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Published November 26th 2019
An exciting program of Christmas events for everyone
Celebrate the festive season in Brisbane with the list below of entertaining free & ticketed Christmas events.
There will be something for everyone from carols to colourful parades to festive projections.
1. Victoria Park Christmas Putt Putt
When: Thursday, 28 November 2019-24 December 2019 Where: Victoria Park, Cost: Adults: $20pp, Children: $14pp & Family: $60 per family Details: Victoria's Park's renowned Putt Putt will be transforming into a Christmas wonderland with theme exhibits including Reindeer's Meadow, Candy Cane Lane, and Santa's workshop while tackling the ultimate 18-hole Putt Putt course. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Victoria Park Golf Complex Facebook
2. The Enchanted Garden When: Friday, 29 November 2019-13 December 2019: 6pm-9:30pm Where: Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane
Cost: Free Details: Experience one of Brisbane's largest lighting displays. Displays will be set amid winding pathways bordered by towering trees and lush foliage, including delicately-lit weeping figs, to the treetops of the twinkling rainforest. There will also be food trucks and food delights from the Parkland's newest culinary offering- The Garden Room Café. Click here for the website.
3. BrisStyle Twilight Markets When: Saturday, 30 November 2019: 4pm-9pm
Where: King George Square, Brisbane
Details: Wander through the variety of market stalls that will be showcasing the best of locally-based designers. There will be artisanal hand-crafted items, 100% handmade goods, inspiring artworks, unique gifts, cleverly crafted ceramics, and more. There will also be a solar-powered Christmas Tree, Food trucks, and Christmas craft workshops. Click here for the website.
4. Santa's Arrival Parade
When: Saturday, 30 November 2019: 10am-11am
Where: Mt Ommaney Centre, 171 Dandenong Rd, Mt Ommaney
Details: This family-friendly Christmas event will showcase a visit from Santa and all his friends as they parade throughout the Centre. The parade will start in the food court and head towards Target, Woolworths, Big W, Coles, and Kmart before making its way back to Target. There will be photo opportunities with Santa available after the parade. Click here for the website.
5. Meet at Mt Omm: Christmas Blooms Wreath
When: Thursday, 5 December 2019: 6:30pm-8pm
Where: Mt Ommaney Centre, Community Lounge (Next to Specsavers), 171 Dandenong Rd, Mt Ommaney.
Details: This adults-only Christmas Workshop will teach you how to make your own Christmas wreath with beautiful inspired blooms to take home. All materials will be provided. Click here for the website.
6. Gold Lotto City Hall Lights
When: Friday, 6-24 December 2019: 7:30pm-Midnight.
Where: King George Square, Brisbane
Details: This enchanting Christmas event will present a brand new story by celebrated Brisbane Children's Author Samantha Wheeler. The playful Aussie Christmas tale will come to life through animation onto City Hall every 15 minutes. There will also be a narrative and creative flair. Click here for the website.
7. Festive Flavours
When: Friday, 6-20 December 2019: 4pm-10pm
Where: Brisbane Night Markets, Brisbane
Cost: Adults: $2.50pp & Children under 15yrs: Free
Details: Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Brisbane's best food trucks and vendors. This event will showcase Christmas holiday foods including Christmas puddings, fruit mince pie ice cream, a mix of Australian and European classic dishes incorporating summer fruits, flame-grilled turkey drumstick, and more. There will also be snow machines, Christmas Carol performances, Christmas Lane featuring market stalls, licensed bar, visit from Santa Claus, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Brisbane Night Market Facebook
8. Jingle All The Bay
When: Friday, 6 December 2019: 6pm-9pm
Where: Along Brighton Rd, Sandgate
Details: This event will be the biggest Christmas Street Party with entertainment, festivities, visit from Santa, food trucks & stalls, market stalls, amusement & carnival rides, train rides, performances, roving performers, face painting, balloon twisters, Christmas Craft Workshops, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Christmas in Sandgate Facebook
9. Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols
When: Saturday, 7 December 2019: 4pm-9:15pm
Where: City Botanic Gardens, Riverstage, Brisbane
Details: Australia's most renowned singers and entertainers will be coming together to celebrate the joy of Christmas. There will be Christmas Carol Concert, pre-concert entertainment, Children's Christmas Spectacular, and more. Click here for the website.
10. Redlands Dog Obedience Club Doggy Christmas Market
When: Sunday, 8 December 2019: 8am-2pm
Where: Judy Holt Park, Birkdale
Cost: Gold coin donation.
Details: These fun, vibrant Christmas Markets will showcase doggy and Christmas present goodies and gifts, displays, competitions, entertainment, dress ups, Doggy Yoga, Sled Dogs, Rescue organisations pop-ups, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Redlands Dog Obedience Club Facebook
11. The Lights of Christmas at St. Stephen's Cathedral
When: Wednesday, 11-24 December 2019: 7pm-10:30pm
Where: St. Stephen's Cathedral, Elizabeth St, Brisbane
Details: Back for its second year, this Christmas event will see the historic St. Stephen's Cathedral light up with a spectacular light show. The show will celebrate the season of peace, joy, and goodwill through animation and projection on the Cathedral. There will also be a chorus of carols before the light show from 6:3opm-7pm. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Archdiocese of Brisbane Facebook
12. Brisbane City Christmas Parade
When: Friday, 13-22 December 2019: 7pm-7:15pm
Where: Queen Street Mall, Brisbane
Details: This festive event will showcase fun, entertainment, and festivities with the Brisbane City Christmas Parade that will march its merry way through Queen Street Mall from Edward Street to King George Square. The Parade will feature new exciting characters, singing & dancing group performers, Santa Claus, glowing floats, and more. Click here for the website.
13. Christmas Carols in the Park
When: Saturday, 14 December 2019: 6pm-8pm
Where: West Mitchelton Junior Rugby League Football Club Grounds, Mitchelton
Details: There will be plenty of family-friendly Christmas festivities with entertainment, amusement & carnival rides, face painting, Christmas Carol performances, activities for the kids, food trucks & stalls, Christmas Cakes & Puddings for sale, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Carols In The Park Mitchelton Facebook
14. Kids Christmas Craft Workshops
When: Monday, 16-21 December 2019: 10am-1pm
Where: Stafford City Shopping Centre, 400 Stafford Rd, Stafford (Outside Sanity)
Details: Each day there will be a different child-friendly workshop, including Gingerbread Decorating, Sparkly Snowflakes, Wooden Painted Santa, Snowman Beaded Decoration, Terracotta Pot Gingerbread House, and Lolly Christmas Tree. Suited for children 3 years and over. Click here for the website.
15. Creative Workshops: Christmas Wreaths
When: Monday, 16 December 2019: 6:30pm-8pm
Where: City Winery Brisbane, 11 Wandoo St, Brisbane
Details: This fun Christmas workshop will teach you step-by-step how to create your very own Christmas wreath with beautiful inspired blooms, learn professional techniques to handle seasonal blooms and foliage, learn new skills, and discover the simple joy of creating whilst sipping on the best wine from the only urban winery in Brisbane. Click here for the website.
16. Christmas Storytime at Brisbane Square Library
When: Wednesday, 18 December 2019: 5:30pm-6pm
Where: Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane
Details: This child-friendly Christmas event will help the little ones experience the joy of Christmas with an interactive session with stories, songs, and activities. Children are encouraged to dress up in their favourite festive outfit. Suitable for children aged 8 years and younger. Click here for the website.
17. Santa's Stopover
When: Friday, 20-23 December 2019: 4pm-9pm
Where: South Bank Parklands, South Brisbane
Details: There will be plenty of Christmas cheer with entertainment, storytelling, art & crafts, children's Christmas workshops, photo opportunities with Santa, and more. Click here for the website.
18. Carols Extravaganza
When: Friday, 20-23 December 2019: 6:45pm-7:30pm & 8:30pm-9:15pm
Where: South Bank Piazza, South Brisbane
Cost: $5pp & Children under 2yrs: Free
Details: There will be plenty of Christmas celebrations at this event with entertainment, an exciting Christmas production featuring film, song, dance, performances, visit from Santa, acrobatic aerialists, serene ballet compositions, acts, shows, displays, and more. Click here for the website.