Christmas at South Bank


Experience the magic of Christmas at South Bank as Brisbane's most iconic precinct twinkles to life with festive entertainment and activities from December 1-23.

From big stage shows, roving performers and high-energy singalongs, to markets, live music and festive films, Christmas at South Bank is a magical experience for visitors of all ages.

Christmas at South Bank
Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Start the festive season on 1 December as the magic of Christmas comes to life with the lighting up of South Bank. The wonder continues on 2 December with the lighting of the South Bank Christmas Tree. Visitors will also witness the dazzling display of lights, decorations, and festive cheer that will fill the parklands until 27 December. 

WHERE: Stanley Street Plaza

WHEN: From 1 December – 27 December 2023

Christmas at South Bank
The South Bank Christmas Show

Join a chorus of elves as chaos hits Santa's Workshop the night before Christmas!  An all-singing, all-dancing spectacle for all ages, The South Bank Christmas Show features a live band, talented singers, energetic dancers, and a special appearance from Santa himself. 

WHERE:              South Bank Piazza

WHEN:                Performances at 5pm and 6.30pm every night from 18 – 23 December

PRICE:                $12 per person

Christmas at South Bank
Carols by the River

Feel the flow of the music as you sing along to heart-warming carols with the stunning backdrop of the City at Carols by the River. Bring a picnic or get takeaway from the nearby South Bank restaurants and come together with your loved ones for a joyous evening by the river.

WHERE:              Riverside Green, South Bank

WHEN:                From 18 – 23 December - 4.30pm, 6pm and 7.15pm every night

PRICE:                FREE. No Bookings required

Christmas at South Bank
Festive Beats presented by eatSouthBank

Unwind and escape the holiday rush with some of Brisbane’s best local musicians bringing Christmas tunes to you live. Relax on South Bank's green lawns and escape to the Festive Beats.

WHERE:              Little Stanley Street Lawn, South Bank

WHEN:                4.30pm – 9.30pm daily from 18 – 23 December

PRICE:                FREE. No Bookings required

Christmas at South Bank
Holly Jolly Kids

Create magical memories with your family at Holly Jolly Kids, South Bank's kid-centric zone. Enjoy free Christmas and First Nations themed colouring, a beautiful wishing tree installation and the chance to join an Elf Dance Party with a lively 20-minute disco hosted by the North Pole's spritely residents held daily from 4pm.

WHERE:              Little Stanley Street Lawn, South Bank

WHEN:                4pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm daily from 18 – 23 December

PRICE:                FREE. No Booking required

Christmas at South Bank
Santa's Stopover

Snap a festive family photo with Santa at the Flowstate precinct, where Santa’s friendly elves are ready to help capture the magic of Christmas for you on your phone. For those who have been naughty this year be prepared for a surprise at Santa’s Stopover from a well-known green man! 

WHERE:                       Flowstate Precinct, South Bank

WHEN:                         Every 30 min from 4pm – 9.30pm daily from 18 – 23 December

PRICE:                          FREE but pre-registration is required on arrival at Flowstate 

Christmas at South Bank
Christmas Cinema presented by eatSouthBank

As the sun sets, get cosy and enjoy Christmas movies at South Bank Christmas Cinema. Bring a blanket, grab a picnic, or indulge in delicious eats from nearby restaurants. It's the perfect way to unwind and get into the holiday spirit.

WHERE:                      River Quay Green, South Bank

WHEN:                        Screenings at 6pm and 8pm daily from 18 – 23 December

PRICE:                          FREE. No Bookings required.

SCHEDULE:               HERE 

Christmas at South Bank
The Collective Markets - Christmas Edition

Soak up the festive atmosphere as you explore the stalls on Little Stanley Street and discover a wonderland of beautiful clothing, sparkling jewellery and delightful trinkets at The Collective Markets – Christmas Edition

WHERE:                       Little Stanley Street, South Bank

WHEN:                         15 – 23 December

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