Christmas - Visit Brisbane



Message from The Lord Mayor

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.

Merry Christmas.

Adrian Schrinner, Lord Mayor

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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.

Treat yourself, a loved one or the family to a Christmas staycay at one of Brisbane City’s top hotels for all your festive wishes to come true.

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.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year; a time to catch up with friends and family and share magical moments as December winds down and the holiday season ramps up.

When Eden was just 18 months old, Eden was tragically diagnosed with leukaemia. Hear how the Starlight Foundation Wish made a huge impact in Ethan's and his parents life.

Travelling into The City is an exciting and memorable way to spend a day together as a family, and during Brisbane CBD has plenty to offer.

The holiday season is approaching which means more social events in your calendar. Whether you’re planning a Christmas party, lunch or group activity, we’ve put together a list of the places you can book in The City.

Wondering what's on or what's open this Christmas in Brisbane? Check out the Christmas trading hours in Queensland's premiere shopping precinct, Queen Street Mall.

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