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Ring in the new year with a vintage carnival celebration, retro anthems and island vibes, all in the heart of Southport
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Ring in the new year with a vintage carnival celebration, retro anthems and island vibes, all in the heart of Southport

While Christmas has the spotlight right now, New Year's Eve is hot on its heels – so it's time to start firming up your party plans. Southport Sharks will once again be a buzzing hub for New Year's Eve revellers of all ages, and this year there's a little bit of everything on the cards. Think a carnival-themed cocktail party, boogie-worthy retro tunes, a laid-back Hawaiian soiree and not one but two fireworks extravaganzas.  more

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From colour-filled discos to all-white parties and flavoursome feasts – celebrate New Year's Eve at The Star
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From colour-filled discos to all-white parties and flavoursome feasts – celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Star

We've reached the point in the year where time is but a construct and before you know it we'll be basking in summer days off work, feasting on Christmas cheer and saying goodbye to the year that was. While it may seem far away, New Year's Eve will be here before you know it, which is why we've hounded The Star to get all the goss on its end-of-year parties. From picnics under the stars to Grey Goose-fuelled soirees and decadent feasts, here are a few ideas on how you can count down to midnight for New Year's Eve 2023. more

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Shop, spin and sparkle at Paradise Centre this summer
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Shop, spin and sparkle at Paradise Centre this summer

If you've noticed yourself sleepwalking through November, let us provide some gossip that is sure to put a little more pep in your step. From January 2–21, Surfers Paradise dining, retail and entertainment mecca Paradise Centre is offering all summer shopping lovers the chance to win big as part of the sparkling summer campaign. The best bit? All you need to do is go about your usual shopping business for the chance to win a share in some pretty snazzy prizes. Intrigued? Here's everything you need to know ... more

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Have a jolly-good time at the Jingle & Mingle Christmas Party
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Have a jolly-good time at the Jingle & Mingle Christmas Party

Christmas is prancing in faster this year than Dasher, Comet and Rudolph and we're here for it! To help get you in the festive spirit, Southport Sharks is hosting the ultimate merry event – the Jingle & Mingle Christmas Party. Happening on Saturday December 9, this unmissable soiree features a jolly feast, decadent drinks and live entertainment. more

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Get glammed up for this luxe White Christmas Party at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa
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Get glammed up for this luxe White Christmas Party at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa

We're only five weeks away from Christmas and we're ready to dive headfirst into the festive season, and all of the jolly goodness it brings with it. Perhaps the most unmissable merry event on the calendar is the White Christmas Party at JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa, which is taking over the iconic Surfers Paradise locale on Saturday December 9 with live entertainment, a delectable banquet and all-out grandeur. more

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Level up your summer plans with free live music, poolside sundowners and aperitivo afternoons at The Star
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Level up your summer plans with free live music, poolside sundowners and aperitivo afternoons at The Star

Ah, summer. Those glorious months where the days seem to stretch on forever, allowing plenty of time to soak up some vitamin D and make the most of the Gold Coast's glorious surroundings. Whether you're a fan of the heat or prefer to spend your days and nights in the comfort of aircon, The Star Gold Coast has an itinerary jam-packed with activities to guarantee a funner summer. You can fill your calendar with free live music, Italian-inspired sipping and snacking sessions, sundowners by the pool and dynamite dining deals. more

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A secret Japanese garden is set to bloom in Surfers Paradise
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A secret Japanese garden is set to bloom in Surfers Paradise

As much as we would love to clock out for the rest of the year and get on the next flight to Japan, it's looking likely that we're going to have to ride it out until Christmas. We can still get there in spirit (or rather, spirits) at Yamagen’s Secret Garden, a cherry blossom-filled sipping and snacking spot that is set to bloom this November at QT Gold Coast. more

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Have a holly-jolly good time at these Christmas Family Nights
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Have a holly-jolly good time at these Christmas Family Nights

The snow might not be falling but there is a familiar festive feel to the air, which signals one thing – Christmas! Our favourite jolly holiday is just around the corner and to help get you in the spirit, Southport Sharks is once again hosting its annual Christmas Family Nights. Merry meals, kids' fun and even a visit from the big red man himself are just a few of the festive things on the cards ... more


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The Star Christmas
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Sizzling soirees and seafood spreads – take your festive feast to the next level at The Star

It's that time again – time to cast your mind forward to Christmas Day. December 25 may seem far away, but let's be honest – as soon as October rolls around, Christmas is here before you know it. So that you can celebrate with bubbles, bites and great vibes, The Star Gold Coast has upped the ante to offer plenty of festive fun – from ballroom soirees to fine feasts to celebrate with your nearest and dearest. Whether your dream Christmas involves eating your body weight in fresh prawns or a swanky spread at home (without the hassle of cooking), The Star Gold Coast has your Christmas Day covered across its stellar dining destinations. Events are already beginning to book out so you better be quick – when it comes to your merry day, failing to plan is planning to fail. Read on for all of the Christmas Day offers ... more

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Jones & Co Grocer IGA Queen St Village turns one and is celebrating with a smorgasbord of foodie fun
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Jones & Co Grocer IGA Queen St Village turns one and is celebrating with a smorgasbord of foodie fun

Here at The Weekend Edition, we don't hide our deep affection for Jones & Co Grocer IGA Queen St Village. In fact, it's one of our favourite places to shop on the Gold Coast. Boasting an on-site cafe for a pre-shop brew, more fruit and vegetables than you can shake a stick at, an in-house florist, full-service gourmet butchery and a walk-in fromagerie that stocks more than 500 varieties of cheese, what's not to love? This month, the superstar supermarket is turning one and is celebrating with dynamite deals, free taste testers and a whole bunch of giveaways. Keep reading for the delicious deets ... more

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Psychic readings, tequila roulette and Sunday services – come out of your shell at Mo's Desert Clubhouse
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Psychic readings, tequila roulette and Sunday services – come out of your shell at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse

Mo's Desert Clubhouse is arguably the most happening place on the Gold Coast. With live tunes, sipping and snacking sessions and wildcard events happening on the regular, patrons are never bored. However, Mo's recently discovered that some of its regulars were struggling to make connections, so a whole bounty of new events have been born with the intention to help locals, no matter where they are from, have fun and be sociable. In true Mo's style, you can expect the unexpected – think sermons from heavy metal bands and tarot-card readings to tequila roulette and shot glass-making classes. more

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Country music tunes and fast cars – ride the G: to these unmissable spring events in October
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Country music tunes and fast cars – ride the G: to these unmissable spring events in October

Spring has sprung, the flowers are blooming and the days are getting longer and hotter. Don't you love it? So you can get in the spirit, we have hand-picked a fun selection of events happening across the Gold Coast this October, from family-friendly art exhibitions and revved-up car races to country music festivals and high teas. Helping you get there is the always handy G:link, which operates across 19 stops from Helensvale down to Broadbeach South. more

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Christmas Day food coma incoming – these festive feasts are the perfect way to spend December 25
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Christmas Day food coma incoming – these festive feasts are the perfect way to spend December 25

We don't mean to startle you but there are only 90 days until Christmas. If you're keen to soak up the silly season's splendour without being left with a hefty grocery bill and at least five loads of dishes, we suggest strolling into Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach this December 25. You can expect enchanting gingerbread houses, French-inspired festive dining affairs and long lunches brimming with fresh seafood and roasted meats. Here are all of the delicious details ... more

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How to unlock a $75 Paradise Play Pass to spend on dining and entertainment at Paradise Centre
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How to unlock a $75 Paradise Play Pass to spend on dining and entertainment at Paradise Centre

As the silly season creeps closer, we're keen to fill our weekends with fun activities to help get us through the end-of-year slog. The perfect place to have a jam-packed activity weekend? Paradise Centre, of course! From October 3-29, adventure-seekers can unlock a $75 Paradise Play Pass to spend on dining and entertainment at the Surfers Paradise precinct. If you're eager to spend your weekend axe-throwing, eating ice-cream and drinking frozen margs, keep reading for all of the important deets ... more

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Celebrate the silly season in style at Hilton Surfers Paradise
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Celebrate the silly season in style at Hilton Surfers Paradise

Although we love to live in a state of denial, the holiday season is just around the corner, and there's no better place to celebrate Christmas a little early than at Hilton Surfers Paradise. With its central location in the heart of Surfers Paradise, luxurious amenities and a wide range of elegant events on offer, Hilton Surfers Paradise promises an unforgettable festive experience. Let's take a closer look at what this iconic destination has in store for the silly season ... more

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Giddy up for a day of fashion, flavour-packed fare and festivities at The Star
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Giddy up for a day of fashion, flavour-packed fare and festivities at The Star

If you’re in need of a reason to don your finest frock and fascinator combo, then saddle up and prepare to party at one of The Star’s many Melbourne Cup soirees. You’ll be able to enjoy fashions off the field, dining packages, live screenings of the race and an electric atmosphere at one of the six fabulous events across the entertainment precinct. From drinks on sun-drenched decks to cocktails on The Lawn and elegant rooftop feasts, here’s everything you need to know about the party that’s set to stop the nation on Tuesday November 7. more

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Seafood buffets, rooftop parties and tropical fiestas – spend race day in style at these Melbourne Cup soirees
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Seafood buffets, rooftop parties and tropical fiestas – spend race day in style at these Melbourne Cup soirees

It's almost here – Melbourne Cup is back on Tuesday November 7! To celebrate the race that stops the nation, Southport Sharks is hosting a vast selection of soirees. Whether you're a racing enthusiast, have the day off work or you're simply looking for an excuse to dress up to the nines, Southport Sharks has something special in store for everyone ... more