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Christmas Activities for Families in Brisbane

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Looking for Christmas activities for your kids (and yourself) this year? We’ve got Christmas all wrapped up and tied together in a neat little bow with this huge round up of what’s on and what’s what this summer leading up to and including Christmas! There are so many exciting things to do with your kids this Christmas that we cannot wait for school to finish! We will add to this list as we hear of new events, so perhaps bookmark this page and use it as your ‘go-to’ when looking for new ideas!

Christmas in Brisbane City

Want to see a huge Christmas tree? A Christmas parade? Reindeers and Santa sleighs as well as gorgeous Christmas windows in city stores? We highly recommend checking out Christmas in the City this year – our advice is go in early and get an adult to secure you a good spot, do some shopping, eating, window looking and come back for the parade. Find out all the details and timings here.

Christmas at South Bank

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Easily one of the most popular places in Brisbane for Christmas activities is South Bank. With kids movies at their beach cinema, carols, fireworks and more, you will definitely go home with a smile on your face. We’ve listed all the events and timings here.

Christmas at Roma St Parkland

The Enchanted Garden at Roma Street Parkland

Roma Street Parkland will be holding multiple events over December and January suitable for families with children. They will have an enchanted garden, a family Christmas concert and more celebrations! We’ve listed all the Christmas activities here and we’ve reviewed the parkland for you here.

Myer Christmas Windows

Myer Christmas Windows

Discover this year’s Myer windows, a favourite for all ages. You can follow the story at your own leisure and make some special memories with your Brisbane Family.

Christmas Markets

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One of the most popular articles on our website is our Christmas markets page. It’s updated daily with new markets that are being set up especially for Christmas. Some include rides for the kids and visits from Santa. Which of these Christmas Markets are the best ones and near where you live? Find out here.

Christmas Carols

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There is something special about this time of the year, that makes you want to don a candle and get out with the family and SING! Find out where all the Christmas Carols are around Brisbane by clicking here.

Local Maps for Christmas Lights

All Christmas Lights in Brisbane Christmas Activities in Brisbane

You told us you loved our maps and street lists so we’re doing it again this year – breaking it down by best lights by area and if you click on the link you will go to a map and a list of streets IN ORDER so you don’t have to work it out yourself. Find out how it works here.

Christmas Lights Bus Tours

Brisbane Christmas Lights Bus Tours for Christmas Activities in Brisbane

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. The Brisbane City Council and other providers offer these Christmas activities for Brisbane families. Find out the dates and details here.

Sensory Santa

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If your child has special sensory needs this sensory overload can be very distressing, but a visit to a Sensory Santa (also known as Sensitive Santa and Caring Santa) means you can get that special family Santa photo after all. We’ve got the full list here.

White Christmas Activities at MovieWorld


The Movie World White Christmas is an incredible event for the whole family. Every year Movie World on the puts on a dazzling display of lights, decorations, street performances, music, and a spectacular Christmas parade. Lots more information including things to do for the event can be found here.

Christmas Eve Box ideas

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There is a growing tradition of giving the kids a Christmas Eve Box on the 24 December to get them right into the spirit of Xmas. Some families I know use this additional gift as a way to get the kids to go to bed without a fuss on Christmas Eve. Whatever your reason for creating a Christmas Eve box, we’ve put together a few ideas for your kids (and one for the mummas too!) Find all the details including pricing and where to buy their contents here.

Christmas Activities by Date on our Calendar


If you are looking for Christmas activities in Brisbane on a specific date for your family, then take a look at our calendar. Updated daily and chock for of things to do with kids for Christmas this year. Check it out and choose your date by clicking here.

You can add our calendar to your phone by clicking here and following the instructions.

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