Celebrate Christmas at Sanctuary Cove

4 November 2022

From 1 December, Gold Coast residents and visitors alike will be delighted with a sparkling line-up of festivities hosted at Sanctuary Cove this Christmas season.

The food, entertainment, and joy-filled precinct will transform into a Christmas summer extravaganza, featuring must-have Christmas carols, interactive displays, the chance for families and furry friends to meet Santa in his magical igloo, and direct access to Santa’s North Pole mailbox, plus the chance to win over 300 prizes in their $12,000 giveaway.

Set on a backdrop of blue skies, waterfronts and glorious white yachts, the must-go destination on the Gold Coast promises to deliver their inaugural Christmas with a summer twist that families have grown to love.

With jolly Christmas trees shining bright, live entertainment and carollers roaming the streets spreading festive joy, the lead up to Christmas at Sanctuary Cove will be one the whole family will cherish and love.

Sanctuary Cove’s full list of Christmas experiences and must-dos include:

Christmas Carols

1st December | 5pm onwards

Kick off the celebrations on day one at Sanctuary Cove with Christmas carols at the Docks Precinct. With festive meals and drinks on offer from Sanctuary Cove’s nearby waterfront restaurants, set up for an evening of singalongs with the family to Christmas classics and new merry tunes as the summer sunsets in the backdrop.

For more details on Sanctuary Cove’s Carols on the Green

Photos with Santa

8-11th December | 10am – 1pm

Mark the annual Christmas tradition with a photo with Santa at Sanctuary Cove. Meet Father Christmas for the first, second, or multiple times with your little ones (and fur babies too) inside Santa’s igloo and capture the moment to remember for years to come.

The Santa photo booth will be open:

8-9 December at 11am to 3pm

10-11* December at 10am – 3pm

Pet photos:

11 December at 10am – 3pm

*please note there may be pets present at the session on 11 December

North Pole Mailbox

From 5th November

Sanctuary Cove will once again host the exclusive North Pole Mailbox, a direct postal box to Santa Claus. Bring your little ones to Sanctuary Cove to write their letters and dreams and have them seal it with a merry wish at the stationary station, before posting the letter to Santa himself.

Christmas Celebration

8-11th December | 10am – 1pm

From head to toe, Sanctuary Cove will be dressed in the Christmas spirit. Walk through the streets of Sanctuary Cove and be mesmerised by the decorations, the festivities in the air, and song thanks to the roaming carollers gracing visitors with fan favourites as they explore the surrounds. The celebrations are not to be missed, with special gifts, giveaways, and daily prizes up for grabs.

Christmas Scratch and Win

22nd November-11th December | 10am – 5pm

Nothing like a little reward for you as you hit the shops for this year’s Christmas gifts. Starting from 22 November, Sanctuary Cove will be giving away $12,000 worth of prizes for Christmas to all those that find their Christmas gift at Sanctuary Cove. The waterfront retail district homes over 20 retailers offering an array of bespoke, locally made homewares, clothing and gifts. With every purchase of $50, visitors will receive a ‘Scratch & Win’ card for a chance to win one of 300 prizes, including an overnight getaway at InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort*.

*Terms and conditions apply

Celebrate at Sanctuary Cove

Who doesn’t love to bask in the special ambience that is Sanctuary Cove in the Summertime –marina views, ocean breeze, and seasonal sunshine. There isn’t a better backdrop for big family get-togethers, much-needed catch-ups with friends, and an indulgent self-care day amidst the festive buzz.

Visit Sanctuary Cove for the perfect end-of-year celebration, and be sure to book in ahead of the silly season today. Make a booking today!


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