What's on this month at South Bank
Gather your friends and family for a month of fun and entertaining activities and events at South Bank! Here’s what’s on.
14 – 23 December | South Bank Parklands
Enjoy Carols by Twilight and the Christmas Cinema on the waterfront at River Quay, find presents with a difference and ornate handmade creations at the Christmas Gift Market, and bring the kids to Holly Jolly Kids for acrobatic-activities at South Bank’s very own Elf Academy, dance classes with Queensland Ballet and beautiful Parklands-themed ornament making. Christmas in South Bank is part of the Christmas in Brisbane program, events are suitable for all ages and entry is free.
20 – 23 December | South Bank Parklands
In the lead up to Christmas, South Bank Parklands becomes an energetic, celebratory hub, with shimmering fireworks whizzing, dancing and bursting above.
1 December | Streets Beach, South Bank Parklands
Streets Ice Cream’s Summer Celebration offers an afternoon of sun, sand, swimming, giveaways and Streets ice cream.
1 December | South Bank Piazza, South Bank Parklands
Sit back and relax at The Sound Society with free live music by Tailor Birds and Andrea Kirwin. Bring a picnic or grab a bit to eat from onsite food vendor – The Plough Inn.
2 December | Little Stanley Street, South Bank
The Young Designers Market features cutting edge designs across a range of exciting fashion, jewellery, home design, prints and much more from up to 80 of Brisbane’s most talented new designers and artists.
7 – 16 December | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
This December, Charles Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol is brought to life on stage by award-winning theatre company, shake & stir.
7, 14, 21 and 28 December | Melbourne Street Green, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
Enjoy free live music on the Melbourne Street Green performed by local artists from South East Queensland on Friday evenings.
14 – 23 December | South Bank Piazza
In a special Christmas edition, Snow4Kids is creating a snow wonderland with fun snow activities for kids to enjoy with their parents or guardians. Activities include falling snow, tobogganing on real snow and snow ball throwing.
15 December 2018 – 27 January 2019 | South Bank Parklands
Get ready to ride the Xpress Fun Train during the school holidays at South Bank. The trackless train will wind its way from one end of the Parklands to the other, a perfect family adventure!
17 – 21 December | Wheel of Brisbane, South Bank Parklands
The Wheel of Brisbane is taking Christmas sky high with Christmas cheer, crazy elves and daily visits from Santa.
31 December 2018 – 1 January 2019 | South Bank Parklands
Welcome in 2019 with a stunning fireworks display at South Bank! There’ll be two fireworks shows – one at 8.30pm for families and one at midnight for late-night revelers.
Until 28 January 2019 | Queensland Museum
Go bananas for the world of primates at Queensland Museum’s latest exhibition, Monkeys! A Primate Story. Featuring 60 spectacular taxidermy specimens and articulated skeletons, Monkeys! is a unique chance to discover a collection that’s been over two centuries in the making.
Until 28 April 2019 | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA)
A free contemporary art exhibition featuring significant art from across the Asia Pacific region. Explore a number of never-before-seen installations, sculptures, paintings, photographs and video from emerging and senior artists, together with leading works from Indigenous communities and artists.
Until 9 December | Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC)
See Alfred Hitchcock’s supreme comedy of suspense live on stage in the box office smash hit being performed at QPAC for the very first time.
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