What’s Hot This Christmas in Brisbane?

The festive season will be 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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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 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: To be advised

Cost: To be advised

Bookings: To be advised

Length of tours: In past years they have been 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 in past years:

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



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: To be advised

Cost: To be advised

Bookings: To be advised

Length of tours: In past years they have been approximately three hours

Departure points: To be advised


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: To be advised

Cost: To be advised

Where: To be advised


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


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/


Do You Know About These Shops?

Christmas Decorations Brisbane

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 Decorations Brisbane


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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