Hello everyone. I am Shane Taas, the Activities Officer at Langports Gold Coast campus.
The Christmas holidays is a wonderful time of the year where families come together to celebrate this joyous occasion. It’s an exciting time as my family traditionally shares a massive feast with guests reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the future.
As we say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016, here is a list of 5 activities you can do over the Christmas/New Year’s Break:
If you are in homestay, talk to your parents about arranging a Christmas Lights
Tour across your city. Hundreds of homes are lit up over Christmas and are decorated with brilliant lights and stunning displays.
Starting on December 26, many major retailers across Australia will be having sales on their products. If you are looking for a bargain, head out to your nearest shopping centre. Be sure to plan your day as you will be competing with other shoppers looking to scoop up the good deals.
There’s nothing better than lying down on the beach, relaxing with mates, go for a surf or play some beach sports while enjoying the warm summer sun.
The summer also brings out rain and storms, so if you are looking to stay dry or want to stay cool over the Christmas break, the cinemas are a great place to catch up on your big blockbuster movies. Check your local cinema for sessions and movie times.
The perfect night to celebrate December 31 is watching the New Year’s Eve Fireworks. In Brisbane, the backdrop of the Story Bridge and Southbank is a must see. On the Gold Coast, the beaches will light up the night’s sky. However nothing will compare Sydney and the magnificent setting of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Speak to your activities officer to see what else you can do over the Christmas/New Year’s Break!