Top Weekenders 7-9 Dec

Brisbane's stunning new overwater bar, a cool new music cafe, Brisbane City Hall and Government House Christmas lights and a fascinating Brisbane suburban photographic exhibition from the 1970s are just a few of the great things to do this weekend:

WHAT'S ON
Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, is coming to Brisbane this festive season in a world premiere playing at QPAC
Christmas Actually - the Love Actually soundtrack will be performed live on stage in the must-see festive event of the year
Due to popular demand an extra show has been added on the 2nd Sunday night but be quick - tickets are selling out fast!
This fascinating, free exhibition explores Queensland homes during the 1960s and 70s
The Gold Lotto City Hall Lights returns to King George Square this Christmas with a spectacular light show wowing audiences nightly from December 7
Get into the festive spirit early with the special Cheese & Wine - Christmas Edition evening at Treasury Brisbane
One of Brisbane's best Christmas attractions are these weekend twilight markets being held from Fridays to Sundays
The irrepressible Kevin Hart is bringing The Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Islands is a fascinating exhibition exploring the hidden and at times dark histories of Queensland’s islands
PinkNic at the Osbourne Hotel is a celebration of this summer’s must-drink pink wine rosé
Eat Street Northshore is the place to be this festive season with a Christmas snow globe and free waterslide festival
MUST DO COMING UP
Celebrate the festive season with family and friends at the City of Logan Christmas Carols on December 15 with live entertainment, amusement rides and a spectacular fireworks finale
Circa Zoo, a troupe of talented, young circus performers, are bringing a brand-new work to the Judith Wright Centre
Ring in the new year at Brisbane's most glamorous New Year's Eve party at the stunning, heritage-listed Treasury Hotel
Spend an Evening with NIGELLA LAWSON when she comes to Brisbane direct from London's West End
Multi-platinum, chart-topping rock band, NICKELBACK, are bringing their massive Feed The Machine to Brisbane this summer
WHAT'S NEW
Mr Percival’s is Brisbane’s stunning octagonal overwater bar jutting out over the river in prime position at the Howard Smith Wharves
Stonehouse Music Supply and Specialty Coffee in Greenslopes is a unique space - part music store selling high-quality instruments and accessories, and part espresso bar serving top-notch coffee
Soho Gardens is a gorgeous, greenery-filled eatery & bar in Fairfield, open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
Method to the Madness is a cool Shakespearean-inspired cafe serving fabulous all-day breakfast fare and boozy brunch cocktails
Eden’s Table, The Westin Brisbane’s signature restaurant, is a dining destination unto itself
Revamp Espresso Bar in Moorooka is raising the bar in this southside suburb with top-notch coffee and fab foodie fare
Brisbane fave DA Burger has opened its 3rd venue at West End, offering juicy burgers, local craft beer, cocktails and games
Euforia Wholefoods is a peaceful gem of a cafe featuring wide verandahs overlooking bushland at Albany Creek
The Hide Green Cafe in Manly West has leafy feature walls, fruit & vegetable inspired artworks, and a health conscious menu
The Rabbit Hole Cafe offers something for everyone - outdoor tables to welcome pets, relaxing indoor corners and an inspirational space upstairs
Ferny Grove Aqua Park is an interactive water playground which is the perfect spot for families to cool off on a hot day
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
From historical villages and free water parks to chocolate factories and castles, there's a bunch of great summer fun
COASTAL WALKS
For the best views on the Gold Coast, head to Burleigh Head National Park at Burleigh Heads.
Noosa National Park’s Coastal Track is one of the great walks of the Sunshine Coast – a must for visitors, holiday makers and locals alike.
Deception Bay Heritage Trail is a fascinating and scenic 4 km waterfront walk that combines nature and history in one
KIDS
Christmas Lights are back on at Government House this year in a spectacular display that is open to the public from December 7-16
Paradise Country offers a unique farmstay experience just 20 minutes from Surfers Paradise and less than an hour from Brisbane’s CBD
Brisbane’s Enchanted Garden is back at Roma Street Parkland this Christmas, opening over 12 nights

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

This festive twilight market takes place throughout the beautiful South Bank Parklands
Celebrate the festive season with family and friends at the City of Logan Christmas Carols
The summer night sky above South Bank will light up this festive season
Ring in the new year at Brisbane's most glamorous New Year's Eve party
The school-holiday mecca for fantastic, imaginative fun for kids and families
Welcome the New Year in style at Brisbane’s glamorous riverside botanical bar
Join the Queensland Pops Orchestra for a spectacular night of entertainment with two New Year's Eve Gala Concerts
The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway are returning with a mind-blowing spectacular new show
First of a series of fun and exciting free, ticketed performances in the school holidays

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