Gold Coast Christmas Carols 2021 — Where to Watch

Getting your friends and family together for the local Christmas Carols is a special part of the festive season for many Aussies. Knowing what carols are on in your area and when is not as easy as it seems, which is why we’ve put together this blog to help you plan your silly season fun!

Attending a local Christmas Carols event is a holiday season tradition for many Aussies.

Packing a picnic, some glow sticks and Santa hats is all part of the fun for a night of carolling and good company.

However, it’s already coming to that time of year where you need to start planning all the festive events you wish to attend for the season, and it’s no secret there are plenty.

The Gold Coast has a wide range of Christmas carols, from carols on the beach, to community parks and even at the local German Club.

To help you decide which event you want to attend, we’ve put together a list of Gold Coast Christmas Carols in 2021.

Christmas Carols on the Gold Coast in 2021 

Ormeau Christmas Carols  

Highway Church in Ormeau has been running annual Christmas Carol events for 20+ years. With 10,000+ attendees each year, it’s one of the Gold Coast’s largest holiday events.

Carols may be the main event, but they aren’t the only entertainment on offer at the Ormeau Christmas Carols, with free Santa photos, food trucks and so much more.

When: 12 December 2021.
Time: 5:00pm ‘til late.
Where: Brien Harris Oval, Ormeau.

Pacific Pines Christmas Carols  

This year, Pacific Pines is hosting their very own Christmas Carols event and we’re all invited for a night of festive fun. The best part is, there is plenty of parking as well as public transport close by. 

Join in in this community event from 3:00pm Sunday 12 December.  

When: 12 December 2021. 
Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm. 
Where: Central Park Pacific Pines, Archipelago Way, Gold Coast.   

Christmas at The Park Coomera  

Coomera locals, this one is for you! In 2021, there will be community carols at The Park in Coomera on 19 December to celebrate the festive season.

The evening will be jam packed with family entertainment with everything from a balloon show, face painting, carols and so much more. Did we mention this is a free carols event on the Gold Coast?

When: 19 December 2021.
Time: 4:30pm – 7:30pm.
Where: The Park, Coomera.

Carols on The Green  

From 5pm on 2 December, Sancturary Cove will come alive with festive cheer. The event will be held on The Marina Lawn with everyone invited to come and spend a night under the stars to raise money for ConnectKids.

ConnectKids is a local charity who aim to put an end to the cycle of disadvantage within communities.

When: 2 December 2021.
Time: 5pm ‘til late.
Where: The Marina Lawn, Sancturary Cove.

Currumbin Community Christmas Carols  

Attention Currumbinites! You’re getting your very own community carols in 2021. Although, don’t despair if you’re not from Currumbin as we’re sure the lovely locals would be delighted to have you along for the evening.

The night will feature carolling, a laser light show and even an appearance from the man in red himself.

When: 6 December 2021.
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm.
Where: 59 Galleon Way, Currumbin Waters.

Christmas Carnival & Carols   

The Paradise Point Bowls Club is getting in the festive spirit and hosting a Christmas Carnival. You’re in for a good night as this is no normal Christmas carol event with the Bowls Club to come alive with rides, roving entertainment, prizes, market stalls, and, of course, carolling. This is not one to miss!

With plenty of public transport options and parking available, you’ll have no excuse not to attend.

When: 12 December. 2021.
Time: 12:00pm ‘til late.
Where: Paradise Point Bowls Club.

Tugun Lights Up 

Tugun Lights Up is back in 2021 for its ninth year! The annual celebration is not one to be missed, with markets, carols and festive food all in the one location.

As the team are running a COVIDSafe event, tickets will be required for the main stage entertainment, but tickets are free. To attend, simply register online via the Tugun Lights Up website.

When: 4 December 2021.
Time: 4:30pm – 8:00pm.
Where: 5 Toolona Street, Tugun.

Coolangatta Christmas Carols  

Presented by the local Council of Coolangatta, the Cooly Christmas Carols will surely put you in the holiday spirit. Grab your picnic blanket and pack a snack or two, and head along to this jolly family event. 

When: 12 December 2021. 
Time: 12:00pm ‘til late.  
Where: Queen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta.  

North Burleigh Carols by The Sea  

The famous Burleigh Carols are back in 2021! Hosted in Ed Hardy Park in North Burleigh, the event will feature live entertainment from 6:00pm with plenty of festive cheer to go around. The event is free and will have children’s entertainment and market stalls from 4:00pm as well.

When: 9 December 2021.
Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm.
Where: Ed Hardy Park, North Burleigh.

Nerang Celebrates Christmas  

Nerang Celebrates Christmas is the perfect family event for locals. There will be loads of free family entertainment for kids of all ages, including face painting and rides. For those looking to maximise their fun, unlimited ride bands are available for purchase.

When: 11 December 2021.
Time: 3:00pm – 8:30pm.
Where: Bischoff Park, Nerang.

Carols on the Broadwater  

‘Tis the season to be jolly. The Carols on the Broadwater (ticketed event) will be filled with Christmas cheer with carols, face painting and buffet and so much more.  

It’s recommended you jump aboard the G-Link and get off at the Main Beach/Seaworld Stop as parking may be limited. From there, it’s only a short stroll to the Yacht Club — just enough time to warm up the pipes for a night of carolling.   

When: 20 December 2021. 
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  
Where: Southport Yacht Club.

German Club Christmas Carols and Markets  

The German Club in Merrimac is hosting an evening of festivities on 8 December. There will be carols, markets and other family fun on the night.

If you’re after free Christmas carols on the Gold Coast, but are on the in-land side of the Coast, this one is for you.

When: 8 December 2021.
Time: 4:00pm – 9:00pm.
Where: German Club Gold Coast, Merrimac.

Mayor’s Christmas Carols  

The Mayor’s Annual Christmas Carols is back in 2021 and we’re sure it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. Being held at HOTA for the first time, the event will be ticketed to remain COVIDsafe. Bring a picnic blanket and your loved ones and get ready for a great night.   

When: 4 December 2021. 
Time: 3:00pm – 9:00pm. 
Where: HOTA, Bundall.  

Remember, if you want to swing by one of the Gold Coast’s local restaurants before any of the above carol events, you may want to book. Check out the nearest places to eat to the carols on  

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      Katrina Stapleton is a Senior Digital Content Specialist at Localsearch with a background in social media and marketing. Although most of her experience lies in the entertainment sector, Katrina has written content for a vast array of industries including tourism, hospitality, retail and property development. Katrina is an avid dog lover, who finds a way to weave her fur-baby, Mylo, into most conversations. Aside from being a self-confessed bookworm, Katrina can often be found checking out the Gold Coast's latest coffee nook, paddle-boarding or baking up a storm in her free time — all with Mylo by her side, of course! As a Senior Digital Content Specialist, Katrina enjoys sharing her knowledge and passions on the Localsearch Blog.