SPIRIT OF GIVING: Brisbane is hosting a wide ra nge of free events.
SPIRIT OF GIVING: Brisbane is hosting a wide ra nge of free events. Marc Grimwade

What you need to know about Christmas in Brisbane

BRISBANE City's free Christmas program is sending a sparkling invitation to you.

Head into your city's heart and wonder at the lights artfully hung on the trees and overhead the custom-built peddle powered Christmas tree in Stanley Street Plaza.

The festive adornment marks the centrepiece for South Bank's Christmas Markets, which line the cobbled streets over eight nights in December. 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.

The South Bank Christmas Markets are part of Brisbane's free Christmas program. To see the full program.

Visit www.visitbrisbane. com.au/south-bank /whats-on/free.

COME BE PART OF THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular: December 9-24: 15 minute shows from 7.30pm-midnight; King George Square, Brisbane City.

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.

 

BE JOLLY: Brisbane comes alive for Christmas ... find out about the many festive events planned.
BE JOLLY: Brisbane comes alive for Christmas ... find out about the many festive events planned.

The Enchanted Garden: December 9-18 - 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: December 10-16 - 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 December 10: Arthur Christmas

Sunday, December 11: Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Monday, December 12: Love Actually

Tuesday, December 13: Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Wednesday, December 14: Elf

Thursday, December 15: Santa Clause

Friday, December 16: Search for Santa Paws

Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols: December 10 - 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 Little Miracles.

Christmas Parade presented by David Jones: December 16-24, nightly at 7pm - Queen Street Mall to King George Square via Albert St.

Brimming with 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. 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.

Christmas Beach Cinema: December 16-23 - Streets Beach, South Bank

South Bank's Christmas Markets presented by eatSouthBank: December 16-23 - Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank

The market offers a range of traditional Christmas gifts, keepsakes, delicious fare and ornaments accompanied by the festive sounds of live music and carollers.

 

There's everything from carols to markets over the festive season in Brisbane.
There's everything from carols to markets over the festive season in Brisbane.

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