Gold Coast Events and Things to do – Dec 2022

Here are some of the pics for events and celebrations taking place across the Gold Coast this December. Also, see the Attractions and Things to do section for year-round activities.

Surfers Paradise Beachfront Markets

Location: The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise

DEC 2022 – A free, family-friendly outdoor shopping experience by the beachside, every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 4pm to 9pm. Website

BLVD Sounds

Location: Cavill Lane Surfers Paradise

03 DEC 2022 – Free outdoor street concert in the heart of Surfers Website

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary 75 Year Community Cocktail Event

Location: Currumbin

8 DEC 2022 – The evening will include cocktails on arrival, premium beverages, canapes, live entertainment, and, the official launch of the Dr. Alex Griffiths Exhibition. Website

Urban Sports Fest

Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, 296 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara 4211

09 DEC 2022 Urban Sport Fest at the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre, is set to feature the best BMX riders in the world competing in a BMX Freestyle World Cup, one of three in the world. Website

A Roaring 20s Christmas at JW Marriott Gold Coast

JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise 4217

09 & 10 DEC 2022 an evening of glamour with entertainment, three course Christmas banquet, and a four-hour beverage package. Website

Movies under the Stars

Location: Various

10/15/16/17 DEC 2022 Free outdoor movie screenings in the beautiful parks across the Gold Coast. Website

Love Actually in Concert

Location: The Star Gold Coast

15 DEC 2022 – Featuring an all-star cast, the film has become an all-time festive favorite. A full, live orchestra will perform the hit soundtrack with the film being projected onto a huge screen. Website

Gold Coast Christmas Markets

Location: Broadwater Parklands, Marine Parade, Southport

16-18 DEC 2022 – Held at the Broadwater Parklands from December 16 to December 18, the Christmas markets will run from 4:00–10:00 pm daily. Facebook

Christmas Day Lunch Seafood Buffet in the JW Marriott Grand Ballroom

Location: 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

25 DEC 2022 – Celebrate Christmas Day with buffet lunch, a 3-hour premium beverage package, live entertainment, face painting and a visit from Santa. Tickets

Wicked Nightlife NYE Tour

Location: Surfers Paradise

31 DEC 2022 New Year’s Eve nightclub party tour on the Gold Coast at Surfers Paradise. Website

New Year’s Eve Seafood Buffet Dinner at Citrique

Location: JW Marriott, Surfers Paradise

31 DEC 2022 – JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa will once again host the ultimate seafood buffet for New Year’s Eve at Citrique Restaurant. Website