Christmas in Brisbane- Free events <3

Christmas in Brisbane

Brisbane is a buzz throughout the Christmas period. with a myriad of festive events. With so much to choose from, here are a few of the best loved traditions (all of them free), encapsulating the sights and sounds of Christmas:

Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular

The grand ornate facade of the Brisbane City Hall lights up every evening from Dec 9 depicting a magical animated Christmas story every 15 mins between 7.30pm and midnight. Dec 8-25 7.30pm-12am

The Enchanted Garden

In a Christmas first, the beautiful Spectacle Garden at Roma Street Parkland is being transformed into a dazzling fairylit enchanted garden for Christmas, preceded each evening by Bamboo Lantern making workshops (3.30pm-5.30pm) to add to the Enchanted Garden’s light collection. Dec 8-17 6.30pm -9.30pm

Christmas Movies in the Park

The Roma Street Parkland amphitheatre is the setting for this free program of family-friendly movies under the stars from 7pm, with food trucks available for eats from 5.30pm. Dec 8 – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation; Dec 9-  Elf ; Dec 10 – Home Alone; Dec 11 – Love Actually;  Dec 12 – The Nativity Story; Dec 13- Deck the Halls; Dec 14 – Four Holidays; Dec 15 – Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas; Dec 16 – The Polar Express; Dec 17 – Miracle on 34th Street, Dec 8-17 5.30pm-9pm

Christmas Beach Cinema

Brisbane’s unique Dive-In movies return to Streets Beach, with the chance to watch 2 nightly sessions of free Christmas movies from a rug or chair on the sand or while floating in the water. Streets Beach, South Bank. Dec 15-23 – 6pm, 8pm Free.

Whats on in Brisbane :)

What’s on this weekend

Starting Friday December 1 | Christmas in Brisbane 

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Australia’s most extensive free Christmas program takes over Brisbane’s centre each December. Join the city for free festive fun at the annual parade, light projection shows, markets, fireworks and cinema series.

Starting Friday December 1 | Mao’s Last Dancer The Exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin | 1 December – 29 April 2018

Li Cunxin’s story has been told many times but it’s never been told like this. The exhibition at Museum of Brisbane will feature never-before-seen interviews of Li’s colleagues and family, original objects and documents from Li’s personal archives and footage of Li at the height of his career.

Starting Friday December 1 | Carols in the Reservoir

Tis the season for carols and there is no better place to celebrate Christmas cheer than in Brisbane’s underground opera house, the Spring Hill Reservoir. Surround yourself with exquisite music by exceptional musicians and opera singers all while marvelling the 150-year-old venue.

Friday December 1 | Garden Wonderland in Fish Lane

December 1 means holidays, right? Well Fish Lane’s newest laneway festival is the perfect excuse to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Relax after a hard work week with a Pop-up pizzeria, live music and various tipple joints that will certainly take the edge off your Friday.

Friday December 1 & Saturday December 2 | ACPA Showcase 2017 

Performing for an 11th season, the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts is celebrating the accomplishments of Australia’s young and emerging artists and art workers. Witness a vibrant and high energy program including original music, acting and dance creations to complement new interpretations of popular works at QPAC.

Saturday December 2 | Rugby League World Cup Final 

Suncorp Stadium is set to host the Rugby League World Cup Final and it is set to be one of the biggest sporting events of the summer. The atmosphere will be electric and the fan experience will be unrivalled as two of the world’s best teams battle it out to hold the winning trophy.

Saturday December 2 | Christmas Markets by the River 

There’s no such thing as a white Christmas in Brisbane, but the World Food Markets are dedicated to bringing the feel of European Christmas markets to the city’s riverside. Gather your family, friends and pets and head along to Newstead House to start off the Christmas season with handmade goods, live music and Christmas pudding.

Saturday December 2 | Free wings at Seoul Bistro

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Freeeee chicken wings – is there anything better? To celebrate four years of business, Seoul Bistro in Sunnybank is having a ‘Customer Appreciation Day’ and is offering 4 free wings, fries and an iced tea for all customers between 12-2pm today.

International food day

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INTERNATIONAL FOOD DAY THIS FRIDAY 

Bring delicious food to represent your country- Sushi from Japan, pizza from Italy, empanadas from Brazil, chijimi from Korea- anything you want to bring!

The class to bring the most food will win a PRIZE:) 

We will eat all the delicious international foods after class on Friday 24th at 2pm

Sign-up Sheet at reception