10 Best Free Family Christmas Events

In Brisbane

Brisbane families can enjoy the best of the festive season without spending a cent, with these 10 great events happening around Brisbane, from Christmas lights and markets to parades, movies and Christmas carols:

Brisbane’s annual Christmas Parade, presented by David Jones, is a must-see, festive event bringing Queen Street Mall to magical life
Get into the spirit of Christmas at South Bank’s Carols by Twilight taking place at River Quay from December 14 to 23
The Gold Lotto City Hall Lights returns to King George Square this Christmas with a spectacular light show wowing audiences nightly from December 7
Christmas Cinema returns to South Bank this holiday season with a brand new location on the waterfront at River Quay
The summer night sky above South Bank will light up this festive season with Christmas Fireworks from December 20 to 23
Holly Jolly Kids is coming to South Bank this Christmas from December 14 to 23 with a host of free, fun activities for children
Brisbane’s Enchanted Garden is back at Roma Street Parkland this Christmas, opening over 12 nights
Christmas Lights are back on at Government House this year in a spectacular display that is open to the public from December 7-16
One of Brisbane's best Christmas attractions are these weekend twilight markets being held from Fridays to Sundays
The Lights of Christmas at St Stephen’s Cathedral is a spectacular, must-see light show illuminating the historic cathedral

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Historic Newstead House, is hosting a twilight Wedding Showcase
Brisbane Comedy Festival returns in 2019 with an all-star line-up of Australian and international comedians
Girls' Day Out returns to heritage-listed Eagle Farm Racecourse on Sat Feb 23
Pop the Bolly at Queensland Cricketers Club’s inaugural Black & Gold Bollinger Ball
Dave Thornton is a phenomenal stand-up comedian and he's coming to Brisbane
Sunset Cinema returns to Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens for 2019

Two

Real life married couple, Brian Meegan and Kate Raison, star in the comedy Two
Celebrate the start of racing season at Tattersall’s RNB Race Day
Brisbane Symphony Orchestra will perform two of the greatest works of the late 19th century in March

The Gruffalo

After sell-out seasons around the world, beloved children’s fantasy tale and monster hit returns to Brisbane
The Gruffalo