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Christmas Lights Bus Tours Brisbane 2023

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Christmas light bus tours Brisbane information

One of the most spectacular celebrations of Christmas in Brisbane would have to be the Xmas Lights displays on homes all over the city, and there’s no better way to see them than on a tour. Read on for everything you need to know about Brisbane Christmas Lights Tours.

Why go on Christmas lights bus tours in Brisbane?

The sparkle and shine, the quirky displays and blaring Christmas carols have us cruising the streets in droves, in search of a little bit of magic. But as wonderful as the experience is, it can also be tiring and at times stressful trying to navigate unfamiliar streets, dodge cars and pedestrians, and find places to park.

The Xmas Lights Bus Tours overcome all these issues, giving you an elevated view of the splendour as you’re chauffeured from one glorious home to another. What’s even better is you’ll also get to share the excitement with others as you “ooh and ah” at the wondrous sights, and maybe even make new friends.

Cross Country Tours Christmas Lights Bus Tours

Who doesn’t adore the spectacular decorations and Christmas lights on display during the festive season? After dinner, let Cross Country Tours take you in style and comfort to the areas across Brisbane that are lit up with amazing displays of Christmas lights.

  • Redlands Christmas Lights, 11 December 2023. Tickets from $88.
  • Springfield Lakes Christmas Lights, 14 December 2023. Tickets from $70.
  • Manly Harbour Lights Cruise, 16 December 2023. Tickets from $90.
  • North Brisbane Christmas Lights, 18 December 2023. Tickets from $75

Find out more here.

Ipswich City Council Christmas lights bus tours

Best Christmas lights Ipswich

The Ipswich Christmas Lights Bus Tour hosted by Ipswich City Council offers a wonderful opportunity to embrace the holiday season. The tour encompasses a bus journey, a delightful light supper, and festive entertainment. It’s crucial to secure your bookings in advance to ensure your spot.

Dates: Friday 15 December & Saturday 16, 2023.

Cost: Adults: $38, Concession: $35, Children (up to 12 years): $28, Family (2A+2C or 1A+3C) $125

Find out more including how to book here.

Brisbane City Council Christmas lights bus tours TBC 2023

The Brisbane City Council Christmas Lights bus tours are to be confirmed for 2023. Check back for updates.

Where can you get on?

In previous years they ran the tours from these locations:

  • City – Ann Street, ANZAC Square.
  • Eastern suburbs – Carindale Shopping Centre, Stop H.
  • Southern suburbs – Garden City Shopping Centre, Stop J & K.
  • Western suburbs – Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, Stop C.
  • Northern suburbs – Chermside Shopping Centre, Stop D.

What’s the cost of Brisbane Christmas Lights Bus Tours?

  • to be confirmed for 2023

In the family pass, the two children’s tickets can be applied to other patrons who are eligible for a concession fare. For example, a family could be two full paying adults, a pensioner and a uni student.

Tickets must be pre-purchased through Ticketek (additional booking fees apply) and cannot be bought at the ‘bus door’. Tours will be approximately three hours, with refreshment stops included.

Want to be fancy and do a Christmas lights canal cruise this year? Read our article!

If you would like to update your entry or add to our article, please email Janine – Editor@FamiliesMagazine.com.au

Try a self-guided Christmas lights tour with our help!

So what are your options for checking out Brisbane’s best Christmas Lights in 2023? If you can get access to a car and a driver we highly recommend taking on a self-guided tour using our really popular Christmas Lights driving maps. They are completely FREE and packed full of details on where to find the most magical Christmas Lights this Christmas.

Check out our comprehensive Christmas lights maps here:

Looking for a Christmas lights bus tour in Ipswich? Click here.

What are the best things about taking a Xmas lights bus tour?

You’ll find that taking a Xmas Lights Bus Tour is easy and convenient because all the legwork has been done for you. You just sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacle. Another plus is you can even taken your own food and drink (in plastic containers) on the Brisbane City Council Tours to consume outside the bus at various stops. Perhaps most importantly, we can promise there will be toilet and refreshment stops too! 

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

21 thoughts on “Christmas Lights Bus Tours Brisbane 2023”

  1. Do you know if we can take a wheelchair? I have tickets for tonight for myself and Mum. She finds it hard to walk so I was just wondering if we can bring a wheelchair.

  2. Do you know if they do a toilet stop? I’m thinking of taking our recently toilet trained three year old. We’d need at least one toilet stop along the way.

  3. I think this might go too late for our littlest one. Nothing like being on a bus with an overtired toddler. We will do the self drive this year I think (thanks to your wonderful maps) and then take the Brisbane bus tours when everyone is over five haha

  4. My wife & I plus two friends went on the Northside Brisbane Christmas Lights tour departing from Chermside last night.
    We were in Bus No 2213 & the drivers name was Paul.
    We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the tour & very special thanks to Paul as he couldn’t have done more to make our evening very memorable.
    He is a credit to the bus company .thank you very much
    Kind Regards
    Rob & Jocelyn Burton

    • To Robert and Jocelyn
      Is the bus accessible for wheelie walkers? How much per person and it looks like having to book through Tiketek? Hopefully they will provide times.

      Regards Robert and Madonna Weaver


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