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Your Guide to the Best of Christmas in Brisbane
Your Guide to the Best of Christmas in Brisbane

Brisbane is being lit up for Christmas in 2017, bring the family and experience the big city lights dazzling and sparkling with Christmas decorations and glamour.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree – King George Square, Brisbane City – 25 November 2017

Don’t miss this inspiring Christmas moment to mark the beginning of the festive season.

Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular – King George Square, Brisbane City – 8 to 24 December 2017

From 7.30pm to midnight each night City Hall will be lit up with 15-minute special effects light shows. The colourful and playful animation brings to life an enchanting Aussie Christmas tale that has become a highlight of Brisbane’s Christmas events.

Christmas Movies in the Park – Roma Street Parkland – 8 to 17 December 2017

Love Christmas Movies? Bring your family and make an evening of relaxing in the park under the stars, bring a comfy rug, pillows and don’t forget the popcorn! Food vendors will be serving a range of foods for purchase.

The Enchanted Garden – Roma Street Parkland – 8 to 17 December 2017

There is 8 nights to explore the Enchanted Garden, let the magic of Christmas warm your heart and captivate children’s minds as you wander and wonder at the glittering lights sparkling throughout the gardens.

The Nutcracker – Lyric Theatre, QPAC, South Bank – 8 to 16 December 2017

Little Clara goes on a magical adventure on Christmas Eve following the families annual Christmas party where she was given a nutcracker that comes to life. It’s a must see Christmas delight for all ages. Presented by Queensland Ballet to the sounds of Tchaikovsky.

Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols – Riverstage, Brisbane City – 9 December 2017

The best the city has to offer, the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols will serenade you with the spirit of Christmas at this fantastic free family evening of Carols; the event supports Mater Little Miracles, critical care for newborn babies, giving the gift of love.

Christmas Parade presented by David Jones – Queen Street Mall to King George Square via Albert St, Brisbane City – 15 to 24 December 2017

At 7pm each night the parade will take to the streets, the much loved performance included Santa, music, dancers and entertainers and a proudly presented nativity scene, suitable for all ages.

Christmas Beach Cinema – Streets Beach, South Bank – 16 to 23 December 2017

Are you on the Southside and want a movie night? Head to South Bank, bring your towel and picnic rug, sit on the sand and go for a dip while enjoying some of your favourite Christmas movies.

South Bank’s Christmas Markets – Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank – 16 to 23 December 2017

This fantastic Christmas Market is presented by eatSouthBank with music, carols, gifts and great food!

South Bank Christmas Carols – River Quay, South Bank – 20 – 23 December 2017

Presented by Hillsong Brisbane there is a performance at 6.45pm and 8.15pm over 4 fabulous nights, as South Bank comes to life with the Christmas Carol concert for the whole family.

Christmas Fireworks – best vantage point Clem Jones Promenade, South Bank – 20 to 23 December 2017

After the Christmas Carols the night sky will light up with a well-designed array of Christmas fireworks to dazzle and delight.


Christmas Carnival – Doomben Racecourse – 25 November to 16 December 2017.

Celebrate trackside with Brisbane Race Club.

A Grinch’s Christmas – The New Globe Theatre, Fortitude Valley – 1 December 2017

By Miss Kitty Obsidian, Curves and Claws Variety and Burlesque Show, 18+ only

Ceramic Christmas Tree Decoration Workshop – Artisan, Fortitude Valley – 6 December 2017

Be guided by Pru Morrison, renowned ceramic artist, to make your own beautiful and unique ceramic Christmas tree decorations. $55

A Very Naughty Christmas – Powerhouse Museum – 7 to 16 December 2017

Adults only 18+, a raunchy Christmas rendition for everyone who’s been naughty or nice, with a live band, Christmas songs with a twist, cabaret carnival to get you in the festive spirit.

Brisbane has so much to offer everyone, come and join the festivities, you and the family will have a great time.

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