December brings joy and merriment as the festive holiday season unfolds in Cabarita Beach, NSW. And what better way to embrace the spirit of Christmas and New Year than by exploring the vibrant events happening in this laid-back town and its surroundings?

In this blog, we invite you to check out a comprehensive list of exciting happenings, from beachside celebrations to bustling weekend markets, that will make December a month to remember. Join us as we check out the events that promise to add sparkle to your days and nights in Cabarita Beach and beyond. Get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of December and create lasting memories amidst the coastal charm!

What to Do in Cabarita Beach and Beyond This December

View some incredible artwork by local artists at the Summer Love Exhibition

Where: Mist Gallery, Cabarita Beach

When: 8th December, 2023 to 26th January, 2024

Take a break from swimming and water sports with a tranquil trip to Cabarita Beach’s Mist Gallery. Check out the Summer Love Exhibition, which features artists including Helen Otway, Megan Cochran, John Corby, and more. This exhibition will run from 8th December to 26th January. There’s no need to purchase a ticket or book your spot. Just walk in, enjoy the artwork, and buy whatever suits you. Learn more about the exhibition here

Join the Christmas Candle-Making Workshop in Kingscliff

Where: Kingscliff Saltwater Studio, 78-80 Marine Parade, Kingscliff

When: 9th December, 2023

Are you looking for a productive activity this weekend? Check out the Christmas Candle Making Workshop in nearby Kingscliff. You’ll make festive Christmas candles in this 2-hour class. All ingredients used to create the candles are natural and non-toxic. Tickets cost $75 per person or save more when bringing a friend ($125). Peace Love Om Yoga hosts this event, which is happening on 9th December. The class will start at 3 pm. Purchase your tickets to the workshop here

Visit the M|Arts Precinct’s Artisan Makers Market

Where: Cnr Brisbane &, Wollumbin St, Murwillumbah

When: 9th December, 2023

Are you still looking for a gift for yourself or your family? Visit the Artisan Makers Market on the 9th of December at M|Arts Precinct in Murwillumbah. It is the market to visit if you’re looking for unique works of art to give to your friends.

Meet artists specialising in prints, ceramics, jewellery, and more. There will be workshops and activities for you and your kids. You won’t have to go far for brunch as food stalls and trucks will serve your favourites. It is happening on the 9th of December at M|Arts Precinct at Wollumbin Street. The market opens at 10 am and ends at 9 pm. Learn more about this event here

Listen to some Christmas carols at the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra’s 2023 Christmas Concert

Where: Tweed Heads Civic Centre, Brett Street, Tweed Heads

When: 10th December, 2023

Check out the Northern Rivers Symphony Orchestra’s 2023 Christmas Concert if you love listening to Christmas carols. It is happening at Tweed Heads Civic Centre Auditorium on Brett Street. This concert will feature some of the best-loved classic Christmas tunes and community carols. Marco Bellasi will conduct the Christmas concert. Learn more about this event here and book your tickets here.

Visit the Makers & Finders Market at Knox Park, Murwillumbah

Where: Knox Park, Murwillumbah

When: 16th December, 2023

Drive west to Murwillumbah on the 3rd Saturday of December and purchase your Christmas presents at the Makers & Finders Market. You’ll find this market at Murwillumbah’s Knox Park, and the event starts at 9 am.

You’ll find plenty of gift choices for your friends and loved ones at this market. Check out vintage clothing, ceramics, plants, bags, accessories, soaps, and more. If you’re looking for unique gifts, check out the art pieces created by local artists and artisans. You can also buy fresh produce from local farms to take back to your Cabarita Beach hotel and enjoy.

After shopping, you can always have a picnic in a quiet spot in the park. Purchase a cup of coffee and some food from one of the stalls in the market. Stalls pack up at 2 pm, so catch the best deals early at this weekend market. Check out the Makers & Finders Market website to learn more about this event. 

Get a memorable Christmas photo with Tweed Santa on the Beach

Where: Cabarita Beach

When: 21st December 

Book your Christmas stay at The Beach Cabarita and spend the holiday in paradise. Watch out for Tweed Santa on 21st December and have your photo captured with him. A professional photographer will capture this photo session. The photoshoot will happen on the beach in front of the resort, so book your Cabarita Beach accommodation today. Learn more about this event here.

Party with Undercover Blonde at the 2023 NYE Cabarita Beach Party

Where: Cabarita Beach Bowls & Sports Club

When: 31st December

If you like a rockin’ New Year’s Eve celebration, check out the Undercover Blonde concert at the Cabarita Beach Bowls and Sports Club. It is happening on Sunday, 31st December. Make sure to wear something neon to add some vibrant colour to the party and to stand out in the crowd. Learn more about this event here

Have your Christmas Eve dinner at any Cabarita Beach restaurant.

The best thing about spending Christmas somewhere other than your home is you don’t have to stress about holiday cooking. If you’re staying at a Cabarita Beach hotel during the holidays, all you have to do is check out the village’s wide selection of restaurants. 

Cabarita Beach has something to offer whether you’re craving international fare or local cuisine on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Don’t want to drive far for some good food? Enjoy the Cabarita Beach Hotel Bar & Grill or the Pandanus Cafe downstairs.

Why Choose The Beach Cabarita as Your Next Cabarita Beach Accommodation

December is usually the busiest time for you, with all that shopping and partying leading up to Christmas Day. But sometimes, you just want to escape to a tranquil location away from it all. You want to go somewhere you can connect with nature and celebrate the holidays with your family in tranquillity.

If you’re heading to New South Wales this summer and planning to celebrate the holidays here, why not make The Beach Cabarita your home away from home? Our Cabarita Beach accommodation has direct access to the beach and features spacious and luxurious apartments. Enjoy the scenic vista from your balcony, or picnic by the beach on Christmas Day.

Enjoy our swimming pools and spa, as well as our sun loungers and tropical gardens. Want to tour Cabarita Beach and nearby tourist attractions? Just visit our front desk, and we’ll organise a fun tour for you and your family or friends.

Book your Cabarita NSW accommodation today.