Where is it: Spectacle Gardens, Roma Street Parklands What's it all about: Fun activities and a beautiful light display for Christmas!
How can I join in: Free to visit, so head along every night in the lead up to Christmas! The gardens open from 6:30pm and its bound to be popular!
Tell me more: Brisbane city is the perfect place to build up a little Christmas cheer! There are so many great events to get us all into the Christmas spirit, and this one is right up there with the best! Every night at 6:30pm leading up to Christmas, the switch is on for thousands of lights in the Spectacle Garden which transforms it into a magical and mystical forest. Wander through at your own pace and soak it all up - it really is beautiful and you feel like you are in another world! Due to its popularity, patrons are sent through in waves, which means that although you may have to wait to get in, you will have less crowding inside which makes even more enjoyable. There are also other activities on at Roma St Parklands for the kids - from making your own bamboo lanterns and movies in the parklands at select times - check the website for more details! This really is a very impressive lightshow and it's well worth the effort to get along to experience it for yourself!
Where is it: 146 Maundrell Terrace, Chermside West
What's it all about: Really impressive Christmas lights and entertainment to bring out the Christmas spirit in you!
How can I join in: Just roll on up to enjoy some great hospitality, music and amazing lights! You can grab a coffee or a snack too!
Tell me more: Every night in December leading up to Christmas, you are welcome to head along to St Gerard Majella's church to enjoy their really impressive Christmas lights and Christmas Festival! A huge Christmas tree of lights is the centrepiece of the light display and it really needs to be seen to be appreciated! It's not just the lights, every night there will be a different band or choir performing, you will be able to grab a coffee or snack or take a happy snap with Santa! Some beautiful ornaments can be purchased at the on-site Christmas store as well. Definitely worth a visit on anyone's Christmas light tour!
Where is it: Podium Level, Rydges South Bank Cnr Grey & Glenelg Streets, South Bank .
What's it all about: Christmas spirit in sight and smell to support the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in spreading some Christmas cheer to sick kids!
Tell me more: Bacchus Restaurant loves to spread Christmas cheer by creating some amazing gingerbread masterpieces! You will fall in love with these creations - not just because they are so impressive, but the smell is fabulous! Be sure to pick up the recipe when you visit so that you can make your own (smaller! 😉) version at home.
2017: This year Bacchus have outdone themselves with a spectacular, life-size gingerbread Santa sleigh – with even more gingerbread than last year! Taking over three weeks to prepare, the whole sleigh weighs in at almost 500kg and it is strong enough to hold sitting passengers! Wow! Once again Rydges South Bank have created this masterpiece not only to add some Christmas cheer but also support kids at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital!
2016: The guys at Bacchus were hard at work this year designing and baking a magnificent gingerbread house! Teaming up with the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital to encourage the donation of presents for sick kids, you really need to get along and see this wonderful piece of baking and artistry! At over 250kg and covered with lollies it really is impressive - the looks on the kids' faces when they saw all those lollies is just priceless! And the smell is simply amazing!
Gingerbread Sleight, 2017
Ginberbread House, 2016
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