Christmas in Brisbane
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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Lightwalk. 
  5. Attend the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols
    Bring your picnic rugs and voices to sing along to Christmas Carols in the park at Riverstage on 8 December from 4pm.
  6. Experience the David Jones Christmas Parade
    Santa and dozens of performers will entertain and delight all ages in this year’s Christmas Parade from 14-23 December, nightly at 7pm – Queen Street Mall to King George Square via Albert St, Brisbane City.
  7. Watch a Movie at the Christmas Cinema
    Enjoy all of the Christmas classics, including Elf and Home Alone at River Quay, South Bank Bring a rug to sit on and pillow to get comfy from 14 to 20 December.
  8. Listen to Carols By Twilight
    There will be Christmas carol concerts at River Quay, South Bank nightly that are guaranteed to have the whole family singing along from 14 to 23 December at 6 to 8pm.
  9. Observe the Christmas Fireworks Spectacular
    20-23 December at 8pm the summer night sky ignite in a flurry of colour over the Brisbane River along South Bank.
  10. Take in a Christmas Show at QPAC
    This Christmas you can enjoy great Christmas entertainment at QPAC with shows including:
    7-20 Dec – A Christmas Carol
    24-22 Dec – Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker
    21 & 22 Dec- Spirit of Christmas

Make this Christmas one to remember and enjoy a city stay in Brisbane at West End, in close proximity to the CBD, South Bank, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, QPAC, and Queensland Art Gallery and Museum. Book your Brisbane Accommodation with us here at West End Central Apartments. BOOK NOW


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