It’s here – our favourite time of year! Pack your thongs, boogie boards and sunscreen and come enjoy summer at Ocean Plaza Resort’s luxury accommodation in the heart of Coolangatta!
Our self-contained one, two and three bedroom apartments feature quality furnishings and stunning ocean views. Relax by the pool, enjoy a meal cooked in our spacious BBQ area, have a hit of golf, play tennis or work out in our newly refreshed gymnasium. Enjoy the convenience of having a full size kitchen, bathroom with shower and tub, internal laundry, air conditioning, cable TV and DVD players, free undercover parking and easy access to Coolangatta’s newest and best shops and restaurants. Experience the delight of living just steps from some of the Southern Gold Coast’s best beaches when you stay with us!
This December the Gold Coast is getting ready to welcome Santa and his helpers and preparing for the New Year. And even if you don’t celebrate Christmas you’re sure to find fun, excitement and adventure on the Gold Coast in December!
What’s on this month in Coolangatta and on the Gold Coast?
Annual Coolangatta Christmas Concert – Sunday 14 December
This weekend enjoy a free family concert in Queen Elizabeth Park. Located only a five minute walk from your accommodation at Ocean Plaza Resort, the concert starts at 5.30pm and will feature live entertainment, market stalls and fireworks at 7.30pm. You might even see the big guy in the red suit!
More Christmas Carols by the sea
- Palm Beach – Monday 15 December 4pm to 9pm – enjoy free family friendly carols, fireworks, face painters and barn yard animals.
- Carols on the Broadwater – Saturday 20 December 4pm to 7.30pm – free and fun event at the Southport Yacht Club with face painting and glow sticks for kids!
- Surfers Paradise Beach – Sunday 21 December 6.30pm to 8pm – Jay Laga’aia leads the all-star line up. The night will conclude with fireworks.
See the City of Gold Coast website for more information about Christmas Carols on the Gold Coast.
Restaurants open on Christmas Day
Let someone else sweat over a hot stove for you this Christmas Day! Some of the Gold Coast’s best restaurants will stay open serving sumptuous feasts for you this year. Remember, you may need to book in advance to get a seat at the table!
- The Coolangatta Tweed Heads Golf Club – bookings are essential for their seafood luncheon.
- Seagulls Club at Tweed Heads will have Christmas luncheons at their Mangrove and Star Buffet restaurants to cover every budget and taste.
- Burleigh Heads Hotel is serving a three-course lunch, bookings essential.
Or, you can stock up on supplies at the brand new Woolworths or Aldi at the newly redeveloped Strand at Coolangatta, and cook up your own meal in your fully equipped kitchen in your Ocean Plaza Resort accommodation.
See the Gold Coast Bulletin’s list of restaurants that will be open Christmas Day.
New Year’s fireworks
Two timezones equals twice the fun! Double up on your celebrations by celebrating New Year’s on the Queensland and New South Wales border.
Hop over the border to Jack Evans Boat Harbour for midnight fireworks (11pm QLD) and then head back over to Coolangatta beach for fireworks at 9pm and 12pm Queensland time.
Twin Towns has a huge range of New Year’s Eve activities – a cocktail function at Horizons, pool party at Club Banora to a stylish event at Breezes Bar. See the Twin Towns website for more on its Christmas and New Year’s Eve functions and entertainment options.
Book your Coolangatta accommodation now
Ocean Plaza Resort is superbly located in the centre of all the summer and holiday festivities. We’re steps from the Southern Gold Coast’s best beaches, close to the Tweed Head’s beautiful river system and only minutes drive from the Coolangatta airport.
If you want to experience a sunny, sandy, Gold Coast Christmas this year, or just need a well-deserved end of year break, book your holiday now using the form to the right. We have competitive prices and a history of happy guests. To hear more about our fantastic location, friendly staff and luxurious accommodation take look at our latest Trip Advisor reviews!