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Christmas in Brisbane

Christmas is an absolute magical time of the year in Brisbane. All over the city you will discover blooming Jacaranda and Poinciana trees, buildings adorned with twinkling lights, decorated Christmas trees and Christmas events and celebrations galore! During this festive season in Brisbane you are spoilt for choice with great shopping at South Bank night markets, night shopping in Brisbane Mall, Brisbane City and South Bank Christmas events and Christmas themed shows at Queensland Performing Arts Centre. Here’s the lowdown on Brisbane must see and do things this Christmas: Check out Brisbane’s towering 20m-tall Christmas tree King George Square Christmas tree will be adorned with twinkling lights and decorations from 30 November. Gold Lotto City Hall Lights Watch a playful Aussie Christmas tale come to life via animation onto Brisbane City Hall every 15 minutes from 7.30pm on December 7 to 24. Explore the Enchanted Gardens Be mesmerised by the magic of the Enchanted Garden at Roma Street Parkland this Christmas with a wonderland of glittering lights from 7 to 19 December. See the Lights of St Stephen’s Cathedral Gather on the lawn at St Stephen’s Cathedral to view the amazing light display designed by AGB the creators of Sydney’s Vivid […]

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Spirit of Christmas @ QPAC

When:  21 & 22 December, 2018 Where: QPAC Concert Hall, South Bank QPAC welcomes back Spirit of Christmas in 2018, with all our family favourite carols to be sung. QPAC’s Concert Hall will be decked out for the Spirit of Christmas that has become a cherished annual tradition at QPAC. There will be many notable names performing along with the delightful combined voices of the QPAC Choir, Brisbane Chorale, Brisbane Birralee Voices and Voices of Birralee will be accompanied by the Brisbane Bells Handbell Orchestra with music from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Gather your friends and family and join QPAC for this magnificent celebration, including traditional carols the whole family can join in and sing. What a wonderful way to celebrate Christmas. There are 3 performance to select from: 21 December 7pm or 22 December at 2pm & 7pm. Tickets cost: $59 Adults & $49 Children. Book your tickets at QPAC Box Office Celebrate the magic of Christmas in Brisbane city and book your Brisbane Accommodation in close proximity to QPAC at West End Central Apartments. Choice of compact hotel style rooms and self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. BOOK NOW  

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Brisbane International Tennis

When: 30 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 Where: Queensland Tennis Centre, Tennyson This year’s Summer of Tennis is kicking off in Brisbane with unmissable action with a whole host of Grand Slam tennis champions playing at the tournament. Don’t miss your chance to see your favourite tennis stars up close and personal with the likes of World No.1 Rafael Nadal (ESP) headlining the men’s draw alongside past champions Nick Kyrgios(ACT), Murray (GBR) and Grigor Dimitrov (BUL). Also crowd favourite John Millman (Qld) and Japanese sensation Kei Nishikori (JPN) will be playing in Brisbane. In the women’s draw the are no less than four Grand Slam champions, such as Samantha Stosur (Qld), world No.4 Naomi Osaka (JPN), world No.7 Petra Kvitova (CZE) and world No.8 Sloane Stephens (USA) feature in one of the strongest women’s fields at the Brisbane International. As well as a star-studded lineup of tennis champions, the event features great entertainment both on and off the courts, with pop-up events around the arena, delicious eating options and a quiet place to relax for a drink. Ticket prices vary greatly depending on the day and session time. Tickets starts from $18 and are available from Ticketek Need Brisbane Apartment Accommodation handy to the Queensland Tennis Centre? It’s easy to jump aboard a train […]

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Bon Jovi @ Suncorp Stadium

When:  Thursday 6 December, 2018 Where:  Suncorp Stadium Global rock icons and newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees, Bon Jovi are coming to Brisbane on their This House Is Not for Sale Tour. The concert will feature two brand new songs: “When We Were Us” and “Walls”, as well as all of their biggest hits. ARIA Award winning band Birds of Tokyo will be specials guests for the concert. There are a variety of VIP Experiences and Fan Packages to choose from which may include access to one of the pre-show functions, exclusive VIP merchandise and an array of on site amenities. VIP Experiences/Fan Packages start from $438.90. General Admission Tickets start from $92.30 and are available from Ticketek. Book your Brisbane Accommodation for the Bon Jovi concert at West End Central Apartments, with easy access to Suncorp Stadium. Offering a selection of fully self-contained one and two Bedroom Apartments, as well as Studio Apartments. Book your Brisbane accommodation HERE 

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Australia vs India T20 Cricket

When: Wednesday 21 November, 2018 Where: The Gabba It’s almost Summer and that can only mean one thing. It’s Australian Cricket time! Australia takes on India in the first of three international T20 night matches at The Gabba on Wednesday 21 November. It is the perfect family outing with loads of entertainment from 4s & 6s, to amazing catches, fireworks, music and more. It will be Justin Langer’s first summer in charge of the Australian cricket team after he was appointed earlier this year following Darren Lehmann’s resignation in the wake of the South Africa ball-tampering scandal. Australian Captain Tim Paine will be seeking ways to win back the public faith and trust following events in Cape Town. The game gets underway at 5.50pm in a night game that is sure to provide plenty of thrills. Tickets are reasonably priced ranging from $10.00 – $22.00 per person. For ticket purchase visit Ticketek. Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement that the Summer of Cricket brings and support the Aussies against India. Book your West End Brisbane Accommodation in close proximity to The Gabba at West End Central Apartments for the cricket match. Offering a selection of fully self-contained one and […]

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Taylor Swift @ The Gabba

When: Tuesday, 6 November 2018 Where: The Gabba, Brisbane Are you ready Queensland? Taylor Swift is coming to The Gabba on Tuesday, 6 November 2018! Taylor Swift’s 2018 Reputation Stadium Australian tour will mark her first trip down under since 2015, and the first since her album Reputation was released in November 2017. Ten-time Grammy winner, Taylor Swift is a singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Rolling Stone listed Taylor as one of the 100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time. With a string of hits such as “…Ready For It?”, “Call It What You Want”, “Gorgeous” and ARIA #1 “Look What You Made Me Do”, she is guaranteed to sell out The Gabba stadium. She will be joined by two international support acts during her upcoming 2018 Australian tour, English singer-songwriter Charli XCX and New Zealand sibling duo Broods. Tickets are $259.00 and are available from Ticketmaster. Grab your tickets for this epic concert and book your accommodation at nearby West End Brisbane. West End Central Apartments offers a selection of fully self-contained one and two Bedroom Apartments, as well as Studio Apartments. Book your Brisbane accommodation HERE    

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Opera Q’s Don Giovanni

When: 19 October to 3 November, 2018 Where: QPAC, South Bank The epic and timeless masterpiece Don Giovanni, performed by Opera Queensland returns to QPAC, conducted by Johannes Fritzsch from 19 October. British/Australian bass baritone Duncan Rock, makes his Australian principal debut in the title role of this striking new production of one of Mozart’s best works. Some of Queensland’s finest singing actors will complete the cast of Don Giovanni. The opera tells the compelling tale of Don Giovanni’s final days of pleasure as he roars towards his ultimate destruction, wreaking havoc in the lives of everyone he encounters. The power of Don Giovanni at close range is awe inspiring. Don’t miss the chance to be part of a very special operatic experience. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Tickets range from $59 to $159 and are available from QPAC Box Office Get in early and book your Brisbane Accommodation near QPAC South Bank at West End Central Apartments. Offering a selection of fully self-contained one and two Bedroom Apartments, as well as Studio Apartments. Book your Brisbane accommodation HERE  

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Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show

When: 26 – 28 October, 2018 Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank Become immersed in all things food and wine, at this year’s Brisbane Good Food & Wine Show from 26 to 28 October. This year’s show promises to bring an exciting line-up of features to discover, taste, share and enjoy. There will be returning show favourites and new, never before seen experiences and master classes. Just a sample of the taste tempting line-up will include: The Princess Cruises Theatre Citi Dining Pop-Up Cape Mentelle VIP Lounge Wine Selectors Cellar Door Riedel Drinks Lab Tucker’s Natural Cheese Alley Good Food Village Riedel Sensory Workshop Celebrity Chefs will be cooking up a storm over the weekend, with the likes of Matt Moran, Maggie Beer, Miguel Maestre, Darren Robertson, Matt Golinski, Alastair McLeod and many more. Tickets start from: $25 per adult (earlybird), $15 per child (earlybird) Friday or $30 per adult (earlybird), $20 per child (earlybird) Saturday and Sunday. Grab your tickets online at Good Food Show Book your West End/South Bank Accommodation in close proximity to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre at West End Central Apartments. Apartment style accommodation in Brisbane’s West End. Perfectly located close to South […]

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Moving Through Flowstate

When: 22-28 October, 2018 Where: Flowstate, South Bank, Brisbane Moving Through, a site-generated image and sound performance that imagines the intermediate space between this life and the next is happening at Flowstate between 22 to 28 October. Artist Kellie O’Dempsey’s works come to life using digital drawing and animated video projection, along with physical performers and musicians. Moving Through maps an illusory journey from a gentle departure through the after-life to the celebration of becoming. You can either participate in a workshop where participants become creators in this multimedia exploration, or join in a discussion as O’Dempsey talks through her process of creating cinematic collage. Moving Through culminates in two stunning and visceral evening performances. Flowstate is a revitalised location in the heart of South Bank. For more information visit Flowstate West End Central Apartments are perfectly located close to Southbank Parklands to see Moving Through.  Book your West End Brisbane Accommodation with us here in a studio, one, two or three bedroom apartment with either kitchenettes or full kitchen and laundry facilities. BOOK NOW  

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Laneway WV

When: Now until end September 2018 Where: West Village, 97 Boundary Street, West End A little piece of Italy is popping-up in West End with West Village welcoming foodie favourites Salt Meats Cheese and La Macellaria to Laneway WV. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Laneway WV’s Salt Meats Cheese pop-up will offer mouth-watering favourites such as their wood-fired pizzas and cheese wheel pasta. Open every morning from 7.00am will be the aroma of freshly-ground espresso and lattes thanks to the onsite roastery. Salt Meats Cheese’s boutique container bar, opens when the sun goes down so you can chill out with a alcoholic beverage while listening to live music amongst a backdrop of lush greenery and twinkling fairy lights. As night falls in Laneway WV, look no further than La Macellaria to end the evening on a sweet note, enjoying delicious scoops of your favourite Italian gelato. Open seven days a week Laneway WV is the destination for those looking to grab a slice of the Italian way of life in West End Brisbane. Visit the quirky and trendy inner Brisbane suburb of West End for a weekend of delicious cuisine and arts and culture. West End Central Apartments are perfectly […]

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