Experience the perfect fusion of sun, surf, and Santa this Christmas on the Gold Coast. In this coastal paradise, the festive season bursts into life, offering a holiday like no other. Eat, drink, and soak up a coastal Christmas ambience perfect for a summer solstice escape away from the suburbs.

Join us as we dive into a unique holiday experience where Dorsett Gold Coast is your gateway to a sun-kissed, beach-centric celebration. It's the season to create lasting memories and immerse yourself in the charm of a Gold Coast Christmas—where golden moments meet festive fun in Queensland's favourite coastal gem.

Embrace The Unique Christmas Vibe

Christmas on the Gold Coast is a celebration that seamlessly blends traditional festivities with a touch of coastal charm. As the summer solstice bathes the region in endless warmth, the spirit of Christmas takes on a whole new dimension.

Imagine your toes buried in warm sand, surrounded by the sounds of crashing waves and ocean birds—this is what a Gold Coast Christmas is all about!

Where Can I Celebrate Christmas on the Gold Coast?

As you venture through the bustling streets of Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, and Burleigh Heads, you'll discover an array of options to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. One place that truly stands out in the region is The Star Gold Coast, a hub of entertainment and excitement. With direct connectivity from Dorsett Gold Coast, a world of Christmas cheer and festive fun awaits just steps away.

couple relaxing on wet lounges at Isoletto Pool Club on Christmas morning

Festive Fun in the Sun

While snow angels may be out of the question, the Gold Coast offers a wealth of festive activities that showcase the region's natural beauty. Take a dip in the sparkling waters, catch a wave on a surfboard adorned with tinsel, or build a sand Santa with a dash of holiday spirit.

Wake up on Christmas morning to the sun streaming through the window as you sip on a coffee and slip into your swimsuit. Start your day with a dip at Isoletto Pool Club, the perfect way to get ready for the day's festivities.

We know that time spent with loved ones is precious, which is why we take care of all your catering needs—dishes included. And with our prime location just minutes from the beach, you'll be able to enjoy a post-dinner stroll along the shoreline with a backdrop of the Gold Coast skyline to enjoy.

Christmas Concert and Fireworks in Broadbeach Gold Coast

For those seeking a more immersive experience, explore the Gold Coast night markets and discover local crafts perfect for stocking fillers. And if relaxation sounds like your idea of the ultimate Christmas gift, why not treat yourself to a rejuvenating facial, muscle-soothing massage, or poolside cocktail at Azure Spa at The Star Gold Coast.

Best Christmas Dinner – The Star Gold Coast

Indulge in the exquisite options for Christmas lunch and Christmas dinner at The Star Gold Coast, located just moments away from Dorsett Gold Coast. Go from room to roast potatoes via level 3 and celebrate the festive season in style—with fine food, fun, and freedom from washing the dishes included. From traditional roasted meats to seafood platters, discover culinary offerings ready to transport you to a world of gourmet flavours.

Harvest Buffet

Indulge in a feast fit for the holiday season at Harvest Buffet, located at The Star Gold Coast. Discover an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet for Christmas lunch and dinner, each offering a delightful culinary experience to celebrate Christmas in style.

Ham, meringue and fruit platter at Harvest Restaurant Christmas Buffet

On Christmas Eve, enjoy a delectable selection of dishes including Australian prawns, whole-baked fish, fresh grilled QLD barramundi, and Sydney Rock oysters. The Christmas Eve Dinner also includes a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival. On Christmas Day, two sessions are available - one from 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. and another from 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

The Christmas Day Dinner starts at 5:30 pm and also serves up seafood, including Sydney Rock Oysters, chilled Crab, and Australian Prawns. Discover Asian flavours like Honey Soy Chicken and Steamed Pork Dumplings, while the grill offers succulent Grilled Lamb Chops and Saltwater Barramundi. Indulge in Mediterranean delights and finish with an exquisite selection of desserts.

Cucina Vivo

This Christmas season, Cucina Vivo is offering a Christmas dining experience set to delight your taste buds. With its classic atmosphere and well-thought-out Christmas Day menu, Cucina Vivo is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday season in style.

Indulge in a tantalising array of dishes and explore the flavours of the Mediterranean with a tantalising antipasti platter, featuring Wagyu Bresaola, Calabrese Salami, and San Daniele Prosciutto. Savour a seafood extravaganza, showcasing Sydney Rock oysters, Mooloolaba King prawns, and Moreton Bay bug.

Pulling Christmas cracker at Christmas Meal

Accompanied by house-made pesto, olives, mozzarella, lemon-scented goat curd, and ciabatta bread, this menu transports you to the sun-drenched Mediterranean coast. Tuck into mains of succulent Borrowdale Porchetta or ocean trout. Then dive into the depths of a rich chocolate torte, adorned with almond crumble and served with Maleny Dairy vanilla bean gelato—where each luxurious bite is a sweet farewell to a meal filled with wonder.

The package, from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., offers a four-course lunch, a three-hour beverage package, live entertainment, and a visit from Santa bearing gifts. Be sure to pre-book your Christmas Day Lunch at Cucina Vivo for a festive Gold Coast meal just a few minutes walk from your stylish room at Dorsett Gold Coast.

What is open on the Gold Coast on Christmas Day?

Hotel room with king bed in Gold Coast

As the day of Christmas dawns, you may be wondering what options are available for dining and entertainment. Fortunately, Dorsett Gold Coast and The Star’s leisure and entertainment precinct has you covered. With world class facilities and offerings, your day will be filled with festive cheer.

So, whether you choose to indulge in a delectable Christmas buffet or try your luck at the casino, The Star Gold Coast provides a sanctuary of celebration on this special day. And with its direct connectivity to Dorsett Gold Coast, you can seamlessly switch between the two, effortlessly immersing yourself in the magic of Christmas and the comfort of your accommodation.

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