The sound of children singing holiday carols.
The smell of festive fare in the air. People partying in the streets. And children awaiting the coming of Santa (who, bless him, didn’t disappoint). An entire seaside village, glittering with colourful lights to welcome the season.
No, it’s not a scene from a movie or a picture right out of a fantasy book. It’s real. It’s happening – every year, in fact. And you have a chance to take part in such a wonderful occasion. You’re invited to this year’s Tugun Lights Up event.
Tugun is a suburb Of Queensland located along the Gold Coast highway. This charming village is one of the all-time must-see destinations in the region. It boasts of four spectacular golden beaches on the southern side and breathtaking nature views. While gifted with natural resources, Tugun offers modern attractions to tourists as well. The famous Golden Four Drive strip is a favourite hangout with the many interesting restaurants, cafes, parks and shops to choose from.
The Golden Riviera beach resort is located along the Golden Four Drive, so booking a stay here assures you that you’ll be right where the action is. Choosing a self-contained accommodation, Gold Coast tourism officials say, is a practical way to enjoy the almost month-long event (Tugun Lights Up this year is tentatively scheduled from November 28 to December 31).
The furnished apartments at the Golden Riviera are equipped with TV with cable and digital channels, a fully equipped kitchen, washing machine and dryer, linen supply, extra cots upon request, and other luxury amenities. Truly a home away from home – only better, and perfect for families and large groups.
From your beach front holiday accommodation, you can easily drive or walk to the various activities that Tugun Lights Up offers. Walk along the streets, and you’ll see all the houses in the neighbourhood decked out in their most cheery holiday decorations and, of course, complete with their own light shows. Roving buskers and carollers roam the village entertaining residents and tourists. Some of the memorable activities that took place in the previous years (and are expected to be present this year as well) include:
Street markets, featuring the Tugun food market – the village is known for their bountiful produce of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers
Children’s outdoor art workshops and gallery
Stage plays and musicals
The arrival of Santa Claus
Enjoy the beautiful sea and take part in the cheer and bounty of the community with Tugun Lights Up.