26 November 2020, By Mater Lotteries

5 tips for successfully hosting Christmas

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Christmas is upon us, and thankfully here in Australia the coronavirus pandemic is pretty much under control which means we can enjoy the festive occasion in a semi-normal fashion. That includes having your entire family – big or small – along with friends, all under the one roof.

If you’ve signed up for the honours of hosting Christmas this year, now’s the time to start thinking about your plans – which could include moving into your new home on the Gold Coast and having everyone over at your stunning waterfront Coomera Quays home.

Our latest Mater Prize Home lottery No. 292 is located in a boutique canal and riverfront development set on the banks of the Coomera River and is valued at a total of $1,719,585 – our biggest prize home offering this year! Best of all, it’s ready for you to move into in time for Christmas.

Direct access to the Coomera River

For those in charge of hosting the family this Christmas, here are a few tips to help the day run smoothly:

Cook in a modern kitchen

Cooking for a crowd can be tough, but a brand-new kitchen with modern amenities certainly helps make life easier. An open plan kitchen has the added bonus of spreading those delicious aromas throughout the home. Plus, it ensures the chef doesn’t feel cut off from the action while everyone else is mingling.

and features plenty of bench space, new appliances, and an for faster and more precise cooking. Additionally, it opens up to the living room, dining room and outdoor patio, so everyone can easily gather all together.

Modern kitchen

Take the celebrations outdoors

The beauty of an Australian Christmas is the glorious weather. Which is why it would be a shame to spend Christmas Day cooped up indoors. A covered patio that flows seamlessly from the inside to the outside is the ideal location for hosting a Christmas gathering.

At our Coomera Quays prize home, not only can you enjoy a spacious outdoor patio straight off the kitchen and living room, but you can’t beat those uninterrupted waterfront views morning or night. Two ceiling fans will keep your guests cool, or alternatively you can turn on the ducted air-conditioning if the Gold Coast heat becomes too much.

Don’t forget to keep the kids entertained

When the kids are happy, the adults are happy. Don’t simply rely on the presents under the tree to keep them entertained. A designated kids space with plenty of activities – like movies, board games and a gaming console – will ensure they’re happily occupied all day.

The first floor multipurpose family room of our latest Mater Prize Home is the perfect place for the kids to escape. The home comes with a games package, complete with a PlayStation 4, two controllers and three games, board games including Game of Life, Uno Stacker and Scattegories, a TV, minibar, and a retro arcade system that features 60 classic games like Donkey Kong, PacMan, Galaga, Frogger, and Space Invaders.

The 12-metre swimming pool will also provide hours of fun for the entire family.

12m x 4m swimming pool

Keep the mood relaxed and stress-free

Hosting Christmas can be fun, but it can also be stressful if you’re not well prepared. Our Mater Prize Home is move-in ready and comes with everything you need to entertain in style. The fresh, modern interior has been styled with a calming coastal colour palette and fitted out with comfortable furnishings. The stunning water views in your backyard provide an idyllic setting for sitting back and relaxing post-Christmas lunch, too.

Have a big finale planned

If you really want to make this Christmas one worth remembering, then a pair of jet skis for your guests to use should do the trick. Included in our Mater Prize Home lottery are two Yamaha EX 1049 cc 4-stroke three-seater jet skis, which you can launch off your very own private pontoon. With direct access to the Coomera River and beyond to the ocean, there’s a good possibility your guests will never want to leave.

Ready to make your Christmas wishes come true? Purchase your ticket in the Mater Prize Home lottery No. 292 for your chance to spend the festive season (and beyond) in this million-dollar contemporary waterfront home on the Gold Coast. Tickets start from just $2.

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