Brisbane comes alive this December with plenty of Christmas festivities ideal for the whole family.

Join us online for the Lighting of the Christmas Tree, sing along to your favourite Christmas tunes at the Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols or drop by South Bank Parklands for music, Christmas movies under the stars and more.

For more on Christmas specifically in the City and South Bank Parklands head to Visit Brisbane's website.

Find out what Brisbane has on offer this festive season.

Featured events

Virtual Lighting of the Christmas Tree

City Hall Lights

Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols

Christmas events

Plan for a fun holiday season by joining in on one of the many Christmas themed events happening around the City and suburbs. 

The personal safety of Brisbane residents and visitors is our top priority. Due to coronavirus, a number of events will require booking or have been turned into virtual events. If you're attending an event in person, please follow all venue and event guidelines and remember to practice social distancing.

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Fri 6 Nov 2020 to Thu 31 Dec 2020

Victoria Park’s Christmas Putt Putt is coming back to town! Christmas this year has got us feeling extra Santa-mental as we are transforming the Putt Putt...

Victoria Park Golf Complex, Herston

Tue 1 to Wed 30 Dec 2020
Free

Head to King George Square to see the Christmas tree. The tree is open to all and free to attend. Please observe social distancing and COVID-safe practices at...

King George Square, Brisbane City

Tue 1 Dec 2020, 1:00pm

Discover the symbolism behind the old tradition of making wreaths at Christmas time. Use fresh and dried native botanicals collected from Brisbane Botanic...

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha

Tue 1 Dec 2020, 1:30pm
Booked out

**This session is booked out.** The Lord Mayor's Seniors Christmas Parties are an annual tradition inviting Brisbane seniors to celebrate the festive season at...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

Tue 1 Dec 2020, 5:00pm

The Lord Mayor's Seniors Christmas Parties are an annual tradition inviting Brisbane seniors to celebrate the festive season at Brisbane City Hall with light...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

Tue 1 Dec 2020 6:30pm
Free

Witness the magical moment the Brisbane’s towering 22m-tall Christmas tree’s twinkling lights are switched on via a live stream that families can enjoy from...

Virtual

Wed 2 Dec 2020, 9:00am
Booked out

**This session is booked out.** The Lord Mayor's Seniors Christmas Parties are an annual tradition inviting Brisbane seniors to celebrate the festive season at...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

Wed 2 Dec 2020, 1:30pm
Booked out

**This session is booked out.** The Lord Mayor's Seniors Christmas Parties are an annual tradition inviting Brisbane seniors to celebrate the festive season at...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

Wed 2 Dec 2020, 5:00pm

The Lord Mayor's Seniors Christmas Parties are an annual tradition inviting Brisbane seniors to celebrate the festive season at Brisbane City Hall with light...

Brisbane City Hall, Brisbane City

Festive Footpaths

Council is trialling the Festive Footpaths program where Brisbane residents can decorate their footpath and street trees during designated periods.

The Christmas theme trial period runs from 1 December 2020 to 3 January 2021.

Find out more

Christmas light bus tours

Due to the uncertain and constantly evolving COVID-19 environment, unfortunately the Christmas Lights bus tours will not be operating this year.

Last updated: 25 November 2020