What’s Hot This Christmas in Brisbane?

The festive season is upon us and before we head off and share it with our families, we want to make sure you have everything you need over the break.  Christmas is a time to get together with family or loved ones, and no matter how you like to celebrate, there’s many options of things to do when you are spending Christmas in Brisbane.

Christmas in Brisbane

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Position One Property Christmas & New Year Trading Hours

Monday 19 to Friday 23rd December –  OPEN 8:30am to 5pm
Monday 26 & Tuesday 27 December – CLOSED
Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 December – OPEN 8:30am to 5pm
Monday 2 January 2017 – CLOSED

Tuesday 3 January back to business as usual! – OPEN 8:30am to 5pm

Christmas Lights and Bus Tours

Take the stress out of looking for the best Christmas lights in your neighbourhood with one of the guided bus tours. Of course, if you’re wanting to drive yourself around the neighbourhood you can find a list of the impressive Christmas light displays on 4KQ’s website (http://www.4kq.com.au/xmas-lights/).

 

Brisbane

Brisbane City Council run a number of inexpensive Christmas light tours leading up to Christmas Day. These are quite popular, so it’s best to reserve some tickets sooner rather than later. Here’s the details you’ll need:

 

Dates: 19 – 23 December, departing at 6:45pm each night

Cost: Adults cost $22 and students, pensioners and children cost $11

Bookings: https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/whats-on/featured/events-in-brisbane?utm_source=slp_christmas&utm_medium=promo&utm_campaign=promo_slp_christmas_bus_light_tours&trumbaEmbed=search%3Dchristmas%20bus%20tours

Length of tours: Approximately three hours

Departure points: Each of the tours depart from different points depending on what side of town you’d like to see the lights of.

 

Tour departure locations:

Inner city suburbs tours depart from Ann Street (ANZAC Square)

Eastern suburbs tours depart from Carindale Shopping Centre

Southern suburbs tours depart from Garden City Shopping Centre

Northern suburbs tours depart from Chermside Shopping Centre

 

Ipswich

The Ipswich Christmas lights tours run earlier than the Brisbane tours, however there is a handy map available (https://ozchristmaslights.com.au/display/qld/ipswich-3238) that will make your own tour a little easier to plan. Each location has a description that makes it easier to decide which lighting setups are worth stopping at.

 

Gold Coast

The Gold Coast Christmas lights are best enjoyed from an air conditioned coach. The Gold Coast Christmas light tours are also an inexpensive way to efficiently visit all of the best Christmas lights displays on the Gold Coast. The details for the Christmas tours are below:

 

Dates: 20 – 24 December

Cost: Adults cost $15, pensioners and seniors cost $12, children cost $10

Bookings: (The link for booking has been taken down now the tours have ended!  We’ll find the new link for you for 2017!)

Length of tours: Approximately three hours

Departure points: The Arts Centre, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise

 

Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast do things a little differently and host a centralised event for their Christmas lights celebration. This event is free, and very popular! Over 25,000 people visited the Sunshine Coast Christmas lights event in 2015, and this year promises to be no different.

 

Dates: 16 – 24 December

Cost: Free

Where: Lifepointe Baptist Church, 186 Wises Road, North Buderim

 

Great Restaurants Open for Christmas in Brisbane

 

If you’re after a quieter plan to catch up with family and loved ones over the Christmas break, there’s a number of great restaurants that are open for business. Here are a few of the great restaurants open over the holiday period (of course it’s worth calling to check availability):

 

Ecco Bistro, 100 Boundary Street, Brisbane

What it’s great for: Inexpensive yet classy meals

More information: http://eccobistro.com.au

 

The Hamilton Hotel, 442 Kingsford Smith Dr, Hamilton

What it’s great for: One of the best value Christmas lunches in Brisbane

More information: https://www.hamiltonhotel.com.au

 

Brasserie On The River, Stamford Plaza, Brisbane

What it’s great for: Romantic or small groups wanting a view of the city while they dine

More information: http://www.stamford.com.au/spb/restaurant–bar/the-brasserie-on-the-river

 

Bavarian Bier Cafe, 1/45 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

What it’s great for: Catching up over a few drinks and classy pub food

More information: http://www.gourmandandgourmet.com.au/directory/listing/bavarian-bier-cafe

 

Gambaro, 33 Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace

What it’s great for: Perfect for seafood lovers, as it’s world-known for its lobster and crab offerings

More information: http://www.gambarohotel.com.au/christmas-day-lunch-booking

 

Do You Know About These Shops?

Christmas Showroom at The Prop House and VM+

This Christmas shop and showroom offers an astounding selection of Christmas decorations, crackers and lights.  Their selection of Christmas trees comes in all colours and sizes, and can be supplied fully decorated by their creative team.  They’re on the corner of Vulture and Leopard Streets in Woolloongabba.  There’s plenty of parking available.

Open all year round but with extended opening hours from now until Christmas.

Read More Here : Christmas Showroom at The Prop House and VM+

Christmas Galore, Baggera Waters

This really is a one-stop Christmas shop! Packed with everything you and your family could possibly need for a festive four walls, from trees and lights to decorations and Christmas costumes. Open 7 days a week, you’ll find this store next to the Harbour Town Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast with all the parking that provides.

Read More Here : Christmas Galore, Baggera Waters

Christmas Alight

If you like a little festive sparkle, then Christmas Alight has something for you. With Brisbane’s biggest selection of Christmas lighting, including LEDs, fibre optic, and novelty illuminated figures. There’s something here for every taste.

Open from 10-3 Wednesday-Sunday, Christmas Alight offer membership discounts and are situated on Bowers Rd South, Everton Hills.

Read More Here : Christmas Alight

 

So if you’re keen on some different ideas for your Christmas in Brisbane this year, we hope you’ve found them here!

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Abundant Shopping Choices for Eastern Brisbane Rental Properties

The eastern suburbs of Brisbane boast an eclectic mix of old and new. Attractive traditional wooden houses sit side by side with striking modern creations built from concrete and glass. Sitting comfortably in attractive blocks with plenty of vegetation, Brisbane’s eastern suburb homes have something everyone can enjoy.  An array of choice of Brisbane rental properties exits in this thriving and dynamic area.

When you’re considering Brisbane rental properties, however, there is more to consider than the house itself. The ultimate aim of a successful rental property in Brisbane is one that results in satisfied tenants who are content and keen to stay. To achieve this, it’s worth thinking beyond the garden fence.

It’s All About Location – Exploring the Shopping Centres of Brisbane’s East

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A beautiful, spacious home also needs to be within easy reach of local services that can meet tenants’ needs. Without convenient access to transport, medical services and shopping it could be hard to find tenants who’ll want to stay for more than just one rental term. Conveniently, Brisbane in general boasts a number of shopping centres with all the facilities a tenant could need.  But selecting just the right position presents a few more questions!

To help tenants in their choice of locations to live, and potential landlords choose the best location for a future investment, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best shopping centres in the wider Eastern suburbs of Brisbane.

A Selection of Shopping Centres in Brisbane’s East

 

Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre

The largest shopping centre in Queensland, Westfield Carindale shopping Centre is located just off the Old Cleveland Road in Carina Heights. With over 6000 parking spaces and home to the Carindale Bus Interchange, access is simple and once you’re in it has most things you need.

In addition to an impressive shopping experience with over 400 retail stores and hair and beauty salons, the centre also boasts two medical centres, a multiplex cinema, and Brisbane City Council library for shoppers to use. The food court and attractive Glasshouse dining precinct offer plenty of choice for places to eat.

Parking is free for the first three hours and nights after 6pm.

Discover This Shopping Centre Here : Westfield Carindale Shopping Centre

 

Capalaba Park Shopping Centre

Capalaba Park is a smaller shopping centre with all the convenient facilities for residents’ everyday needs as well as over 110 retail outlets and major stores including Kmart and Coles.

With over 2000 car parking spaces above and below ground and the Capalaba bus station directly across the road, access to the shopping centre is simple. Once there, shoppers have access to most major banks as well as Australian Post and a justice of the peace.

Discover This Shopping Centre Here : Capalaba Park Shopping Centre

 

Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre

Just west of Coorparoo, the Fairfield Gardens Shopping centre is conveniently located 250 yards from Fairfield train station and also has a Translink bus station right outside. With generous parking on one level for easy accessibility, local residents will find this easy and convenient to visit.

Fairfield Gardens has plenty of shops including major stores for the everyday shop. It also boasts a fitness centre, Fairfield library and a Justice of the Peace. ATMs for a number of major banks can also be found in the centre.

Discover This Shopping Centre Here : Fairfield Gardens Shopping Centre

 

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Wynnum Plaza

Nearly beachside at Moreton Bay, the Wynnum Plaza shopping centre is easily accessible by bus, with plenty of parking if you visit by car.

As a smaller centre, it is still extremely well equipped, being home to major retailers such as Kmart, Woolworths and Coles, as well as Australia Post and even a fitness centre and gym.

Useful services to be found here include optometrists, dry cleaning services, a car wash and bank, as well as an exciting selection of places to eat.

Discover This Shopping Centre Here : Wynnum Plaza

 

DFO Brisbane Airport

A little further afield but easily accessible via the Southern Cross Way, DFO Brisbane Airport is located across the river from Morningside. This Discount Factory Outlet centre offers excess or last season’s popular brands at knock-down prices. Shopaholics will find many of their favourite brands here and plenty of bargains to boot.

Discover This Shopping Centre Here : DFO Brisbane Airport

 

Cannon Hill Kmart Plaza

Closer to home, the Cannon Hill Kmart Plaza offers 1000 parking spaces for residents visiting to do their regular shop. With major outlets in the centre, plus over 45 specialty stores, this local shopping centre has plenty to offer. The Plaza houses Australia Post, a Justice of the Peace and two banks and a dentist is also located within the centre.

With Cannon Hill Bus Interchange located directly opposite the Creek Road end of the centre, non-drivers will have no problem making their way here.

Discover This Shopping Centre Here : Cannon Hill KMart Plaza

 

Garden City

A discussion of shopping in Brisbane’s general Eastern direction is not complete without an elaboration on the very popular Westfield Garden City – better known just as Garden City.

With almost 5000 car parking spaces and including the Garden City Bus Station and adjacent Upper Mt Gravatt Busway station, this is shopping accessibility at its best.

With various upgrades and additions since establishment in 1971, Garden City is home to all of the most popular major retailers including both Myer and David Jones, as well as the discount department stores, major grocery chains and also a cinema complex.

There’s not too much you won’t find at Garden City.

Discover This Shopping Centre Here : Garden City

 

Want to know more about Brisbane rental properties in the area? We can help.

This is just a selection of the many amenities that are available to tenants in the Eastern Suburbs of Brisbane, with a number of smaller shopping centres within the area and more large shopping centres accessible by car.

With our head office based in Camp Hill, Position One Property is deeply rooted in Brisbane’s East. As specialists in property management, we can help landlords and tenants with every aspect of choosing and letting a property in the area. Please call in and see us if you’d like to know more.

Prepare Your Home for Christmas With the Best of Brisbane’s Shops and Seasonal Markets

Brisbane Christmas ShoppingWhether you like it or not, Christmas and the Australian holiday season is on the way.

As the festive season, for a good deal of the population at least, rapidly approaches, Brisbane’s seasonal shopping facilities are opening up their doors.

At this time of year, Brisbane residents have the opportunity to enjoy an exciting selection of seasonal markets and specialist Christmas shops packed with gifts, decorations and Christmas culinary delights.

At Position One Property, we like to treat each of our customers as if they’re the only one so we couldn’t resist the opportunity to help our tenants explore the best Brisbane can offer at this time of year.

Even if you do not observe Christmas in your home and family, something about the holiday atmosphere, the craft markets, entertainment and food delights may still appeal.

Christmas shops in Brisbane

We’ll cover the seasonal markets in a moment, but the last minute shoppers among you will be relieved to know that some specialist Christmas shops are open all year round!

Christmas Showroom at The Prop House and VM+

Located at the corner of Vulture and Leopard Streets in Woolloongabba with plenty of parking, this Christmas shop and showroom offers a dazzling selection of Christmas decorations, crackers and lights. Their selection of Christmas trees comes in all colours and sizes, and can be supplied fully decorated by their creative team.

Open all year round but with extended opening hours from now until Christmas.

Read More Here : Christmas Showroom at The Prop House and VM+

Christmas Galore, Baggera Waters

This really is a one-stop Christmas shop! Packed with everything you and your family could possibly need for a festive four walls, from trees and lights to decorations and Christmas costumes. Open 7 days a week, you’ll find this store next to the Harbour Town Shopping Centre on the Gold Coast with all the parking that provides.

Read More Here : Christmas Galore, Baggera Waters

Christmas Alight

If you like a little festive sparkle, then Christmas Alight has something for you. With Brisbane’s biggest selection of Christmas lighting, including LEDs, fibre optic, and novelty illuminated figures. There’s something here for every taste.

Open from 10-3 Wednesday-Sunday, Christmas Alight offer membership discounts and are situated on Bowers Rd South, Everton Hills.

Read More Here : Christmas Alight

Brisbane Christmas Markets

One of the best things about Christmas is the opportunity to explore all kinds of unusual crafts and gifts at the seasonal markets that pop up in town. Here are some of the best for 2015, in order of date:

Karuna Christmas Markets

27 Cartwright Street, Windsor, Friday 20th November 1pm-8pm

A full afternoon of gourmet food, traditional crafts and a wide selection of sumptuous festive fare all in aid of a good cause. Entertainment provided by girl band Diddly Squat.

Read More Here : Karuna Christmas Markets

Santa Paws RSCPA fundraiser

139 Wacol Station Road, Wacol, Sunday 21st November 9am-5pm

A Christmas event with a difference – this one’s all for your dog! For $35 you and your family get access to a bustling Christmas market, while your four-legged friend has his photo taken with Santa. The perfect opportunity to stock up for Christmas while helping a good cause.

Read More Here : Santa Paws RSCPA fundraiser

Stones Corner Christmas Market

Logan Road, Stones Corner, Sunday 29 November, from 3pm

Logan Road will be closed to make way for over 100 seasonal stalls bursting with gifts, fashion and speciality foods. Plenty of entertainment and kids activities for a fun-packed family afternoon.

Read More Here : Stones Corner Christmas Market

Qagoma Store Christmas Design Market

Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Street, Brisbane, Saturday 28 November, 9am – 4pm

Over 40 independent artisans present a wonderful selection of handmade craft objects and high quality gifts.

Read More Here : Qagoma Store Christmas Design Market

Annerley Junction Christmas Fair

On the corner of Annerley and Ipswich Roads, Saturday 5th December, 9am – 2pm

This vibrant small market started by the Annerley Trader’s Association is a thriving community event, featuring local traders and a fun festive atmosphere enjoyable for all. Kids get to enjoy a visit from Santa and his elves, as well as a treasure hunt.

Read More Here : Annerley Junction Christmas Fair

Abbey Museum Open Day and Christmas Craft Market

Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture, Saturday 5th December 10am-2pm

The Abbey Museum has cleverly combined its December open day with a Christmas market in Brisbane packed with entertainment, refreshments and a range of Christmas crafts, seasonal delicacies and handmade gifts.

Read More Here : Abbey Museum Open Day and Christmas Craft Market

South Bank Christmas Markets

Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank, 11th December – 23rd December, 11am-8pm

The traditional Brisbane Christmas markets we all know and love are epitomized by the sparkling lights and delightful cozy Christmas stalls lined up on South Bank at this time of year. Soak up the atmosphere for 13 days of hot festive food, homemade crafts and beautiful, unique gifts for all to enjoy.

Read More Here : South Bank Christmas Markets

Brisbane has plenty to offer

The city’s selection of Christmas markets and festive events has everything you need to turn your rented house into a welcoming home. In addition to the events listed here, you can find out more about what Brisbane is offering this Christmas at Visit Brisbane – we hope you enjoy it all.

 

 

Anise – Bistro & Wine Bar

Anise is a cosy European style wine bar and restaurant specialising in all things Gallic. We offer French inspired classics and dishes with a twist. Try the Brioche crumbed lambs brain kiev for the more adventurous to challenge your senses.

Or try the more traditional French Onion Soup or Creme Caramel. At Anise we aim to tantalise the senses with a global selection of wines from wine regions of both the old and the new. Read more

Coorparoo Markets

Coorparoo Markets opened on 4 November, 2010, to provide a new indoor market shopping experience for Brisbane shoppers.The Markets feature 245 stalls from farmers to local businesses and cover over 7,000 m², offering the public a safe and secure environment to shop for treasures.

The air conditioned markets are held over two levels. One has exclusively food and related products while the second offers a variety of stalls and an additional food court. Freshly baked bread, seafood, smoked salmon and pasta are among the many types of food that can be found at the market.

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Limes Hotel

Embracing our perfect climate year round, Limes features a completely open air roof top champagne and cocktail bar which open to hotel guests and the public. This sultry sanctuary is the perfect setting for a drink at dusk with a bite to eat from our delicious roof top selection.

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The Crosstown

The Crosstown is housed in a 1920’s two-storey brick building in the antique strip of Logan Road, Woolloongabba.
We are a boisterous eating house and bar that serves a selection of shared starters and bistro style mains. Our philosophy is good food, good music, good times.

To ensure the best Crosstown experience, bookings are essential.

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