Christmas - a festival that fosters the growth of family ties and brings a lot of exuberance and contentment in your life is once again ready to knock at your door. Since this lovely festival is only a weeks away from now, preparations for it are going on in a full swing.
And as every city in the world is planning to celebrate this festival in its own way, Brisbane is also getting prepared to welcome it by organizing stunning Christmas events. Now, what’s really exciting about Christmas celebrations in Brisbane is that most the events hosted by the city are absolutely free for commoners.
You shouldn't encourage the idea and practice of surprising your loved ones with exorbitant gifts and spending huge money on parties especially when you cannot afford such things. That means Christmas shouldn't always be about splurging on unnecessary things as there are a number of ways through which you can make it even more special.
The best thing you can do is hire a camper van in Brisbane and discover all the consequential tourist hotspots around the city apart from attending the phenomenal events organized by it.
So, if you are ready to celebrate this marvelous festival in a bit economical way this year here’s a list of free Christmas events that you can attend in December 2016 in Brisbane.
1. Reindeer Parade At Stafford City Shopping Centre
The Reindeer Parade, which is a highly important part of Christmas celebrations in Brisbane will take place on 3rd December at Stafford City Shopping Centre, so don’t miss it if you are present in the city that day. Reindeer Parade has its own significance as it talks about the arrival of Santa Claus. Once you attend it you will be amazed to see how beautifully Santa Claus is accompanied by the Reindeer.
Apart from enjoying Reindeer Parade, you can also become a part of free events like ‘Santa’s Big Arrival’ at MarketPlace Warner and ‘Here Comes Santa Claus’ at DFO Jindalee on the same day.
2. BAC Carols by Candlelight
Held on 4th December, BAC Carols by Candlelight is again a fabulous Christmas event that will be organized at Wishart - a striking suburb of Brisbane. This is a kind of event wherein you can bring all your family members such as your children, spouse, and parents to enjoy the Christmas Carols as well as delicious food and wine. In addition to that, you can also enjoy fireworks and 'kids rides' along with discovering a variety of markets stalls.
On the same day, you can also be a part of Christmas events like Centenary Salvation Army Community Carols that will be held at Middle Park and North Lakes Christmas Carols at North Lakes.
3. Eats and Beats Christmas Festival At Berrinba Wetlands
If you really want to experience the joy of the festive season, you must attend a free event called Eats and Beats Christmas Festival that’s is organized at multiple locations in the Brisbane city. On 9th December 2016, you can attend this event at Berrinba Wetlands, and see how the market is decorated for Christmas. On the other hand, if you somehow fail to explore this event at Berrinba Wetlands you can again get a chance to attend it on 16th December at Hyperdome, Logan.
4. Greenbank Fire Brigade Annual Christmas Extravaganza
For experiencing that true festive feeling, you must go to ‘Greenbank Fire Brigade Annual Christmas Extravaganza’ which again takes place on 9th December 2016. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy fireworks and experience the actual charm of Christmas, so don’t forget to be there if you want to relish a stunning evening.
5. City Hall Light Spectacular
Another interesting way of celebrating Christmas holidays in Brisbane is to attend an event called City Hall Light Spectacular, which takes place each day at King George Square from 9th to 24th December each year. If time is not an issue for you, then you can visit this place each day in order to make your evenings really special. It’s an astounding place to enjoy the sound of crackers bursting and to see amazing fireworks.
6. Santa’s Craft Workshop
Santa’s Craft Workshop is again a free event which starts from 12th December and gets over on 24th December. You can attend this event each day between 11.00am to 3.00pm and see Santa Claus walking with his companions.
Apart from exploring Santa’s Craft Workshop, you should also discover an event called The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols at Riverstage wherein you can see how beautifully Christmas carols are performed. Since it is one of the most stunning Christmas carol concerts in the city, make sure you enjoy every bit of it.
7. Christmas by Starlight
Christmas by Starlight is again a very lovely event which is organized in Sirromet Winery by Redland City Council on 18th December. This event is meant for the people of all ages, so you can go there with all your friends as well as family. The event provides a number of free activities for kids in the afternoon. One of the most important activities that are enjoyed by kids like anything is face painting. In addition to that, a highly amazing Christmas show is also organized for the children at around 5:30 in the evening.
8. Christmas Twilight Market
If you are looking forward to shopping a variety of beautiful things for this festival, you must try to be present at Christmas Twilight Market an event that takes place at Queen of Apostles in Stafford - a striking suburb in the north of Brisbane. It’s an incredible event for enjoying Christmas carols, and exploring unbelievable food along with classic wines.
Last but not the least you must take your family to ‘Meet and Greet with Rudolph and Santa’ a tremendously phenomenal free Christmas event to get the ultimate feel of Christmas.