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What's On at South Bank for Christmas 2018?

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by Geraldine Massey (subscribe)
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Published November 23rd 2018
Christmas is busting out all over Brisbane this season and South Bank will once again take centre stage for all things Christmassy. This year you and the family can enjoy a host of events and activities including markets, movies, carols, fireworks, theatre, and even a real snow park.

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For Christmas events and activities in Brisbane city see my article here.

For Brisbane's first ever festival devoted to Christmas see my article here
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🌟 A Christmas Carol at QPAC
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The most loved Christmas tale of all time is coming to QPAC this Christmas thanks to Shake and Stir theatre company. Along with Scrooge you'll find Christmas carols, live musicians, and even snow. Introduce your kids to the joys of live theatre.
Buy tickets online here.

Friday 7 December to Thursday 20 December

Prices range from $39 to $69. Discounts for families, groups and schools are available.


🌟 Snow4Kids Christmas Edition

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Snow4Kids had been a popular event for Brisbane kids in the winter school holidays. But this year they've added frosty fun in the sun to their repertoire with ten days of the Snow4Kids Christmas Edition. It will feature 100 cubic metres of fresh snow daily, toboggan slopes, snow ball throwing, and even Santa's Snow FX Disco

Sessions run at South Bank Piazza from Friday 14 December to Sunday 23 December from 9am to 9pm with sessions every hour running for fifty minutes.

General Admission tickets are $16.50 (including a fee).

Buy tickets online here


🌟 Christmas Gift Market

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See Susan's article here
South Bank's Christmas Gift Markets are legendary. This year they will have cute, Christmassy market stalls popping up in The Arbour, Stanley Street Plaza, and Little Stanley Street from 3 to 10pm daily from Friday 14 December to Sunday 23 December.
There will also be food stalls and Santa will visit each day from 4.30pm to 8.30pm. Entry is FREE.

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🌟 Carols by Twilight

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River Quay's amphitheatre is home to a range of Brisbane musical talent throughout the year and Christmas time is no exception. From 6pm to 8pm each evening from Friday 14 December to Sunday 23 December you'll be entertained by artists such as Queensland Show Choir and Cigany Weaver singing Christmas carol classics and more. And it's all FREE. You can even stick around for Christmas Cinema after the carols.


🌟 Christmas Cinema
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Once you've had your fill of choral Christmas cheer you can settle in for a cinematic Christmas classic at South Bank's Christmas Cinema.

They're on at 8.15pm every evening from Friday 14 December to Sunday 23 December and movies include Elf, Home Alone, Miracle on 34th Street, The Santa Clause and The Polar Express. Check dates, ratings and movie lengths online here. All movies are FREE.

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🌟 Christmas Fireworks
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See Susan's article here

Fireworks are a much-loved feature of all major celebrations at South Bank. Their Christmas fireworks are designed to be viewed in their best light from South Bank locations like the Cultural Forecourt, River Quay and Street's Beach. They're on at 8pm (for a fifteen minute spectacle) from Thursday 20 December to Sunday 23 December. And, like all the best things in life, they're FREE.


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