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Christmas at South Bank

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!

Christmas At South Bank

Twinkling Christmas lights will weave throughout the Parklands from South Bank Piazza to River Quay, with six days of live music, kids activities and our favourite riverside Christmas Cinema presented by eatSouthBank.

The South Bank Christmas Show

The South Bank Christmas Show, South Bank Piazza

Prepare for a nostalgic celebration of Christmas magic with this diverse variety show perfect for the whole family, running nightly at South Bank Piazza at 6:30pm and 8pm.

The South Bank Christmas Show tells the tale of Teddy and his toy friends - a cast of colourful characters uniting for a wild adventure combining live music, singing, dancing, circus and Santa. Tickets can be purchased via the Oztix website. Tickets start at $6 per person, with family deals available. Please note, it’s recommended that you book tickets in advance via Oztix to avoid disappointment.

Please visit the Oztix website to purchase tickets to The South Bank Christmas Show

Christmas Cinema South Bank

Christmas Cinema presented by eatSouthBank, River Quay Green

Enjoy free Christmas films and family favourites as the sun sets over South Bank. Two films will screen nightly at our riverside cinema, with a family-friendly movie playing at 6:15 pm and a flick for the older folks at 8pm. View the program below:

Saturday 18 December
6:15pm - Up 
8pm - Crazy Rich Asians

Sunday 19 December 
6:15pm - Elf 
8pm - Pitch Perfect

Monday 20 December
6:15pm - Babe
8pm - Ghostbusters

Tuesday 21 December
6:15pm - Polar Express (subtitled) 
8pm - Men in Black (subtitled)

Wednesday 22 December
6:15pm - The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 
8pm - Last Christmas

Thursday 23 December
6:15pm - How the Grinch Stole Christmas 
8pm - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Festive Beats South Bank

Festive Beats presented by eatSouthBank, Little Stanley Street Lawns and River Quay Green

Our pop-up stages will play host to a fantastic array of local artists from 4pm to 10pm, providing the perfect backdrop to a festive picnic or takeaway treat from the Little Stanley Street and River Quay retailers.

Santas Stopover South Bank

Santa’s Stopover, Flowstate Pavilion

Snap a special festive photo with Santa and Mrs Claus between 4pm and 9:30pm. Please note that visitors will be required to take their own socially distanced photos.

While it's free to visit Santa's Stopover, tickets must be obtained to manage demand - tickets are available from an hour prior to each session, from the booth at Flowstate. 

Kids Craft And Storytelling South Bank

Kid’s Craft and Storytelling, Flowstate Lawns 

Across from Santa's Stopover on the Flowstate Lawns, our Christmas craft and storytelling station is guaranteed to get the kids involved and their creative juices flowing with sessions scheduled between 4pm and 9:30pm.

Kids can make their own take-home Christmas koala instrument before enjoying a Christmas storybook and carols session with Santa's elves. 

While it's free to visit Kids Craft and Storytelling, tickets must be obtained to manage demand - tickets are available from an hour prior to each session, from the booth at Flowstate.

Christmas at South Bank map

Download the Christmas at South Bank timetable and location map.

Getting to South Bank Parklands

South Bank Parklands' underground car park offers more than 800 spaces (including eight disabled bays) with stair and lift accessibility from its north and south entrances. 

The car park is located at Little Stanley Street, South Bank. Entry is via Tribune or Glenelg Street, and spaces can be pre-booked online. 

South Bank Parklands is also accessible by numerous bus, train and ferry options and is a pleasant walk from the CBD via the Victoria Bridge.  

COVID Safe measures will be in place during Christmas at South Bank, including use of the Check In QLD app for all free events. Please consider supporting local South Bank businesses and dining at a local eatery while enjoying the festive entertainment!

While you’re visiting South Bank be sure to share your experience using #christmasinbrisbane, and tag us at @visitsouthbank

Want more Christmas cheer? Before the Christmas at South Bank program commences South Bank Christmas Sing-along takes place at South Bank Piazza on 16 December. Enjoy a collection of Christmas classics for you to croon along to, all performed by Opera Queensland, plus a few special guests. Book tickets via the Oztix website.