Brisbane Christmas Decorations
Christmas is that time of the year we all look forward to, for it’s a time when you get your vacation, shop for yourself and your loved ones, exchange gifts, enjoy great food, meet and hang around with people and look forward to a new year and fresh perspectives.If you live in Brisbane or planning to visit the city around Christmas time, you’re in for a treat. The city is abuzz with vibrant colours and festive events all through December.
Join in the Annual Christmas Parade:
If you love the merriness of mingling with people, music, singing, dancing and performances, the parade that happens nightly in December is for you. Brisbane City Annual Christmas Parade will pass through Edward Street and King George Square. Find exciting creatures, beautiful floats, dancers, bands and most importantly the Christmas cheer!
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Shop till you drop at the Collective Markets:
Stanley Street Plaza and Little Stanley Street at South Bank Parklands are where you must be headed for Christmas shopping for everyone. Find the perfect presents for all your loved ones in one place. The sheer variety of shops here will have you visiting one after another in dizzy delight. Plus, you get to enjoy some great food here!
Watch Christmas fireworks from South Bank:
Who doesn’t like fireworks? If you want to enjoy the best firework display this Christmas, head to South Bank and choose a great spot where you’ll get the best view of the fireworks that are set off between December 20 and 23. The best viewing points here include Clem Jones Promenade, Streets Beach, Cultural Forecourt and River Quay.
Enjoy a walk in the Enchanted Garden at Roma Street Parklands:
Even if you’ve been there many times on ordinary days, you must visit the Enchanted Garden between the last week of November and first week of December if you want to see a completely transformed landscape – complete with glittery lights and brilliant displays across the lush vegetation. Expect to feel as if you’re stepping into a wonderland and you might even be able to buy stuff to eat from the food trucks here if you forget to bring your own picnic. The displays stay on from 6 to 9.30 PM.
Picnic at the Royal Botanic Gardens:
The Royal Botanic Gardens is a great option if a quiet picnic in a scenic setting is your cup of tea. It’s a great way to have fun with your family. Bring along home-cooked food, snacks, picnic blanket, drinks, board games and puzzles and choose a nice spot to enjoy your picnic. If there are kids at home, they’d be glad to be free and out in the open and having fun together with others.
Listen to The Lord Mayor’s Christmas carols:
Considered Brisbane’s signature event, this major carols event will have you singing along to all of your favourite carols, dances and lots of fun. Every year, you’ll find new artists adding their own special touch to the live performances.
Get a glimpse of Christmas decorations:
Every year, you get to enjoy spectacular Christmas decorations in Brisbane. The Gold Lotto City Hall lights show lasts for 15 minutes and shown from 7.30 PM to midnight from the first week of December till Christmas Eve. The official lighting of the massive Christmas tree (that stands 2 feet tall!) happens at King George Square and is around for you to enjoy till Christmas Eve.
Glamping weekend this Christmas:
Would you like to do something different this Christmas? If you’ve always want a quiet holiday away from the madding crowd, why don’t you choose a short camping trip with your family? And hey, if you’re not one to enjoy pitching up a tent or heating soups in an open fire, there are other options. ‘Glamping destinations’ allow you to enjoy the fun of camping without compromising on comforts. Be one with the outdoors and enjoy hot meals and drinks delivered at your door.These are just a few of the options for having a good time with your folks. There are many other activities like Santa meeting sessions at malls, music shows, special Christmas dinners at restaurants and so much more happening around you.
1. When is the Lord Mayor’s Christmas carols scheduled for this year?
In 2022, the Lord Mayor’s Christmas carols will be held on December 10 (Saturday) at Riverstage. You can purchase tickets for the events in November. Check the website for details and updates.
2. Which is the best market in Brisbane for creative Bohemian style shopping?
The Boho Luxe Market is a lively event packed with music, food and beverage stalls, psychic reading, meditations and more. Find it in The Old Museum building on November 18, 19 and 20 (Friday to Sunday), 2022. You can book the tickets, get them at the door or opt for a weekend pass.
3. When is the lighting display starting off this year in the Enchanted Garden at Roma Street Parkland?
The lighting display is returning to the Enchanted Garden in 2022 from November 25 to December 21. More details will be shared on October 31st. Ticket bookings start as early as November 7.