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Christmas in Brisbane



Ok, we're heading north, into the tropics where we find the beautiful Brisbane! This glorious city features incredible coastlines, spectacular beaches and so much to do! Home to the theme parks and overly tanned locals you will not be disappointed by this destination. 


So what can we do over Christmas besides submerging ourselves in the beautiful blue waters and epic sands on the beach? Let's take a look. 

  1. Local Light Displays – Again, number one on the list consists of exploring the local lights by Brisbane locals. Visit to get in-depth maps to drive the amazing city of lights. 
  2. Carols by Candlelight – Brisbane doesn’t just have one main event they have multiple! Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols are at the top of the list with an epic list of entertainment and are perfect for the whole family. Carols in the Reservoir is a very unique experience being 6 meters underground in a 150-year-old water reservoir in the CBD with world-class performers and singers as the snow falls. Not to mention many local carols in an area near you, you don’t have to go without. 
  3. The lighting of the Tree – When the time comes the Mayor of the city lights up this epic 22m high tree to symbolise the beginning of the festive season. You don’t want to miss this display in King George Square. 
  4. The Lott – By Golden Casket City Hall Lights located also in King George’s Square will dazzle and amaze you with the amazing visual and sound display. Bring the whole family to this event and enjoy the classic Christmas tale that’s truly larger than life. 
  5. Queen Street Mall – Enjoy the magic and spirit of Christmas at Queen Street Mall this Christmas with daily pop-up performances and entertainment. 
  6. Myer Christmas Windows – It’s always a delight to take the kids and family to see the annual Christmas windows and see what theme they are each and every year. 
  7. The Enchanted Garden – Located at Roma Street Parkland this magical display combines lighting, audio and special effects and of course digital art. This space includes 8000sqm of custom lights and audio creating a self-guided tour that narrates as you go. 
  8. The Southbank Christmas Show – This nostalgic show really puts the magic and feeling into Christmas with live music, singing, dancing and a circus that makes this show fun! 
  9. Santa’s stop over – Santa and Mrs Claus will be stopping the sleigh in the city for photos and a meet and greet and is a great cost-effective way to save on photos this year and snap your own! Located in Flowstate, South Bank make sure you take the kiddies down for this amazing event. 
  10. Christmas Cinema – BYO picnic rugs and enjoy a classic Christmas film where our four friended friends are welcome. Two films screen nightly at the riverside cinema with family-friendly movies screening early on. Located Rover Quay Green, South Bank Parklands. 
  11. A Christmas Carol – This award-winning stage spectacle – Charles Dickens is put on stage. The humour, love and magic really come alive at the QPAC. 
  12. Christmas markets – Tis the season to shop and eat! So what a better place to start than some local Christmas markets. They support local businesses and bring the best of this state to multiple locations including – QAGOMA Design Market, BrisStyle Twilight Markets, The Collective Markets and many more. 
  13. Santa Photos – The most treasured memory for me is Santa photos with my family. You have so many options in Brisbane where do we start!
  14. An epic Christmas Lights Bus Tour – Brisbane you are spoiled for choice with lights to make this extra special jump on the bus and enjoy the lights without the hassle of driving or parking.

So spend an extra warm Christmas this December and visit Brisbane to see all the wonderful sites that this city has to offer!

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