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

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For the ultimate career inspiration and advice, head to the Careers and Employment Expo
Southern Downs Harvest is a delicious Autumn luncheon held in an historic homestead in Killarney
KIRIN Stakes Day returns to historic Eagle Farm Racecourse for a thrilling day
Shakespeare’s iconic love story, Romeo and Juliet, comes to life on stage at La Boite Theatre
LEGO® fans won't want to miss this mega weekend of mind-blowing displays
Logan's free annual family-friendly Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF) is back in May
Shared Connections is an exhibition of Indigenous artworks in public spaces
Be inspired, be informed and be empowered at Brisbane's Modern Woman Expo coming to BCEC in June
Queensland's Government House will open to members of the public

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