Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Sanctuary Cove

31 October 2023

Sanctuary Cove is once again transforming into a Christmas wonderland – the must-visit location on the Gold Coast this holiday season! Eat, drink, shop and spread the magic cheer with Sanctuary Cove’s celebratory events and activities.

All December long there will be opportunities throughout Sanctuary Cove to capture the picture-perfect opportunity. Strike a pose aside a Christmas Tree or the gigantic Christmas present, snap a selfie in Santa’s sleigh, or capture the magic moment with Santa Claus himself – dress-ups welcome, and so are your furry friends!

The fun doesn’t stop there! The dining, shopping, and joy-filled precinct set on a backdrop of blue skies, waterfronts and glorious white yachts promises to deliver their inaugural Christmas that families have grown to love.

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

Photos with Santa

8-11 December | Shop 39B (opposite Red Steakhouse)

Capture the magic of Christmas with Santa at Sanctuary Cove. Bring the family and your furry friends along to create that special memory to last for years to come.

The Santa Photo booth will be open:

8 December | 12pm – 2pm

9 December | 11am – 2pm | Pet sessions 1pm – 2pm

10 December | 11am – 2pm | Pet sessions 1pm – 2pm

11 December | 12pm – 2pm

Christmas Carols

14 December | 3:30pm onwards | Marina Lawns (adjacent to Pier J)

Bring your picnic blanket and gather for an evening of singalongs with the family to Christmas classics under the stars. At half time, be treated to the annual Buggy Parade hosted by The Rotary Club of Hope Island, ending the evening with a firework display over the water. This is a free event. We recommend you arrive early to find a parking and a spot on the grass. Capacity limits will apply. * Event details subject to change.

For more details on Sanctuary Cove’s Carols and Buggy Parade

Bubbles on the Boardwalk

18-22 December | 11am – 1pm | Next to Dragon Cove

Enjoy a FREE glass of Bimbadgen Sparkling when you spend $200 or more*. Be rewarded when you shop your way through Sanctuary Cove this Christmas! The waterfront retail district is home to a selection of restaurants and a delightful range of speciality shops including fashion boutiques, homewares, giftware and more.

*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, or an indulgent self-care day amidst the festive buzz.

Why not stay a little longer with a luxury escape to InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort?

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