The BEST Christmas Carols in Brisbane for Families 2021

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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!

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.

Families Tip: For many events this Christmas you’ll need to pre-book tickets to attend. 

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

The BEST Christmas Carols in Brisbane

Listed here in date order….

Christmas Carols in Brisbane | November 

Saturday 21 November

Rotary Club of Mount Gravatt Christmas Markets | Mt Gravatt

The Rotary Club of Mount Gravatt’s Christmas Markets are perfect for Christmas catch-ups with your friends & family. This fantastic family-friendly FREE event with kids’ activities, amusement rides, jumping castle, rock wall, face painting, Christmas gift stalls, street food, carols, live music, a Christmas movie, and a visit from Santa is definitely not to be missed. See the event details here.
  • Where: Mt Gravatt Showgrounds
  • Time: 4pm to 9pm

Friday 27 November

A Christmas Song | Logan Central

A Christmas Song Carole Performance Logan

Celebrate the holiday season with a Christmas singalong led by songstress and comedienne Nadia Sunde and her yuletide band. Book your tickets here.
  • When: Friday 27 November
  • Where: Logan Entertainment Centre, Logan Central
  • Time: 10am – 12:30pm

Christmas in Brassall Watch Party | Online

Grab the family, the dog, the neighbours, and everyone permitted in your social bubble, sit on the couch! (socially distanced of course!) and tune the television to the Christmas in Brassall Watch Party. Ipswich’s longest community run Christmas event is continuing in 2020, so look out for the link to the online broadcast from mid-November ready to tune in to a night of carols, community Christmas messages, and celebrate with those closest to you!
  • When: Friday 27 November
  • Where: Online
  • Time: 7:30pm to 9pm

Saturday 28 November

A Medieval Christmas | Caboolture

Gregorian Chant Choir, Schola Cantorum, will perform a series of medieval chants and carols in the ambience of the Abbey Church in what is now a traditional commencement to Advent for the Abbey Museum. It is not only the eyes and ears which are treated to a feast, but also the taste buds, with the recital followed by an afternoon tea/ supper of delightful medieval Christmas treats! Entry is $42.50 per person. Bookings for A Medieval Christmas are essential!

To comply with COVID guidelines, two sessions are available.

  • Afternoon session: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
  • Evening Session: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sunday 29 November

Caboolture Christmas Carols | Caboolture

Celebrate the festive season at Centenary Lakes Park with Christmas Carols, markets and food trucks, a visit from Santa and fireworks! Find out more here.

  • Where: Centenary Lakes Park, Caboolture 
  • Time: 3 – 8pm

Christmas Carols in Brisbane | December 

Tuesday 1 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:  1 – 22 December
  • Where: Spring Hill Reservoir
  • Time: 7:30pm Friday, Saturday, and Wednesday | 1:30pm on Sunday.

Thursday 3 December

Carols on the Green | Sanctuary Cove

A stellar lineup of local performers will sing on the night at Carols on the Green at Sanctuary Cove. The Paradise Carollers, Amazon Blue, Chad Trent & Becky Keen and Vanessa Krummenacher are just a few of the amazing performers starring in this years event. We’re also very happy to confirm that the much loved and celebrated Rotary Buggy Parade will take place again in 2020.  This family-friendly event will conclude with a special appearance by Santa and Rudolf. Book a $25 family ticket for up to 5 people for The Main Stage or a $20 family ticket for up to 5 people in The Docks.

  • Where: Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast
  • Time: 5pm – 8pm

Friday 4 December

Jingle all the Bay | Sandgate

Jingle all the Bay

Celebrate Christmas on the Sandgate Bayside with a Festive Street Party and Christmas Parade. Jingle all the Bay is proudly presented by the Sandgate and Districts Chamber of Commence, there will be live entertainment, a Meet and Greet with Santa, Winter Wonderland Laneway, food and Christmas markets, Whoville Themed area with entertainment, heaps of Free activities for the kids, amusement rides and animal farm. Don’t miss the Christmas Street Parade at 7pm!

  • Where: Einbunpin Lagoon, Sandgate
  • Time: 6pm – 9pm

Community Christmas Carols | Beenleigh

Join Santa, his helpers and all the wonderful people that make up the Beenleigh/Logan community as they sing along to the old favourites from time gone by… White Christmas; Ave Maria; Silver Bells and more…Bring a picnic blanket and stay and watch the Christmas movie after on the lawns of the Beenleigh Historical Village. Find out more here.

  • Where: Beenleigh Historical Village, Beenleigh
  • Time: 4:30pm-8:30pm

Saturday 5 December

Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols | Brisbane

The iconic annual Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols will host a variety of Australia’s most renowned singers and entertainers as they ignite the big stage in this joyous and magical celebration of Christmas. This is a must-do for Brisbane families!

  • Where: Riverstage
  • Time: 4pm – 9pm

Community Christmas Carols | Underwood

You are invited to attend the Community Christmas Carols event at Underwood Park, Rochedale. This FREE family event will include carol singing, market stalls, and fun family activities. Bring your family, bring your friends and come enjoy a night of community Christmas fun! Find more details here.

  • Where: Underwood Park, Rochedale
  • Time: 4pm – 8pm

Gold Coast Mayor’s Virtual Christmas Carols | Online

The ninth annual Mayor’s Christmas Carols is turning virtual for 2020! The FREE virtual family-friendly event will be simulcast on the Gold Coast City’s webpage, on their Facebook event page and aired on 102.9 Hot Tomato at 6pm on Saturday 5 December. The all-star line-up will include headline acts from previous Gold Coast Mayor’s Christmas Carol events including, singing superstars Kate Ceberano and Anthony Callea.
  • Where: Online
  • Time: 6pm – 6:45pm

Hills Community Carols – At Home | Online

Organisers have heard you loud and clear! With 2020 being the year that no one will forget, the feedback is the community wants something to happen over this Christmas Season. Something Christmassy, something Carolssyy and the chance to gather together! That’s why organisers are heading online to host The Hills Community Carols – At Home! Find out more here.
  • Where: Online
  • Time: From 5pm

Sunday 6 December

Centenary Community Carols | Middle Park

The Centenary Christmas Carols is a family-friendly evening with food vans, jumping castle, Santa’s sleigh, carols, live nativity scene, and fireworks. Plus this year you can test your skills on the mobile ninja warrior obstacle course. Keep up to date on the event here.

  • Where: Peter Lightfoot Oval, Middle Park
  • Time: 4pm – 8pm

North Lakes Christmas Carols | North Lakes

With lots of family-friendly entertainment on offer, everyone can get into the spirit of the season while enjoying performances by local community groups and schools. The North Lakes Christmas Carols will feature plenty of free activities and workshops, roving performers and FUN! You can even do some last-minute Christmas gift shopping at the twilight markets. 

  • Where: Kinsellas Park, Innovation Place, North Lakes
  • Time: 3pm – 8pm

Christmas Twilight Markets & Carols | Tanah Merah

Christmas Twilight Market Tanah Merah

This isn’t your ordinary Christmas market! It’s a Christmas Twilight Market Spectacular! Kicking off at 5pm, the markets will include stalls selling fresh produce, handcrafted gifts, boutique clothing and mouth-watering food. PLUS the lighting of a 5ft Christmas tree, Christmas Carols by renowned Opera Singer Lisa Lockland-Bell and a special guest appearance by Santa himself!

  • Where: Dunamis Church, Tanah Merah
  • Time: 5pm-7pm

Best&Less the Bestest Virtual Christmas Carols | Online

You’re invited to The Bestest Virtual Christmas Carols! Best&Less is creating The Bestest Virtual Christmas Carols, featuring some of your favourite entertainers like Chris Sebastian, Johnny Ruffo and The Fairies. Hosted by Natalie Bassingthwaighte, join online from home for a fun evening of singing and spreading the Christmas spirit.

  • Where: Online
  • Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Saturday 12 December

Flagstone Twilight Markets & Community Carols | Flagstone

Flagstone Twilight Markets will return in collaboration with a carol event on Saturday 12 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.

  • Where: Flagstone State School
  • Time: 5pm-8:30pm

Sunday 13 December

Redcliffe Christmas Carols | Redcliffe

Celebrate the festive season with the annual Redcliffe Christmas Carols at Dolphins Stadium with twilight markets, food stalls, Christmas Carols and more!

  • Where: Dolphins Stadium, Redcliffe
  • Time: 3pm-8pm

Thursday 17 December

Head to The Belvedere to celebrate the holiday season! Sing along to all of your favourite Christmas songs at their FREE Annual Carols on the Bay event hosted by Ye Ole Brass Band.
Plus kids will love a visit from Santa at 4:30pm and the onsite playground. Book your table now.
  • Where: The Belvedere Hotel, Woody Point
  • Time: 4pm-5:30pm

Friday 18 December

Human Nature Christmas with Dami Im | Riverstage Brisbane

For something a little bit different this Christmas why not combine a pop concert and Christmas Carols into one night! Australia’s very own boy band Human Nature are back with a very special Christmas show at Brisbane’s Riverstage on Friday 18 December! In fully reserved seating mode with special guest Dami Im. Find out more here.

  • Where: Brisbane Riverstage
  • Time: 6pm-9:45pm

Saturday 19 December

Christmas Carnival | Sandstone Point

Sandstone Point Hotel Xmas Carnival

Brace your elves! The annual Christmas Carnival is coming to Sandstone Point Hotel on Saturday 19th December! From 12 noon enjoy markets, food stalls, kids rides, entertainment, Christmas carols, fireworks and of course a visit from Santa! Get your tickets here.

  • Where: Sandstone Point Hotel
  • Time: 12pm – 8:30pm

Bracken Ridge Christmas Carols | Online

2020 has been a year like no other! With everything that has happened, Christmas is still a time of joy and celebration for the world. Hosts of the Bracken Ridge Christmas Carols are mixing things up this year. Rather than everyone coming to the one place, organisers are inviting families to celebrate by coming together in smaller groups with family & friends to watch their live production from the comfort of your home. Book in 19th December for a night of celebration & joy with the Bracken Ridge Baptist Church.
  • Where: Online
  • Time: 7pm – 9:30pm

Christmas in the paddock | Redland Bay

Bring your camp chairs or picnic blanket and a smile for a family friendly afternoon of Christmas carols, food trucks, face painting, a visit from Santa, petting zoo, and jumping castle. Entry to Christmas in the paddock is FREE but you will need to pay for food and face painting.
  • Where: 88 German Church Road, Redland Bay
  • Time: 3pm – 7pm

Sunday 20 December

Pine Rivers Park Christmas Carols | Strathpine

Sit back, relax, and join in the caroling fun at the Pine Rivers Park Christmas Carols from 3pm. There will be lots of family-friendly entertainment on offer, so bring your best vocals and a blanket to spread out, relax and enjoy a magical evening. You can even do some last-minute Christmas gift shopping at the twilight markets or participate in the many free activities and workshops!

  • Where: Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine
  • Time: 3pm-8pm

Bray Park Christmas Festival | Bray Park

Join Bray Park Community Church for the Bray park Christmas Festival with entertainment, carols and delicious food! Multiple sessions will be held at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm. Bookings essential. 

  • Where: 10 Youngs Crossing Road, Bray Park
  • Time: between 2pm- 8pm

Monday 21 December

Joy to the World A Christmas Special | Online

The annual The Shed Australia Co Community Carols are on again but this year with a difference. Due to COVID19 they have taken this year’s Carols online by teaming up with Hello Mondayz to present a wonderful night of carols with some amazing local artists. There will even be a visit from Santa straight from their home to yours! Find out more here.
  • Where: Online
  • Time: 7pm – 9pm

Christmas Carols events not going ahead 

To the best of our knowledge the following events are not going ahead this year:

  • Griffin Christmas Carnival

  • Carols on the Oval @ Belmont

  • Wakerley Carols

  • City of Logan Christmas Carols | Meadowbrook

  • Carols by Twilight | South Bank

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.

16 responses to “The BEST Christmas Carols in Brisbane for Families 2021”

  1. 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.

  2. Denise Buckby says:

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

  3. Chelsea says:

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

  4. Corinne Salmon says:

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

  5. 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! 🙂

  6. 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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