Christmas Lights Bus Tours In Brisbane 2019

Christmas lights tours Brisbane

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 why we compiled a list of the best Christmas lights bus tours in Brisbane, as well as some festive cruises that will ferry you and your family around to see the Christmas sights this season. Bring your camera and prepare to be dazzled!

Christmas lights bus tours

Christmas lights bus tours in Brisbane

Brisbane City Council’s popular Christmas lights bus tours in Brisbane on the evenings of Monday 16th to Friday 20th December 2019. Tours commence at 6.45pm and conclude at 9.45pm nightly with refreshment stops included. There are five tours, which each visit some of the 4KQ Christmas Lights™ competition locations for 2019 from the comfort of an air-conditioned and accessible BCC bus:

  • CITY to NORTHERN SUBURBS – meet at Anzac Square Stop 7, Ann Street
  • WESTFIELD CHERMSIDE to NORTHERN SUBURBS – meet at Westfield Chermside Stop D, Gympie Rd & Hamilton Rd, Chermside
  • INDOOROOPILLY SHOPPING CENTRE to WESTERN SUBURBS – meet at Indooroopilly Shopping Centre Stop C, 322 Moggil Road, Indooroopilly
  • WESTFIELD CARINDALE to EASTERN SUBURBS – meet at Westfield Carindale Stop H, Creek Road, Carindale
  • WESTFIELD GARDEN CITY to SOUTHERN SUBURBS – meet at Westfield Garden City Stops J & K, Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt

Tour cost is $50 per family (2 adults and 2 children), $22 per adult and $11 per concession or child aged 14- 4 years. Children under 4 years are free. Tickets can be purchased in advance through ticketek, and cannot be bought on the bus. The tour includes toilet and refreshment stops, and you can take your own food and drinks.

Christmas Lights in the Moreton Bay Region 2019 with Cross Country Tours are another option for those on Brisbane’s north side. Running on Thursday 19 December 2019, the North Brisbane Christmas Lights Tour and on Wednesday 18 December, the Brbie and Caboolture Christmas Lights Tour both include dinner prior to departure, elevated view of all the sights and Christmas carols playing during the lights viewing plus a taxi home(limited area). For more info, or to make a booking, visit their website. Cost is from $74. For more information visit their website.

Christmas Lights Tour in the Northern Suburbs with Kangaroo Bus Lines  are another option for those on Brisbane’s north side. Running from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd December 2019, the North Brisbane Christmas Lights Tour with Kangaroo Bus Lines will once again travel to the winning 4KQ Christmas Lights displays throughout the north Brisbane suburbs. A light supper will be served with Christmas treats for all.. For more info, or to make a booking, visit their website. Cost is from $29pp. For more information visit their website.

Ipswich City Council will run the Ipswich Christmas Wonderland Bus Tour every night from Monday 16 December through to Saturday 21 December.  The tour includes a VIP Christmas lights walk at Queens Park, a light supper, live entertainment, commentary, and a comfort stop. Tours depart from the Ipswich City Council car park (45 Roderick Street, Ipswich). Tour runs from 6pm – 9pm. Tour costs $99 per family (2 adults and 2 children, or 1 adult and 3 children), $35 per adult and $30 per concession, and $25 per child (aged up to 12 years). To make a booking, visit their website.

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Do it yourself Christmas lights bus tours

Of course, you can always pile the kids into mum or dad’s taxi and conduct the Christmas lights tour yourself! Turn up the Christmas carols, pack some Christmas munchies and visit these locations that we’ve scoped out for you on our up to date list. We’re also sharing the VERY BEST Christmas light locations in Brisbane and Ipswich on our Christmas Lights Brisbane Facebook page, so come and join us!

Christmas lights boat tours brisbane

Christmas lights boat cruises

Kookaburra River Queens offer several Christmas Day breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner cruises, which includes a meal, live entertainment, and, of course, beautiful views of the city and river. Find out more or make a booking here.

Have we missed a bus or boat tour? Let us know about it in the comments below! For more Christmas events, check out our events calendar.

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