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Magical Christmas light show to enchant the city
The newest addition to feature in the city Christmas line up is the Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular. This magnificent animated light and sound show will see Brisbane City Hall illuminated in Christmas celebration. The spectacular will run nightly from Friday December 13th to Tuesday December 24th, from 7.30pm to midnight, every 15 minutes.
Keeping with the city's Christmas theme for this year, The Nutcracker, Brisbane City Hall will be transformed into a magical toy factory where all of the classic characters take shape. A wooden robot-like nutcracker soldier, Clara the ballerina, teddies, dolls, and even the mouse king will be there. Watch out for the battle as mice and soldiers scale the heights of city hall on ladders, after which the nutcracker and Clara meet to perform their magical ballet dance. As most good shows in Brisbane end, this one too finishes in a fiery flurry of colour.
The lighting projected is festive and beautiful but the accompanying soundtrack boosts the performance even more by enhancing the atmosphere of the spectacular. Viewing the show is easy with plenty of vantage points to choose from. King George Square and the mezzanine level are ideal spots. Those who are organised could plan to watch the show from the comfort of a café or restaurant chair in front of City Hall. The show is not only restricted to the building's front façade, but also on all sides of the clock tower. There is even a countdown timer displayed on the front of the clock tower to let people know when the next show is due to begin.
I went to this last night and it was fantastic. We booked a table and ate at Groove Train, which was good because we were out of the crush in the square.
Here's a tip though...the first show is at 7:30 and King George Square was ridiculously packed. The light show runs every 15 minutes and by the time we saw it for the third time the crowd had thinned out by about half.