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Enchanted Garden Brisbane at Roma Street Parkland for Christmas Fun

The Enchanted Garden’s signature lighting display returns to Roma Street Parkland in 2023. 

The Enchanted Garden Brisbane Christmas lights are back to delight visitors at Roma Street Parkland! This event is super popular so be sure to book your tickets asap!


  • The 2023 event runs from Thursday 23 November – Wednesday 20 December, 2023
  • Ticket sales are now open
  • Entry is in 15 minute time-slots and it takes about an hour to see the walk-through display
  • Download the treasure map to find 4 missing crystal pieces

What is the Enchanted Garden like?

The family-friendly lighting trail combines over 8000 square metres of custom-made lighting, audio, special effects and sculptures to deliver a world-class digital art experience in the heart of Brisbane.

The lighting trail is constructed with cutting-edge visual and auditory elements like holograms, LED fields and hundreds of 3D-printed birds, with the 11 unique activations combining nature and technology for an unforgettable immersive journey. You’re going to find yourself saying ‘WOW’, a lot!

Visiting The Enchanted Garden in Brisbane 2023

This summer, journey through The Enchanted Garden at Roma Street Parkland and experience one of Brisbane’s largest lighting displays.

In 2023, tickets to The Enchanted Garden are $7 per person for ages 3 – 12 years old and $9 per person for ages 13+ (free for under 2 years). You can take as long as you like to enjoy The Enchanted Garden once admitted. Bookings are now open. Grab your tickets at The Enchanted Garden website.

Bookings will have specific entry times every 15 minutes from 6:30pm through to the last entry at 9.15pm. 

Which session should I chose?

These session categories have simply been devised to help guide you to your best fit.

Low Sensory Sessions

Every Tuesday and Wednesday in the 6:30pm session, families and visitors with sensory needs can enjoy The Enchanted Garden in a modified experience with lower contrast lighting and reduced capacity.

Early Sessions

6:30pm*, 6:45pm, 7pm, 7:15pm – These early sessions are ideal for families with small children. Explore The Enchanted Garden twinkling to life, just as the sun starts to set.

  • Please note every Tuesday and Wednesday, the 6:30pm session is the Low Sensory sessions – catering to those who may benefit from a modified experience.

Standard Sessions

7:30pm, 7:45pm, 8pm, 8:15pm – Grab a bite to eat on Celebration Lawn before or after these versatile session times and make the most of Brisbane’s warm summer evenings.

Up Late Sessions

8:30pm, 8:45pm, 9pm, 9:15pm – Round up your friends for the ultimate after-dinner treat or lock in an unforgettable date night in this late-night wonderland.

Please note, that The Enchanted Garden closes at 10pm sharp with Parkland lights turning on at 10pm for security purposes.

Another important thing to remember is that the plants are delicate at Roma Street Parkland, so please keep to the paths and refrain from touching the display while enjoying the event.

The Celebration Lawn Precinct 2023


To complete the festive experience, Roma Street Parkland’s Celebration Lawn and Lakeside Lawn will host up to a dozen of Brisbane’s favourite food trucks (accessible to those without The Enchanted Garden tickets too) from 5pm daily. 

Families tip: Celebration Lawn food precinct is licensed so BYO is not allowed.

Getting to The Enchanted Garden Christmas lights

If you decide to drive in, the Secure Parking Barracks Car Park is around a 15-20 minute walk from Roma Street Parklands. 

Another great way to access Roma Street Parkland is by train, or from the Roma Street busway station. The Parkland is a short walk from the Transit Centre, while limited car parking is available at College Close and on Parkland Boulevard. Public transport on the day of your visit to the Enchanted Gardens is FREE! (Excludes air train)

Roma Street Parkland offers an easy walk into the city after your Enchanted Garden visit, with King George Square less than ten minutes away. 

the enchanted garden path outlook

Love Christmas lights?  Check out our Brisbane Christmas Lights Guide here.

What to expect in the Enchanted Garden 2023

What else is there to do at Brisbane’s Roma Street Parkland 2023?

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Once you have finished with The Enchanted Garden, be sure to head back down to the green. Dancing spotlights are there for your children to ‘chase’ across the lawn. Watch the kids create games and show off some serious displays of athletic ability!

The gorgeous waterfall is backlit with a variety of intense colours. It serves as a backdrop for what will truly be a wonderful family evening in town. With a range of eating options close by, this is a summer experience you won’t want to miss out on!

Read our full review of Roma Street Parkland and its playgrounds and bike/scooter paths.  You can also find out what other fun activities are coming up at Roma Street Parkland on our calendar here.

Ask any of the helpful Parkland staff for assistance at any point. They are out in force to help your family have a wonderful, unforgettable experience.

Book your tickets here now.

It’s Christmas time in Brisbane city 2023!

For more information about other Christmas in Brisbane activities, head to Christmas in Brisbane!

We’ve got your comprehensive list of where to see the BEST Christmas lights in Brisbane here.

Wanting to head out to some festive Christmas Markets? We’ll tell you where you can buy the ultimate gifts for your loved ones this Christmas from your local community markets!

If you’re ready to belt out a few carols at one of Brisbane’s many Christmas Carol events read this article.

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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.

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