While palm trees sway gently in the warm breeze, Palm Beach, QLD, becomes a unique canvas for celebrating Christmas, blending the coastal charm with the magic of the season. In this blog post, we’ll unravel the enchanting tapestry of holiday traditions that transform this Queensland gem into a haven of yuletide joy. 

From vibrant Christmas markets to the serene beauty of Christmas events, join us on a journey through the sunny streets of Palm Beach as we explore the local festivities that make this coastal community a one-of-a-kind destination for celebrating the most beautiful time of the year. Get ready to discover the events this December and turn this seaside haven into a magical holiday retreat.

Holiday Events and Places to Visit in Palm Beach, Gold Coast

Visit the Palm Beach Farmers Markets

Are you planning to barbecue some choice of meats and vegetables at your Palm Beach accommodation on Christmas Eve? Ditch the supermarket and check out the weekly Palm Beach Farmers Market! This event happens every Saturday, and stalls open at 6 am and close at 11:30 am. 

From the freshest vegetables and fruits, you’ll get them all right here. Some stalls also offer locally made cheeses, fresh seafood, and more! Are you worried that you’ll go hungry while browsing the stalls? Fear not! Some stalls sell sandwiches, breads, cookies, cakes, and coffee, so you can munch on them while shopping.

Mattie Barker will serenade market-goers on the 23rd of December, while Guy Kachel will perform on the 30th. Visit the Palm Beach Farmers Markets at Palm Beach Currumbin State High School on Thrower Drive, Palm Beach, QLD. Bring a large tote bag and protect your face with a wide-brimmed hat. Learn more about the market here.

Check out the holiday menu at these Palm Beach QLD restaurants

Frida Sol

If you’re craving the taste of chilli, cumin, and cilantro, check out Frida Sol. This taqueria and bar offer classic Mexican fare with a modern twist. Check out its generous servings of tapas, quesadillas, and tacos. They also have a 7-course to-share banquet perfect for a family Christmas party. If you have kids, you’ll love their children’s menu.

Are you celebrating New Year’s Eve in Palm Beach, Queensland? Join Frida Sol for a festive New Year’s Eve. The restaurant offers two packages to choose from. Choose between a full 7-course banquet with dessert or all the alcoholic drinks you can consume, plus dips and chips. Book a table here or order some takeaway for a quiet celebration.

Palm Beach Surf Club

Check out the Palm Beach Surf Club if you’re looking for good old Australian food during the holidays. From the 18th to the 22nd of December, patrons can order the Club’s Beachside Christmas Feast. This 2-course meal includes a delectable orange-cranberry glazed leg ham with roasted vegetables and fresh greens. After the dinner, they will serve a mini pavlova with cream and berry compote.

The Club will also host a jolly New Year’s Eve party with good food, music, and dancing. The party will start at 6 pm and will end at 10 pm. But before that, Jay Devu will serenade patrons from 2 to 5 pm. Learn more about different Palm Beach Surf Club events during the holidays here.

Balboa Italian Restaurant

Savour the taste of Italy this Christmas at Palm Beach’s Balboa Italian Restaurant. Whether you’re planning a Christmas Eve dinner or some takeaway to eat at your Palm Beach, Queensland, accommodation, you’ll find your favourite Italian foods here. Check out their website for their opening hours from Monday to Sunday. 

Get in touch with the restaurant to see if they’re open on Christmas or New Year’s Eve. You can even book a table or order takeaway online.

The Collective Palm Beach

Another restaurant you can try if you’re staying in Palm Beach, Gold Coast, during the holidays is The Collective Palm Beach. This joint serves many international cuisines, including American, Asian, Greek, Mexican, and more. Whether you’re craving some souvlaki or a plate of poached prawns or chicken karaage on Christmas or New Year’s Eve, you’ll find them all here.

The Collective Palm Beach will hold a festive Christmas Eve Lunch and Dinner. Head to the rooftop bar and taste The Collective’s drinks as the night falls. The restaurant is also open on Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Remember to book your table online first to secure your spot. Don’t want to leave your Palm Beach apartment at Royal Palm Resort? 

Order online and have The Collective deliver your holiday feast at your Gold Coast hotel.

Create Beautiful Memories With Family and Friends at Palm Beach’s Royal Palm Resort

Spend your holiday at Royal Palm Resort, Palm Beach’s premiere absolute waterfront hotel. Whether you’re looking for a 2-bedroom apartment for you and your kids or a spacious 4-bedroom Palm Beach apartment with a magnificent ocean view, we’ve got something for you. Feel free to do light cooking in our fully equipped kitchen, or order some takeaway and reheat it whenever you want.

Our Palm Beach hotel is along the Gold Coast Highway, so driving to Gold Coast tourist attractions is a breeze. Book your Palm Beach accommodation now and have an unforgettable holiday!

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