Christmas in Brisbane

Get into the Christmas spirit this year with these 8 must-do festive events and activities for all ages across Brisbane City:

This year, the Lighting of the Christmas Tree presented by The Lott by Golden Casket will be held at King George Square from 6.30pm on Friday November 25. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner will turn on the 22m-high Christmas tree’s twinkling lights accompanied by special Christmas musical performances to get you in the festive mood

Be amazed by the magic of Christmas at The Lott by Golden Casket City Hall Lights as Brisbane's iconic City Hall is immersed in a vibrant visual lighting and audio display that can't be missed.  The free show occurs every 15 minutes from 7:30pm to midnight daily from 9–24 December

This festive season, take a moment between Christmas shopping and catch-ups to enjoy some joyful live entertainment in Queen Street Mall! Enjoy Christmas-inspired pop-up performances and roaming entertainment in the mall from 11:00am – 3:00pm daily and 4:30pm – 8:30pm during late night trade —so there are plenty of chances to catch the festive fun

Enjoy live daily performances by a local jazz quartet, taking residency at the Queen Street Mall Stage from 9-24 December. Local band, Scat, will play all your favourite festive tunes in a light lounge jazz style from 12:00pm to 2:30pm daily and 5:00pm to 7:30pm during late night trade

Enjoy cherished Christmas carols and festive favourites performed live by Brisbane’s best entertainers when they take to the Riverstage on Saturday December 10 from 4pm. Tickets are on sale 9am Monday 21 November via Ticketmaster for $5 and free for under 18. The show will be broadcast on Channel 9 on Friday 16 December

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas when Brisbane City’s iconic Christmas Tree emerges in King George Square. Standing tall at 22-metres, Brisbane City’s Christmas Tree is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and has been a long-standing tradition dating back to the 1950s. The tree will be on display from November 25 until January 8

Brisbane Arcade’s Christmas Market is back for the third year with their designers, makers and creators spilling out onto Queen Street Mall for a festive marketplace. Explore and shop the best gifts from your favourite Brisbane Arcade brands from Friday 2 December to Saturday 3 December

Head to King George Square to experience the one and only BrisStyle Twilight Markets, selling local handmade goods, featuring over 60 local designers. Wander through the variety of stalls showcasing the best of locally based designers and admire artisanal hand-crafted goods underneath the gorgeous glow of City Hall

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