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Everything You Need To Know About The Gold Coast’s First Major Event Of 2022

By Victoria Patapan

With lockdowns and travel restrictions now in the rearview mirror, we’re well and truly ready to throw on our finery and lock in 2022 as the year of eventing. We’re talking high-end fashion, fascinators, and endless bottles of bubbly to celebrate our newfound freedom. The only question left is: what to attend? 

Sunday, January 9, 2022, marks the highly anticipated return of the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo, aka the first major social event to hit the Gold Coast since the start of the pandemic. An absolute must-attend, the outing is one of the many highlights of The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival, showcasing some of Australia’s best Polo players as they battle it out against the picturesque Broadwater backdrop. 

But we haven’t even got to the best part—up for grabs this year is entry to the stylish Pacific Fair Pavilion, where you’ll be treated to an all-day premium food and beverage package in an unbeatable location, right beside the VIP Marquee. Enjoy the on-field action alongside some much-needed celebration thanks to live entertainment, ensuring you are occupied throughout the whole soiree. Don’t forget to throw on your best and finest to catch the eye of Pacific Fair’s Fashions On The Field, who’ll be scouring the crowd to find the best-dressed guests on the day.      

Of course, if you don’t want to splurge on a ticket to the Pavillion’s fully furnished, cocktail-style setting, score yourself a pass for General Admission. For just $35 a pop (or free for kids aged 15 and under), you can enjoy a BYO picnic from a coveted fieldside position—or better yet, sample the range of cashless food trucks hitting up the Polo Village. Those aged 18 and over will also score entry to the Beer Garden for no extra charge (bevvies do come at a cost, though—but trust us, they’re worth every penny). 

No matter which ticket you choose, The Star Gold Coast Magic Millions Carnival is bringing Polo back for 2022, alongside live music, plenty of food, and a tonne of family-friendly activities. Whether you’re waiting to be scouted by Fashions On The Field, or just hanging out for the customary divot stomp, Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo tops our list for the ringing in the new year in style. Head here to find out more, or grab your tickets here for a glamorous and well-deserved weekend on the Gold Coast. You’ve earned it!

The Details

Where: Doug Jennings Park, Main Beach, Gold Coast
When: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Get your tickets here.

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