Where is it: Queen Street Mall and parading through to King George Square
What's it all about: A wonderful Christmas-themed parade of dancing, music and even reindeers!
How can I join in: Get in to the mall and save your spot along the route early as this parade is very popular - then wait and enjoy the show!
Tell me more: A fun family tradition here in Brisbane, this parade will get you right into the Christmas spirit with lots of performers dancing and singing their way through the Queen Street Mall! It runs nightly from 7pm in the lead up to Christmas. Spectators line the path of the parade - if you plan ahead you may be able to book a prime seat at one of the many restaurants along the route and take in this amazing show! The highlight (of course) is Santa! Join on to the end of the march as it passes and weave on through the mall and through to King George Square, just in time for the amazing City Hall Light Spectacular! :
Where is it: King George Square, Brisbane City What's it all about: It's a short movie projected onto the outside City Hall!
How can I join in: Every 15 minutes they show the same little story - so just roll on up to King George Square any time after 7:30pm in the lead-up to Christmas to join in the fun of Christmas in the City!
Tell me more: The City Hall Lights Spectacular is a real spectacle! It’s such a nice way to end your night after watching the wonderful Christmas Parade through Queen Street Mall - you can join in behind the parade for a fun march down to King George Square, or just roll on up at your own leisure to see this fun little animated movie! The movie is told specifically for Brisbane - composed to be projected directly onto our own City Hall and is always really engaging and great for all ages! It's only a short film - only 7 or 8 minutes long and starts every 15 minutes so there's no need to worry if you turn up half way through! Definitely one of the must see Christmas events in the city!
Where is it: Queen Street Mall, Brisbane City
What's it all about: A day in the life of Brisbane and part of an Australia-wide initiative to celebrate where we live in photos! A pop-up celebration simply to share photos of all the things that make Brisbane what it is!
How can I join in: Grab you camera, get shooting and start sharing! Share Brisbane with the world!
Tell me more: We love it here in Brisbane, it's such a relaxed city but it has everything that you need! For 24 hours you are encouraged to share images of Brisbane with the world using social media, take a shot and share using the hashtag #SnapBrisbane! There all also special event planned in the CBD! There are so many great sights in our city to photograph, but we're sure that the best images will be something other than the typical - so get creative and share your piece of Brisbane! This is the first time that this event has been held, but we love the idea and hopefully it becomes an annual event!
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