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Brisbane's Christmas Wonderland

Christmas traditions vary greatly among Australians, whilst many people celebrate the religious traditions of the season; there are many others who also enjoy family traditions and the many festivities that engulf our beautiful city throughout December.  In Australia, Christmas is very hot with many families choosing to escape to our cities surrounding beaches, whilst others brave the heat and flies to relax with a cold drink around the BBQ.


As Aussies, these are a few of the things we love about Christmas!

We love Santa and the magic surrounding him and his flying friends.  We love Christmas lights, singing carols, outdoor cricket, Christmas trees, Pavlova, seafood, mangoes, tinsel, candy canes and spoiling our loved ones with a gift.  Some of us celebrate before Christmas day and some of us celebrate on Christmas day, it’s really just a wonderful season where we enjoy the company of the people around us.

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Show us your Christmas Spirit!

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Christmas selfie opportunities around Brisbane:

Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular

Friday the 9th to Saturday the 24th December

7:30pm – midnight

Cost: Free


The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

Saturday the 10th December

5:00pm – 9:15pm

Cost:  Free


Christmas Parade presented by David Jones

Friday the 16th December to Saturday 24th December

7:00pm – 7:30pm

Cost: Free


The Enchanted Garden

Friday the 9th December to Sunday the 18th December

6:30pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: Free


Christmas Movies in the Park

Saturday the 10th December to Friday the 16th December

From 5:30pm

Cost: Free


Christmas Beach Cinema

Friday the 16th December to Friday the 23rd December

6:00pm – 9:30pm

*Times vary

Cost: Free


Christmas Markets

Friday the 16th December to Friday the 23rd December

11:00am – 10:00pm

Cost: Free


Christmas Fireworks

Tuesday the 20th December to Friday the 23rd December

7:45pm – 8:00pm

Cost: Free

We can't wait to see your entries for the 2016 Selfie Competition!



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