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.

If you are hosting a family friendly event you can add that to our calendar by clicking on the orange button below.


Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Lord Mayor’s Lighting of the Christmas Tree | Brisbane

1 December, 2023 @ 6:20 pm - 7:30 pm

Lord Mayor's Lighting of the Christmas 2020

This year, the Lighting of the Christmas Tree presented by The Lott by Golden Casket will be held at King George Square from 6:20pm on Friday 1 December 2023.

The festivities will include live musical performances of cherished Christmas tunes, including a special performance by Dami Im, as Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner illuminates the impressive 22-metre tree- marking the beginning of the Christmas festivities in Brisbane!

Following the official lighting event, the Christmas Tree will remain in King George Square for all to enjoy this festive season.

No bookings required. King George Square, 100 Adelaide Street, Brisbane.

What else is on this Christmas in Brisbane?

Find out what else is on this Christmas in Brisbane here.

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.


King George Square
Brisbane, QLD Australia + Google Map