Brisbane Christmas activities for the whole family

Christmas in Brisbane is always a special time, and this year’s no different. Several activities are scheduled throughout the area, many of which are free, and you can enjoy fun festivities at home too. Take a look at the list that we compiled while deciding which ones your family will take part in during this holiday period.



In the lead-up to Christmas, every evening at 8 from Dec. 20-23, spectacular fireworks are set off at South Bank Parklands. The preferred viewing area is Clem Jones Promenade although several other quality spaces to view the beautiful explosions in the sky are available in the vicinity as well.


Brisbane Queen Street Mall

Children always enjoy checking out the festive decorations at Brisbane Queen Street Mall, especially the significantly sized Christmas-themed statues that have been placed throughout the mall. While there, make sure to take your children by the incredible displays that are set up in the Myer Centre Christmas Animated Windows.

Gold Lotto City Hall Lights

More visual beauty can be found at City Hall, where an Aussie Christmas tale is brought to life every night from Dec. 7-24 at 15-minute intervals from 7:30-midnight. Seeing this just once often causes family members of all ages to want to experience it again and again.


Enchanted Garden

Another popular Christmas-themed activity that is a feast for the eyes is the Enchanted Garden. Taking a journey amongst this beauty on a warm summer evening while being enveloped by calming music is one of the highlights of this time of year for many. This is available from 6:30-10 p.m. from Dec. 7-19.


Christmas Gift Market

Of course, every member of the family is going to want to ensure that the remainder of their Christmas shopping is completed soon, and what better place to do so than the South Bank’s Christmas Gift Market? This is spread out amongst The Arbour, Little Stanley Street and Stanley Street Plaza, and it runs from 3-10 p.m. from Dec. 14-23. Plenty of tasty food is on offer too for when you’re done shopping.


Home activities

We would be remiss if we didn’t also mention some of the fun activities that you can do in your Brisbane home.

Many families have an annual tradition of getting cosy on the couch and watching Christmas movies such as “A Christmas Carol” and “A Christmas Story.

Of course, taking Christmas tree decorations out of their Brisbane Storage space and beautifying their trees is a must-do for many families in the area.

One activity that is sure to get the attention of everybody in the neighbourhood is to head to that same Brisbane Storage space to retrieve even more Christmas lights and put those up all over the outside of the house and perhaps even around outdoor trees and other things in front of and adjacent to the house.

Another fun activity that can get the entire family involved is getting together to create holiday crafts. These can even be given as Christmas gifts to loved ones.