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

Join us 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.

Free bus travel for Christmas

To encourage residents and visitors to go shopping this festive season, free bus travel will be available on all Council bus services on the two weekends before Christmas: 10-12 December and 17-19 December 2021. 

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Featured events

City Hall Lights

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Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols

Christmas on Queen

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 may be 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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Wed 8 Dec 2021, 9:00am

***THIS EVENT IS SOLD 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 8 Dec 2021, 11:00am
Free

Don’t miss daily pop-up performances and roving entertainment throughout the Queen Street Mall from 11am-3pm daily, plus 4:30pm-8:30pm during late-night trade.

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

Wed 8 Dec 2021, 11:00am
Free

Bring your favourite Christmas recipe to share old and new favourites with others. We will swap Christmas cooking tips and tricks over morning tea.

Bracken Ridge Library, 77 Bracken Street, Bracken Ridge

Wed 8 Dec 2021, 1:00pm

***THIS EVENT IS SOLD 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 8 Dec 2021, 4:30pm
Free

Don’t miss daily pop-up performances and roving entertainment throughout the Queen Street Mall from 11am-3pm daily, plus 4:30pm-8:30pm during late-night trade.

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

Wed 8 Dec 2021, 5:00pm

***THIS EVENT IS SOLD 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 8 Dec 2021, 6:30pm
Booked out

***This event is booked out*** Brisbane's largest interactive lighting display and a new sensory experience with 8000sqm of breathtaking lighting mediums...

Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane City

Thu 9 Dec 2021, 9:00am

***THIS EVENT IS SOLD 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

Thu 9 Dec 2021, 11:00am
Free

Don’t miss daily pop-up performances and roving entertainment throughout the Queen Street Mall from 11am-3pm daily, plus 4:30pm-8:30pm during late-night trade.

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

Festive Footpaths

Council's Festive Footpaths is a program where Brisbane residents can decorate their footpath and street trees during designated periods.

The Christmas theme period runs from 15 October 2021 to 16 January 2022.

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Christmas light bus tours

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

Last updated: 3 December 2021