Christmas Events on the Southern Gold Coast & Northern NSW 2023

Spending Christmas on the Gold Coast or Northern Rivers?

Check out our recommendations for the best Christmas Holiday Events on the southern end of the Gold Coast and Northern NSW for 2023.

We’ve listed our favorite collection of the best Carols, Christmas markets, Street parties to celebrate the Gold Coasts’ Christmas cheer.

Even though you’re on holidays you don’t have to miss out on the festive cheer!


Coolangatta Christmas Carols  2023

Tis the season to be Jolly!  The Cooly Christmas Carols is not to be missed!

Enjoy all your favorite carols with loads of festive performances under the stars of the Southern Gold Coast. Enjoy food trucks (sweet & savoury), and witness Santa’s grand annual entrance, which, each year involves an exhilarating skydive from an airplane!

This free event kicks off at 5:30pm (QLD) with Food trucks, Christmas markets, and Children’s entertainment and finish with a fantastic fireworks display.

  • Date: Sunday 10th December
  • Time: 5:30 pm (QLD) start for Markets/Food. 5:30pm (QLD) Carols
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta (next to the Coolangatta surf club)
  • Cost: Free Christmas event

Hot Tip: We recommend arriving with plenty of time to enjoy the markets and grab a good position and some food, pack a blanket/towel/cushion for the most comfortable seats.

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Kingscliff Christmas Carols

Enjoy the feel of a local community carols. Pack a picnic rug and some drinks and enjoy all the popular Christmas songs by local schools, singers and special choirs.

Support the lions BBQ fundraiser, or grab some food from the various shops over the road from the park.  Carols are on from 6pm and Santa’s special arrival will be around 8pm.

  • Date: Tuesday 12th of December
  • Time: 6:00pm -8:30pm (NSW time)
  • Where: Rowan Robinson Park, Kingscliff
  • Cost: Free Christmas event.




Currumbin Christmas Carols

Relish the festive sounds of Christmas at Currumbin Community Christmas Carols. A traditional Christmas carols concert held annually at Galleon Park, Currumbin Waters.
Enjoy Kids entertainment, Food trucks,  Santa’s arrival and an amazing Laser light show.
  • Date: Wednesday 20th of December
  • Time: Entertainment starts from 5:30pm (QLD)
  • Where: 59 Galleon Way, Currumbin Waters
  • Cost: Free Christmas event.

Christmas Fiesta! Tweed Heads

Live Music, Fire Show and Food Trucks all on the Jack Evans Waterfront in Tweed Heads.
Tin Parlour will be bringing the tunes for a Christmas party on the Tweed Heads waterfront at sunset along with a mesmerising high-energy fire show with spectacular movement, dance, martial arts, gymnastics and fire!
Grab a chair or picnic blanket and enjoy the live music and 15 food trucks on offer.
  • Date: Friday 22nd December
  • Time: From 5pm to 8:45pm (NSW time)
  • Where: Jack Evans Boat Harbour, Coral St. Tweed Heads.
  • Cost: Free Christmas event




Palm Beach Farmers Markets

Secure the best fresh produce for a delicious Christmas feast, and stock up on all your last-minute gifts at the Palm Beach farmers market, this Christmas eve.  Favorite stall holders will be selling amazing foods, the perfect festive wares, and live entertainment from the local community – with a special appearance from Santa for the kids on the 23rd of December!  It’s always a fabulous morning out.

  • Date: Saturday 16th and Saturday 23rd of December
  • Time: 6am – 11:30am QLD
  • Where: Palm Beach Currumbin High School, Thrower Drive, Palm Beach
  • Cost: Free Christmas event. For more information visit:




Murwillumbah Christmas Makers’ Market

Murwillumbah Makers’ & Finders CHRISTMAS BAZAAR offers over 100 stall holders, artisan food, and festive cheer!  One of the best Markets for good vibes, and family friendly fun.  Find your handmade Christmas presents, stocking fillers, and produce from some of the best local and boutique Makers and Producers while enjoying the festive atmosphere with Christmas carols and amazing eats!

  • Date: Saturday 16th December
  • Time: 8am – 2pm
  • Where: Knox Park, Murwillumbah
  • Cost: Free Christmas event.  For more information visit: Murwillumbah Christmas Market


Don’t want to spend Christmas Day in the kitchen this year?

We have you sorted for local restaurants on the Southern GC and Northern Rivers that are open on Christmas day.



Cooly Breeze Rooftop Restaurant and BarCooly Breeze Rooftop for Christmas Lunch Gold Coast

Want a real wow factor on Christmas day?  Overlooking the water from the 13th floor, the Cooly Breeze Rooftop offers the ultimate Mediterranean Christmas feast. It includes 3-hours premium beverage package, succulent fresh seafood, mouthwatering roast carvers, a variety of hot & cold dishes and Christmas treats for the whole family.


  • Date: Christmas Day – Monday 25th December.
  • Where: Cooly Breeze Rooftop Bar – 122 Griffith St Level 13
  • Cost: $275 for an Adult, $150 for Tenns, $90 for Children (5-12). Vegetarian also available for $225.

To book, contact: 0434 107 559 or email :




Kingscliff Beach Hotel

If you’re after a more laid-back Christmas day, the Kingscliff Beach hotel has you covered.

Starting from 12pm, the Kingy hotel is offering a premium buffet to remember!  Seafood, antipasto platters, Ham, Turkey, Beef, roast potatoes, and all the trimmings.  Christmas pud for dessert.  You certainly won’t leave hungry.  The kids will be entertained in the kids’ playground, leaving the adults time to enjoy a drink and relaaaax maaax!  Sounds like the perfect Chrissy right?

  • Date: Christmas Day – Monday 25th December.
  • Time: (Two sittings) 11:30am or 2pm (NSW)
  • Where: Kingscliff Beach Hotel
  • Cost: $120pp  for an Adult, $45pp for Children (Under 12).

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If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas Holiday booking on the Gold Coast, there are still lots of options available.

Call our team at Gold Coast Holiday Homes on 07 5599 2700 today or check out some of our deals here!!