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Northshore Christmas Boat Parade

18 December, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Northshore Christmas Boast Parade

Experience a Christmas lights display like no other when Brisbane’s inaugural Christmas Boat Parade takes to the Brisbane River on Sunday 18 December 2022.

Brisbane river will light up as a glittering cavalcade of boats parade down the river at Northshore Brisbane. The Christmas Boat Parade is a celebration of the Brisbane River and the joy of the Christmas season.

Commercial boats of all shapes and sizes will be festooned in jolly lighting and decorations as they float and flow to a soundtrack of Christmas classics.

Enjoy the thrill of entertainment on the water and onshore with roving performance artists, live music, photo opportunities and more!

Pack a parade picnic or feast on festive food truck goodies and enjoy the procession of festooned ferries, Christmassy cruisers, and yuletide yachts!

Sunday 18 December, 4pm-8pm.


4pm-5pm | Party Hubs Open

5pm-6:45pm | Party Hub entertainment commences

6:45pm | The Christmas Boat Parade commences

Entertainment and Party Hubs

There are lots of options for entertainment and viewing areas for families to watch the parade right along the Northshore riverfront. Soak up the festive atmosphere in the location of your choice.

  • Riverfront General Viewing Area | If you’re just looking for a simple space to lay down a blanket and park your esky to take in the spectacle and lights of the parade then we recommend Northshore’s Riverfront Event Space. Reserve a spot here.

  • Maritime Green Party Hub | Maritime Green will come alive with strings, baubles, and luminous luxuriousness but the festivities don’t stop there. There are lots of special Christmas moments to share at Maritime Green, with Channel 9 host including Christmas photos, a costume competition, and Flipside Circus Workshops. Reserve a spot here.

  • Hamilton Reach Party Hub | Pop the champagne and celebrate at the starting line! At Hamilton Reach, be among the first to peep all the bedazzled boats in the parade. With food trucks, live music, fairy-lit trees and buildings, and a special giveaway for the first 50 attendees, this Party Hub is perfect for locals and families wanting a laidback, neighbourly, festive atmosphere! Reserve your spot here.
  • Eat Street Party Hub | Eat Street will transform into Santa’s Wonderland with a sleigh full of Christmas decorations, Santa’s little helpers, and roving entertainment – you can even snap a photo with ol’ Saint Nick himself (furry friends included)! Find out more here.

Looking for more Christmas in Brisbane Fun?

Find more awesome Christmas Carol options here.

Check out our list of Christmas Markets Brisbane 2022 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 in 2022.


18 December, 2022
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Riverfront Event Space
33 Marcarthur Ave
Northshore, Queensland 4565 Australia
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