It’s already looking a lot like Christmas.
Holly in every hall.
But the prettiest sight you’ll see,
are carolers that will be in the Brisbane City mall.
Just in case you weren’t singing that like I was it was my attempt at changing ‘it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ into a Brisbane version.
Yes Christmas is well and truly upon us and there are lots of ways you can celebrate in Brisbane. From free shows to Christmas feasts by the river, the river city shines its Christmas lights brightly.
Every day between now and Christmas you can view the beautiful Myer City Christmas windows. I can remember ogling at them every year when my grandma would take me in for our day of Christmas shopping when I was little.
If you’re willing to stay a little later, every night at 7pm between the 16th and 23rd the window will come alive in the Myer Christmas pantomime and parade. You can also catch a range for performances in the Queen Street mall every day. Watch a show on your lunch break or take a spell from Christmas shopping and enjoy one of the six performances. Each show goes for 20 minutes, the perfect amount of time to sit and refuel.
Mornings 11.30am, 12pm & 12.30pm.
Evenings 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm.
If you’re really looking for a treat then head along to the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols on Saturday the 10th of December. With performances from Marina Prior, Troy Cassar-Daley, Paulini and many more, you’re in for a wonderful night. Gates open at 5pm and entertainment begins at 5.30 before the main event at 7.15pm.
Another fun holiday activity for the kids is a visit to the flock of barnyard babies next to the stable in King George Square. The petting zoo is open daily from the 7th to the 14th of December from 10am-3pm.
If shopping is more your style, don’t worry there are plenty of special shopping events on between now and Christmas.
On the 16th of December, King George Square will play host to the BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market from 5-9pm. According to their website they’re like ‘the cool underground band of the Christmas shopping world’ so you’ll definitely be able to pick up some unique gifts.
If you don’t find anything at those twilight markets then you have one last chance at the Eagle Farm Twilight Markets on Friday the 23rd from 3-7pm. Here you’ll find all your favourite foods, crafts, clothes and nick-knacks. It’s perfect timing to pick up any last-minute gifts or goodies.
If the idea of walking around the crowded shops or CBD doesn’t please you, how about taking a bus tour of the 4KQ Christmas lights? The tours run every night from the 19th to the 23rd of December departing at 6.45pm from four Brisbane locations. There is a fee to take this tour. Alternatively you can find out where the prize-winning light displays are from the 7th of December and take your own tour.
Not keen on slaving away in the kitchen but still looking forward to a Christmas feast? Why not check out the list of Brisbane restaurants offering fabulous Christmas lunches? There are some magnificent menus and beautiful views to choose from.
With all the fantastic events on this Christmas in Brisbane, you’re sure to have a jolly festive season. If there’s something I’ve missed, please leave a comment to let everyone know and have a very Merry Christmas!