Christmas Activities for Families in Brisbane
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 just for you! In this article you’ll find a 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 activities at Roma St Parkland
Confirmed for 2020: Roma Street Parkland will be holding The Enchanted Garden over December and January suitable for families with children. Find out what to expect and how to book your ticket in our review here. You can also read our full review of Roma Street Parkland and why it’s a great destination for families here.
Confirmed for 2020: 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.
Confirmed for 2020: 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
Confirmed for 2020: You told us you loved our maps and street lists so we’re doing it again this year! You’ll find we’re breaking it down by best lights by area and if you click on the link you will go to a special map! Once there, you’ll find a list of streets IN ORDER so you don’t have to work it out yourself. Find out how it works here.
White Christmas Activities at MovieWorld
Confirmed for 2020: The Movie World White Christmas is an incredible event for the whole family. Every year Movie World 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 Activities in Brisbane City
Confirmed for 2020: Want to see a huge Christmas tree? How about an incredible Christmas themed light show projected on the historic City Hall? We highly recommend checking out Christmas in the City this year! Families Tip: Go in early, do some shopping, eating, and then finish the night off with a trip to King George Square. Find out all the details and timings here.
Christmas Activities at South Bank
Easily one of the most popular places in Brisbane for Christmas activities is South Bank. With a Christmas Cinema, Santa Stopover where kids can meet Santa plus live festive performances, you will definitely go home with a smile on your face. We’ve listed all the events and timings here.
If your child has special sensory needs sensory overload can be very distressing. That’s why a visit to a Sensory Santa (also known as Sensitive Santa and Caring Santa) can be super helpful. Thankfully it can mean you can get that special family Santa photo after all. We’ve got the full list here.
Becoming involved in Christmas charity work isn’t just the moral thing to do – it’s a way to teach our own children the values of empathy, respect and kindness. For a Christmas family activity with a difference think about getting involved with some of these great Christmas charity initiatives.
Christmas Eve Box ideas
There is a growing tradition of giving kids a Christmas Eve Box on the 24th of 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!) You can 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 full of things to do with kids for Christmas this year. Check it out and choose your date by clicking here.
Myer Christmas Windows
Update for 2020: To the best of our knowledge the MYER Christmas windows are not going ahead in 2020.
Christmas Lights Bus Tours
Update for 2020: Christmas Light Bus tours are not going ahead in 2020.
One of the most spectacular celebrations of Christmas in Brisbane would have to be the Xmas Lights displays! Houses all over the river city are decked out in flashing lights bringing festive cheer to all. Ideally, there’s no better way to see them than on a bus tour. The Brisbane City Council and other providers offer these Christmas activities for Brisbane families. Unfortunately in 2020 Christmas Light Bus tours will not be going ahead. Find out more here.
Looking for more Christmas Activities?
We’ve all learned this year that community is more important than ever! If you’ve made some new neighbourhood buddies throughout the chaos of 2020 why not hold a Christmas street party to celebrate your newfound friendships.
Another idea is to start a Christmas family tradition. Not sure where to start? We’ve got the ultimate Christmas family traditions list for you here.
Lastly, why not get crafty with the kids whilst ticking off the Christmas never-ending gift-buying list. Here are some great homemade gift ideas you can make together this Christmas.