What’s On in Brisbane for Families

Families Magazine shares what’s on for families with kids of all ages across Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba. In our ‘What’s On’ in Brisbane this weekend for families calendar you will find our team’s suggestions for weekday, weekend, night-time and school holiday events and activities. All our suggestions suit families and are kid friendly.

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12 Nights of Christmas Lights | Chermside

14 December, 2023 - 25 December, 2023

12 Nights of Christmas Lights Westfield chermside

This Christmas, Westfield Chermside are turning on the festive charm with a dazzling transformation of their level 2 outdoor dining precinct. Immerse yourself in the vibrant glow of classic Christmas designs lit up in neon lights, enjoy nightly feature performances with glowing reindeer, giveaways, face painting and more!

Christmas Lights

Immerse yourself in holiday magic and explore the stunning Christmas light display. Take the journey through the Level 2 outdoor dining precinct each evening after sunset for a de-light-ful experience.

Date: Thu 14 Dec – Mon 25 Dec
Time: From sunset
Location: Level 2, outdoor dining precinct

Christmas Shows and Entertainment

Prepare to be dazzled by the nightly Christmas entertainment! Head to Westfield Chermside nightly for a captivating LED Reindeer performance, running from 7pm-8pm. Plus, don’t miss out on giveaway carts, stilt walkers and face painting, which will activate from 6pm each night.

Date: Thu 14 Dec – Sat 23 Dec
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Location: Under the Dome, level 2 outdoor dining precinct

Star Hunt Trail

Send the little ones off on a festive adventure at the Star Hunt trail. Collect your map from the giveaway booth located near Little Singapore, and embark on a journey to find the 12 shining stars hidden throughout the gardens.

Date: Thu 14 Dec – Sat 23 Dec
Time: From 6pm
Location: Level 2, outdoor dining precinct

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14 December, 2023
25 December, 2023
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Westfield Chermside
07 3117 5300
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Westfield Chermside
Cnr Gympie & Hamilton Rds
Chermside, Queensland 4032 Australia
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07 3117 5300
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