Symphonic Santa | Brisbane December 2016


The Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) and South Bank Parklands presents Symphonic Santa at The Courier Mail Piazza, South Bank in December 2016.

Symphonic Santa


The Queensland Symphony Orchestra are ready to deck the halls and rock around the Christmas Tree as they present their annual show Symphonic Santa which has become a Christmas tradition in Brisbane and is the final show in the 2016 QSO Kiddies Cushion Concert series.

Symphonic Santa is an interactive concert hosted by non other than Jay Laga’aia. The popular Playschool presenter will be front and centre as the orchestra plays everyone’s favourite Christmas songs including Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, Feliz Navidad and more.  Of course Santa will join in as it wouldn’t be a musical tribute to the festive season without him and it is guaranteed that Jay and Santa will have everyone up singing and dancing in this super performance conducted by the talented Peter Luff.

The Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s Symphonic Santa will not disappoint. As with all of Queensland Symphony Orchestra shows, it will be an awesome performance full of amazing music, songs and a host that will guarantee the event is fun for Brisbane Kids, their parents, grand parents, family and friends.

This fantastic festive performance will feature lots of Christmas cheer, music and fun in a show that is sure to entertain lovers of Christmas and music of all ages making it a show that you and your Brisbane Kids will not want to miss this festive season.

Every year the Queensland Symphony Orchestra put on a series of Kiddie Cushion Concerts in order to introduce children to the range of orchestral instruments where they are encouraged to listen, dance and enjoy music in a fun environment. This year the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s concert series  featured Superheroes, Lights, Camera Action! , Peter and the Wolf  and it will end with the ever popular festive family music concert Symphonic Santa. Make sure you keep an eye out for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s 2017 series of Kiddie Cushion Concerts which are sure to be bigger and better than ever! 

Symphonic Santa Performances


All shows are on at the Courier Mail Piazza, The South Bank Parklands, Crn Glenelg St & Little Stanley St, South Brisbane


  • Friday 2nd December @ 10am
  • Saturday 3rd December @ 10am and 11.30am

Symphonic Santa Ticket Prices


  • $17 per ticket
  • FREE for kids under 18 months
  • $3 transaction fee applies

Please note: all tickets are general admission tickets so ensure you arrive early to secure a seat closer to the front.

Tickets are on sale now

For more information and to purchase tickets click here or call the QSO Box Office 07 3833 5044.

Regardless of the size of the event, we have some great tips for Keeping Kids Safe in a Crowd and also some other great events in Brisbane you can check out on our events calendar. Make sure you keep an eye on our upcoming events page or sign up to the Brisbane Kids Weekly Newsletter to see when the Queensland Symphony Orchestra will be performing their Kiddie Cushion Concerts in 2017.


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