Christmas Ideas and Traditions

catch santa in the act

I know what you are thinking, catching Santa in the act!? Do we expect you to stay up all night long?? NO! And imagine you snoozed off for a minute and you missed him! Catching Santa in the act on your mobile phone (Iphone... Read More


How to Host the Perfect Aussie Themed Christmas

Christmas is the biggest holiday on any Brisbane Kid’s calendar and from the family get together to the almighty Christmas lunch – there are just so many wonderful things that combine to make Christmas such a memorable day. If you are lucky enough to host Christmas this year, why not consider having an Australian theme?  After all, there are only so many “Winter Wonderland” years …

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Outdoor Play

Getting kids playing outside is not as easy as it used to be, thanks to the pull of computer games, devices and other indoor pursuits. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 50 toys that will keep the kids entertained for hours outdoors, while they soak up the fresh air and Vitamin D. Christmas is …

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90 Present Ideas for Kids who have everything

Finding Christmas presents and birthday gifts for kids who have everything can be difficult. If it is your niece or nephew perhaps you haven’t been to their house to what they already have, or maybe you just had your fourth boy and your house is filled to the brim with toys and you don’t need …

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How to Make Magic Reindeer Food

Christmas is a pretty magical time of the year for little minds that are brimming with excitement and imagination. Kids are eager to embrace the idea of Santa and his reindeer coming to deliver their presents, and everyone enjoys leaving out milk and a mince pie for Santa, and a carrot for Rudolph. This year, …

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Christmas Lights Bus Tours In Brisbane 2016

There’s something magical about twinkling lights. Combine them with an animated Santa, Christmas decorations and music and you’ll capture the imaginations of Brisbane kids and adults alike. As the Christmas light displays get bigger and better each year, it can be a little daunting navigating unfamiliar suburbs with excited family members in the car. That’s …

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Christmas traditions for families with Myer

If you grew up in any one of the capital cities of Australia, then chances are you remember visiting Myer at Christmas time at least once. Since 1988 in Brisbane, many family Christmas traditions have included a visit to ‘the city’ to see the Myer Christmas Windows. With the more recent addition of extended shopping …

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Best Christmas Lights Brisbane

The best way to get on the Christmas Lights Brisbane list is to email us the details and, when you are able to, also email us a picture of your lights to [email protected] Please let us know all the details – if you plan to have any nights off and if you are entering any …

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Music That Sounds Like Santa

Jingle bells jingle bells…….. The joy on a child’s face when hearing such a wonderful sound at Christmas is priceless. But, instead of listening to the commercialised sound, why not create your own? With numerous  apps and you tube clips available,  why not try these ideas and  see the joy on your children’s faces when …

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Christmas Colouring Sheets themed with Australian Animals

Some of the best things happen at Christmas and for our family it is the gift of time. Time for cooking, time for play, time to instill traditions and memories. Colouring in and other Christmas activities that lead up to the Christmas can be as important as that day which is why we asked our …

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17 Cool Christmas Hacks to Save Time, Money or the Environment!

It’s no secret that Brisbane Kids loves Christmas — the fun, excitement, special family time and cherished traditions. Yet we do recognise that the festive season can be a busy and expensive time for those with kids. So we’ve pulled together this great collection of Christmas hacks to save you time and money this silly …

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Christmas Lights Brisbane 2016

Finding the best Christmas lights in Brisbane in 2016 isn’t easy, which is why we’ve done the ground work for you! There are a range of different websites, contests and lots of awesome displays that you will never find in print. Our mission is to link with the best contests, and locate the best houses …

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The Best Toy Shops in Brisbane

With Christmas just around the corner, no doubt the kids are starting to build their toy wish lists. To make your shopping journey easier, we have put together a list of the best toy shops in Brisbane, offering unique gift ideas that cater to all tastes and ages. K and K Creative Toys With two …

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The Coolest Ideas for an Australian Themed Christmas

Christmas for Brisbane Kids is an exciting and magical time steeped in family traditions and special memories, from the annual hanging of festive decorations to the tasty treats shared with loved ones. Whether you’re looking for great inspiration for your family festivities or ways to celebrate the wonderful Australian yuletide culture, you’ll love these Aussie-themed …

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10 Wonderful DIY Teacher Gift Ideas

It can be hard to find different and useful teacher gift ideas year after year—surely they’ve already got cupboards full of pretty soaps and don’t really want to spend the entire new year working off all of those chocolates the kids gave them before the holidays, right?! Brisbane Kids has searched to find this collection …

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Free Christmas activities at Myer Giftorium

Myer has made it so easy for families to shop for Christmas gifts this year with their unique Giftorium departments in stores across the country. Major Giftoriums are located in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth city stores, with smaller set-ups in all other Myer stores. On top of the awesome gift selection available, Myer will …

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The Top 10 Gifts for Kids this Christmas from the Myer Giftorium

A unique first for retail in Australia, Myer Giftorium’s dedicated Christmas shopping department is a wonderful place for the whole family to visit this year. Each Giftorium features dedicated themed sections to make choosing a gift for each member of the family simple—from Miracle Mums, Dapper Dads and Glamour Grans, to Food Fanatics, Techno Freaks …

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Must Watch Christmas Movies

So we got a little crazy and made a list of almost every Christmas movie ever made.  A list that is infinite it would appear in its ability to grow at a somewhat unbelievable pace.  But while it is fun to go through it, reminisce and mark ones down on the ever-expanding “to-watch” list, it …

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Every Christmas movie EVER MADE…..well, almost!

So, we decided it might be a good idea to make a list of ALL the Christmas movies ever made so that you could sit down with a bucket or two of popcorn, put your feet up and get into the festive spirit as you work your way through the list.  After scouring the internet …

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The Truth about Christmas Lights in Brisbane

Brisbane is where I grew up. I love the people here, friendly, welcoming – sunny. Christmas is my favourite time of year and now I have kids one of my favourite things to do at Christmas is to take them to visit the Christmas lights. We map it out as a family and as my eldest …

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Christmas Fun at Home

Fun Christmas activities to enjoy at home with your Brisbane Kids this year. The Brisbane Kids team has been busy crafting up a storm; creating lots of festive fun ideas to share with you all. We’ve also got some great Christmas food ideas for those searching for something to take to Christmas parties. We will …

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10 Ways to do Christmas Day the fuss-free way

Christmas is the time of year that, for all its excitement, can also be stressful, tiring and a bit of a let down after so much excitement in the lead up to the big day (particularly for parents). A simple approach to Christmas will help you avoid this outcome and in turn create a new …

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10 fun things to do with your kids on Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve can be so enjoyable with children, reminding you of your own childhood memories of the festive season. There are a tonne of fun things to do with your Brisbane Kids on Christmas Eve, but here are a few that we think are especially great. Bake Christmas goodies Christmas Eve fun has to involve …

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How to send a letter to Santa

How to send a letter to Santa Step 1 Write the Letter Have a chat with your Brisbane Kids about what they might like Santa to bring them. Remind them that Santa has lots of presents and that he needs to be able to fit it in the sled. Use the opportunity to talk about how …

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60 Of The Most Awesome Christmas Traditions

I wrote this blog, because as a mum with a young family I think it is important to start traditions for all sorts of special events. It just so happens that Christmas is my favourite time of year and so I begin my search for traditions to help build my own family traditions and in turn …

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