Brisbane is alive with blockbuster events this Summer - choose from a world-exclusive art exhibition, live music gigs, Christmas celebrations, international cricket and golf competitions, and much more.
Sample award-winning restaurants, enticing rooftop bars, sensational shopping, stunning new 5-star hotels, cultural experiences and exciting urban adventures.
You’ll even find World Heritage rainforests, majestic mountain peaks and the pristine Moreton Bay filled with glorious islands and wildlife, all within an hour from the city.
Christmas in Brisbane is the most wonderful time of the year with plenty of free festive celebrations and holly jolly activities on offer within Brisbane City and South Bank Parklands.
Read our ultimate guide to making the most of Christmas in Brisbane - find hotel deals, discover new activities and adventures, and eat at the best restaurants.
‘Tis the season to feast, and in Brisbane, this is best done with a long lunch in the sunshine. Fire up the group chat, we’ve rounded up the top dining spots for your long lunch this festive season.
Enjoy the magic of Christmas in Queen Street Mall with Christmas on Queen, daily pop-up performances and roaming entertainment throughout the mall. Don’t miss the roving festive fun from 3-24 December from 11am-3pm AND 4.30pm-8.30pm during late night shopping.
‘The 10th Annual Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT10)
Don't miss the most treasured contest on the cricket calendar – the Ashes.
In the 145th year of cricket's fiercest rivalry, Australia and England will
Located in King George Square is The Lott City Hall Lights, a dazzling visual and sound display of ‘The Night Before Christmas’, narrated by Robin Bailey. The free shows occur every 15 minutes from 7:30pm to midnight daily from 10–24 December.
Enjoy cherished Christmas carols and festive favourites performed live by Brisbane’s best entertainers when they take to the Riverstage on Saturday December 11 from 4pm. Tickets are available via Brisbane City Council for $5, and the show will be broadcast on Channel 9 on December 19.
Be captivated by a magical Christmas Eve story, featuring a dance by the Sugar Plum fairy and a Waltz of the Flowers in the Land
The ravishing musical An American in Paris comes to QPAC for its keenly-awaited Australian premiere in January 2022.
As Queensland’s summer starts to mellow towards Autumn, the Scenic Rim will roar to life with The Long Sunset, Australia’s newest boutique regional music event.
This That Festival
Sandstone Point, QLD 05.03.22
Coming to Queensland's first ever THIS THAT at Sandstone Point Hotel.
First Release SOLD OUT
Second Release SOLD
Gear up for 2022!
Rolling back into town from March 24 - April 14, over 20 huge days of cycling!
The line-up for next year
Major cultural attractions, world-class arts and entertainment facilities, and stunning natural surrounds combine to make Brisbane an exciting destination.
Whether you’re here to drink or dine, are a foodie or newbie, Brisbane’s hip restaurants, cafes and bars will satisfy.
Brisbane is a destination for the senses; walk under impossibly blue skies, explore ancient rainforests, and make your way to eat, drink, shop, play and stay.
Make the most of your 24 hours here. Take your pick from an adventure-packed day, see the tourist sights, or indulge in a foodie experience.
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A beach in the inner-city, parks and a river made for exploring, an interactive museum and science centre, and a child-friendly art gallery – family fun guaranteed!