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Now is the time to start planning for Christmas and summer break. Consider travelling south of the Gold Coast to take in the tranquillity and beauty of the area and the festivities. 

The 2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments could make your Christmas holiday unforgettable this year. During your holiday, you will feel at ease with the accommodation’s large, self-contained rooms, stunning views of the beach and ocean, and free WiFi. You can also rejuvenate by taking advantage of our resort’s amenities, which include two swimming pools, two spas, a steam room, a tennis court, and more!

If you plan early, you can attend the best family-friendly events and activities this season!

So, what can you expect from your family’s Christmas holiday? Here are some events that you can attend.

Christmas Events

Tugun Lights Up

December 2, Toolona Street

In 2023, Tugun Lights Up will return for its eleventh annual event! Take advantage of the great local business deals, browse the Christmas market stalls, or eat outside at one of the beautiful local cafes or restaurants.

You are welcome to bring the kids along, as there will be lots of kid-friendly entertainment available during the performance, including a special appearance by Santa! The celebration begins at 4 pm.

North Burleigh CAROLS by the Sea

December 7, Ed Hardy Park

The Carols by the Sea event on December 7 is another fantastic event you should not miss. Food trucks, market stalls, roving entertainers, arts and crafts, children’s games, and a bounce house and bubble zone are all part of the festival from 4 p.m.

Be sure to assemble close to the stage for the entertainment, which begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. Christmas carols, live music, local acts, and a surprise appearance by Santa will make Ed Hardy Park merry!

You can also begin Christmas shopping by visiting the Gold Coast’s well-known weekly markets. 

Christmas Markets

The Village Markets

The Village Markets provide carefully curated markets and events highlighting the most outstanding local companies while fostering creativity, teamwork, and positive energy. Every month, on the first and third Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Burleigh Heads State School hosts a boutique fashion and lifestyle market.

Their final four scheduled activities in 2023 are for November 5 and 19 and December 3 and 17.

Burleigh Heads Art and Craft Markets

Discover the Gold Coast’s oldest art and craft market on the last Sunday of the month at the lovely Justins Park. The market is inside the grounds of Burleigh Heads State School, at the intersection of West Burleigh Road and Lower Gold Coast Highway.   

The school oval and its surroundings offer free parking and admission. November 26 and December 31 are their final scheduled market dates in 2023, so take advantage of this!

Along with fun activities and markets, you should also take the family out to a delicious Christmas meal.

Christmas Meal

Tropic Christmas

The lively, Mediterranean-inspired menu at Burleigh Heads’ Tropic Restaurant features seafood, sharing sweets, and reinterpreted classics, all perfectly complemented by delectable beverages. The lovely full-service restaurant also provides the most breathtaking views of Burleigh regardless of the time of day because it is at the northern end of Burleigh Pavilion.

Take advantage of Tropic’s all-inclusive lunch and supper packages to celebrate Christmas. Enjoy a delightful 3-hour beverage package including beers, wine, and champagne with a shared Mediterranean feast buffet crafted by Executive Chef Guillaume Zika. Magnum wine or champagne bottles and a premium cuisine menu will elevate your experience. From early November until Christmas Eve, Tropic Christmas is available for groups of 12 to 45 people daily and up to 70 people.

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3 Second Avenue Burleigh Heads
Gold Coast 4220 Australia
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