Let your festive season be merry and bright at South Bank’s Christmas Village! Held in the South Bank Parklands from 15-23 December, the Village features free yuletide glee to suit all ages.
From 3pm – 10pm, procure beautiful and unique wares at the Gift Market, which offers toys, homewares, fashion, jewellery, stationery and foodstuffs. LifeFlight Foundation will be wrapping gifts for a gold coin donation from 15 – 23 December in the Gift Market from 3pm – 10pm daily.
Village Beats and Carols by Twilight
Listen to soulful live music at Village Beat at the Arbour View Café Lawns for half-hour sessions at 4.15pm, 5.45pm and 7.15pm. There is also the opportunity to sing-a-long at Carols by Twilight at River Quay with half-hour sessions taking place at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. Performers will change each evening, the program includes The Salvation Army, Hillsong, Voices of Birralee, Queensland Show Choir, In the Mood Four, Diva Productions, Ensemble Diaspora with Brisbane City Sounds Choir, Australian Girls Choir and Starz Production Team.
Next to the South Bank Piazza; take the little ones for a trackless train ride (note: fees apply for this activity) and enjoy vibrant street-performers.
Holly Jolly Kids
Free kid’s activities will be open from 3-7pm daily, while Santa is onsite from 4-8pm daily. Activities include:
An interactive performance for children, who are asked by our lovable musical characters to help create the next Christmas hit! Children assist by suggesting words to fill in the blanks of our song. The result is super cute and a lot of fun!
Come along and get creative this Christmas with your very own wearable art creation! Make a colourful reindeer crown to wear home to help you get into the spirit of the season! Song, craft and storytelling and games all based on festive themes that come together to make this a fun and interactive session that will get everyone into the spirit of Christmas.
Learn some of the delightful choreography from Queensland ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Dance, stretch and prance around in your Christmas finery.
Watch the summer sky ignite in a flurry of colour and sparkle at South Bank’s Christmas Firework Spectacular, presented by eatSouthBank. Held overlooking the Parklands, the fireworks kick off at 7:45pm, nightly from 20-23 December. The best vantage points are the Clem Jones Promenade, Streets Beach and River Quay.
As the sun settles for the day, stake your place on Streets Beach and snuggle-up to your favourite Christmas films.
South Bank’s Christmas Village is part of Brisbane’s free Christmas program. Make sure you share your event experience using #christmasinbrisbane.