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!
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 from Friday 14 December, and will transform the cobbled streets of Stanley Street Plaza with twinkling lights, festive decorations and the scent of real Christmas trees.
South Bank Christmas Carols
Celebrate the wonder of Christmas and join in on Carols by Twilight at River Quay from 6-8pm daily. Performers will change each evening, with the program including Cigany Weaver, SCAT and the Queensland Show Choir.
Christmas Cinema Series
After the enchanting Christmas Carols, enjoy Brisbane’s balmy evenings with a Christmas cinema experience. Unfurl on River Quay’s inviting lawn, surround yourself with tasty snacks, sip on a cool drink and welcome in Christmas the relaxing way. All movies are FREE and bookings are not required. Check out the complete movie schedule here.
The Christmas Fireworks Spectacular 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 (8-8:15pm).
Snow4Kids Christmas Edition
Enjoy a white Christmas in Brisbane! The Snow4Kids event will operate from 9am to 9pm at the Piazza at South Bank Parklands from December 13 to December 23. Activities will include falling snow, tobogganing on real snow and snow ball throwing activities.
Holly Jolly Kids
Free kid’s activities will be open from 3-7pm daily, on the Little Stanley Street Lawn. Activities include:
Holly Jolly Kids Elf Academy
Become a qualified elf fit for a stint at Santa’s Workshop, with an exciting line-up of tailored elf workshops including hula-hooping, juggling, tight-rope walking and aerial trapeze. If running away with the elves isn’t your thing, you can also enjoy street performances from the experts themselves!
Holly Jolly Kids Christmas Craft
Come along and get creative this Christmas with your very own ornament creation! Make a colourful ornament to take home and help you get into the spirit of the season! Song, craft and games all based on festive themes 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.