Christmas and New Year's Eve on Hamilton Island

This year Hamilton Island’s Summer Festival will be jam packed full of fun for the whole family. The annual festival always adds that something special to the entire Festive Season. The festival runs from midway December through to the middle of January to coincide with the school holidays. 

Hamilton Island Summer Festival

Highlights of the 2019 season will include live entertainment from our resident musicians playing in many of the islands bars, restaurants and poolside locations. Santa will be making a personal appearance at our Carols by Candlelight held beneath the starry Whitsunday skies.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Carols by Candlelight will take place on the Frangipani Lawns from 5.30pm. Join in the fun and enjoy a sausage sizzle and refreshments. Plus a visit from Santa and fireworks. 

Christmas Day

Santa will be visiting different parts of the island across Christmas Day. See below his itinerary:

  • 7.30am - 8.00am: Santa and Elves will visit Sails, Main Pool and Resort Centre 
  • 9.30am - 11.00am: Santa and Elves will be at One Tree Hill for sleigh photo opportunity
  • 10.00am - 2.00pm: Santa will be based at the Reef View Hotel for photo opportunity
  • 12.00pm - 1.30pm: Santa will be at the Resort Centre and Sails/Main Pool

New Year's Eve

Join us from 5.30pm on the Outrigger Lawns for live entertainment, kids funzone and family friendly fireworks show over the beach from 8.30pm.

Our New Year's Eve Party will have you “dancing in the street” along to classic hits and modern pop. Front Street will come alive with music from 9.00pm. From 10.00pm onwards our guest band "The Cast" will take to the stage at the Marina Tavern Forecourt. Plus our midnight fireworks show.

New Year's Eve at qualia

qualia guests can enjoy live music in the Long Pavilion with Myall High plus a private fireworks show at midnight.