Brisbane is a magical place all December long as the city comes to life with Christmas spirit. Don’t miss a pre-Christmas Brisbane getaway to check out all of the awesome events happening around the city. The whole family will love it!
Here are a few of our favourite Christmas activities in Brisbane:
When: 29th November to 13th December, 2019
Where: Roma Street Parkland
Open nightly from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Take a walk through the magical display of lights at Roma Street Parklands and experience the glowing gardens, delicately-lit weeping figs and a shimmering rainforest.
OFFICIAL LIGHTING OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE
When: 29th November, 2019
Where: King George Square
Starts at 6:30pm
Be there as the lights are turned on to Brisbane’s towering 20m tall Christmas tree.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
When: 29th November to 20th December, 2019
Where: Playhouse QPAC
Tickets: $49 to $69 via QPAC
The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge by Charles Dickens adapted and created into a stage performance by share and stir theatre co.
GOLD LOTTO CITY HALL LIGHTS
When: 6th to 24th December, 2019
Where: Brisbane City Hall
From 7:30pm to midnight
Enjoy this 15 minute custom-designed Christmas story (about a koala named Clarence) projected on to the Brisbane City Hall each night from the 6th December to 24th December.
LORD MAYOR’S CHRISTMAS CAROLS
When: Saturday 7th December, 2019
Where: Riverstage, Brisbane
Pack a rug or something to sit on and head to Riverstage for the annual Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols. Hosted by Channel Nine’s Charli Robinson and with a host of special guests and performances.
LIGHTS OF ST STEPHEN’S CATHEDRAL
When: 11th to 24th December, 2019
Where:: St Stephen’s Cathedral, 249 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane
7pm to 10:30pm nightly. Runs every 12 minutes.
Celebrate the season of peace, joy and goodwill with this new animated light show on the lawns of St Stephen’s Cathedral.
BRISBANE CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE
When: 13th to 22nd December, 2019
Where: from Edward Street to King George Square
7pm each night.
Don’t miss the colour and fun of the Brisbane City Christmas Parade!
QUEENSLAND BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER
When: 13th to 21st December, 2019
Where: Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Tickets: $40 to $140 via QPAC
‘At the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, little Clara finds herself embarking on the magical adventure of a lifetime when her gift, a Nutcracker, comes to life! Be whisked away with Clara, to the enchanting Land of Sweets where the Sugar Plum Fairy watches over whimsical snowflakes and pirouetting lollies.’
For the seventh straight season, Ben Stevenson’s dreamlike choreography and Tchaikovsky’s enduring score will charm all ages. The Nutcracker is the perfect festive ballet for the whole family to enjoy.
SOUTH BANK CAROLS EXTRAVAGANZA
When: 20th to 23rd December, 2019
Where: South Bank Piazza
2 sessions each night at 6:45pm and 8:30pm
Entry: $5 (Tickets on sale from 2nd of December)
Held over four nights the South Bank parklands will turn on the Christmas charm with eight wonderful performances in each production.
At 8pm each night there will also be a stunning fireworks display.
SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS
When: 20th to 21st December, 2019
Tickets: $59 via QPAC
Duration: 2 hours
Performers this year include the Queensland Symphony Choir, Blake Bowden, Lucy Maunder and more.
Click here for more information on QPAC Christmas performances and tickets.
These are just some of the Christmas events and activities happening in Brisbane!
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