Glamorous race days to delicious cabaret – five must-do events on the Gold Coast in January
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 round up the crew and really make a real day (or night) of it. So, without any further ado, here are five must-do events happening on the Gold Coast in January.
Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo, Doug Jennings Park, Saturday January 5
The Gold Coast’s most glamorous beachside event of the summer – the 2020 Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo – is back for another year of fashion, glitz and (of course) action-packed polo matches. The high-end soiree is held in the picturesque surrounds of Doug Jennings Park overlooking the Gold Coast Seaway, with some of the world’s finest polo players taking to the field, including Argentinian superstar Nacho Figueras! There are a series of areas and different ticketing levels on offer, including the luxe Pacific Fair Pavilion. Tickets can be purchased online.
The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Race Day, Aquis Gold Coast Turf Club, Saturday January 11
Dust off those fascinators and don your best race day outfit – the iconic Magic Millions Raceday is back at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday January 11. Gather your finest fillies and stallions and soak up the summer racing vibes for a day of fun, fashion and trackside action in the sunshine. You can scoop up general admission or if you really want the ultimate experience, treat yo’self to a spot at The Beach Club by Moët & Chandon Ice Impérial. Tickets can be booked online. Not sure what to wear? Don’t fret. Here are a few handy tips.
Plant-Based Bottomless Brunch, Aviary Rooftop Bar, Saturday January 11
Calling all plant-based revellers, there’s a boozy brunch happening this summer that’s going to make all of your dreams come true. Mark Saturday January 11 in your diary and get set to graze and sip ’til your heart’s content at Aviary Rooftop Bar’s Plant-Based Bottomless Brunch. The Southport rooftop’s monthly bottomless brunch soirees have become rather popular (hot tip – they sell out ahead of time), and in January the team have decided to give it a plant-based spin, offering guests a dazzling all-you-can-eat array of plant-based pizzas, brunch bites, desserts and more, which will be dished up alongside vegan wines and beers. It all kicks off at 11:00 am to and runs through until 1:00 pm, giving you two glorious hours of tasty food and great tipples. Tickets can be booked here.
Cheap Fakes play Dirty Dancing, Miami Marketta, Friday January 17
Love Dirty Dancing? Relive the goodness of the iconic movie when renowned seven-piece brass-fuelled music makers Cheap Fakes perform the entire Dirty Dancing soundtrack live on stage at Miami Marketta this January. After wowing the crowds with their Pulp Fiction show, Cheap Fakes is back with another night of unforgettable sounds made famous by classic flicks. Think hits like ‘The Time of My Life’, ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’, ‘Where Are You Tonight’ and ‘Yes’, plus visuals from the original movie and – of course – awe-inspiring dance moves! Attendees on the night are encouraged to embody every bit of Dirty Dancing by dressing for the occasion too, so embrace the hair, style, tees, tight jeans and start practicing your lifts! Get your tickets here.
Yummy Deluxe at HOTA, January 22–25
Gird your loins – legendary cabaret YUMMY is coming to the Gold Coast for the first time this January! The multi-award-winning (and totally breathtaking) drag, music, circus, and burlesque ensemble will take you on a delicious and unpredictable ride, with tasty mix of never-before-seen acts and electric group numbers that will leave you thirsty for more. The feature-length spectacle will showcase highly choreographed dance numbers as well as funny, surreal and touchingly raw performances from a who’s-who of widely acclaimed drag artists. It’ll be a high energy show that celebrates femininity in all its forms. Don’t miss this outrageous, joyful, and innovative cabaret at HOTA from January 22–25. For tickets and details, head here.