Christmas on the Gold Coast


There is nothing more iconic than an Aussie summer Christmas. Fresh prawns, Nan’s pavlova, clinking glasses together with family to celebrate the year that has been.

Sea World Cruises have a variety of options for holiday cheer this 2021 silly season. From luxurious lunches to work parties, here are some of our favourite things to do on Christmas Day on the Gold Coast.

Lunch in luxury

Step aboard the Spirit of Elston for a leisurely 2-hour Christmas Lunch Cruise down sparkling Gold Coast waterways. 

We’ve eased the pressure of Xmas lunch, and Santa’s helpers in the kitchen have carefully curated a mouthwatering menu.  Help yourself to a tasty buffet lunch featuring all of the Aussie favourites, including baked maple-glazed ham, roast chicken and freshly caught King Prawns.

See the sights of the Gold Coast as you relax atop our spacious sundeck, sipping ice-cold beverages and sharing laughter with family and friends.

Children will be delighted to receive free kids Christmas activity pack full of plenty of goodies and things to keep them busy whilst the adults enjoy not lifting a finger on Christmas Day.

Have a cracking time this Christmas with our Christmas Lunch Cruise.

Dazzling Christmas Dinner

If your Christmas day is dedicated to a backyard BBQ and uncle Robert’s poor backyard cricket batting, we have dinner prepared for you. No more running around the kitchen preparing the post-match meal, instead step aboard our Christmas Dinner Cruise.  Departing twice from the convenient location at the Sea World Cruises Main Beach Terminal, this two-hour cruise will see you cruising the Gold Coast underneath the dazzling city lights.

Dance the evening on our upstairs dancefloor to live music and cherish your special Christmas night.

Beverage packages are available on both the lunch and dinner cruise, including locally-brewed boutique beers, wines, champagne, soft drinks & juices.

Our delicious Christmas buffet spread.

It’s Christmas Party Time

Did your manager ask you to sort out the Christmas party a few months back, which missed your to-do list? Or are you the manager who completely forgot and have to organise something fast? Sea World Cruises loves the silly season and hosting work functions and parties.

We have another blog post that puts our charters and functions in a little more detail, but in short, they are some of the most fun and memorable venues you will ever party in.

Sunset Deck

Our Sunset Deck is a function space with a stunning waterfront view. Party as the sun sets across the Gold Coast Hinterland and twinkling lights set the scene for a beautiful night.

Private Boat Charter

From private Raft-Up Island Parties to private boat hire down the glittering Gold Coast canals, there are charter options to suit all moods and budgets.

Kids Santa Cruise

This year will mark our 5th annual Santa Christmas Cruise. Every Christmas Eve, Santa and his elves visit the Gold Coast before his big night. Children will be thrilled to meet the big man himself as you cruise down stunning Gold Coast Waterways during golden hour. Little ones will join Santa as he throws candy to the eager families waiting on the piers and jetties on the Gold Coast canals.
Our favourite carolers will return to be the sound of a magical night before Christmas.

Last year we were lucky enough to interview St Nick and find out more about why he loves the Gold Coast so much.

Need more?

Need any more reason to book a seat on our Christmas Lunch or Dinner Cruise or choose us to host your work Christmas party/function? Besides being a completely unique and exciting experience on the Gold Coast, we have tasty festive-themed cocktails (keep an eye out for this year’s yummy cocktail menu) and gorgeous themed decorations, including classic Christmas crackers and tinsel galore.

Our venue spaces cater to all ages, making it the ultimate destination for celebration on the Gold Coast this Christmas 2021.

2020’s Christmas cocktails, we’ll take all three!

Christmas Party season is quickly approaching, and spaces are filling up fast. Secure your spot today to avoid disappointment.

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