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Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach

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Update: The Surfers Paradise Christmas Carols on the Beach have been cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. However, there are other great Christmas Carol events going ahead in 2020 from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay and you can find them here.

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.

It’s held this year on Sunday 22ND DECEMBER starting at 10am. 

Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach

It is free, family-friendly event with an all-Australian line up of guest performances. They’ll be playing all your favourite Christmas classics, as well as a visit from Santa up on stage.

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. 

You will be able to download the Surfers Paradise Carols on the Beach songbook closer to the event so keep an eye out for that on the Surfers Paradise website.

When It’s On

Carols on the Beach is held on the Sunday before Christmas each year. The night is finished off at 8:00pm 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 new 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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