Saucy cabarets to deadly concerts – five must-do events on the Gold Coast this December
While we always give you a thorough rundown of things to do on the Gold Coast each weekend, sometimes it’s nice to look a little further ahead so you can gather your gaggle and make a real day (or night) of it. So, without any further ado, here are five must-do events happening on the Gold Coast this December ahead of the ho-ho-holidays!
Deadly Hearts: A Celebration of Indigenous Music at HOTA, Saturday December 14 (part of HOME at HOTA, which runs from December 1–15)
Jessica Mauboy, Archie Roach, Mojo Juju, Aodhan, Selve, Kinship Collective and HVWKS will hit the stage for one of the coast’s most significant music events of the year. From the hearts and mouths of a cross-generation of Indigenous Australians and taking inspiration from ABC Music’s Deadly Hearts album, this First Nations concert features some of Australia’s best past, present and emerging artists, who will showcase iconic sounds on HOTA’s outdoor stage from 3:00 pm on Sunday December 14. A truly unmissable event! For tickets, head here.
Christmas Bottomless Brunch, Saturday December 14
Aviary Rooftop Bar in Southport is getting festive for the December edition of its monthly bottomless brunch! If you’ve been tasked with organising the pre-Christmas catch up with the crew – consider this an ideal option! It runs from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and will feature Christmas-themed pizzas, live acoustic music, skyline views and free-flowing Prosecco and DIY spritzes to give you all of the festive feels. What’s a Christmas-themed pizza you ask? Think turkey, cranberry, double brie, butternut and sage alongside maple-glazed ham, prosciutto, scamorza, oregano and pine kernels. Plus, you’ll indulge in brunch platters brimming with all of your festive favourites. Bookings are essential and this one always sells out, so get your tickets (quickly) over here.
Movie World’s White Christmas, various dates from December 6–22
It’s a busy time of year, there are plenty of events, social activities, catch up over drinks, boozy dinners and long lunches – so why not break it up with some good old-fashioned fun? Movie World’s famed White Christmas is back again this year to transform this sweaty summer into a magical white Christmas wonderland – and it’s not just for kids! Stroll through the Christmas Village, get some Insta snaps in the Fairy Garden, then wander through the eye-popping main street, where the fairy lights create a dazzling illumination while you enjoy entertainment, excitement, food, Christmas characters, music and more! Scoot here to check out the dates and pre-book your tickets.
Club Briefs at Miami Marketta, December 18–21
After wowing audiences earlier this year, Club Briefs is back with a series of evocative, steamy and very physical disco-dipped, glitter-sprinkled stage shows at Miami Marketta from December 18–21. Expect a pumping soundtrack with your favourite dance-floor hits and outrageous performances from the Briefs boys, plus a cavalcade of hand-selected guest cabaret and circus artists. This trash-glamour-disco-circus night is not to be missed! Tickets are selling way too fast – head here to secure yours. Prepare to get a little hot under the collar.
Best Night Ever at Miami Marketta, Sunday December 29
Following two sold-out years in a row (originally held at the now-closed NightQuarter), Best Night Ever is back on the Gold Coast this December at its new home Miami Marketta. Bridging the gap between Christmas and New Year, Best Night Ever will bring together nine of Australia’s hottest acts – Ruby Fields, The Chats, Bad // Dreems, The Bennies, Clowns, Press Club, Being Jane Lane and Radolescent – the secret headliner is still to be announced! Doors open a 2:00 pm – to nab your tickets, head here.