Places to Visit Santa in Brisbane

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Where to go to see Santa in 2021

Santa will be taking his throne from early November at locations all across Brisbane, but as we all know this will look a little different this year. Whether it is for a photo socially distanced 1.5m from his throne, or just to let him know what tops their Christmas wish list this year, here are the best places for your Brisbane Kids to visit with the jolly man in the red suit in 2021. Be sure to scroll down to see all of the places to see Santa in your area of Brisbane.

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

🎅 Santa Visit’s The Farm

Granite Belt Christmas Farm| Applethorpe,  27 November – 23 December, 10am – 1pm Santa will appear on weekends only

 Santa will be visiting the Granite Belt Christmas Farm every weekend in December from 10am – 1pm! Bring your camera and capture the magic of Christmas with Santa! No Bookings required, just follow social distancing. Find out more here Santa Visits the Farm

🎅 Santa Selfies

David Jones Queens Plaza| Brisbane CBD,  2 – 24 December

 Keep your eye out for Santa instore at David Jones Queens Plaza, as he wanders around taking selfies and offering special inside information on how he travels around the world in one night. Santa will be practicing physical distancing using a special photo prop to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone he meets this Christmas.  Find out more here Santa Selfies

🎅 Santa’s Stop Over

Flowstate Pavillion| South Bank,  18 – 23 December, 4pm – 9pm

Visit the Clauses on their annual visit Down Under amid a festive Flowstate Pavillion in South Bank Parklands. Snap your own (socially distanced) pics with Christmas royalty Mr and Mrs Clause, for a memento of the yuletide season.  Find out more here Santa’s Stop Over

🎅 The South Bank Christmas Show

South Bank Piazza | South Bank, 18 – 23 December, 6.30pm and 8pm nightly

 South Bank Piazza will host an exciting Christmas production featuring singing, dancing and circus acts to ignite joy, excitement and nostalgia for the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. The festive variety show features a tap-dancing teddy bear, rockin’ rocking horse and more joyful Christmas characters as well as Santa  and some of your favourite festive tunes. The South Bank Christmas Show

Saturday 13 November

🎅 Santa’s Arrival Parade

Riverlink Shopping Centre | Ipswich,  10am – 11am

Come join Santa’s arrival parade on  Saturday 13th November, to celebrate Santa’s arrival at Riverlink this Christmas. You won’t want to miss the dancing, music, and cheer as we welcome Santa and his Christmas friends from 10am this year.  Santa’s Arrival Parade

🎅 Santa’s Arrival Parade with Friends from Sesame Street

Westfield | North Lakes,  10am – 11am

Santa will be joined by Mrs Claus, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, as well as some very special friends from Sesame Street©! That’s right Elmo, The Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and Zoe Monster are coming to Westfield North Lakes.  Santa’s Arrival Parade

🎅 Santa’s Arrival Parade 

Westfield | Carindale,  10am – 11am

Come and join in the merry celebration of Christmas by watching Santa arrive with his little helpers! There will be music, dancing and cheer so let’s start the most wonderful time of year by welcoming the jolly man back to his red chair.  Santa’s Arrival Parade

🎅Santa’s Arrival Parade

Westfield | Garden City,  9am – 9.30am

Santa will be making his way to his chair at 9am through Level 1 with his trio of elves. Say hello and give a wave before photos begin from 9:30am .  Santa’s Arrival Parade

🎅Santa’s Arrival Parade

Westfield | Chermside,  9am – 100am

Come and join in the merry celebration of Christmas by watching Santa arrive with his little helpers! There will be music, dancing and cheer so let’s start the most wonderful time of year by welcoming the jolly man back to his red chair.  Santa’s Arrival Parade

Sunday 14 November

🎅Party with Santa

Timezone Orion | Springfield Central,  9am – 11am

Head to Timezone Australia for the Orion Christmas launch with special guest Santa Claus himself! Play, game and be jolly until your hearts content with 2 hours of Timezone fun Sunday 14 November.  Party with Santa

Friday 19 November

🎅 Beenleigh Christmas Twilight Market

Beenleigh Town Square Markets | Beenleigh, 5pm – 9pm

Held on a wonderful summer evening in November, The Beenleigh Christmas Twilight Markets will be the best way to do your holiday shopping while enjoying a night out with wonderful food, drink, kids activities a visit from Santa and great entertainment to party into the festive spirit!  Beenleigh Christmas Twilight Market details

Saturday 20 November

🎅 Breakfast With Santa

Ikea | North Lakes, 8.30am – 10.15am

You’re invited to join Santa, Mrs Claus and his special friends for a magical breakfast at IKEA Restaurant including breakfast, meeting Santa and his friends and a special gift from Santa. Breakfast with Santa

🎅 Griffin Community Santa Run

Street of Griffin| Griffin, from 9.30am 

Griffin Community Santa Run will take to the streets of Griffin with Santa and his elves in tow on his sleigh. Street maps and more information is available here. Griffin Santa Run details

Friday 26 November

🎅  The Lighting of the Brisbane City Christmas Tree

City Hall | Brisbane City, 6.30pm – 7.30pm

The  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, there will be a special Christmas musical performance to add to the festive atmosphere.The Lighting of the Brisbane City Christmas Tree

Saturday 27 November

🎅 Rotary Christmas Fair

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

This fantastic family-friendly FREE event with kids’ activities, amusement rides, jumping castle, rock wall, face painting, Christmas gift stalls, street food, carols, live music, a Christmas movie and a visit from Santa is definitely not to be missed. Rotary Christmas Fair

🎅The BrisStyle Twilight Christmas Market 

King George Square | Brisbane CBD, 4pm – 9pm

Admire artisanal hand-crafted goods underneath the gorgeous glow of City Hall and the twinkling lights of the Brisbane City Christmas Tree as you do your Christmas shopping in one swoop and enjoy the food trucks, live musical entertainment and a visit from the man in red! The BrisStyle Twilight Christmas Market details

🎅 Griffin Christmas Carnival 2021

Griffin State School Oval | Griffin, 3pm – 8pm

The most spectacular event Griffin has ever seen with lots of market stalls, loads of rides, entertainment from locals and of course a visit from Santa. Griffin Christmas Carnival details

🎅 Santa’s Arrival Parade

Mt Ommaney Centre | Mt Ommaney,  9am – 10am

Christmas festivities kick off as Santa and his friends take part in a parade from the food terrace through the centre and ending at Santa’s new set outside Target. Santa’s Arrival Parade

Friday 3 December

🎅 Bush Christmas

Brookfeild Showgrounds | Brookfeild,  5pm – 8pm

It’s time to pull on the Santa hats and get ready for the Brookfield Show Society’s annual “Bush Christmas” with food trucks, live entertainment, free rides and activities for the kids, and a special visitor from the North Pole (thanks to the Rural Fire Brigade)! Bush Christmas details

🎅 Jingle all the Bay

Brighton Street | Sandgate,  6pm – 9pm

See Sandgate Town Centre into a hype of free festive fun with a Christmas Street Parade, markets, Santa Claus, live entertainment, kids Workshops and photo booths and huge amusements including a Train Ride and Animal Farm. Jingle all the Bay details

Saturday 4 December

🎅Community Carols at Sherwood Arboretum

Sherwood Arboretum | Sherwood,  4.30pm – 8.30pm

There will be music by Kate Street Big Band, stalls by our community groups as well as entertainment by FireFly Entertainers and more! Singing, stalls and Santa, family, food and friends.  Community Carols at Sherwood Arboretum details

🎅 Bardon Community Carols

Bandstand Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens | Mt Coot-tha,  4pm – 6pm

There will be music by Kate Street Big Band, stalls by our community groups as well as entertainment by FireFly Entertainers and more! Singing, stalls and Santa, family, food and friends.  Bardon Community Carols details

🎅 Christmas in the Park and Twilight Market

Calamvale District Park | Calamvale,  4pm – 7pm

Come on down to Calamvale District Park and join the festivities of Christmas. There will be fun activities for the kids, choir & musical performances, a best dressed dog parade, a visit from Santa and plenty of market stalls for Christmas gifts & food outlets. Christmas in the Park details

🎅 Christmas on Main Street

Main Street | Samford Village,  5.30pm – 9pm

Follow the twinkling lights and red bows to Main Street, Samford Village for a Magical Christmas Garden themed “Christmas on Main Street” with activities, food, entertainment, live music, a special visit by Santa, Makers Market & Carols.  Christmas on Main Street details

Sunday 5 December

🎅 North Lakes Christmas Carols

Kinsellas Park | North Lakes,  3pm – 8pm

Bring your best vocals and a blanket to spread out, relax and enjoy a magical evening including carols, free kids activities and workshops, Christmas llamas as well as some last-minute Christmas gift shopping at the twilight markets. North Lakes Christmas Carols details

🎅Wilston Village Christmas Festival

Wilston Village | Wilston,  9am – 1pm

Come and visit Santa and his reindeer on the main street and be entertained with the jumping castle, petting farm and reptile display. Also see the school and after school performance groups as well as police and fire truck displays. Wilson Village Christmas Festival details 

🎅 Centenary Community Carols

Peter Lightfoot Oval | Middle Park,  4pm – 7pm

This year will be bigger and better than ever at The Centenary Community Carols with live nativity animals, fireworks, carols, twilight markets, food vans, kids
activities, mini-golf course, rock climbing,  bungy tramp, llamas and so much more. Centenary Community Carols details

Saturday 11 December

🎅 Bayside Wake Park Christmas Markets 

Bayside Wake Park | Carbrook, 1.30pm – 8.30pm

Bayside Wake Park Christmas Market have Santa arriving on a wake board, market stalls, food trucks, Santa photos for families – including well-behaved dogs! – carols, jumping castle, face painting and much more all combined with a pro wake boarding comp Bayside Wake Park Christmas Markets details

🎅 Community Carols and Christmas Market

Underwood Park | Underwood, 4pm – 8pm

Bring the whole family and have fun at this free family event that includes carol singing, market stalls and fun family activities. Community Carols and Christmas Market details

🎅 Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

Riverstage | Brisbane, 4pm – 9pm

This must-see annual free carols event will host a variety of Australia’s most renowned singers and entertainers as they ignite the big stage in this joyous and magical celebration of Christmas. Tickets released on 1 December. Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols details

🎅Christmas Concert and Movie Night

Beenleigh Town Square | Beenleigh, 4pm – 8pm

Come along to the Christmas Concert and Movie Night at Beenleigh Town Square for a free Christmas themed event including retro games, Christmas concert and Elliott the Littiliest Reindeer showing on the big screen. Christmas Concert and Movie Night details

🎅Carols in the Park

Mitcheton Park | Mitcheton, 4pm – 8pm

Enjoy free entertainment, live carols, a visit from Santa, fireworks, free rides, kids activities food vans and markets Carols in the Park details

City of Logan’s Christmas Carols

🎅Griffith University Logan Campus | Meadowbrook, 3pm – 8pm

This free, family-friendly event will have you singing along to all your favourite Christmas carols, enjoying rides and indulging in the fantastic variety of delicious foods available. You can even get a free photo with Santa! Plus there will be fireworks, putt-putt, a live show featuring Bluey and Bingo in their very own Christmas Show and more!  City of Logan’s Christmas Carols details

Sunday 12 December

🎅 Redcliffe Christmas Carols

Moreton Daily Stadium | Kippa-Ring, 4pm – 8pm

Pack a picnic blanket or chairs and jingle your way down to the Moreton Daily Stadium in Kippa-Ring on Sunday 12th of December for a truly magical evening including Christmas llama’s, Santa photos, roving entertainment, kids activities, giant snow globes, everyone’s favourite carols and fireworks.  Redcliffe Christmas Carols details

🎅 Christmas Carnival

Sandstone Point Hotel | Sandstone Point, 2pm – 8.30pm

Tis’ the season to be jolly and celebrate with a day full of festivities including markets, food stalls, kids rides, entertainment, Christmas carols, fireworks and of course a visit from Santa! Christmas Carnival details

Wednesday 15 December

🎅 Santa’s Christmas Party

Shingle Inn City Hall| King George Square,  9.30am – 11am

Come and join in the fun at Shingle Inn with Santa’s Christmas High Tea. Enjoy the morning with your family & friends having your photo taken with Santa, decorating your own Christmas Tree biscuit.Santa’s Christmas Party details

Sunday 19 December

🎅 Pine Rivers Christmas Carols

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

Bring your best vocals and a blanket to spread out, relax and enjoy a magical evening including carols, free kids activities and workshops, Christmas llamas as well as some last-minute Christmas gift shopping at the twilight markets. Pine Rivers Christmas Carols details

If you know of somewhere Santa will be 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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