Christmas Carols in Brisbane | The BEST list for Families 2021

Christmas Carols in Brisbane dancing
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Christmas Carols in Brisbane always guarantee a fun family night out due to the Queensland weather and unrivaled community spirit. So many community groups go above and beyond to spread Christmas cheer each year. The great news is we will see a lot of Christmas Carols in Brisbane events go ahead in 2021!

Christmas Carols signal that the festive season’s in full swing in shopping centres, on the radio and even when you’re on hold during a phone call… but nothing beats going to a live event to sing along and share the Christmas spirit.

Christmas Carols in Brisbane this year will be held in venues throughout the city. So you’ll know where and when they’re on, we’ve compiled the following list of recommended events.

If you would like to add your Brisbane Christmas carols to our list, please email Molly – Molly@FamiliesMagazine.com.au

The BEST Christmas Carols in Brisbane

Listed here in date order….

Christmas Carols in Brisbane | November

Sunday 28 November

Caboolture Christmas Carols | Caboolture – CANCELLED

UPDATE: Notice from organisers – It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of Caboolture Christmas Carols, scheduled for Sunday 28 November. After closely monitoring the weather this week (in addition to the forecasted rain still to come), moisture tests reveal the venue is too wet to proceed. This is a disappointing outcome, but we want to thank all who supported this event and all contractors, performers, and staff involved.

‘Tis the season to be jolly this Christmas in the Moreton Bay Region, so be sure to head along to the Caboolture Christmas Carols. Pack a picnic blanket or chairs and jingle your way down to Centenary Lakes Park in Caboolture on Sunday 28th of November for a truly MAGICAL evening. FREE ENTRY. Find out more here.

  • When: Sun 28 Nov
  • Where: Centenary Lakes Park
  • Time: 4pm-8pm

Christmas Carols in Brisbane | December 

Friday 3 December

Jingle all the Bay | Sandgate

Jingle all the Bay

There’s so much to do at Jingle All the Bay, an event that transforms Sandgate Town Centre into a heap of FREE festive fun each year. Families will love the iconic Christmas street parade, hundreds of markets, Santa Claus photo opportunity, delicious food stalls, stages of entertainment, kids workshops plus amusements including a train ride and animal farm.

  • When: Fri 3 Dec 2021
  • Where: Einbunpin Lagoon Park
  • Time: 6pm-9pm

Sherwood Community Carols | Sherwood

Sherwood Community Carols

The Sherwood Community Carols will showcase music by Kate Street Big Band, stalls by local community groups selling Christmas gifts and goodies, as well as entertainment by FireFly Entertainers and more! Of course, no community carols event should go without the must-have photo opportunity with Santa. Sing a few carols, take a photo with Santa on his sleigh and be merry at this Christmas Carols in Brisbane event. Find out more here.

  • When: Sat 4 Dec 2021
  • Where: Sherwood Arboretum
  • Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm

Christmas in the Park | Calamvale

Christmas in the Park is a community event to bring people together to celebrate Christmas. Activities will include food and craft stalls, Carol singers, musical groups, photo booths, children’s gifts and a visit from Santa! Calamvale District Park. Find out more here.

  • When: Sat 4 Dec 2021
  • Where: Calamvale District Park
  • Time: 4pm-7pm

Bardon Community Carols | Bardon

Here’s yet another great Christmas Carols in Brisbane event! Bring your own picnic blanket and head along to this community carols event with Christmas choir and Santa! Enjoy the Rotary sausage sizzle and refreshments available for purchase.   Find out more here.

  • When: Sat 4 Dec 2021
  • Where: Brisbane Botanic Gardens
  • Time: 4pm-6pm

The Hills Community Carols | Ferny Hills

Organisers are excited that The Hills Community Carols will be back to meeting in person at George Willmore Park in 2021. Treat yo’elf to an amazing afternoon of entertainment, rides, food stalls, face painting, fireworks and a visit from Santa. Bring the family, meet up with friends, pack a rug or a chair, and enjoy some festive cheer. Get more details here.

  • When: Sat 4 Dec 2021
  • Where: George Willmore Park
  • Time: 4pm-8:15pm

Sunday 5 December

Kenmore Community Carols

Still on the hunt for Christmas Carols in Brisbane? Enjoy singing your favourite Christmas carols with local singers and choirs as you celebrate the true spirit of Christmas, reflecting on the reason for the season. There will be food and drinks available, including an ice cream and coffee van. The musical line-up features local singing star David Kidd and the Viva la Musica Voices directed by Rhonda Davidson-Irwin. This is a FREE family event for all ages with surprises in store! Find out more here.

  • When: Sun 5 Dec 2021
  • Where: Kenmore South State School
  • Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Friday 10 December

Carols in the Reservoir | Spring Hill

Carols in the Reservoir

Be six metres underground, in a 150-year-old water reservoir, in Brisbane’s CBD, in Summer as the snow falls for your Christmas breakup at Carols in the Reservoir! What could be more mystical about Christmas than celebrating in the Spring Hill Reservoir, being serenaded by world-class performers singing traditional Christmas favourites with Carols in the Reservoir.

  • When:  Fri 10 – Wed 22 December
  • Where: Spring Hill Reservoir

Jimboomba Christmas Brigade | Jimboomba

Dress up the kids in Christmas theme and head down to Rotary Park from 5pm for Christmas carols, face painting, activities, The Grinch playing on the big outdoor screen, local food trucks, and meet Santa with the Jimboomba Rural Fire Brigade. Bookings required for this FREE community event. Get the details here.

  • When: Fri 10 Dec 2021
  • Where: Rotary Park
  • Time: 5pm-8:30pm

Saturday 11 December

The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols | Brisbane

Christmas Carols Brisbane

Enjoy cherished Christmas carols and festive favourites performed live by Brisbane’s best entertainers when they take to the Riverstage on Saturday December 11 from 4pm. Tickets are available via Brisbane City Council for $5, and the show will be broadcast on Channel 9 on December 19. Bookings required. Find out more here.

  • When: Sat 11 Dec 2021
  • Where: Riverstage
  • Time: 4pm-9pm

City of Logan Christmas Carols | Meadowbrook

Get into the Christmas spirit and head down to Griffith University Logan campus for the city’s biggest Christmas event. This FREE, family-friendly event will have you singing along to all your favourite Christmas carols, enjoying rides and indulging in the fantastic variety of delicious foods available. You can even get a free photo with Santa! See our events calendar for more information.

  • When: Sat 11 Dec 2021
  • Where: Griffith University Logan Campus
  • Time: 3pm-8pm

Flagstone Twilight Markets & Community Carols | Flagstone 

Flagstone Twilight Markets will return in collaboration with a carol event on Saturday 11 December 2020. Browse the boutique and handmade market stallholders to find great gift ideas just in time for Christmas. Delicious food trucks will be at the event to fill hungry tummies and Santa will be making a visit too! Enjoy the magical Christmas spirit as you listen and sing-a-long to your favourite Christmas carols.

  • When: Saturday 11 December
  • Where: Flagstone State School
  • Time: 5pm-8:30pm

North Harbour Christmas Carols | Morayfield

At the Christmas Markets at Bite Markets, get all your Christmas shopping done whilst supporting local businesses. With a large variety of craft and artisan stalls, in addition to the regular line-up of tasty food and drink vendors, it’s guaranteed to be a fun weekend out with the whole family.

Adding to the tree-mendous Christmas fun is the special North Harbour Christmas Carols spectacular, featuring performances by Opera Queensland and Choirs from Carmichael College and The Lakes College, at 5:30pm and 7:30pm on Saturday, 27 November.

  • When: Saturday 11 December
  • Where: Carmichael College and The Lakes College
  • Time: 5:30pm & 7:30pm

Sunday 12 December

Christmas Carnival | Sandstone Point

Sandstone Point Hotel Xmas Carnival

If you love the holiday season deerly, it would be rude-olph to miss this! Enjoy plenty of festivities for the whole family. From 2pm-8pm, find that perfect gift at the Christmas markets or have a tree-mendous time enjoying the food stalls, fireworks, live music, kids rides, entertainment and of course a visit from Santa. Get ready for your favourite Christmas carols and rockin’ around the Christmas tree. Bookings required. Get your tickets here.

  • When:  Sun 12 Dec
  • Where: Sandstone Point Hotel
  • Time: 2pm-8pm

Redcliffe Christmas Carols | Kippa-Ring

Take a drive out from the river city to see some of the best Christmas Carols in Brisbane. The signature giant snow globes will be back in 2021, providing the perfect white Christmas photo opportunity. Santa’s Village will feature Christmas-themed roving entertainment, kids’ workshops, free face-painting and more! Don’t forget to bring your best vocals with lots of family-friendly entertainment on offer! Redcliffe Christmas Carols details here.

  • When:  Sun 12 Dec
  • Where: Moreton Daily Stadium
  • Time: 4pm-8pm

Sunday 19 December

Pine Rivers Christmas Carols | Strathpine

Pack a picnic blanket or chairs and jingle your way down to Pine Rivers Park in Strathpine for a truly magical evening. Take a stroll under festoon lighting and enjoy local crafts, jewellery, handmade goods, toys and more. Santa’s village will be making a return and the evening will conclude with an awe-inspiring fireworks display. More details here.

  • When:  Sun 19 Dec
  • Where: Pine Rivers Park
  • Time: 4pm-8pm

Looking for more Christmas Brisbane fun?

Check out our list of Christmas Markets Brisbane here.

What have you got planned for Christmas lunch? If the idea of outsourcing is appealing be sure to read our guide to the BEST places for Christmas Lunch.

17 responses to “Christmas Carols in Brisbane | The BEST list for Families 2021”

  1. Catherine Allen says:

    These are last year’s dates … what’s happening this year (2021)? I am interested in the New Farm Park event on Sunday, 5th December please

  2. Denise Buckby says:

    Rotary Light up Carols Under the Stars
    When: Sunday, December 3, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30pm EAST
    Location: New Farm Park Rotunda
    Rotary Club New Farm & Cr Vicki Howard
    Event type: Christmas
    Description:Community Christmas Carols & Santa on stage with QLd Show Choir Francesca De Valence and our compere Victoria Carthew from Channel 7. Please join us for Food and Fun Christmas Candles Glow sticks and cards.

  3. Denise Buckby says:

    New Farm Rotary Club is hosting christmas carols in New Farm Park on Dec 4 at 5.30pm

  4. Chelsea says:

    Birkdale Baptist Church.
    11 December
    Family Fun from 4.30pm
    Carols from 6.30pm

  5. Corinne Salmon says:

    Narangba Lions Christmas Carols are on the 4th December from 4pm.

  6. Jo says:

    Living in England, carol singer used to come to our door singing for coins or mince pies, but I haven’t seen that happen in Australia. I love the big carol events in Australia though, and at least it’s warm enough for them to be hosted outside! 🙂

  7. Amanda says:

    Love this article. Christmas is my favourite time of year. Can’t wait to attend some of these events.

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