great entertainment for the family.
Gold Coast Mayor's Christmas Carols on Saturday 3 December 2016 from 5pm to 9pm. Main Stage, Broadwater Parklands, Southport.
Studio Village Community Carols
Studio Village Community Carols in the
Movie World car park, are an annual institution!
Since it is in the Movie World car park in the grassed area. Pre-show entertainment starts around 4.30pm.
Entertainment usually provided by Warner Brothers such as the Santa Bugs, there are traditional carols and of course a visit from Santa.
Glow sticks, food and drinks. Carols from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.
More information at Studio Village Website
Studio Village Community Carols Sunday 4 December 2016
Broadbeach Christmas Carols
This is a huge event presented by Broadbeach Alliance and supported by local businesses with funds raised for a local charity.
Fabulous free entertainment including petting zoo, face painting, jumping castle and other activities, plus the awesome Christmas fireworks display for finish off.
Expect to see Santa and his Elves, headline artist and a range of other entertainers.
This is a massive event and usually Old Burleigh Road closes between Albert and Charles Avenues till after the event.
Broadbeach Christmas Carols, at Kurrawa Park, Broadbeach foreshore, on Saturday 10 December 2016 3pm to 8.30pm. Carols Start at 6pm.
Colgate Palmolive Carols by Candlelight
Annual Christmas event, usually with local TV or radio personalities, this carols by candelight is a family affair with a no alcohol policy. Bring a rug and settle in for a night of entertainment from a range of local and national entertainers.
Pre-entertainment from 6pm including jumping castle, face painting, glow sticks, food and drinks. Concert from 7pm to 9pm. Santa visits and the evening finishes with fireworks around 9pm.
This is a community Christmas event in support of The Smith Family and their Learning For Life program.
2016 Information - TBC
Colgate Parmolive Carols By Candelight at Colgate Palmolive Park in Allied Drive, Arundel, on Sunday 13 December 2015 from 6pm to 9pm.
Southport Yacht Club Presents Christmas Carols on The Broadwater
I love this one, it's such a laid back affair, but really cool to be amongst the boats!
Usually from around 4pm there is a roving choir and the Waterfront restaurant opens at 4.30pm. Santa arrives around 5.30pm. Entertainment, boat procession, prizes for Best Dressed Boat in the vessel parade, carols and a visit from Santa. Raising Funds for Salvation Army.
Southport Yacht Club Presents Christmas Carols On The Broadwater at Southport Yacht Club, 1 Macarthur Parade, Main Beach. Saturday 17 December 2016 from 4pm to 7.30pm. Santa arrives 5.30pm. Book in for dinner at Waterfront Restaurant, or bring a chair and sit on the beach to enjoy!
Carols on the Beach at Surfers Paradise
Enjoy a relaxing night of carols and entertainment on the beach at Surfers Paradise with lots of Aussie entertainment. A great way to spend a Sunday evening just before Christmas to get into the spirit of the season. Bring your picnic rug and chill out. Fireworks at the end.
Carols On The Beach at Surfers Paradise - Sunday 18 December 2016 6.30pm to 8pm.
Christmas on Tedder
Christmas on Tedder has been developing as an annual event over a few years. It is located on Tedder Avenue, Main Beach.
Tedder Avenue is a great boutique strip of shops and restaurants. The local community presents an event with music, entertainment, wine and food befitting of this iconic location.
Carols by Candlelight from 6pm followed by a rocking street party from around 8pm that wraps up around 11pm.
National and local artists and the street party rocks till late. Wouldn't be surprised if you see Santa and his elves.
I love Tedder Ave and they know how to party in a nice way - it's an alcohol-free event, so definitely family friendly. They closed the streets from about 2pm, so expect this to be a busy and awesome night.
Christmas On Tedder Save the Date: Sunday 11 December 2016. Details TBC
Carols in the Park at Upper Coomera
Carols in the Park at Upper Coomera at John Siganto Park, Gawler Place, Upper Coomera. This event is hosted by the Rotary Club of Coomera Valley with proceeds from the annual raffle going to local community projects.
The event usually kicks off around 5pm and finishes around 9.30pm.
Sausage Sizzle, drinks, traditional carols, Santa and other musical entertainment.
2016 Information - TBC
Carols in the Park in Siganto Park Upper Coomera is on Saturday 5 December 2015 from 5pm.
Tamborine Village Lions Club Carols
Another great community event, run by the local Lions Club at Tamborine Village (at the bottom of the mountain).
Tamborine Village Lions Club Carols in the Village are held at Tamborine Mermorial Hall on Tamborine-Waterford Rd, usually from 5pm to 9pm on 2nd Friday of December.
It's held in conjunction with the Twilight Markets, so you can pick up some special Christmas gifts.
Gold Coin donation. Bring your picnic rug or chair. Santa should arrive around 7pm.
Tamborine Village Lions Club Carols Date: Friday 9 December 2016
Christmas in Central Park Pacific Pines
Christmas in Central Park Pacific Pine is another event put on by local community. Central Park is at Hotham Drive & Pacific Pines Boulevard, Pacific Pines.
Entertainment and carols from 4.00pm to 8.00pm, plus entertainment and kids activities, prizes, a visit from Santa and fireworks. $10 wristbands available.
Bring a rug or chairs and enjoy a family friendly night of entertainment and fun.
Christmas in Central Park, Pacific Pines on Saturday 10 December 2016 4pm to 8.00pm
This is growing to be a very large event with up to 15,000 visitors! Hosted by local Highway Church, the show is always fantastic.
Lots of great entertainment, food stalls and free rides for the kids. Carols start a little later and there's a visit from Santa and fireworks to finish off!
Ormeau Carols, at Brien Harris Oval, Peachey Road/ Orange Mountain Road at Ormeau on Sunday 11 December 2016. Food and Rides from 4pm Carols from 7pm. Ends around 9pm with fireworks! Please note drug and alcohol free event.
Nerang Celebrates Christmas Event
This is an annual family based tradition held at Bischof Pioneer Park in Nerang Street. Usually starts around 3pm and runs through to about 8.30pm, but check for specific details. There's rides, sausage sizzle, drinks, Santa and lots of family and kids entertainment all afternoon. Carols usually start around 6.00pm. Fireworks finale around 8.30pm.
Nerang Celebrates Christmas on Saturday 17 December 2016.
Coolangatta Christmas Concert
Community carols at Coolangatta beach opposite Showcase on the Beach.
Enjoy entertainment and carols, bring a rug and picnic and enjoy! Market stalls and fireworks to finish.
Coolangatta Christmas Concert at Queen Elizabeth Park, Cnr McLean Street and Marine Parade, Coolangatta. Sunday 11 December 2016 5pm to 8pm
Christmas by the Sea
This event usually runs from around 4pm (check below for current year details) at the Palm Beach Parklands, on Gold Coast Highway at Palm Beach. Make an afternoon of it, with plenty to do for the kids with a super playground and the fabulous Dune Café.
Plenty of family fun, carols, live entertainment, face painting and other activities for the kids. Plus a visit from Santa.
Don't forget your picnic rug! Gold Coin donation. Bring your own, or enjoy some food or treats (sausage sizzle, snow cones and fairy floss!) and drinks from the stalls or Dune Café at Palm Beach Parklands.
Limited parking at the parklands, sometimes they have a park and ride from Currumbin RSL. If raining it will be cancelled but check on the day.
Christmas By The Sea at Palm Beach Parklands, 945 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach. Tuesday 13 December 2016 4.40pm to 8pm
Jacobs Well Community Carols by Candlelight
Local community event usually starts around 5pm for sausage sizzle, with carols from 6.30pm. Bring your torches and glow sticks for these carols by candlelight and fireworks around 8pm.
Jacobs Well Community Carols by Candelight at Jacobs Well Community Centre - Riesenwebser Park on Bay Drive. Sunday 18 December 2016 entertainment from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Carols from 6.30pm to 8pm
IMPORTANT: If it is raining or bad weather please check with individual event organisers to see if the event is still running or if it has been moved.