Christmas in Surfers Paradise

Experience the sun-drenched magic of a quintessentially Australian Christmas in Surfers Paradise! Santa dons boardies and arrives in a surfboat sleigh drawn by kangaroos to spread festive cheer to families and visitors throughout the world-famous holiday precinct from Wednesday 13th to Sunday 24th December.

Christmas in Surfers Paradise brings a new dimension of summer sparkle to traditional festivities with a free, family-friendly entertainment spectacular, culminating in the beloved Carols on the Beach on Saturday 23 December.

Surfers Paradise will be transformed into an Aussie-style festive wonderland by the shore, as Cavill Mall becomes home to Santa’s summer grotto and families can pose for free keepsake photos in the surfboat sleigh, while kids can share their Christmas wish lists.

Santa will be in his grotto at the following times:

  • Wednesday 13th to Friday 22nd December – 10am–1pm & 4pm–7pm
  • Saturday 23rd December 10am–1pm
  • Sunday 24th December – 10am–1pm & 4pm–7pm

G:Link services will run as usual throughout the event, providing visitors with convenient and stress-free access to all the fun at Surfers Paradise this festive season.

Who wouldn't want to spend Christmas in paradise?

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  • Date: 13- 24 December 2017
  • Price: FREE
  • Address: Surfers Paradise