5 activities over the Christmas break


Hello everyone. I am Shane Taas, the Activities Officer at Langports Gold Coast campus.shane

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:


  1. Christmas Lights Tour

If you are in homestay, talk to your parents about arranging a Christmas LigXmas Lightshts
Tour across your city. Hundreds of homes are lit up over Christmas and are decorated with brilliant lights and stunning displays.

  1. Boxing Day Shopping

Starting on December 26, many major retailers across Australia will be haboxing dayving 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.

  1. Beach

IMG_2725 smallThere’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.

  1. Movies

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.

  1. New Year’s Eve Fireworks

The perfect night to celebrate Dece118118-fireworksmber 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!