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Welcome to the ultimate guide for holidaymakers seeking the perfect December getaway! Nestled on the Gold Coast, Burleigh Heads is a gem waiting to be explored this festive season. 

Burleigh Heads is the ideal destination for those craving a memorable holiday experience with its pristine beaches, vibrant local scene, and many activities. 

Dive into our blog to discover the exciting array of activities awaiting you in Burleigh Heads this December – from beachside relaxation to live events and everything in between. 

Uncover the magic of this coastal paradise and make your holiday season memorable!

What’s on Burleigh Heads this December

Book a beachside apartment in Burleigh Heads.

Are you heading to Burleigh Heads this December? We recommend getting a beachside apartment, like the ones offered by 2nd Avenue

If you want breathtaking views and tranquillity during your holiday, getting beachside accommodation in Burleigh Heads, QLD, is a must.

Imagine waking up in an airy room soaked in golden sunlight. You open the balcony door, and you’re greeted by the smell of the ocean’s salty breeze. The view of the sunlight glinting off the sea is stunning, and a calm envelopes you as you take in the scenery.

2nd Avenue also has convenient access to the beach in case you want an early morning dip or fancy a quiet stroll. 

Burleigh Heads is not just known for its beaches. This suburb has a vibrant centre where you can dine, shop, and hang out with locals and tourists alike. Plus, 2nd Avenue is located near these areas, making it a convenient place to stay if you’re here for the holidays.

Shop for Christmas presents at James Street or Burleigh Bazaar and support small businesses.

Ordering your family’s presents online is convenient. But shopping in person and choosing their presents with love and care? Priceless. Shopping in James Street is a must if you’re spending Christmas and New Year holidays in Burleigh Heads.

From 2nd Avenue, stroll along Gold Coast Highway and turn right at West Burleigh Road until you find James Street. This street is lined with shops and restaurants, so it should be easy to find. 

You can purchase clothing, jewellery, accessories, shoes, and sporting equipment here. If you’re looking for candles, diffusers, body bars, perfumes, etc., check out the Gold Coast Candle Company

James Street is also home to Big B Books, where you can pick the latest YA or adventure book for the bookworm in your family.

Hungry after a day spent shopping and checking out other Burleigh Heads attractions? James Street is also a foodies’ paradise, so stay here for a taste of old comfort foods and international fare.

Enjoy live gigs at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse.

Burleigh Heads is known for its laid-back vibe, but that doesn’t mean it has no nightlife. If you searched the internet for ‘burleigh heads what to do,’ you’ll find that watching live gigs at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse is a must-experience. 

December is jam-packed, so you have something to watch whether you’re here early this month or during the Christmas holiday.

Mo’s Desert Clubhouse’s The Warehouse is the place to visit in Burleigh Heads if you want to listen to live music. This December, you can watch bands such as Palace of the King, Pretty Moi, Black Flag, Sour Straps, and more.

Mo’s Desert Clubhouse also features improvisation comedy and a Latin dance event if live bands are not your thing. Finally, check out Mo’s Christmas Party on the 16th of December to see an exciting lineup of local artists.

Visit the El Ranchero for a cold glass of beer or a margarita. You can check out the live gigs and book your tickets here. Mo’s Desert Clubhouse is along Southport Burleigh Road, so it’s best to drive, take a cab, or get an Uber to get there. 

Check out a free movie at The Junction GC.

Hang out with locals and watch some wholesome flicks for the whole family at The Junction GC. The movie starts at 9:30am, so you have enough time to grab coffee and some sandwiches before it starts. Book your spot here.

The cafe features airy indoor and covered outdoor dining. Apart from movie days, The Junction will host the Jingle Jam 2023 on the 16th and 20th of December. This 30-minute program will feature music, games, and creative storytelling. Book your tickets for the Jingle Jam 2023 here.

Join the Connection Circle at Peace Yoga Studio

Ladies, this event is for you! If you practise yoga and want to connect with other ladies in Burleigh Heads, join the Connection Circle at Peace Yoga Studio.

This free event aims to connect and empower women. It also includes herbal tea and a meditation session. It is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays and if you need time off to rest and recharge from all that shopping. 

Peace Yoga Studio only has limited parking, so register before heading out. You can bring a wrapped Christmas gift that costs $15 or less. All gifts will benefit a local domestic violence shelter.

This event happens on Thursday, 14th of December, from 6 to 8 PM. Book your spot here.

Attend the XMas Festival Experience: Glitter Makeup Art, Music, and More Surprises

Don’t have anything to do on Christmas day? Then check out the XMas Festival Experience presented by Pixie Dust.

It will feature live music and a mindfulness space if you want to chill. Like glitter makeup and body art? Then, this is the place to be. Once your makeup and body art are done, you can have professional photographers snap a photo of you. 

This event happens on the 25th of December, from 2 in the afternoon to 7 in the evening. Tickets cost $30 each, but you can bring a friend for free. But what’s the location? That’s a secret, so you must book here to secure your spot and get the deets on the site.

Experience an Unforgettable Holiday in Burleigh Heads with 2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments.

Make this Christmas and New Year unforgettable for you and your family by staying at 2nd Avenue Beachside Apartments. We’re in the heart of Burleigh Heads and a stone’s throw away from our world-renowned beach.

You can also reach the Burleigh Head National Park and the Jellurgal Aboriginal Cultural Centre on foot from our Burleigh Heads hotel.

We have spacious and fully furnished apartments so you can spend the Christmas and New Year holidays with the whole family. We also have swimming pools and barbecue facilities if you want to celebrate Christmas Eve or ring in the New Year at the hotel.

The holidays are our peak tourist season, so book your Burleigh Heads accommodation at 2nd Avenue now!


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Gold Coast 4220 Australia
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