Christmas is just around the corner so to get you all in the mood the team at The Ruby Collection have made a list of what’s naughty and nice here on the Gold Coast.

Who doesn’t love sitting in the park and singing along to your favourite Christmas melodies. The Gold Coast offers an array of Carols, our best picks are;

Date: Saturday, 9the December
Time: 6pm (kids entertainment from 3pm)
Pratten Park, Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach
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Date: Saturday, 23rd December
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm
Surfers Paradise Beach, Surfers Paradise
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Take advantage of some of the Gold Coast’s best assets, fresh seafood and water surrounds.

Our favourite seafood haunts nearby are;

BUNDALL FARMERS MARKET every Sunday, 6am – 11:30am.
Located at The Gold Coast Arts Centre. 135 Bundall Rd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

PETERS FISH MARKET – Open Mon – Sunday 6am – 7:30pm
120 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217

CHARRIS SEAFOOODS – Open 7am – 7pm daily
371 Marine Parade Harley Park, Labrador


We know, We know, the best time to avoid the shops is generally Christmas but we say Go For IT. This is also the best time to grab a bargain and the Gold Coast has so many amazing places to shop.
Our favs are;

HARBOUR TOWN: Love a bargain on your favourite brand’s then Harbour Town is the place for you. It’s number one on the Coast for outlet shopping.

PACIFIC FAIR: One of the most iconic shopping Centres on the Gold Coast, with its brand-new face-lift encompasses everything you need in a shopping centre, from Department – Grocery stores it’s some of the best shopping on the Coast.

Pacific Fair Shopping Centre


You can’t come to the Gold Coast and NOT go to the beach. Here’s a list of some of our best spots.

SURFERS PARADISE – You can’t go past Surfers Paradise Beach, a great place to meet people, relax and it has a fantastic lifeguard patrol.

BURLEIGH HEADS – Known as one of the best surf breaks on the coast. Burleigh beach is surrounded by a beautiful park where you can check out some of the Gold Coast local’s (Rainbow Lorikeets).

GREENMOUNT – Check out the view from the other end of the coast and nestle in amongst the protected Rocks at Greenmount Beach. One of the best surfing spots on the coast.

Surfers Paradise Beach


Why not soak up the views of the Gold Coast’s famous beaches whilst enjoying a Christmas Cocktail.

SANDBAR – Located just a short walk from The Ruby Collection, Sandbar sits across the road from Surfers Paradise Beach and radiates the vibe of a Bali beach bar with the perfect touch of the French Riviera.
The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise.

SEVENTY7 CAFÉ + BAR – Located inside the SkyPoint observation deck on level 77 of the Q1 building, take in a 360degree view of the Gold Coast from the beach all the way to the Hinterland.
9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217

SURF LIFE SAVING CLUBS – want something a little low key with an amazing view, then you can’t go past any of the Surf Clubs on the Gold Coast. All located right on the beach all the way from Main Beach down to Rainbow Bay.