Where is it: 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington
What's it all about: Queensland’s historic Government House and gardens opens its gates to the public to share in their Christmas lights display!
How can I join in: Roll on up between 7 and 8pm every night between 8 - 12 December to see the beautiful gardens and light display!
Tell me more: The heritage-listed Government House (or sometimes known as Fernberg) - the official residence of the Governor of Queensland - is a beautiful building with magnificent gardens with only opens its doors to the public on a few occasions each year. One of those occasions happens to be in the lead up to Christmas so that it can show off its very impressive Christmas lights display, covering the house itself and lots more lights throughout the gardens! There's plenty of room to wander (or for the kids to run) about in the gardens and take in this beautiful piece of Queensland heritage and wonderful light display!
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!
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