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by Debra Lidster (subscribe)
Debra, a stay-at-home mum of three, loves experiencing and sharing all that Brisbane has to offer; especially southside secrets.
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I have not given much thought about Christmas. That is until now. A little over two months away, I can feel my stress levels starting to rise already.

I should be making a shopping list and checking it twice, but instead I have been looking into festive family-friendly activities. This will be our first Christmas in Brisbane, so I am a bit eager to see what is on offer.

One event I do not want to miss is the Lighting of the Christmas tree. Brisbane's Lord Mayor Graham Quirk will be joined by Santa and other special guests in King George Square on Friday, December 2, 2011. To me, it doesn't feel Christmassy until the tree has been decorated with glittery tinsel, sparkly baubles and lit up with lines of twinkling lights.

Troy Cassar-Daly

Another event we look forward to every year is the Christmas carols. The Lord Mayor's Carols in the City should be a merry occasion. This year's stellar line-up includes Marina Prior, Troy Cassar-Daley, Justice Crew and more. It will be held on the Riverstage in the City Botanic Gardens on Saturday, December 10. Make sure you get there nice and early to get the best spot. The gates open at 5 pm.

Love TV

The week leading up to Christmas, King George Square will come alive in the evening. Christmas Tights, Brisbane's leading circus and street performers, will perform for three nights from Monday, December 19th. On Thursday (December 22) Love TV, an interactive art installation, will engage the public. The following and final evening, World by Night, will take you around the world with music, dancing, dining and shopping. The market stalls should be able to provide lots of possibilities for those hard to buy for people on your list.

Photographer: Mel Green (Flickr)

Jan Power's Farmers Markets, with over thirty specialty stalls, will be in the Queen Street Mall (Bridge End) every Wednesday in December from 10 am til 6 pm. You should be able to buy everything you need for Christmas here - fresh produce, seafood, baked goodies, flowers, gifts - without ever stepping foot in a shopping centre. Now that would be a nice Christmas present!
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Why? Get into the Spirit of Christmas
When: December 2011
Where: Brisbane CBD
Cost: Free
Can you please confirm the date for The Lord Mayor's Carols in the City
Is it the 3rd being the first Saturday night of the month
The 4th which is being advertised on the internet
The 10th which is being advertised on here.
By Pam - reader
Monday, 28th of November @ 11:10 pm
Hi Pam,the Lord Mayor's Carols are on Saturday, Dec. 10. For more information visit Brisbane City Council's website
By Debra Lidster - senior reviewer
Monday, 28th of November @ 11:53 pm
Thank you it was getting quite confusing.
By Pam - reader
Tuesday, 29th of November @ 01:26 am
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