Bris-mas week festivities

With only a few sleeps left till Christmas Day, Bris-mas is a wonderful time to experience the array of free events on nightly till Christmas Eve.  Gather your friends and family and enjoy the spirit of Christmas together this festive season.

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Gold Lotto City Hall Lights - Friday 8 to Sunday 24 December

The Gold Lotto City Hall Lights is a shining jewel in the crown of the Christmas program. This year, Brisbane’s City Hall will light up with an all-new magical light projection show. This will be The City’s most colourful and spectacular Christmas projection yet, and one for all ages to enjoy. A must-do for everyone’s Christmas calendar, the Gold Lotto City Hall Lights will run every 15 minutes until midnight, starting on Friday 8 December and running through until Christmas Eve.

Christmas Parade - Friday 15 to Sunday 24 December

Brisbane’s favourite family tradition, the Christmas Parade, returns to The City this December. Brimming with music and merriment, the parade comes complete with a nativity scene, Santa and dozens of performers to entertain and delight all ages. It’s on nightly from 15-24 December and commences at the Edward St end of the Queen Street Mall. It then weaves its way through our vibrant city, culminating at King George Square.

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South Bank’s Christmas Village - Friday 15 to Saturday 23 December

Festive spirit glows brightly at South Bank this Christmas with a sleigh-full of free entertainment for the whole family. From 15-23 December, the Parklands will be brimming with live music, carollers, a gift market and a beach cinema at the Christmas Village. For details and to plan your visit, head to

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Christmas Beach Cinema

As the sun settles for the day, stake your place on Streets Beach and snuggle-up to watch your favourite Christmas films. Family-friendly movies will screen at 6pm and 8pm each night. Visit here for a guide to what movies will be showing.

Christmas Village Village Beats and City Sounds - daily

Listen to soulful live music at Village Beats at the Arbour View Café Lawns for half-hour sessions at 4.15pm, 5.45pm and 7.15pm. Live performers will be serenading Stanley Street Plaza each evening from 6.15-8.45pm. Sing loud and proud for all to hear at the nightly Carols by Twilight at River Quay. With 30-minute sing-alongs starting at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm each day of the Christmas Village, there are plenty of opportunities to spread Christmas cheer with friends and family with a good old-fashioned sing-along. 

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Christmas Fireworks - 20 – 23 December

Watch the summer sky ignite in a flurry of colour and sparkle at South Bank’s Christmas Firework Spectacular, presented by eatSouthBank. The 10-minute display kicks off at 7.45pm, nightly from 20-23 December, set to a soundtrack of your favourite carols. The best vantage points are the Clem Jones Promenade, Streets Beach and River Quay.

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With such a wonderful FREE Christmas program, there is an event for everyone to enjoy and experience this festive season. View further Christmas in Brisbane details here.

Christmas in Brisbane

Where - Brisbane City and South Bank Parklands

When - till December 23, 2017

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