Two beloved Brisbane traditions will return to the CBD for the holiday season!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Two of Brisbane’s favourite Christmas events are about to kick off in the CBD, and the best part is that they’re both free!

Tell your friends and bring your family — this is going to be a cracker of a Christmas in Brisbane, so now’s the time to come together and celebrate!

Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular

City Hall, King George Square
9-24 December, 7:30pm-midnight (every 15 minutes)

With its enchanting narrative and creative flair, The Gold Lotto City Hall Light Spectacular has fast become a highlight of the festive season.

This year’s brand new animated story follows a typical Brisbane family as they count down to the big day.

‘Twas the day before Christmas, and the excited children are playing cricket in the backyard.

The whimsical adventure begins with a surprise visit from a mysterious native creature. What is it? Where is it going? And why is it covered in tinsel?

The family are delighted by what they see, gathered around the Christmas tree…

The sights and sounds of Christmas will beam onto City Hall every 15 minutes between 7:30pm and midnight!

Brisbane City Christmas

Christmas Parade presented by David Jones

Queen Street Mall to King George Square
16-24 December, 7-7.30pm each night

Brimming with music and merriment, the Christmas Parade presented by David Jones is Brisbane’s favourite family tradition.

The Parade will bring to life the Christmas wishes made by so many children – life size toys, a gigantic doll’s house, light-up bicycles and more. The rolling show also features a traditional nativity scene, angels, Santa and dozens of local performers to entertain and delight all ages.

It’s on nightly at 7pm from 16-24 December, commencing at the Edward Street end of the Queen Street Mall and culminating at King George Square.

For more information about all of Brisbane’s festive programming, visit, and don’t forget to share your experience using the #christmasinbrisbane hashtag!

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