CBD Christmas Events

Lighting of the Christmas Tree presented by St George Bank

Date: Saturday 25 November

Time: 6:30pm

Location: King George Square

Cost: FREE

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Gather in King George Square at sunset with family and friends to celebrate the Lighting on the Christmas tree. A Brisbane tradition, this event marks the beginning of the festive season, with carollers and free entertainment from 5:30pm. When the sun has set, special guests will join Lord Mayor Graham Quirk to officially flick the switch to light up the Brisbane City Christmas tree at 6.30pm

The Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular

Dates: 8 December – 24 December

Time: Every 15min between 7:30pm and midnight

Location: City Hall

Cost: FREE 

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Head to City Hall so see the spectacular Christmas lights with 3D animation projected onto the City Hall building. The show runs every 15 minutes throughout the festive period and the clock will sound its bells at the start of the show.

Christmas Parade

Date: 15 December – 24 December

Time: Nightly at 7pm

Location: Commences at Edward St end of Queen St Mall and finished at King George Square

Cost: FREE 

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Brisbane’s favourite family tradition, the Christmas Parade, returns to The City this December. Brimming with music and merriment, the Parade comes complete with a nativity scene, Santa and dozens of performers to entertain and delight all ages.