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Are You in Brisbane Celebrating the Wondrous Season of Christmas This Year? If You’re Unable to Book any of Santa’s Reindeers, Brisbane Bus Hire Services Will Get You Around Just As Efficiently!
If you are visiting Brisbane in December, you can expect a wide range of activities and celebrations in anticipation of the Christmas season. All celebrations are housed under the theme aptly named “The Wonder of Christmas”, which is a four-week extravaganza of Christmas oriented festivals, performances and events throughout the city. Visitors can experience many free Christmas entertainment programs and festive delights that happen on both sides of the river. To fully enjoy what the city has to offer, it is recommended that you opt for bus hire in Brisbane to travel conveniently during this peak travel period.
From thousands of sparkling lights to giant decorations to intriguing fireworks and enchanting Christmas markets, Brisbane is the right place to be in Australia for you to experience the magic of Christmas with your family and friends. From dusk to dawn, there is so much to do and so many sights to discover in this Australian city. Here are some of the top happenings you should watch out for: Lighting Up Brisbane City’s Christmas Tree
Gather around King George Square for the favourite local tradition of illuminating the Brisbane City’s Christmas Tree, which also happens to be the largest solar-powered Christmas tree in Queensland! This year, why not join Santa, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk, and specially invited guests to welcome the festive season by lighting up the majestic Christmas Tree? With programs such as much-loved Christmas carolling and special Christmas entertainment, this is a perfect way to soak up the festive cheer. Starting from November 27, the huge Christmas tree will brighten up Brisbane sky every night until Christmas Eve. As such, visitors are encouraged to come and visit the square to enjoy this one-of-a-kind sight.
Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular
This is a spectacular light projection show that is held at the City Hall. This year, the city will be bringing you the final act of the Nutcracker story, “The Land of Sweets”. Guests will be immersed in a stunning production as the city’s heroine Clara find herself lost in a captivating world of all things sweet. The show will run every 15 minutes from 7.30pm till midnight, starting from Friday 11 and will be running through until Christmas Eve. And you will certainly find it hard to miss the start of the show since the
City Hall’s clock tower will sound to signify the commencement!
Christmas Fireworks Spectacular
Grab the best spots along the Clem Jones Promenade, South Bank, for the best view of this year’s festive fireworks spectacular, and that is apt to take you on a distinct and magical Christmas journey.
Remarkable firework displays that start from around 8.00 pm to 8.25pm will ignite the whole night sky over the Brisbane River for five consecutive nights from December 17 to December 21.
Myer Christmas Parade & Pantomime
This is a popular Christmas parade that features hundreds of talented and colourful performers, nativity animals, Santa and his reindeers, dancers, drummers, and extra huge inflatable decorations. Guests are encouraged to catch this remarkable parade as it meanders through the Queens Street Mall with all their Christmas favourites. The parade runs from 6.00pm on a daily basis starting at the Edward Street and culminating with a special pantomime taking place at the King George Street.
The pantomime features a fun Christmas spectacle of two villains battling to stop Christmas by slipping Santa a sleeping potion in his dinner. Your job is to help Mrs Claus save the day and kids especially will love this performance!
IGA Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols
If you are looking for a family friendly event, then don’t miss out on the IGA Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols event that happens at Riverstage which is presented by Brisbane City Council. Guests have the chance to join renowned musicians and artists in the celebrations as they hit the big stage. The magical and joyous celebration will be held on December 12. Top personalities that will be in attendance include Mirusia, Rachael Beck, Christine Anu, and many more. Also featured are Opera Queensland and the Queensland Ballet.
Christmas Cinema Series
Want to enjoy the city’s balmy evenings with a Christmas cinema experience like no other? Well, then head to Streets Beach! These cinema screenings are free of charge for you to take advantage of. So dive into the cool waters or snuggle up on a picnic rug under the stars while you enjoy Christmas family favourites on the silver screen. Here are some of the movies to expect at this event:
ï· The Muppet Christmas Carol on Thursday, December 17 at 6.30pm
ï· Jungle All The Way on Friday, December 18 at 6.30pm
ï· The Santa Clause on Monday, 21 December at 6.30pm
ï· Miracle on 34th Street on Wednesday, December 23 at 6.30pm
However, note that in the event of inclement weather, the screenings might be cancelled.
South Bank Christmas Markets
If you like to shop in the outdoors, then you will love the market stalls that offer Christmas wares including handmade cards, fairy-tale gingerbread houses, decadent Christmas puddings, and much more. Visitors have the option of having their special gifts professionally hand-wrapped onsite in exchange for gold coin donations to charities of their own choice. Musicians, entertainers, and live carol singers will ensure the festive cerebrations capture your heart. The South Bank Christmas Markets will be opened from 11.00am to 8.00pm daily except on December 17 to 21 when they will remain open until 9.00pm.
Do You Know the School Year Has Ended for Kids in Australia?
For those who do not know, December 11 signifies the last day of the academic year for all Brisbane and
Queensland schools. What this means is that the locals will also have family days out to celebrate the
Christmas season and you can expect high traffic flow in most parts of the city. During this peak travel period, more tourists will be visiting Brisbane so there’s bound to be crowds everywhere, not to mention busy commutes around the city.