Christmas in Brisbane really is the most wonderful time of the year! As our wonderful city warms up just in time for summer, it’s also coming alive with an array of colourful festive celebrations to enjoy with our nearest and dearest after what has been another challenging year.
Our Christmas in Brisbane program is a time for us to come together to revel in the spirit of our city, with something for everyone to enjoy across the city, South Bank, and Roma Street Parklands.
It’s also never too early to start filling your stockings for your loved ones. If you’re looking for that special gift, be sure to support one of our many local businesses that make Brisbane better. From my family to yours, I wish you and your loved ones a safe, relaxing, healthy and enjoyable festive season.
Adrian Schrinner, Lord Mayor
To help you get into the festive spirit, The City and South Bank will be holding a range of free and festive events for you to bring the family together to enjoy.
Celebrate the festive season at South Bank Parklands from 18 to 23 December, with a magical Christmas atmosphere and lineup of joyful entertainment offering a special experience for the whole family!
Head down to King George Square to see the lighting 22m iconic Christmas Tree presented by the Lott by Golden Casket.
Located in King George Square is The Lott by Golden Casket City Hall Lights, a dazzling visual and sound display of ‘The Night Before Christmas’, narrated by Robin Bailey.
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.
The South Bank Christmas Show will combine live music, singing, dancing, circus and Santa for an all-out mash-up of festive fun that will have everyone in the South Bank Piazza tapping their toes and singing along.
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.
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.
It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas and what better way to celebrate than by belting out your favourite festive anthems!
Prepare for a nostalgic celebration of Christmas magic with this diverse variety show perfect for the whole family!
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Delight the little ones this festive season from 18 - 23 December with a visit to see Santa himself at South Bank!
Enjoy free Christmas films and family favourites at River Quay Green 18 - 23 December as the sun sets over South Bank.
Enjoy summer in South Bank with daily Festive Beats sessions at the Little Stanley Street Lawns and River Quay from 18 to 23 December.
On Flowstate Lawns from 18 - 23 December, kids craft and storytelling will entertain children this festive season.
Plan your visit to The City and South Bank with the help of our program and map. All the Christmas in Brisbane events are easily accessible via public transport. Each precinct is directly located next to either a train station, ferry terminal or bus stop. Planning to drive? There are many locations to park, from weekday, evenings and weekends. Click here for parking deal information in The City and South Bank.
To plan your journey ahead of time, please head to Translink Journey Planner. For further information, please visit one of our Visitor Information Centres.
To help you get into the festive spirit, The City will be holding a range of free and festive events for you to bring the family together to enjoy.
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Roma Street Parkland will welcome back Brisbane's largest interactive lighting display, The Enchanted Garden, for a spectacular new sensory experience running 1-23 December.
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