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

Triple M Rocks Tattersall's Race Day with live rock band
Join the Southern Cross Soloists as they chart a new musical voyage
Oscar Wilde’s The Young King comes to life on stage at QPAC from July 23 to 27
A new show has been added for A Conversation on Narcos at The Tivoli
Celebrate Queensland's local produce and craft beer
‘Unlearning’ brings together new and recent artworks
The Brisbane BBQ Festival is an epic 2-day celebration of music, meat and fire
Sunsets by Sanctuary Cove is a fantastic 2-day festival
Coffee aficionados won't want to miss The Lanes Coffee Festival

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