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Australian Gold Coast Events December

December is a busy month and the first official month of Summer. The weather is very warm to hot and it is very humid. At this time of the year summer storms can occur.

Mid December onwards is the official start to our long summer break. Australian School holidays start around the week before Christmas, although some schools finish up much earlier.

Early December we still have some left over schoolies and schoolies from NSW and Victoria, but generally they keep themselves to themselves and stay around Surfers Paradise.

In terms of general events there are not that many other than Christmas Events and New Year celebrations. Over the last few year a PGA Golf Tournament was added to the Gold Coast events calendar in December.

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You will find there are many private end of year and Christmas functions and parties in venues across Gold Coast. Shopping centres are usually very busy, with extended shopping hours in the lead up to Christmas and then with the Boxing Day sales starting on 26 December.

Some of the larger shopping centres have special Christmas displays and may put on entertainment for the children, as well as Santa's Grotos and photo opportunities with the Big Man in Red!

The biggest celebrations and events centre around Christmas and New Years Eve. And there is certainly plenty to choose from starting right from the beginning of the month for the Christmas activities.

Most questions I get asked about in December relate to the weather, travelling with young children and whether there are still schoolies in Surfers Paradise! Check out the Q&A.

As well as the major events, there are events, markets and shows that run throughout the year. You can find more information through these links:

How to use this page? Scroll down to see all Gold Coast Events November. You can also use the search bar in the top of the page or at the bottom to locate an event.

Disclaimer: Whilst every care is taken to provide correct information, the information about Gold Coast events, festivals, shows and other activities shown on this and other pages within this website is a guide only. Dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with individual event organisers before planning your trip around these dates.

Buckets on the Beach at Christmas time. Reindeer by Charlie Aged 8 years. Who says you can't find reindeer in Australia?
What December means to us...
Beach with buckets & spades
and make do reindeers.

Events in Gold Coast December

Australian PGA Championship Gold Coast

Dates

Thursday to Sunday In Early December

Location

RACV Royal Pines Resort, Ashmore, Gold Coast

This season ending championship on the PGA Tour of Australiasia is a great way to finish off the year, with the intent of giving the players and families an opportunity to celebrate the end of the season in style and fun surroundings!

If you are heading up to watch or play, then here's what you need to know about visiting.

Places to Stay: The resort hotel is RACV Royal Pines Resort (formerly Crown Plaza Royal Pines Resort, it is on Ross Street, Ashmore but is close to Carrara Stadium.

Another alternative close by is Mercure Gold Coast Resort (formerly Radisson Palm Meadows).

Plenty of alternate accommodation can be found in Broadbeach or Surfers Paradise both approximately 20 to 25 minute drive.

Ticket sales through Ticketek and more information PGA Website

Christmas Celebrations

Dates

Various Throughout Month - Christmas Day 25 December

Location

Various Locations

You cannot miss Christmas in the Gold Coast. The shopping centres are decorated and the streets too. Some suburbs have competitions for the best Christmas lights. The European influences are strong, and although the weather is warm, the images of snow and santa in boots and red suit are everywhere!

Various Christmas carols and events will be posted on the Gold Coast Christmas page and I try to keep the Christmas Lights information up to date as it comes to hand during December.

Another area that is useful for locals and visitors is the rundown of places to get Christmas lunch or Christmas dinner around the Gold Coast.

In Australia Christmas celebrations start earlier and earlier, but Christmas Eve is 24 December and most people finish work early that day. Shops stay open late in the run up to Christmas but are closed Christmas Day 25 December.

The day after Christmas is Boxing Day (usually the 26 December) and this is when the Boxing Day sales start. If any of these days fall on a weekend day there is usually a public holiday in lieu on the next working day.

New Years Eve Celebrations

Dates

31 December

Location

Various locations around the Gold Coast

There are plenty of parties and celebrations, including family friendly fireworks at several Gold Coast locations.

More information about New Years Eve celebration ideas.

Disclaimer: Whilst every care is taken to provide correct information, the information about Gold Coast events, festivals, shows and other activities shown on this and other pages within this website is a guide only. Dates are subject to change without notice. Please check with individual event organisers before planning your trip around these dates.



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