Christmas in Brisbane

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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 29 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 6 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 until 13 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 every 12mins between 7pm and 10:30pm. 11 to 24 December.
  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 7 December from 4pm.
  6. Experience the Brisbane City Christmas Parade
    Santa and dozens of performers will entertain and delight all ages in this year’s Christmas Parade from 13-22 December, nightly at 7pm – Edward Street to King George Square.
  7. South Bank Carols Extravaganza
    From 20 to 23 December at the South Bank Piazza you can catch exciting Christmas performances for the low cost of $5 per person (ticket son sale online). There are 2 nightly shows at 6:45 and 8:30
  8. Take in a Christmas Show at QPAC
    This Christmas you can enjoy great Christmas entertainment at QPAC with ticketed shows including:
    13-21 Dec – Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker
    20 & 21 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