Shop local this festive season under the glow of Christmas lights.

South Bank is all about celebrating Christmas in the best possible way, with lots of fun and free events happening throughout December. One event not to be missed is the first-ever Christmas Markets in Stanley Street Plaza.

Nothing says Christmas in Queensland like hot balmy nights, trips to the beach and carols by candlelight and this year, South Bank Parklands will transform into a magical summer playground over the festive season with free activities for the whole family. Come along and experience the wonder of a traditional Christmas market with a Brisbane twist.

Running until December 23, the South Bank Christmas Markets are offering a mix of handmade and unique products and wares, all accompanied by the festive sounds of live music and carols. Wander down to the cobbled streets of Stanley Street Plaza to visit and view a treasure trove of stalls that will tempt you to buy both for your friends and family — and also for yourself. (Sshhh, we won’t tell anyone…)

So much fun, all in the open air and supporting our local community and businesses.

Want to know where else you can shop local, eat Christmas fare and get into the festive fun for free? Then check out our list of Brisbane’s best FREE Christmas events.

For more details on the South Bank Christmas Markets, click on our event guide listing.