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.

Things on in Brisbane <3

 

Openair Cinema at South bank parklands– Watch movies under the stars:)

Click on link for more information:

https://openaircinemas.com.au/brisbane/info 

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Visit Mount Gravatt Markets- Enjoy Food, Music, Art & Fashion

Open EVERY Saturday 4pm-9pm- $2 Entry-

Click on link for more information:

 http://www.mtgravattmarkets.com/ Markets

Let’s Learn About BRIS-VEGAS!! 🏢 🏫 ❤️️

It’s the first week of our new Option Classes, and what a fun first week it has been!

Today as part of Laura’s Discover Australia class, she took her students over to the iconic Brisbane City Hall – one of the oldest buildings in town. There, students attended the 100% Brisbane exhibit at the museum where they learned all about the history, listened to famous stories and other fun facts about our beautiful city. ❤

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They even have “smelly tubes” that produce scents that remind you of Brisbane. Such fragrances included “Thunder Storm”, “Frangipani Flowers” and “Fresh Grass”. Kind of weird but VERY COOL at the same time, don’t you think?! 😀

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Students had to also take notes of what they learned throughout the lesson, as they had to answer a questionnaire about Brisbane. Who thinks they can score 100%? 😉

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Things on in Brisbane this weekend! 🎶

Congratulations for making it through the first 5-day week in a long time!! 🙌🔥 You’ve done well to make it this far. The weekend is almost upon us once again, and there’s a fair bit happening in our wonderful city that you might like to check out.

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The full moon returns this evening, so keeping with tradition, the Full Moon Fire Festival is back for another night of entertainment. Head on down to West End this Sunday night for free entertainment and live fire twirling performances starting at 6pm and finishing around 10pm. Take a blanket, some snacks and enjoy the best of the West End culture. Follow their Facebook and website for updates and upcoming events.

This weekend is your last chance to see Swan Lake performed by the Queensland Ballet company! This classic masterpiece is only here until Saturday, so be quick in securing your tickets before it’s too late!! Tickets start from $60 and can be bought on the website here.

Here’s one for those of you who love a challenging challenge!! ROC (or Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge) 5k race is back for its 7th year this Saturday at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Tickets can still be purchased online, or a very limited amount can be purchased at the door.  This year’s ROC race will see the infamous Wrecking Balls, the Sweeper, the brand new Leap of Faith attraction, and an epic finish line slide down a 4 story tall water slide called The Hippo! Spectators can watch on for free from the sidelines, so why not make it a fun-filled day with your mates? 🙂 Check out the official website for FAQ’s, information and pricing.

This Sunday is Mother’s Day in Australia. Is it the same day in your country? 🙂 We know being away from home can be tough, so make sure to give your mothers a call this weekend! ❤ As it is Mother’s Day weekend, there are several events around Brisbane, including a free Movie in the Park event! Head on over to Roma Street Parklands this Sunday from 5pm to sit in on 2 free girly movies! There will be food trucks serving all the food, so all you need to bring is a blanket, some pillows and yourselves!

Hands up if you’re a 90’s baby!! 🙋 🙋 There will be a 90’s Music Video Party this Saturday night from 7pm at the New Globe Theatre in Fortitude Valley. Enjoy all those classic hits from artists like Aqua and the Spice Girls while enjoying some deliciously prepared cocktail goodies. Check out the official Facebook event here.

There’s also a special K-Pop event making its debut this weekend in Kangaroo Point. Local Korean pop groups will be performing live, there will be Korean beauty and cosmetic companies with information stalls and there will even be guest stars such as the season 5 winner of KPOP Stars Crystal Yi joining in as well! Head on over to the Queensland Multicultural Centre from 4:30pm. Tickets range from $20 – $25 and can be purchased at the event! Read on for more information.


That’s all for now, folks! Weather wise, it’s looking to be mostly fine up until Sunday afternoon, so go out and make the most of our beautiful sunny Winter days! 😀

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Keep track of those pesky unexpected storms by watching the rain radar, and be sure to plan your journey ahead of time!!

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Have a fantastic weekend, everyone! ❤

Sports Galore & Buddha’s Birthday this LONG Weekend! ✨

Get ready folks – another long weekend is almost upon us! 😀 If you’re looking for something extra to fill in the time, then take a look below at some of the events happening in Brisbane this long weekend!


🏈 NRL – Brisbane Broncos VS Penrith Panthers | Suncorp Stadium:

Our boys in maroon and gold will be hosting the boys from Penrith to kick off this week’s round of NRL. Come along and cheer them on from 7:50pm tonight! Grab your tickets here, or visit the official website of the Bronx here. 🐴

🏉 AFL – Brisbane Lions VS Port Adelaide | The Gabba:

Want to experience a truly classic Aussie sport? Then AFL might be the one for you! Head on over to the Gabba (in Wooloongabba) this Saturday afternoon from 4:30pm, and secure the best seats in the house to cheer on our Lions who are up against Port Adelaide! It’s a battle of the small cities that you should definitely not miss! 🙂 Tickets available through Ticketmaster. Read up all about the sport and the Lions on their official website here. 🦁

🏈 Rugby – Queensland Reds VS Waratahs | Suncorp Stadium:

More of a Rugby fan? Queensland’s representative team The Reds are going head-to-head this Saturday night against the NSW Waratahs.  It’s a battle of the states and the must-see match of the year! Tickets start from as little as $16 through Ticketek, with kickoff at 7:45pm. Visit their official website for more information and upcoming home games.

⚽️ Soccer – Brisbane Roar VS Melbourne Victory

Unfortunately it’s not a home game this round for the boys in orange, but you can still watch them on the big screen. Head on over to your local pub or sporting venues this Sunday with your mates to cheer on the squad as they take on the team from Melbourne! The match starts from 5:00pm!! Visit their official website to check when the next home game will be! 🙂


🎈 Buddha’s Birthday Festival, 2017!!  🎉

This weekend marks the 21st anniversary of the Buddha’s Birthday Festival in South Bank Parklands. Since its debut in 1997, the festival has since been given the title of the world’s largest of its kind! (Go Queensland!!) Festivities kick off this Friday, and entry is free! There are a range of activities and events suitable to everyone all across the long weekend, so take a look at the schedule and plan ahead! There will also be a fireworks display this Sunday night at 7:30pm to close the event, so be sure not to miss out! 🙂


That’s it for now, everyone! We hope you take care and have plenty of fun activities planned for the long weekend! Remember to plan ahead and of course be safe! Keep an eye on the weather using the BOM website, but as it stands, it’s looking to be a mostly sunny long weekend – woohoo! 😀 See you next week!

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What’s on at Lexis Brisbane – APRIL!!

Hey Brisbanites! 😁 👍

What a crazy last week of March this was! But we should expect those pesky storms to ease as we make our way further into Autumn! 🍂 🍁 And here at Lexis Brisbane, we have plenty of fun activities for you to do across the month of April! There will also be a few public holidays throughout the month, so please take note of these as the school will be closed on these days.

Grab your copy of the calendar from Reception and Student Support desks! See you next month! 😘

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