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

You might also like to check out our blog for Christmas event inspiration - 10 events to celebrate Christmas in Brisbane.

Find out what Brisbane has on offer this festive season.

Bus services over the festive season

To encourage residents and visitors to go shopping this festive season, additional bus services will be available on selected Brisbane City Council bus routes on Thursday 22 December and Friday 23 December.

Find out more about the additional services and other important bus service information for the Christmas and New Year period.

Find out more

Featured events

Christmas on Queen

City Hall Lights

Christmas Cinema presented by eatSouthBank

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. 

Fri 25 Nov 2022 to Sun 8 Jan 2023
Free

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas when Brisbane City’s iconic Christmas Tree emerges in King George Square. Standing tall at 22-metres, Brisbane City...

King George Square, Brisbane City

Sat 10 Dec 2022, 10:30am
Free

Sanctuary String Quartet perform some of the most beloved classical themes used in hymns and for meditation over the last few hundred years. Composers from Bach...

New Farm Library, 135 Sydney Street, New Farm

Sat 10 Dec 2022, 11:00am
Free

Enjoy Christmas-inspired pop-up performances and roaming entertainment in Queen Street Mall from 11am–3pm daily and 4.30–8.30pm during late night trade - so...

Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City

Sat 10 Dec 2022, 2:00pm
Free

Drop into the Library and get creative with our free art and craft activities. Ideal for children aged 3-8 years and their parents or carers.

Banyo Library, 284 St Vincents Road, Banyo

Sat 10 Dec 2022, 4:00pm

The Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols is Brisbane's premier annual Christmas event and returns in 2022 to spread joy to the world with a dazzling evening of high...

Riverstage, Brisbane City

Sat 10 Dec 2022, 4:00pm
Free

We love Christmas and we love sharing joy and hope with our community! So we thought, what better way to celebrate Christmas than to bring our community...

Frew Park, Milton

Sat 10 Dec 2022, 4:00pm

Carols in the Park Mitchelton 2022 Live family entertainment on the big stage and activities for the children and of course a visit from Santa and a fireworks...

West Mitchelton Junior Rugby league Football Club - 20 Prospect Rd, Mitchelton QLD 4053.

Sat 10 Dec 2022, 4:15pm
Free

Rotary Carols by Candlelight and Fireworks is a free outdoor event.

Dorrington Park, Ashgrove

Sat 10 Dec 2022, 5:30pm
Free

Join the South East Queensland Symphonic Winds for a festive event at the Clubhouse Moorooka. You’ll hear some of your favourite Christmas pieces, movie feature...

The Clubhouse - 76 Koala Rd, Moorooka QLD 4105

Last updated: 7 December 2022

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