Christmas Fun In Brisbane City

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Some of my fondest memories growing up was of visiting Brisbane City every Christmas with my family to see and feel tiny beneath the Big Christmas Tree in King George Square and staring in wonder at the big Christmas display windows in Myer and David Jones in Queen Street Mall.

I am obviously showing my age but these moments created an absolute LOVE of Christmas and creating great memories with family.

This year I am hoping to take Harper and Fletcher on a Toddler Adventure to experience the joy of Christmas in Brisbane City. If you would like to plan a similar Christmas Adventure with your Toddler in Brisbane, check out this great list of Christmas Fun In Brisbane City.

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Brisbane Lord Mayor’s Lighting of the Christmas Tree

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WHEN: Friday, 26th November 2021 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm
WHERE: King George Square: 87C Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

This year, the Lighting of the Christmas Tree will be an held at King George Square and live-streamed via Brisbane City Facebook page, from 6.30pm – 7.30pm on Friday November 26.

Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner will turn on the 22m-high Christmas tree’s twinkling lights accompanied by special Christmas musical performances to get you in the festive mood.

The Brisbane Christmas Tree will be on display from 26 November to 6 January in King George Square.

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The Enchanted Garden at Roma Street Parkland

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WHEN: Wednesday, 1st December 2021 to Tuesday, 23rd December 2021
WHERE: Roma Street Parkland: 1 Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane City, QLD 4000

Combining magical lighting, audio special effects and digital art, The Enchanted Garden is returning to Roma Street Parkland in 2021!

Running 1-23 December, the family-friendly lighting trail combines over 8000 square metres of custom-made lighting, audio, special effects and sculptures to deliver a world-class digital art experience in the heart of Brisbane.

The lighting trail is constructed with cutting-edge visual and auditory elements like holograms, LED fields and hundreds of 3D-printed birds, with the 11 unique activations combining nature and technology for an unforgettable immersive journey.

The installation’s self-guided narrative will take guests around 30 minutes to complete, with entry available every 15 minutes from 6:30 pm to last entry at 9pm. Roma Street Parkland’s gardens are precious, so visitors are asked to keep to the installation pathways while enjoying their journey.

Tickets to The Enchanted Garden are $7pp (free for under-2s), and guests can take as long as they like enjoying The Enchanted Garden once admitted.

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Christmas on Queen Street (Brisbane)

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WHEN: Friday, 3rd December 2021 to Friday, 24th December 2021
WHERE: Queen Street Mall Brisbane City QLD 4000

Enjoy the magic of Christmas in Queen Street Mall with Christmas on Queen, daily pop-up performances and roaming entertainment throughout the mall.

Don’t miss the roving festive fun from 3-24 December from 11am-3pm AND 4.30pm-8.30pm during late night shopping.

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The Lott by Golden Casket City Hall Lights

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WHEN: Friday, 10th December 2021 to Friday, 24th December 2021
WHERE: King George Square: 87C Roma St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Located in King George Square is The Lott City Hall Lights, a dazzling visual and sound display of ‘The Night Before Christmas’, narrated by Robin Bailey.

The free shows occur every 15 minutes from 7:30pm to midnight daily from 10–24 December.

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The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols Brisbane

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WHEN: Saturday, 11th December 2021 from 4pm to 9pm
WHERE: Riverstage, City Botanic Gardens, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Enjoy cherished Christmas carols and festive favourites performed live by Brisbane’s best entertainers when they take to the Riverstage on Saturday December 11 from 4pm.

The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols is a FREE event for kids 18 years and under and $5 per adult. Tickets go on sale at 10am, Wednesday 1 December 2021 via Ticketmaster.

The show will be broadcast on Channel 9 on December 19. 

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Santa’s Stop Over

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WHEN: Saturday, 18th December 2021 to Thursday, 23rd December 2021. 4pm to 9.30pm
WHERE: Flowstate Lawns South Bank Parklands Clem Jones Promenade, South Brisbane

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.

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The South Bank Christmas Show

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WHEN: Saturday, 18th December 2021 to Thursday, 23rd December 2021 at 6:30pm and 8pm.
WHERE: South Bank Piazza: 410 Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

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

The South Bank Christmas Show will combine live music, singing, dancing, circus and Santa for an all-out mash-up of festive fun that will have everyone in the South Bank Piazza tapping their toes and singing along.

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.

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Kids Craft and Storytelling

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WHEN: Saturday, 18th December 2021 to Thursday, 23rd December 2021. 4pm to 9.30pm
WHERE: Flowstate Lawns South Bank Parklands Clem Jones Promenade, South Brisbane

Entertain your toddler with festive arts and craft activities and storybook tales at Flowstate in South Bank Parklands.

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.

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Christmas Cinema

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WHEN: Saturday, 18th December to Thursday, 23rd December 2021. Movies at 6.15pm and 8pm.
WHERE: River Quay Green South Bank Parklands Clem Jones Promenade, South Brisbane

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.

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 – The Grinch
8pm – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

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