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Your Christmas Itinerary

Step into the season’s festivities at South Bank where the precinct will come alive with the spirit of the Christmas season.  This year, South Bank’s Christmas Village is back, and bigger than ever…

The following events will take place throughout December and, best of all, are absolutely free!

Christmas Markets
Immerse yourself in the magic of a traditional Christmas market with a distinctly Brisbane twist at the South Bank Christmas Markets presented by eatSouthBank. The markets will run for 9 days and will transform the cobbled streets of Stanley Street Plaza with twinkling lights, festive decorations and the scent of real Christmas trees.

Christmas Cinema Series
Enjoy Brisbane’s balmy evenings with a Christmas cinema experience on Streets Beach. Snuggle up on a beach towel or picnic rug under the stars or dive in to the cool waters and enjoy Christmas family favourites on the silver screen. All movies are FREE and bookings are not required. Check out the complete movie schedule here.

Christmas Fireworks
The Christmas Fireworks Spectacular presented by eatSouthBank will ignite the night sky over the Brisbane River for four special nights from 20-23 December. Bring the whole family along to the Clem Jones Promenade, South Bank, for the best view of a festive fireworks display that will take you on a magical Christmas journey. The fireworks display will run for 15 mins (7:45 pm – 8:00 pm).

South Bank Christmas Carols
Celebrate the wonder of Christmas and join in on 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.

Holly Jolly Kids 
Free kid’s activities will be open from 3-7pm daily, while Santa is onsite from 4-8pm daily. Activities include:

Holly Jolly Kids Create a Christmas Carol
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!

Holly Jolly Kids Christmas Craft
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.

Holly Jolly Kids Queensland Ballet
Learn some of the delightful choreography from Queensland ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Dance, stretch and prance around in your Christmas finery.

South Bank’s Christmas Village is part of Brisbane’s free Christmas program.  Make sure you share your event experience using #christmasinbrisbane.

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