This Weekend Dec 20-22

Check out these 7 great festive events in and around Brisbane in the last weekend before Christmas and the latest bar, cafe and restaurant openings:

Brisbane Quarter is turning festive in December with a nightly LED show, live music and free gelato
Christmas Lights are back on at Government House this year in a spectacular display that is open to the public
Why wait for Christmas Day when you can enjoy festive dining at Sofitel Brisbane Central from now until Dec 31
Brisbane Night Market is decking the halls with snow machines, Christmas carollers and visits from Santa Claus
Queensland Ballet's The Nutcracker returns to Brisbane this festive season set to open at QPAC on December 13
Do You Bee-lieve? is a magical Christmas wonderland through which families can take a walk
Take a drive around the streets of Ipswich to see the fabulous Christmas lights winners
This gem of a cafe is East Brisbane's local brunch hotspot
The Bathers Bar is a breezy beachfront rooftop bar atop the art deco Suttons Beach Pavilion
Banh Mi Factory is a Vietnamese street food eatery specialising in authentic banh mi and other traditional bites
Trove Bar & Restaurant is a stylish late-night eatery and bar in Brisbane's CBD housed in a stunning historic hotel
Angel & Bear in Bowen Hills is a petite patisserie and secret bistro offering authentic European fare
If you're out in the valley and in the mood for a juicy plant-based burger, fries, and a shake
StrEAT Easy Diner & Bar is a funky alleyway dining precinct inhabited by Brisbane's best loved food trucks
Bella & Tortie is a small-batch artisan bakery specialising in caneles (miniature french pastries), cakes, millefeuilles
Mad Men meets James Bond at Ada Lane's stunning world class restaurant and bar