Lighting of the Christmas Tree
25 November, Carols and Entertainment from 5:30pm, Lighting
of Tree 6:30pm King George Square
Brisbane's towering 20m-tall solar-powered Christmas
tree is returning to King George Square, and on Friday 25 November you can witness the magical moment
when its twinkling lights are switched on
2 December, 4-8:15pm King George Square
Come along and celebrate
the festive season with the kids at free Christmas craft workshops. The hands-on workshops for children
aged 5-12 years will provide an opportunity for kids to create Christmas symbols from around the world
including the Spanish God's eye, Finnish himmeli decorations, origami Christmas trees and woven stars.
Weave, fold, decorate and create quality Christmas ornaments for the kids to keep. Location: The Deck,
King George Square
Brisbane Twilight Markets
December, 4-9pm King George Square
Enjoy Christmas shopping at the Brisbane Twilight Markets
under the lights of the Christmas Tree in front of Brisbane City Hall. Find unique gifts from nearly 100
local artists and crafters showcasing a variety of handmade goods including homewares, clothing, accessories,
jewellery, original art and ceramics. Grab a bite to eat from a food truck and enjoy late night shopping
like you have never experienced before.
City Hall Light
9-24 December, 15 minute shows from 7.30pm-midnight King George Square
With its enchanting narrative and creative flair, The Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular has fast
become a highlight of the festive season. Watch a playful Aussie Christmas tale come to life via animation
onto City Hall every 15 minutes from 7.30pm.
9-18 December, 6:30 - 9:30pm Roma Street Parkland
Come and explore
the magic of the Enchanted Garden at Roma Street Parkland this Christmas where a wonderland of glittering
lights will mesmerize and delight all members of the family over eight nights.
Christmas Movies in the Park
10-16 December from 5:30pm Roma Street Parkland
We all love our Christmas movies and picnicking in the park with family and friends. What better way to
combine the two with Christmas Movies at Roma Street Parklands! Bring a rug to sit on and pillow to get
comfy. Food trucks meals will be available.
Saturday 10 Dec: Arthur
Sunday 11 Dec: Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Dec: Love Actually
Tuesday 13 Dec: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
14 Dec: Elf
Thursday 15 Dec: Santa Clause
Friday 16 Dec: Search for
Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols
December - Riverstage, Brisbane City
Ring in some Christmas joy at the 2016 Lord Mayor's Christmas
Carols. This is a much-loved free family event held each year at the Riverstage venue in support of Mater
December, nightly at 7pm Queen Street Mall to King George Square via Albert St
music and merriment, this year's Christmas Parade comes complete with a nativity scene, Santa and dozens
of performers to entertain and delight all ages.
16-23 December Streets Beach, South Bank
Forget snowmen and make
a sandman instead at South Bank's Christmas Beach Cinema at Streets Beach. Snuggle up on a picnic rug
under the stars or dive-in to the cool waters and enjoy Christmas family favourites on the silver screen.
South Bank's Christmas Markets
Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank
Offering a range of traditional Christmas gifts, keepsakes,
delicious fare and ornaments accompanied by the festive sounds of live music and carollers, South Bank
Christmas Markets make gift shopping a merry experience.
Bank Christmas Carols
19-22 December, performances at 6.45pm and 8.15pm South Bank Piazza,
Over four special nights, The Courier-Mail Piazza will come alive with Christmas
carol concerts guaranteed to have the whole family singing along and tapping their feet.
20-23 December vantage point best from Clem Jones Promenade,
Electric fireworks displays will light up the night sky over four nights this December.
Bring the whole family along to the Clem Jones Promenade to enjoy a dazzling array of pyrotechnics that
will take you on a magical Christmas journey.
Chanukah in the City
4-8:30pm - Reddacliff Place
Chanukah is the Jewish festival rejoicing the triumph of light
over darkness. Celebrate with the Jewish community in Reddacliff Place, as a sin-metre tall sacred candelabrum
with nine branches, called a Menorah, is lit. Enjoy live music, community stalls, food, children's entertainment
and rides in the heart of Brisbane City.
Riverside Christian Church Community Christmas Carols
December - Riverside Christian Church
Save the date for the Riverside Christian Church Christmas
Carols on 3 December. The event will feature a jumping castle, petting zoo, face painting, and rides.
Junction Park State School Carols By Candlelight
December, 5-7:30pm Junction Park State School, Annerley
Dance the night away to the wonderful
sound of Junction Park State School Choir singing all the classic Christmas Carols. A selection of amazing
international foods are on sale for dinner, including, Vietnamese, Japanese, Chinese, Indian or Greek
cuisine, with all money raised going to Chaplaincy at JPSS. Special glow "candles" will also be available
Annerley Junction Christmas Fair
December, 9am-2pm - Annerley Junction
Once again Annerley Junction will be hosting a
fabulous Christmas market in 2016. The street will light up with stalls, buskers, kid's activities and
beautiful seasonal decorations.
Fairfield Christian Family
4 December, from 4:15pm Robinson Park, Fairfield
date for Fairfield Christian Family's Christmas Fair and Carols at Robinson Park, Fairfield. All activities
are completely free and include a rock climbing wall, pony rides, an animal farm, face painting, food
stalls, huge slides, jumping castles and more! Then, from 6:30pm get out your rugs or chairs and relax
while the Church choir plays all of your favourite Christmas carols. In case of wet weather, carols will
be held in the Church Hall.
Sherwood State School Carols
December, from 3pm - Sherwood State School
Come along for a wonderful evening to hear Ignite
choir, the Brisbane Bells Ensemble and Sherwood School Choir combine for a fabulous Christmas Concert
with all your favourite Christmas carols.
18 December, from 5pm - St David's Church
The evening will
include traditionals Nativity scenes, Christmas stories, children's games and activities, and food and
drink stalls, all followed by carols at 7pm.
This year, the event aims to raise awareness for the
valuable work that Anglicare do within our community. Anglicare provides services to the aged, children
and families, foster care and disability support.
8 December, 10:30-11:30am - Indooroopilly Library
along for a morning of Christmas fun. Test your general knowledge with trivia questions. Individuals and
groups welcome. Bookings essential.
Food for Summer Celebrations
December, 12:30-2:30pm - Indooroopilly Library
Do you need inspiration for your summer
celebrations? ABC Radio food presenter Alison Alexander shares ideas for food to enjoy with friends and
family, including recipes that can be made ahead of time and delicious food that will make beautiful gifts.
Participants will enjoy tasting samples and receive a collection of great recipes to try at home. Bookings
Cheeky Monkey Club: The Frosty Rescue
December, 10-10:45am - Fairfield Library
20 December, 10-10:45am - Annerley Library
With Christmas celebrations underway, everyone is super excited about the festive season. Everything stops
when Cheeky Monkey receives a message from Santa saying that Frosty the snowman is missing from the North
Pole! Can Cheeky Monkey and his friends find Frosty and get him back to the North Pole before he melts?
Ideal for children aged eight years and younger.
16 December, 11-11:45am - Indooroopilly Library
Join in a special storytime and craft based on modern Australian Christmas stories and yarns. Ideal for
children aged 3-7 years. Bookings essential.
Music Workshop: Christmas Music Games
22 December, 1-2pm - Indooroopilly Library
Enjoy original songs about Christmas and fun original games to accompany them. This workshop features
two circle singing games, an Australian Christmas action song, a Christmas tree clapping song and dance
movement games to up-tempo traditional Christmas carols.
Ideal for children aged 5-12 years. Bookings
2-2:45pm - Corinda Library
24 December, 10-11am - Stones Corner Library
to special Christmas stories and create lovely Christmas craft. Ideal for children aged 2-5 years. Bookings
'Twas the Night Before Christmas storytime
December, 1-2pm - Indooroopilly Library
Join a special reading of the classic story 'Twas the
Night Before Christmas and holiday craft. Ideal for children aged 2-5 years. Bookings essential.
For more great Christmas and holiday events, visit
Brisbane City Council's 2016 Christmas Events page here.