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What's on in December 2023

in and around Brisbane

From Christmas concerts, carols, shows and markets to festive dining and summer blockbuster exhibitions, what's on in December 2023 in and around Brisbane:

Get into the Christmas spirit this year with these must-do festive events and activities in Brisbane
Join Brisbane's top entertainers and personalities for everyone's favourite Christmas music extravaganza
Presented across the entire ground floor of GOMA, Fairy Tales re-tells the enduring folk stories of childhood
Pack your mince pies and Christmas spirits - The Kransky Sisters are bringing the party back to town!
From big stage shows, roving performers and high-energy singalongs, to live music & festive films, Christmas at South Bank is magical
Embrace the true spirit of Christmas and revel in the splendor of Handel's Messiah with the Tabernacle Choir
Christmas Lights are back at Government House this year in a spectacular display and it's open to the public
Experience a dazzling Christmas spectacular at Movie World with the biggest parade ever, enchanting precincts to explore and
Set sail into Christmas in festive style on MV Baroness's 12 Cocktails of Christmas cruise including live entertainment
Flamenco Vivo is one of the most vibrant and passionate performances you will experience live in a theatre
Get into the festive spirit at the City of Logan Christmas Carols, the city’s biggest annual Christmas event
This exquisite dining affair promises an unparalleled sensory experience, featuring a 5-course menu matched with
An all-ages singing, dancing, magic, circus & comedy Christmas show spectacular at Brisbane Powerhouse
A pre-historic adventure 6 million LEGO® bricks in the making has arrived at Queensland Museum
Savour the tastes of an Italian summer this festive season at Settimo, where the spirit of an Italian Christmas comes alive
Get immersed in the enchanting sounds of the season with A Choral Christmas - a magical experience that bridges the past and present
For lovers of the strange, unusual and bizarre, the Oddities & Curiosities Expo features vendors with all things weird
Brisbane's favourite adults-only Christmas comedy is back - and this year, the Christmas tree won’t be the only thing getting lit!
This epic production of Verdi's Aida, with opulent costumes and dazzling digital sets, is a visual and musical feast
This Boozy Christmas Cabaret unfolds in four punchy ‘episodes’, each one paired with its own retro cocktail
Get into the festive spirit at Eat Street Northshore, where they'll be celebrating Christmas through the streets, with fun for the entire family
The Tallest Man On Earth – project of Swedish musician Kristian Matsson - will captivate audiences when he performs at
For the first time ever, the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols will be streamed live from Riverstage to Victoria Park for free
Westfield Chermside's dining precinct has transformed into a festive wonderland with magical neon-lit Xmas motifs & nightly performances
Get ready to jingle all the way because Christmas has arrived at TopStroke, with a festive-themed mini golf course
This nostalgic, new exhibition puts classic Aussie motels in the spotlight, now showing at
Spend a stress-free Christmas Day with family and friends at Rydges South Bank, with two fabulous festive offerings
Victoria Park's mini-golf course has turned fantastically festive with a Christmas-themed putt putt game
Celebrate Christmas in style this year with an indulgent Festive High Tea including a build-your-own gingerbread house
Is That You, Ruthie? is a profound journey through a chapter of Australia's truth-telling history
Enlist for this ultra-sparkling edition of Vintopia when Champagne Wars comes to Cloudland on Friday, December 15
Enjoy a New Year's Eve cruise on the Brisbane River aboard the MV Baroness with a front row view of the fireworks!
Brisbane’s Enchanted Garden is back at Roma Street Parkland this Christmas, opening for 28 magical nights
Channel your inner Christmas cheer with a delicious Christmas Day feast in the heart of Surfers Paradise at The Island
The Pink Flamingo Spiegeland is now open Thursday evenings, featuring their signature show SUAVÉ, with tickets from $48
Brisbane Arcade is festooned with splendid Christmas decorations - an absolute festive must-see in Brisbane City
KIDS
Children age 3+ and their adults will be dazzled with this monster of show when it returns to Brisbane in December
Westfield Chermside's dining precinct has transformed into a festive wonderland with magical neon-lit Xmas motifs & nightly performances
Take the kids on an interplanetary adventure with this 5-star production at RPAC, based on the award-winning picture book
Andy Griffiths' blockbuster 78-Storey Treehouse returns to the stage this summer, playing at QUT Gardens Theatre
Celebrate Christmas at the Village - win prizes, send letters to Santa, make magical memories, and
A magical year-round Christmas wonderland, with fresh Xmas trees, animals and a Christmas Village with
MARKETS
Breakfast Creek Lifestyle Precinct will transform into a twinkling wonderland with its Farm Gate to City Door Twilight Market
A fantastic showcase of Brisbane’s best local independent makers and their handmade goods
Brisbane Arcade’s Christmas on the Mall returns with its splendid outdoor Queen Street Mall festive marketplace
Brisbane's boutique laneway market is popping up in time for Christmas in Fish Lane's leafy Town Square
The Handmade Markets are back on Saturday, July 6 with an array of stalls featuring unique handcrafted items

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Dress up in red for a real life re-enactment of the famous Wuthering Heights film clip
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The annual James Street Food & Wine Trail returns for a fabulous foodie weekend
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