Where to Visit Santa in Brisbane 2022

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Are you looking for places to visit Santa in Brisbane this year? There are so many amazing toy, technology, and gift choices available nowadays that Santa and his helpers really need to make an early start on their meet-and-greets if they’re to know what every child’s wishing for. Shopping centres are great at helping the big fella out with this, welcoming him with parades, a secure park for his reindeer, and a comfortable chair to sit in from early November.

But Santa is a magical tireless fellow who loves to delight children everywhere with his special guest appearances at community events, Christmas Markets, Christmas Carols and Christmas festivals. If you want to know where to find Santa this year check out our guide below!

If you would like to add your Brisbane location that will have a Santa for kids to visit, please email Molly – Molly@FamiliesMagazine.com.au

Places to visit Santa in Brisbane City

These locations are yet to be confirmed for 2022

Santa Selfies | Brisbane CBD 

TBC for 2022: Keep an eye out for Santa instore at David Jones this year, you never know where you might find him! He’s taking selfies and offering up his secret way of travelling around the world in one night – even during COVID!

  • When: Various dates and times between Thursday 2 December – Friday 24 December 11am – 2pm
  • Where: David Jones, Queens Plaza

Santa’s Stop Over | South Bank Parklands

TBC for 2022:  We all know the kids love to be there when Mr and Mrs Claus come to town! This year, your family can visit the Clauses on their annual visit Down Under amid a festive towering fig tree and light installation. You can even capture your own pics with our friends from the North Pole, social distanced style of course!

  • When: Santa’s Stopover has four sessions nightly running between 4pm- 9:30pm from 18-23 December
  • Where: Flowstate, South Bank Parkland

Entry to Santa’s Stopover is free, but to manage crowd numbers, free tickets must also be obtained to take part in activities. Ticketing booths will open one hour prior to scheduled activities at Flowstate.

Places to Visit Santa in North Brisbane

Market Central | Lutwhyche 

TBC for 2022: While you are here shopping, why not stop in to capture a special Christmas moment with everyone’s favourite bearded man as well as an instant take-home keepsake print for you and your family.

Santa Claus and his cheeky reindeer will be visiting Market Central to spread some Christmas cheer over the weekend. They may even have a little present for the parents…

  • When: Saturday 18 December & Sunday 19 December 
  • Where: Market Central – Level G
  • Time: 10am – 2pm

Breakfast with Santa at Ikea | North Lakes 

TBC for 2022: Join Santa, Mrs Claus and his special friends for a magical breakfast at IKEA Restaurant.
The Santa’s Breakfast includes: A delicious IKEA breakfast, meet & greets with Mrs Claus, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman and the man in red himself, Santa Claus. There will also be a special gift from Santa.

  • When: Saturday 20 November
  • Where: Ikea, Westfield North Lakes
  • Time: 8:30am – 9:15am or 9:30am – 10:15am

Caboolture Christmas Carols | Caboolture 

TBC for 2022: ‘Tis the season to be jolly this Christmas in the Moreton Bay Region, so be sure to head along to the Caboolture Christmas Carols. Pack a picnic blanket or chairs and jingle your way down to Centenary Lakes Park in Caboolture on Sunday 28th of November for a truly MAGICAL evening. FREE ENTRY. Find out more here.

  • When: Sunday 28 November
  • Where: Centenary Lakes Park
  • Time: 4pm-8pm

Jingle all the Bay | Sandgate

TBC for 2022: There’s so much to do at Jingle All the Bay, an event that transforms Sandgate Town Centre into a heap of FREE festive fun each year. Families will love the hundreds of markets, Santa Claus photo opportunity, delicious food stalls, stages of entertainment, kids workshops plus amusements including a train ride and animal farm. Don’t miss the Christmas Street Parade at 7pm!

  • When: Friday 3 December
  • Where: Einbunpin Lagoon, Sandgate
  • Time: 6pm – 9pm

North Lakes Christmas Carols | North Lakes

TBC for 2022:  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. 

  • When: Sunday 5 December
  • Where: Kinsellas Park, Innovation Place, North Lakes
  • Time: 4pm – 8pm

Redcliffe Christmas Carols | Kippa-Ring 

TBC for 2022:  Take a drive out from the river city to see some of the best Christmas Carols in Brisbane. The signature giant snow globes will be back, providing the perfect white Christmas photo opportunity. Santa’s Village will feature Christmas-themed roving entertainment, kids’ workshops, free face-painting and more! Don’t forget to bring your best vocals with lots of family-friendly entertainment on offer! Redcliffe Christmas Carols details here.

  • When:  Sun 12 Dec
  • Where: Moreton Daily Stadium
  • Time: 4pm-8pm

Christmas Carnival | Sandstone Point 

Sandstone Point Hotel Xmas Carnival

TBC for 2022: Brace your elves! The annual Christmas Carnival is coming to Sandstone Point Hotel on Sunday 12th December! From 2pm enjoy markets, food stalls, kids rides, entertainment, Christmas carols, fireworks and of course a visit from Santa! Get your tickets here.

  • When: Sunday 12 December
  • Where: Sandstone Point Hotel
  • Time: 2pm – 8pm

The Bel’s Annual Carols by the Bay | Redcliffe 

TBC for 2022: 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 and the onsite playground. Book your table now.
  • When: Thursday 23 December
  • Where: The Belvedere Hotel, Woody Point
  • Time: 6:30pm-7:30pm

Pine Rivers Park Christmas Carols | Strathpine 

TBC for 2022: Sit back, relax, and join in the caroling fun at the Pine Rivers Park Christmas Carols from 4pm. 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!

  • When: Sunday 19 December
  • Where: Pine Rivers Park, Strathpine
  • Time: 4pm-8pm

Places to visit Santa south of Brisbane 

Sherwood Community Carols | Sherwood 

Sherwood Community Carols

TBC for 2022:  The Sherwood Community Carols will showcase music by Kate Street Big Band, stalls by local community groups selling Christmas gifts and goodies, as well as entertainment by FireFly Entertainers and more! Of course, no community carols event should go without the must-have photo opportunity with Santa. Sing a few carols, take a photo with Santa on his sleigh and be merry at this Christmas Carols in Brisbane event. Find out more here.

  • When: Sat 4 Dec 
  • Where: Sherwood Arboretum
  • Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm

Christmas in the Park | Calamvale 

TBC for 2022:  Christmas in the Park is a community event to bring people together to celebrate Christmas. Activities will include food and craft stalls, Carol singers, musical groups, photo booths, children’s gifts and a visit from Santa! Calamvale District Park. Find out more here.

  • When: Sat 4 Dec
  • Where: Calamvale District Park
  • Time: 4pm-7pm

Christmas Twilight Markets & Carols | Tanah Merah 

TBC for 2022:  This isn’t your ordinary Christmas market! It’s a Christmas Twilight Market Spectacular! Kicking off at 3pm, 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 and a special guest appearance by Santa himself!

  • When: Sunday 5 December
  • Where: Dunamis Church, Tanah Merah
  • Time: From 3pm

Jimboomba Christmas Brigade | Jimboomba 

TBC for 2022:  Dress up the kids in Christmas theme and head down to Rotary Park from 5pm for Christmas carols, face painting, activities, The Grinch playing on the big outdoor screen, local food trucks, and meet Santa with the Jimboomba Rural Fire Brigade. Bookings required for this FREE community event. Get the details here.

  • When: Fri 10 Dec 
  • Where: Rotary Park
  • Time: 5pm-8:30pm

Flagstone Twilight Markets & Community Carols | Flagstone

TBC for 2022:  Flagstone Twilight Markets will return in collaboration with a carol event on Saturday 11 December. 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.

  • When: Saturday 11 December
  • Where: Flagstone State School
  • Time: 5pm-8:30pm

City of Logan Christmas Carols | Meadowbrook 

TBC for 2022:  Get into the Christmas spirit and head down to Griffith University Logan campus for the city’s biggest Christmas event. This FREE, family-friendly event will have you singing along to all your favourite Christmas carols, enjoying rides and indulging in the fantastic variety of delicious foods available. You can even get a free photo with Santa! See our events calendar for more information.

  • When: Sat 11 Dec 
  • Where: Griffith University Logan Campus
  • Time: 3pm-8pm

Places to Visit Santa East of Brisbane 

Christmas in the paddock | Redland Bay

TBC for 2022: 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.
  • When: Saturday 19 December
  • Where: 88 German Church Road, Redland Bay
  • Time: 3pm – 7pm

Places to Visit Santa West of Brisbane

Bardon Community Carols | Bardon 

TBC for 2022: Here’s yet another great Christmas Carols in Brisbane event! Bring your own picnic blanket and head along to this community carols event with Christmas choir and Santa! Enjoy the Rotary sausage sizzle and refreshments available for purchase.   Find out more here.

  • When: Sat 4 Dec 
  • Where: Brisbane Botanic Gardens
  • Time: 4pm-6pm

Centenary Community Carols | Middle Park

TBC for 2022:  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.

  • When: Sunday 5 December
  • Where: Peter Lightfoot Oval, Middle Park
  • Time: 4pm – 8pm

Shopping Centres around Brisbane

Most Shopping Centre around Brisbane have areas to meet Santa and take photos with him. Check out ypur local shopping centre’s website or Facebook for more details


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