New family activities on the Gold Coast
From mini festivals to unique shows, there is plenty of action coming up on the Gold Coast
Here is Xanadu Main Beach's guide to ensuring your Gold Coast holiday is filled with fun activities and fond memories for every member of your family.
iFly Indoor Skydiving show
For entertainment with a twist, the gravity defying iFly spectacular is high energy and free of charge.
The choreographed indoor skydiving shows are set to an impressive light and sound display, and include a series of stunts and tricks that will amaze adults and kids alike.
Your children can even get involved in the show, for a chance to win free flights!
iFly free indoor skydiving shows take place on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30 pm at iFly Indoor Skydiving, 3084 Surfers Paradise Boulevard.
Visit www.ifly.com.au for more information.
Bonjour French Festival
For fun with a dose of culture, immerse your family in food, film, dance and much more, at the third annual Sunshine Renault Bonjour French Festival.
Celebrating French cuisine, community and culture, the weekend event includes a French Film night, body art parade, Can-Can dancers and an international 17 piece big band., along with arts and crafts, a kids corner, history, music, and educational activities.
To be held on the first anniversary of the Paris attacks, this year’s festival will also include an official memorial ceremony; welcoming guests to unite against violence, and celebrate love and freedom.
The Bonjour French Festival will be held at Kurrawa Park, just 10 minutes from your Xanadu Main Beach accommodation, on 13 - 14 November.
Visit www.bonjourfrenchfestival.com.au for more information.
Gold FM Live
Boasting 10 of Australia’s most loved rock acts from the 70s, 80s and 90s, the Gold FM Live concert will be filled with hits that span the generations.
Held at Helensvale’s Night Quarter, the second Gold FM Live will welcome legendary idols including Ross Wilson, Glenn Shorrock, 1927, Wendy Matthews, Shannon Noll, Rose Tattoo, Euro Gliders, The Radiators, Richard Clapton and Steve Kilbey of The Church.
Having kicked off in Sydney in 2014 to overwhelming success, the PURE GOLD LIVE concert series has rolled our across Australia and become one of the most popular and successful live shows in the country.
A comfortable 20 minute drive from Xanadu Main Beach, Gold FM Live will be held at 1 Town Centre Drive, Helensvale on 3 December from 4.00pm to 10.00pm.
If your family loves food, you will thoroughly enjoy an evening at the popular Miami Marketta street market.
The family-friendly festival boasts flavours from across the globe, as well as local independent blues, jazz and roots artists.
The marketta seats up to 450 people, and offers hundreds of options to tantalise the tastebuds After your meal, treat the family to a sweet from the designated dessert hall, which features traditional gelato, dutch pancakes, homemade cupcakes, frozen yogurt, macaroons and more.
You may even like to sample a locally brewed beer or boutique wine at The Cargo Bar or The Shed Bar.
Located at 23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami Marketta is just 20 minutes’ drive from Xanadu Main Beach as us open every Friday from 5pm and Saturday from 4pm.
White Christmas at Movie World
There is nothing like the magic and enchantment of a white Christmas.Celebrate the wonder of the festive season in a setting like no other, as Movie World is transformed into a winter wonderland this December.
Each night for three hours, Movie World will burst with colour, music, magic and snow, as movies, street entertainers, Christmas lights and snow bubbles come together to transform the popular entertainment park.
The elaborate Main Street Christmas Float Parade is the main spectacle of the event, which wraps up with the arrival of Santa and Mrs Claus.
Many of Movie World’s rides remain open until late, so you can rest assured that there will be something on offer for all. Popular picks for the children include the Junior Driving School, Green Lantern Coaster, Superman Escape, Batwing Escape and Scooby Doo Coaster.
Visit whitechristmas.com.au for more information on White Christmas dates and times.
World’s Greatest Magic Battle
It's no wonder Nickleby the Magician enjoyed such success on his recent show in Las Vegas ... the popular performer and television personality makes birds appear from thin air!
Welcoming colleague Blaze to the stage for his latest offering, Nickleby's Greatest Magic Battle extravaganza is a truly mind blowing experience for the young and young at heart.
Challenging one another for the title of the ‘greatest magician’, Nickleby and Blaze will defy logic with their tricks and illusions. Be there to witness this performance … it must be seen to be believed.
World's Greatest Magic Battle is suited for ages 5 to 105, and will take place in the Paradise Showroom on 4 January from 10.30am to 6.00pm.
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