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Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach

Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach is the biggest Christmas carols event on the Gold Coast and is an absolute must-see for locals and visitors. Being held right on the beach the event has a uniquely Australian feel and is sure to enthrall the whole family.

Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach 2023

It is a free, family-friendly event with an all-Australian line up of guest performances. They’ll be playing all of your favourite Christmas classics, as well as a visit from Santa up on stage. The event will be hosted by one of Australia’s favourite media personalities, Matty J.

Be led in a joyful chorus of traditional Christmas tunes by a stunning line-up of talented local musicians and dancers as well as children’s performers. 

When it’s on

Carols on the Beach is held on Sunday 17 December 2023 and the event opens from 6pm. The night is finished off at 8pm by lighting up the sky with a spectacular fireworks display. Just the thing to put you in the festive spirit!

Just so you know the beach does get pretty crowded so it’s worth arriving early. Make you bring your picnic blanket and stake out a good spot to watch the entertainment.

Getting there

The event is held right on the beach in front of Surfers Paradise. There are a few parking options in Surfers Paradise or you could take advantage of the Gold Coast G:Link light rail to avoid the hassle of finding a parking spot – as it will be pretty busy that night.

When you get to Surfers Paradise make your way to Cavill Mall, head to the beachfront, and turn right (towards the Q1 building). You can’t miss it. Or just follow the crowds and the music!

If you do get lost there will be plenty of people to point you in the right direction.

So come on down to Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach, bring your family, pull up a blanket. It’s going to be a magical night!

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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