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Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend
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Things to do on the Gold Coast this weekend

We've got Mariah Carey's Christmas album on repeat every single day and we're truly feeling the festive cheer! There is plenty happening across the coast this weekend – there's Christmas carols, festive markets, live music, art exhibitions, food-truck parties and (so much) more happening across all corners of the city. From Currumbin to Coomera and everywhere in between, here's what's happening on the Gold Coast this weekend. Enjoy! more

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Say au revoir to 2018 at QT's lavish French-themed New Year's Eve soiree
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Say au revoir to 2018 at QT’s lavish French-themed New Year’s Eve soiree

When you spend New Year's Eve in Paris, there's a wondrous sense of magic in the air. This year, boutique hotel QT is bringing the magic and style of witnessing the clock strike midnight under the Eiffel Tower back to the Gold Coast with a spectacular French-themed soiree, spanning across three (yes, three!) lavish events. From fine feasts to real bubbles, this is set to be the ultimate Parisian affair. more

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Newrybar dining icon Harvest shakes up dinners with a wild new approach
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Newrybar dining icon Harvest shakes up dinners with a wild new approach

From time to time we've brought you delicious news about the Wild Harvest nights at Newrybar dining gem Harvest – the events where noteworthy chefs from around the country descend on the leafy hinterland region and spend a day foraging with the Harvest team, before coming together to create and deliver an innovative menu based on the day's edible discoveries. If you loved the concept but never got to experience it, here's some news for you. more

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Start '19 at Nineteen – splash and sip in the sunshine at Nineteen's New Year's Day poolside affair
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Start ’19 at Nineteen – splash and sip in the sunshine at Nineteen’s New Year’s Day poolside affair

The end of 2018 is near, and while we're all firming up plans for our New Year's Eve celebrations, we're going to throw another must-do soiree at you – Nineteen at The Star's Riviera New Year's Day event. That's right, New Year's Day. If you're up for something a little different this year, then why not carry on the celebrations and ring in 2019 in the sunshine at Nineteen. more

‘Tis the season – A Sanctuary Cove Christmas lights up the village with a fun-filled festive calendar
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‘Tis the season – A Sanctuary Cove Christmas lights up the village with a fun-filled festive calendar

It's that time of year again – A Sanctuary Cove Christmas is here to kickstart the holiday cheer! The annual festive event will see The Marine Village streets sprinkled with the magic of Christmas, gifting locals and visitors with free family-friendly entertainment, carols under the stars, Santa photos (for both humans and pets), craft workshops, dining events and more throughout December. Here's what's in store. more

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Let's rage –  HOTA's new Let there be rock! exhibition kicks off a summer of rock'n'roll
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Let’s rage –  HOTA’s new Let there be rock! exhibition kicks off a summer of rock’n’roll

An eclectic exhibition celebrating three decades of rock music and culture is kicking off at HOTA this summer, and you'll definitely want a piece of the action. The exhibition, Let there be rock!, opens true to style on Saturday December 8 with a beer garden, free rock anthems, and a Q&A with those who lived through the Gold Coast's heyday of live and loud rock music. more


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Keep the tribe entertained this summer with these family-friendly Gold Coast events (that are actually fun)
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Keep the tribe entertained this summer with these family-friendly Gold Coast events (that are actually fun)

Let's be honest, we're all friends here – December and January bring the best of times and also the most hectic of times for families. Nothing beats the excitement of Christmas and those fun-loving summer vibes – until you realise that it's school holidays and there are many (so many) days and nights that need to be filled up with fun activities. We teamed up with the folk from the coast's innovative new rental community, Smith Collective, to bring you a handy guide to this summer's best family-friendly happenings – partly so you can nail the parenting life (or at least look like it) and also to ensure that the kids are all tuckered out by night-time ... ahh, the serenity.  more

Music
Five unmissable events happening at Southport Sharks this summer
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Five unmissable events happening at Southport Sharks this summer

It's officially that time of year – the days are getting longer, the festive season is here and our social calendars are brimming with goodness. In the spirit of summer (our favourite time of year) we've hand picked some of the best events happening out at Southport Sharks so you can fill your weekends and Christmas holidays with everything from frosé-spiked soirees to live acoustic sessions and family-friendly fun. more

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Stocking fillers – shop up a festive storm at these Gold Coast Christmas markets
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Stocking fillers – shop up a festive storm at these Gold Coast Christmas markets

We're getting down to the pointy end of the year and if you're one of the majority that are yet to finish their Christmas shopping and deck out their homes in festive cheer, then you'll want to keep reading. For those that break out in a rash at the very thought of going to the shopping centres, then perhaps you should opt for Christmas shopping with a twist at one of these Gold Coast Christmas markets. Take your time and wander through these magical markets and have yourself a merry little food-truck feast while you're at it. more

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Five unmissable events happening at The Star Gold Coast that you need to know about
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Five unmissable events happening at The Star Gold Coast that you need to know about

It has literally flown by, but we're starting to come to terms with the fact that 2018 is almost over. That means it's time to start planning your social calendar for 2019 – and trust us, the first half will fill up very quickly. There's a lot of action happening at The Star Gold Coast in 2019, so we hand picked some killer events coming early next year that you really need to know about. World-class shows like this sell out, so consider this a friendly warning (you're welcome) to sort tickets out sooner rather than later. more

Community
Flying solo – top things to eat, see and do for those wanting to nail the single life this summer
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Flying solo – top things to eat, see and do for those wanting to nail the single life this summer

Living the solo life ain't that bad. Think about it – no kids, no significant other, no worries. Look, instead of focusing on what you don't have, let's shine the light on what you do have – time. Being time rich is truly the pinnacle, but there's an art to nailing the hours you've got spare. That's where we come in. In the spirit of maximising your independence, we've teamed up with the fun folk at Smith Collective, the coast's innovative new rental community and retail hub, to give you some ideas on how to really nail the single life on the Gold Coast this summer. more

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Step outside the square – the coast's best events and foodie experiences to fill your weekends with
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Step outside the square – the coast’s best events and foodie experiences to fill your weekends with

Live your best life. Now, that's a set of words that are thrown around a lot these days, but how many of us actually do live our best lives? When the time comes that you stumble across your significant other, you're kind of expected to settle down, buy a house, save whatever little money is left after mortgage repayments and, you know, just generally scale back our lives completely to prepare for the future. Sound familiar? Well, the folks at Smith Collective, the coast's revolutionary new rental community, want to flip the script on 'adulting' for couples. We're in the know (it's our job), so Smith Collective teamed up with yours truly to let you know all about the best upcoming events and must-do foodie experiences across the Gold Coast. Forget Netflix and toasties on the couch – this is how you do it. more

We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!
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We’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again!

Ready for a little black magic? We’ve been brewing up something special just for you … think spooktacular treats, ghoulish tricks and a heck of a hunt! We know how much you love it, so we’ve just launched our biggest giveaway ever … again! That’s right witches, our annual Trick or Treat scavenger hunt is back, and this year there are some seriously wicked treats to find! more

Art
The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award showcases the best of the best a HOTA
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The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award showcases the best of the best a HOTA

The exhibition to showcase the finalists in the coveted Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award 2018 will officially launch at HOTA this weekend. The winner of the prestigious award, considered one of the most important accolades for contemporary Australian photographic practice, will be announced at the exhibition's launch on Friday October 19. You've got until November 25 to experience this visual feast. more

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Treat your earholes to a weekend of live music at Buskers by the Creek
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Treat your earholes to a weekend of live music at Buskers by the Creek

If you have ears, treat them to two whole days of (free) live music at Buskers by the Creek this weekend. Now in its fifth year, the wildly popular event will be taking over Winders Park in Currumbin on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14, featuring more than 300 talented singers, musicians and performers across 16 different stages. Oh, and there will also be a floating bar in the creek. That's right – an actual floating bar. more