Top 10 things to do at the Christmas Shopping Day

With the Gold Coast’s biggest Christmas Shopping Day quickly descending on us, it may seem overwhelming to know what to do. We’ve highlighted the top 10 awesome things to see and do at Pacific Fair during the Christmas Shopping Day on Sunday 12 November.

1. Shop, shop, shop

If you were waiting for the perfect chance to kick–start or wrap-up your Christmas shopping,,,,this is it! There well over 120 offers with up to 30% off at some retailers, Enjoy great deals from the likes of Alice McCall, Camilla, Under Armour, Adidas, Witchery, Mecca Maxima, Nike, Coach, and Tigerlily. There is something for everyone, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a bargain? 

2. Welcome Santa



Time to hustle people! Arrive early to secure your spot as we countdown to Santa’s Grand Arrival parade from 11am at The Resort Stage. Santa and his friends will make their arrival and parade throughout the ground floor of the centre! This is one you don’t want to miss. 

3. Meet and greet

Catch popular characters, From Looney Tunes and Nickelodeon’s Shimmer & Shine  for meet and greets with their Gold Coast fans from 11.40am to 2pm. This will be popular so be sure to arrive early to secure your spot.

4. Get creative with Christmas workshops

Bring the kids and have some fun decorating Gingerbread outside Event Cinemas. Or if Christmas baubles are more your style, there’s a bauble-making workshop in The Arcade Food Court. Plus Krispy Kreme will be offering doughnut decorating outside their store. Some much workshopping, so little time! 

5. Take the 12 days of Christmas Wishes trail



Follow the stars to find all 12 icons of a Gold Coast Christmas and watch them come to life. Download the ‘Pacific Fair 12 Days of Xmas’ app from Google Play or the Apple App Store and weave your way through the centre to find all 12 decorations. And if you find all 12, there’s a sweet treat at the end that’s sure worth it!

6. Get snapped and win!

We're giving away $500 worth of Pacific Fair Gift Cards this Sunday! Take a snap in our Christmas dress up photo booth, follow us on Instagram and upload with the hashtag #pacificfair for the chance to WIN
Oh, and don’t miss your chance to have a photo taken with Santa on the opening weekend. We might be biased, but we think our sparkly Santa Pavilion is the best on the Coast! The man in the red suit will be available from 12pm – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

7. Fun for young and old



What’s a party without free face painting, balloon twisting, popcorn and champagne? You can have it all on Sunday at our Christmas Shopping Day. While you sip champagne and listen to the DJ spinning tunes, you can decide what’s next on the shopping agenda.

8. Eat, drink and be merry

There’s no denying you’ll be spoiled for culinary choice. Our foodie retailers have jumped in  with some cool offers for when you need to rest and recharger from shopping. To whet your appetite, Mad Mex is offering free desserts with a main meal, Sorelle Italian will throw in free garlic bread and a drink if you buy a large pizza and Outback Steakhouse is letting the kids eat for free! And that’s just the start – there’s so much choice! 

If bubbles is more your thing, make a beeline to our pop-up Champagne bar on Level 1, Australian Designer Mall to rest the feet and enjoy a complimentary glass. 

Tried and tested, food and champagne is the only way to recharge the batteries for another round of serious shopping.

9. In-store festivities

Our wonderful retailers are all geared up to welcome you in-store. And some will also be offering cheeky Christmas treat. Why not visit Jurlique’s pamper station? Or how about some yoga at Running Bare? If you’re looking for something more upbeat, get your groove on with salsa at Comuna Cantina or listen to the Youth Choir sing your Christmas faves at Wild Fish & Chips. 

10.  And...Relax!



Framed by lush, tropical landscapes, lounge around poolside in The Resort among the many daybeds. It’s the perfect vista to take in the weekend’s activities and relax under the balmy Queensland sun. 

Grab a guide on arrival for a full list of offers and event timetable. Or download an online copy here to help plan your visit!