Northshore Christmas Boat Parade

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Seafarers and spectators alike are invited to set sail on Brisbane’s newest Christmas tradition, the Northshore Christmas Boat Parade, on Sunday 18 December.

Northshore Christmas Boat Parade

Experience a Christmas lights display like no other when the iconic Brisbane River lights up with a glittering cavalcade of illuminated boats parading the length of Northshore Brisbane to a soundtrack of Christmas classics and merry hits.

Northshore Christmas Boat Parade

Visitors of all ages are expected to line the riverbank and enjoy thrilling onshore entertainment including helicopter flyover, Christmas markets, live bands, roving performance artists and Flipside Circus displays and fireworks to complement the dazzling on-water parade.

Northshore Christmas Boat Parade

The FREE event begins at 4pm with live music, food trucks, festive celebrations and competitions with the Northshore Christmas Boat Parade starting at 6.45pm, the bedazzled boats parading a circuit of the Northshore riverfront until 8pm.

Northshore Christmas Boat Parade

Northshore has four dedicated Party Hubs where families, friends, residents and corporate Christmas events can view the parade and soak up the festive atmosphere. There are also general seating areas to simply enjoy the parade on the waterfront.

Northshore Christmas Boat Parade

The Party Hubs offer a variety of free and ticketed festive experiences to suit all merry partygoers and are located at Eat Street, Portside Wharf, Maritime Green and Hamilton Reach.

Northshore Christmas Boat Parade

Good to know -  The Northshore Christmas Boat Parade will raise money for selected charities that were instrumental in SEQ flood rescue and recovery efforts earlier this year: LifeFlight, Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) and Volunteer Marine Rescue Queensland (VMRAQ). 

Northshore Christmas Boat Parade

More information about Northshore Christmas Boat Parade and the entertainment program HERE

Need to know - If you missed a spot at one of the sold-out party hubs, don’t worry. You can still register online for the Riverfront Event Space, or to watch the parade near Brett's Wharf and the Riverwalk.

Northshore Christmas Boat Parade is a valued partner of Must Do Brisbane.com

Northshore Christmas Boat Parade

Brisbane Northshore

Hamilton

Dec 18 4-10pm

Free

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