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Christmas events near Burleigh in 2023

This holiday season, amidst the Australian summer, envision waking up to the breathtaking views of Burleigh Beach. Make your way to Burleigh Heads for an even more enchanting getaway with your loved ones!

Burleigh Surf on Esplanade Burleigh Heads serves as the perfect abode and gateway to the most exciting festivities. Situated across from Burleigh Beach on Burleigh Heads Esplanade, it provides easy access to Burleigh’s premier dining and shopping destinations, as well as the subtropical Burleigh Head National Park. Convenience stores and public transportation options are also within reach.

Tugun Lights Up 2023

December 2

If you arrive early, seize the opportunity to experience the 11th-anniversary celebration of Tugun Lights Up on December 2 at 5 Toolona St. Tugun. Ensure your family arrives at 4 pm to partake in the activities. Following a delightful meal at one of the excellent local cafes or eateries, explore the vendors at the Christmas market, where numerous local suppliers will showcase their products and services.

Engage in children’s activities, explore offerings from local food and drink vendors, enjoy live music, and be entertained by roaming performers. Head to the audience area as performances kick off at 5:00 pm, with festivities concluding at 8:30 pm.

North Burleigh CAROLS by the Sea

December 7

Another early Christmas celebration awaits at North Burleigh CAROLS by the Sea in Ed Hardy Park on December 7. Revel in a delightful day and evening filled with free Christmas entertainment starting from 4 pm.

Begin by discovering street performers, diverse market stalls, food trucks, a kid-friendly inflatable and bubble zone, and an arts and crafts project until 6 pm. Transition to the stage area by 6 pm, where live music, Christmas carols, and community performances unfold until 8 pm. Explore the local markets to find souvenirs or presents to commemorate this Christmas trip. And of course, you won’t want to miss Santa’s appearance!

Burleigh Market

Every Saturday, from 7 am to 12 noon, Burleigh Market offers fresh farm produce, organic food, gourmet and international cuisine, deli items, and more on Burleigh Heads State School grounds. Beyond the food offerings, discover antiques, collectibles, arts, and crafts, all accompanied by live entertainment showcasing local talent. Don’t forget to indulge in hot coffee and delectable treats during this Saturday morning ritual.

For your Christmas dinner, consider reserving a table at the exquisite Tropic Restaurant. Indulge in a festive feast while soaking in the breathtaking views of Burleigh Heads!

Christmas Feast at The Tropic Restaurant

Groups of 12 to 45 people can secure the Tropic Christmas special every day from early November until Christmas Eve. Larger groups, up to 70 individuals, can do the same from Monday through Thursday. Celebrate Christmas with friends and family over a delightful shared Mediterranean meal prepared by Executive Chef Guillaume Zika.

Book today 

To ensure a seamless holiday experience, secure your travel plans now. Your anticipated trip to Burleigh, Australia, is just around the corner! Make your accommodation reservation at Burleigh Surf today for a memorable Christmas escape.


238 The Esplanade Burleigh Heads
Gold Coast 4220 Australia

Email: [email protected] ▪ Phone: +61 7 5535 8866 ▪ Fax: +61 7 5535 8523



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