Free Christmas Events in Brisbane 2019

Brisbane City Christmas Parade

Where to find the best free Brisbane Christmas events in 2019

The biggest Brisbane Kids Christmas event list yet! There are just so many free Christmas events in Brisbane this year to get your whole family into the Christmas spirit. We will be updating the events daily from now up until Christmas so make sure you check in regularly for new events! 

Christmas Events over Multiple Days

Free Kids Christmas Workshops

Westfield North Lakes | North Lakes, 23 – 30 November 10am – 1pm

Get your Brisbane Kids  into the festive spirit with North Lakes Westfield’s free Christmas craft workshops. They’ll love making their own gingerbread creations, marshmallow snowmen and ornaments to hang on the tree. Click here for more

Enchanted Garden

Roma Street Parkland | The City, 29 November – 13 December, 6pm – 9.30pm

Wander through the gardens on a warm summer night and enjoy the series of shimmering gardens, a guard of delicately-lit weeping figs, to the treetops of a twinkling rainforest. Food trucks will be onsite as well as the newly opened The Garden Room Café, serving specialty bites into the evening. Click here for more

The Gold Lotto City Hall Lights

King George Square | The City, 6 – 24 December, 7.30pm – midnight

 This is an amazing and beautiful show that will entertain all ages, and is guaranteed to put everyone in the festive spirit. Believe us when we say this show is truly magical and once you have seen it, you will want to go back again and again. This year Brisbane Families can watch a brand new playful Aussie Christmas tale come to life via animation onto City Hall. Click here for more

The Lights of Christmas at St Stephen’s Cathedral

St Stephen’s Cathedral | The City,  11- 24 December, 7.00pm – 10.30pm

Back for its second year, watch the historic St Stephen’s Cathedral glow in a magnificent light show on Elizabeth Street. The whole family will enjoy this free event, which includes music, food and children’s activities. The 12-minute light show celebrates the season of peace, joy and goodwill through animation and projection on the cathedral. They will run continuously from 7pm, with carols beginning at 6.30pm. More info

Brisbane City Christmas Parade

Queen Street Mall | The City,  13- 22 December, 7pm

There is no better way to celebrate the festive season than the Christmas Parade, so make sure you bring your Brisbane Kids along to see this amazing annual event. From 7pm nightly, exciting new characters, elves, dancers, magical floats  and a parade of hundreds spreading Christmas cheer will lead Santa from the Edward Street end of the mall through to King George Square. Click here for more

Awkward Family Christmas Photos

Westfield Carindale | Carindale, 18 – 19 December 6pm – 9pm and 20 -23 December, 11am – 2pm

Grab your friends and family, throw on an ironic Christmas sweater and sit yourself down in a retro lounge room for an Awkward Family Photo, compliments of Westfield Carindale..  Click here for more

Christmas Fireworks

Riverlink Shopping Centre | Ipswich, 19 – 22 December, 6pm – 8pm

Arrive early to watch snow magically fall while listening to carollers delight the whole family with a mix of traditional and modern carols and be entertained with roving entertainment before everyone is treated to a unique festive fireworks display set to light up the night sky with dazzling Christmas colours at 8pm.   Click here for more

Riverlink's Christmas Fireworks

Santa’s Stop Over with Story Telling and Craft

Flowstate | South Bank, 20 – 23 December, 4pm – 9pm

Arrive early to watch snow magically fall while listening to carollers delight the whole family with a mix of traditional and modern carols and be entertained with roving entertainment before everyone is treated to a unique festive fireworks display set to light up the night sky with dazzling Christmas colours at 8pm.   Click here for more

Fireworks Spectacular, presented by eatSouthBank

Clem Jones Promenade| South Bank, 20 – 23 December, 8pm – 8.15pm

To add a big bang to your family’s Christmas celebrations, bring everyone along to South Bank for some festive fireworks over the Brisbane River in the lead up to Christmas. Clem Jones Promenade will be the best vantage point to watch the nightly fireworks light up the city sky and instill a little Christmas spirit in us all. Other viewing locations include Streets Beach and River Quay .   Click here for more

Saturday 2nd November

Santa’s Arrival to the Hyperdome

Hyperdome | Shailer Park, 9am – 9.30am 

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s making a fantastical appearance at Hyperdome! A group of Santa’s closest friends will join in the fun, plus a Sesame Street Christmas show surprise. The festive parade will begin at The Piazza and make its way through the centre, finishing at Santa’s Wonderland in Centre Court where Santa photo sessions will officially commence. Click here for more

Thursday 7th November

Santa’s Arrival at Westfield Chermisde featuring Paw Patrol

Westfield Chermside | Chermside, 6pm – 9pm

Santa is celebrating his arrival with lots of friends, including Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol Chase, Marshall, Skye and Rubble! Join the parade at 6pm starting at Event Cinemas, travelling past Zara and finishing Under the Dome. Then boogy the night away at the disco until 9pm! Click here for more

Saturday 9th November

Free Santa Photos at Big W

Big W | Australia Wide, 11am – 3pm

Head into your local BIG W store to get your photo taken with Santa and receive a FREE 6×4″ photo. Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November 11am – 3pm. Click here for more

Santa’s Arrival at Westfield North Lakes

Westfield North Lakes | North Lakes, 11am – 3pm

Welcome Santa as he parades the centre with Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, giant baubles and stilt walkers, a marching band and so much more! Plus you will have thje chnace to meet with Elf on The Shelf throughout the day. Click here for more

Santa’s Arrival at Westfield Carindale

Westfield Carindale | Carindale, 10am – 11am

Westfield Carindale will be welcoming Santa into the centre from the Aldi entrance and taking him on a tour to see the centre before he arrives in Centre Court.  Click here for more

Santa’s Arrival at Westfield Garden City

Westfield Garden City | Upper Mount Gravatt, 10am – 11am

Celebrating the return of the man in red with a special moment at The Forum. Gardedn City are welcoming Santa to his throne with a big brass band and some of Santa’s Christmas friends. Be sure to check the weather as there may be a chance of snow!  Click here for more

Brunch With Santa

IKEA Westfield North Lakes | North Lakes, 11am – 12pm

Brunch with Santa at IKEA and be entertained by Christmas characters and Letters to Santa. Each ticket holder will receive a delicious IKEA breakfast and interact with Santa himself! . Click here for more

Santa’s Breakfast

Hyperdome | Shailer Park, 7am – 10am 

Start your day merry with Father Christmas himself at our Santa’s Breakfast – with breakfast, entertainment and a special Christmas gift!  Click here for more

Sunday 10th November

Free Santa Photos at Big W

Big W | Australia Wide, 11am – 3pm

Head into your local BIG W store to get your photo taken with Santa and receive a FREE 6×4″ photo. Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November 11am – 3pm. Click here for more

Saturday 16th November

Santa’s Arrival by Trackless Train

Riverlink Shopping Centre | Ipswich, 10am – 11.30am 

Get into the spirit as the parade makes its way to Santa’s Set, which will be led by a live marching band and Christmas Characters in tow while The Man in Red and Mrs Claus will arrive by Trackless Train. Commencing outside The Reject Shop, the parade will run through the West Mall and end at Santa’s Set outside Mr Toys Toyworld in the East Mall. Stay after the parade and enjoy FREE rides on the Trackless Train from 10:30am – 3pm.  Click here for more

Christmas cheer girl and lollypop

Sunday 17th November

Christmas Street Parade

Orion | Springfield Central, 10am – 4pm

Attend a  Christmas Street Party where there will be markets, Paw Patrol live show and meet and greets, live music , carollers,  free kids activities and more. Click here for more

Christmas Disco

Westfield North Lakes | North Lakes, 10am – 2pm

Heaps of Santa’s friends will be spreading the Christmas cheer at our Christmas disco. Party with Santa’s Elves, Christmas characters and Stilt Walkers alongside a DJ and MC! There’ll be giveaways galore and heaps of sweet treats to go around. Click here for more

Santa’s Arrival Parade Indooroopilly

Indooroopilly Shopping Centre| Indooroopilly, 11am – 12pm

See Santa’s furry friends, a marching brass band, angels on stilts, all your favourite Christmas characters and more in the most magical parade the centre has seen!    Click here for more

Carols by Candlelight

John Paul College | Daisy Hill, 5.30pm – 8pm

Come along to John Paul College for their annual Carols by Candlelight with Santa, carols singalong and personalised Christmas baubles to support MND and ME foundation. Click here for more

Saturday 23rd November

Santa’s Arrival Parade

Redbank Plaza | Redbank, 1pm – 1.30pm

Get ready for the Festive Season, by joining Redbank Plaza for Santa’s Arrival Parade featuring lots of singing, dancing, magical falling snow and of course – Santa!  Click here for more

Rotary of Mount Gravatt Christmas Fair

Mt Gravatt Showgrounds | Mt Gravatt, 4pm – 9pm

This fantastic family friendly free event with free kids’ activities, jumping castle, rock wall, face painting, Christmas gift stalls, street food, carols, live music, a Christmas movie and Santa is definitely not to be missed. Christmas Carols start from 5:30pm, followed by a family-friendly movie in the park, ‘The Santa Clause’ from 7pm. Santa will arrive will lollipops for everyone in between the carols and the movie!Click here for more

Sunday 24th November

Caboolture Christmas Carols

Centenary Lakes Park | Caboolture, 3pm – 8pm

Enjoy live stage entertainment from local community groups performing all your favourite Christmas carols. So, bring your best vocals and a blanket to spread out, relax and enjoy a magical evening The little ones can meet Santa in Santa’s Village plus get creative with plenty of Free Christmas activities and workshops. You can even do some Christmas gift shopping at the twilight markets. Click here for more

Friday 29th November

The Lighting of the Brisbane City Christmas Tree

King George Square | The City, 6.30pm

The 4 week Christmas in Brisbane extravaganza kicks off with the official lighting of the beautiful Brisbane City Christmas tree, which stands 22m tall in the centre of the city for all to see. On top of witnessing the switching on of Queensland’s biggest Christmas tree. If you can’t make it to the official lighting of the tree, don’t despair, as the tree remains in King George Square and will be sparkling nightly until Christmas Eve. Click here for more

Friday 29th  November 

Wamuran Lions Christmas Carnival

Atwood Street | Wamuran, 5pm – 9pm

Guaranteed to be a fantastic night, entertainment includes A visit from Santa, Live music, entertainment and Christmas Carols, Jumping castle, Market stalls, Food stalls, Street Parade PLUS MORE!  Click here for more

Saturday 30th November

Santa’s Arrival At Brookside

Brookside | Brookside, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Enjoy a full day of fun as Brookside celebrate the arrival of their favourite man in red…Santa! featuring a live parade with his friends, Christmas bauble workshop, face painting and more. Click here for more

Multicap 2019 Carols and Christmas Market

Multicap | Eight Mile Plains, 3pm – 9pm

Soak up the festive atmosphere at Multicap with entertainment, kids activities, gourmet world food vendors, Christmas and Maker markets and a visit from the man in red! Click here for more

Advent Carols and Craft Festival

St James Church | Wellington Point, 4pm – 8pm

 The afternoon of family fun will include more than 35 Christmas market stalls, Puppetrix puppet show, children’s activities and competition with Santa arriving at 7pm and the carols will be lead by the Redland City Choir accompanied by the Redland City Band singing a carol finale. Click here for more

Jimboomba Christmas Carols

Jimboomba State School Oval | Jimboomba, 5.30pm – 8pm

On the night you’ll be entertained by Jimboomba’s local talent as you sing and dance along to performances plus  free give away prizes,food and drinks, a visit from Santa and the grand finale fireworks display. This will be a FREE event the whole family can enjoy together. Click here for more

Christmas in the Park

Calamvale District Park | Calamvale, 4pm- 8pm

Come down to Christmas in the Park and help celebrate Christmas in the local community, the arrival of Santa face painting, food and coffee available for purchase. This is an event for all of the family, including your furry family members with a dog Christmas party and fancy dress Christmas parade. Followed by Christmas Carols and a screening of “Paddington Bear 2”. Click here for more

Let it snow disco westfield chermside

Sunday 1st December 

North Lakes Christmas Carols

Kinsellas Park | North Lakes, 3pm – 9pm

With lots of family-friendly entertainment on offer, everyone can get into the spirit of the season. The North Lakes Christmas Carols will feature plenty of free activities and workshops, roving performers and FUN! Click here for more

Bardon Community Carols 

Norman Buchan Park | Bardon, 5pm – 8pm

Bardon will come alive on Sunday 1st December for the annual Christmas carols. Bring the whole family and enjoy delicious food trucks, homemade stalls, Carols and fireworks.  Click here for more

Centrepoint Christmas Carnival 

Centrepoint Church | Chermside, 4.30pm – 7pm

Head along to Centrepoint Church for an evening of fun, food and entertainment with food trucks, giant slide, Santa photos, live music and carols.  Click here for more

Light Up Carols and Santa

New Farm Park Rotunda | New Farm Park, 3pm – 7.30pm

Come along to New Farm Park for the Rotary Light Up Carols – Under The Stars where you will find Community Christmas Carols & Santa on stage, candles, wands, glow sticks and Lions Christmas cake.  Click here for more

Thursday 5th December

Let It Snow Christmas Disco

Westfield Chermside| Chermside, 5pm – 8pm

Bring the family down for a boogie this December. The snow will be falling and the tunes will be pumping with all your festive favourites. Shake your tail feather to Frosty the Snowman or belt it out to Mariah, get your face painted and dance under the snowflakes. Click here for more

Christmas in Nundah Village

Platform 14 Nundah Neighbourhood Centre | Nundah, 6pm – 7.30pm

Enjoy carols from the Northgate State School at 6pm with a special visit from Santa, the Christmas Fairy and an Elf at 6.35pm! Santa will have a free gift for all the children and you are welcome to take your own free photo with Santa. Click here for more

Friday 6th December 

Christmas in the Village

John Scott Park | Samford, from 5.30pm

Come along to Samford’s traditional Christmas in the Village celebrations! The evening will include a Santa visit, Carols, choir, band, free kids rides, food stalls by local community groups, best decorated table competition …and much, much more!  Click here for more

Paddington Christmas Festival

Latrobe and Given Terraces | Paddington, 4.30pm – late

Enjoy the annual festive events that bring together the Paddington community! This year will be bigger and better than ever with markets, live music, face painting and a visit from Santa!  Click here for more

Saturday 7th December

The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

Riverstage| City Botanic Gardens, 4pm – 9.15pm

 Acts this year include a range of popular Australian artists leading the carols for all to enjoy. The stage will be full of dancers, colour and fun, and everyone is sure to have themselves a merry little Christmas after witnessing this joyous event.. Click here for more

Burpengary Christmas Spectacular

Burpengary Sportsground | Burpengary, 4pm – 9pm

Enjoy the annual festive family event that provides an evening of Christmas magic with Christmas carols, food and drink stalls, a visit from Santa and so much more. Click here for more

Christmas Lights Family Spectacular

Citipointe Chruch | Carindale, 6pm – 7pm

Bring your Brisbane Kids along to Citiponte Brisbane for the  annual Christmas Lights Family Concert, a Christmas spectacular with carols, singing, dancing and loads of fun for the whole family. Click here for more

Bray Park Carols

Genisis Christian College | Bray Park, 4pm – 8.30pm

Celebrate the festive season at the Bray Park Carols with  with free jumping castles, face painting and other kids activities as well as market stalls, food vendors and live music., carols from 7pm and a fireworks display.  Click here for more

The Hills Community Carols

George Willmore Park | Ferny Hills,  4pm – 8pm

With over 25 years of great entertainment behind them, The Hills Carols will once again deliver the festive cheer with carols, rides & a visit from Santa. Bring the family, bring a rug and enjoy some festive cheer..  Click here for more

Sunday 8th December 

Christmas Lights Family Spectacular

Citipointe Chruch | Carindale, 10am – 7pm

Bring your Brisbane Kids along to Citiponte Brisbane for the  annual Christmas Lights Family Concert, a Christmas spectacular with carols, singing, dancing and loads of fun for the whole family. Arrive early for the family fun before the show at 10.15am, 2pm and 6pm with rides and kids activities from 11:30am – 2pm. Click here for more

Scarborough Christmas Carols

Scarborough Beach Park | Scarborough, 3pm – 8pm

 Sing-along to your favourite Christmas carols, fall in love with the Santa’s Village with plenty of free activities and workshops to take part in, meet  Santa catch all the action from around Scarborough Park with roving Christmas performers, life-sized snow globe and Christmas Tree. Click here for more

Technicolour Christmas Show 

Multicultural Community Centre | Newmarket, 10am – 3.30pm

Bring your Brisbane Kids along to A Christmas celebration hosted by the Multicultural Community Centre and International City Church where there will be food, games, crafts, Santa, carols, market stalls and more. Click here for more

Centenary Carols

Peter Lightfoot Oval | Middle Park,  3pm – 8pm

Meet the camels and sheep that form part of the live nativity scene as well as browse the market stalls, buy your glow products for the carols, visit Santa on his sleigh and watch the fireworks. Click here for more

Christmas in Kallangur

Kallangur State School | Kallangur,  3pm – 9pm

Celebrate as a community at Christmas in Kallangur with Christmas Carols, Sausage Sizzle and Food Stalls, Kids Rides, Live Entertainment, Fete Stalls, Face Painting, Show Bags, Glow Products, Huge Raffles and much more! Click here for more

Thursday 12th December

Let It Glow Christmas Disco

Westfield Chermside| Chermside, 5pm – 8pm

Fairy lights are out – GLOWING is in at this year’s Let it Glow Christmas Disco. Visit Westfield Chermside this December for our glow-tacular disco under the Dome. Come dressed in white for the ultimate glow effect. You’ll have a ball with face painting, fun games and funky tunes. Click here for more

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Saturday 14th December 

City of Logan Christmas Carols

Griffith University Logan Campus | Meadowbrook, 4.30pm – 9.30pm

Head along to the City of Logan Christmas Carols for your all-time favourite Christmas Carols, pop up food trucks serving delicious food, and other amazing performances! Click here for more

Carols in the Park

West Mitchelton Junior Rugby League Club | Mitcheton, 5pm – 8pm

Carols in the Park is an annual event hosted by the Brisbane Bunya Lions Club and offers visitors a family friendly evening including free rides, face painting, live entertainment, kids entertainers, visit from Santa and fireworks as well as  food vendors and the Lions Club famous sausage sizzle and Christmas cakes and puddings available too! Click here for more

Sandstone Point Community Carols

Sandstone Point Oval | Sandstone Point, 4.30pm – 8pm

The magic of Christmas will come to life in the Sandstone Point Community Oval with free rides for kids, carols, a Santa photo booth and fireworks.Click here for more

Sunday 15th December 

Pine Rivers Christmas Carols

Pine Rivers Park | Pine Rivers, 3pm – 8pm

Pine Rivers Park Christmas Carols brings families  joyful entertainment with an extra sprinkling of Christmas magic with carols and a whole lot more! Don’t miss meeting Santa at Santa’s Village or visiting the Giant Snow Globe and Christmas Tree. Wander through the twilight markets and the kids will love the free Christmas activities and workshops. Plus there will be rides  for the kids. Click here for more

Christ Community Carols in the Park

Oakman Park | Taringa, 4.30pm – 8pm

Start off the afternoon with free activities for the kids, grab a bite to eat, then make yourself comfy and  join together to sing everyone’s favourite Christmas carols! Click here for more

Sunday 22nd December 

Carols on the Beach

Surfers Paradise Beach | Surfers Paradise, 6pm – 8.30pm

 Be captivated by the only Queensland carols concert on the beach and under the stars, a magical event that will showcase a spectacular line-up of local talent with energetic dance troupes, soulful choirs, plus so much more. Pick yourself up a free songbook and sing the night away with all your favourite classic Christmas songs and be blown away by the spectacular fireworks display to conclude the festive celebrations. Click here for more

We will continue to add to this list of events as more information is released, so please check back regularly. And also don’t forget you local library will have free Christmas activities too. A link to all the libraries in Brisbane, Moreton Bay, Redlands, Ipswich and Logan can be found by clicking here  

If you know of a free Christmas event we haven’t listed on the website then please email us [email protected] and we will add it to the website OR you could save us a lot of time and simply submit it via the register event button on the front page of the website (top right hand side).

Make sure that you don’t miss any of the other fun and family-friendly Christmas events in Brisbane take a look at our Brisbane Kids Guide to Christmas.

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