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Christmas at South Bank 2023

1 December, 2023 - 23 December, 2023

christmas outdoor movie being shownn in south bank.

Experience the magic of Christmas at South Bank from 1 December – 23 December as Brisbane’s most iconic precinct bursts to life with festive entertainment and activities that will surprise and delight all ages.

Christmas at South Bank  Program

The Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Start the festive season on 1 December as we ignite the magic of Christmas with the lighting up of the South Bank Christmas Tree. Visitors will also witness the dazzling display of lights, decorations, and festive cheer that will fill the parklands until 3 January. The lighting of the Christmas tree takes place on 1st December. 
WHERE: Stanley Street Plaza
WHEN: From 1 December – 27 December 2023

The Collective Markets: Christmas Edition

Soak up the festive atmosphere as you explore the stalls on Little Stanley Street and discover a wonderland of beautiful clothing, sparkling jewellery and delightful trinkets at The Collective Markets – Christmas Edition.
WHERE: Little Stanley Street, South Bank
WHEN: 15 – 23 December

The South Bank Christmas Show

Join a chorus of elves as chaos hits Santa’s Workshop the night before Christmas! An all-singing, all-dancing spectacle for all ages, The South Bank Christmas Show features a live band, talented singers, energetic dancers, and a special appearance from Santa himself.
WHERE: South Bank Piazza
WHEN: Performances at 5pm and 6.30pm every night from 18 – 23 December 
PRICE: $12 per person. Book tickets via the Ticketek website

Carols by the River

Feel the flow of the music as you sing along to heart-warming carols with the stunning backdrop of the City at Carols by the River. Bring a picnic or get takeaway from the nearby South Bank restaurants and come together with your loved ones for a joyous evening by the river.
WHERE: Riverside Green, South Bank
WHEN: 4.30pm, 6pm and 7.15pm every night from 18 – 23 December
PRICE: FREE. No Bookings required

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Festive Beats presented by EatSouthBank

Unwind and escape the holiday rush with some of Brisbane’s best local musicians bringing Christmas tunes to you live. Relax on South Bank’s green lawns and escape to the Festive Beats.
WHERE: Little Stanley Street Lawn, South Bank
WHEN: 4.30pm – 9.30pm daily from 18 – 23 December
PRICE: FREE. No Bookings required

Holly Jolly Kids

Create magical memories with your family at Holly Jolly Kids, South Bank’s kid-centric zone. Enjoy free Christmas and First Nations themed colouring, a beautiful wishing tree installation and  the chance to join an Elf Dance Party with a lively 20-minute disco hosted by the North Pole’s spritely residents held daily from 4pm.
WHERE: Little Stanley Street Lawn, South Bank
WHEN: 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 7pm daily from 18 – 23 December
PRICE: FREE. No Booking required

Santa’s Stopover

Snap a festive family photo with Santa at the Flowstate precinct, where Santa’s friendly elves are ready to help capture the magic of Christmas for you on your phone. For those who have been naughty this year be prepared for a surprise at Santa’s Stopover from a well-known green man!
WHERE: Flowstate Precinct, South Bank
WHEN: Every 30 min from 4pm – 9.30pm daily from 18 – 23 December
PRICE: FREE but pre-registration is required on arrival at Flowstate

South Bank Christmas Cinema

As the sun sets, get cosy and enjoy Christmas movies at South Bank Christmas Cinema. Bring a
blanket, grab a picnic, or indulge in delicious eats from nearby restaurants. It’s the perfect way to
unwind and get into the holiday spirit.
WHERE: River Quay Green, South Bank
WHEN: Screenings at 6pm and 8pm daily from 18 – 23 December
PRICE: FREE. No Bookings required. Find the program here

South Bank Christmas Details

Where: South Bank Parklands

When: 1 – 23 December 2023

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1 December, 2023
23 December, 2023
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South Bank Corporation
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Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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