Top Weekenders 14-16 Dec

Christmas markets, lights, movies under the stars and riverside carols, a new Hollywood-inspired bar restaurant, a dine-in pasta laboratory and a garden cafe are just a few of the great things to do around Brisbane this weekend:

WHAT'S ON
South Bank’s Christmas Gift Market is a festive twilight market taking place throughout the beautiful South Bank Parklands from December 14 to 23
The Lights of Christmas at St Stephen’s Cathedral is a spectacular, must-see light show illuminating the historic cathedral
Celebrate the festive season with family and friends at the City of Logan Christmas Carols on December 15 with live entertainment, amusement rides and a spectacular fireworks finale
Christmas Cinema returns to South Bank this holiday season with a brand new location on the waterfront at River Quay
Friday Nights at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium are back with 2 fantastic shows for all ages screening in the Cosmic Skydome
Infamous the Show is a sensational adults-only circus cabaret under the Spiegel Big Top at Logan Hyperdome from November 30 to December 23
Get into the spirit of Christmas at South Bank’s Carols by Twilight taking place at River Quay from December 14 to 23
Enjoy a night of food trucks, stalls of quality handmade wares, drinks, live music and craft workshops to the historic
Celebrate West Village’s new public parkland, The Common, with a host of free, fun activities this summer

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MUST DO COMING UP
Welcome the New Year in style at Tanqueray Terrace, Brisbane’s glamorous riverside botanical bar
The summer night sky above South Bank will light up this festive season with Christmas Fireworks from December 20 to 23
Ring in the new year at Brisbane's most glamorous New Year's Eve party at the stunning, heritage-listed Treasury Hotel
The 91-Storey Treehouse, based on the best-selling book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, comes to fantastical life on stage this summer
A Salon of Larrikins is vaudeville at its best brought to you by Camerata Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra and Ozfank Theatre
Join the Queensland Pops Orchestra for a spectacular night of entertainment with two New Year's Eve Gala Concerts
The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway are returning to Brisbane with a mind-blowing spectacular new show at QPAC for a strictly limited season
So Frenchy So Chic returns with French chanteuse Clara Luciani making her debut performance in Brisbane
Slideapalooza, Australia’s largest waterslide festival, is returning to Brisbane this summer at Mount Cotton’s Sirromet Winery
Single Asian Female, Michelle Law’s sassy, smash-hit comedy about family, returns to La Boite Theatre from February 16 to March 9, 2019
The school-holiday mecca for fantastic, imaginative fun for children, young people and families
The soulful Songs & Times of Sam Cooke: A Change is Gonna Come makes its Australian premiere at Brisbane Powerhouse
Sweet Charity, the much-loved musical comedy will be at Brisbane Powerhouse from January 24 to February 10, 2019
This children's concert is the first of a series of fun and exciting free, ticketed performances in the school holidays
BrisKids Cabaret is a cornucopia of comedy with jaw-dropping, astonishing acts by some of Brisbane's leading circus performers
Join USA DEA agents, Steve Murphy and Javier Pena, for A Conversation on Narcos, the popular Netflix real-life crime series, at The Tivoli
WHAT'S NEW
Mr Mista is Fortitude Valley’s glamorous Hollywood-inspired bar eatery featuring sunken jade green velvet lounges
Ripiena is a pasta laboratory bringing authentic Italian fare to Fortitude Valley
Kokum is the Gold Coast’s finest Indian restaurant, nestled on the waterfront within the Palazzo Versace complex at Main Beach
SoBa Social is a hidden backyard oasis in West End serving boutique coffee and delicious eats
Brisbane’s Mini Farm at Greenbank provides the perfect opportunity for visitors to get up close and personal to a large array of adorable farm animals, both great and small.
Vintage Collective is a tiny treasure trove of curated vintage pieces and nearly-new designer items tucked away inside Annerley Arcade
WHAT WE LOVED THIS WEEK
The Southern Gold Coast is famous for a myriad of great outdoor activities on offer for all ages
KIDS
Circa Zoo, a troupe of talented, young circus performers, are bringing a brand-new work to the Judith Wright Centre
Brisbane’s annual Christmas Parade, presented by David Jones, is a must-see, festive event bringing Queen Street Mall to magical life
Holly Jolly Kids is coming to South Bank this Christmas from December 14 to 23 with a host of free, fun activities for children

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

Quilty is a stunning exhibition of the works of contemporary artist Ben Quilty
Australia's biggest Inflatable Fun Park is coming to Brisbane
The BBQ & Beer Roadshow at Redland Showgrounds where you can sample delicious BBQ meat and craft brews
Join award-winning author Tara June Winch in conversation with Melissa Lucashenko
Logan Live is a month-long celebration of live music
Queensland Music Festival returns for 3 weeks in July
Portside Wharf is hosting a decadent chocolate festival
A hilarious and occasionally poignant portrait of the 24th Prime Minister of Australia
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit rock musical, School of Rock, is coming to QPAC in July

Winter School Holiday Activities

Keep the kids busy this winter school holidays with Brisbane City Council’s fantastic free and low-cost school holiday activities
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