Christmas and New Years Eve on Hamilton Island

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

Highlights of the 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 Candle-light held beneath the starry Whitsunday skies.

Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve Carols by Candlelight will take place on the outrigger lawns from 5.30pm. Join in the fun and enjoy a sausage sizzle and refreshments. We also hear that Santa may make a visit.

New Years Eve
Our New Years Eve Party will have you “dancing-in in the street” along to classic hits and modern pop. The kids will be kept entertained with a wide variety of fun and exciting activities along with a family friendly fireworks show over Catseye Beach at 8.30pm.

Holiday Season Information

If you are planning to spend Christmas or New Year's Eve on Hamilton Island, here's what you really need to know.

Book Hamilton Island Accommodation Ahead of Time
Its busy on Hamilton Island over the Christmas & New Year's period. Book ahead so you aren't disappointed. You can see all accommodation on Hamilton Island that's available here: All Hamilton Island Accommodation.

Restaurants and Dining
When accommodation is booked out, so too are the restaurants here on Hamilton Island. Make sure you check out the Hamilton Island Restaurants seciton for more information on special deals, gourmet menus and other specialties for the festive season. You need to prebook your lunch and dinner reservations on Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day. Contact the Hamilton Island Food and Beverage Co-ordinator on 07 4946 5836. Click here for booking form

Organise your groceries and alcohol for your Hamilton Island holiday
The Grocery Store and Bottle Shop on Hamilton Island are really well stocked. You can also pre order your groceries through www.whitprov.com.au. Be well prepared for your Hamilton Island holiday over the popular festive period!