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Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Brisbane Christmas countdown begins

Brisbane City Council has begun preparations to bring the city alive with festive cheer and a whole host of events for the family for Christmas, with a soprano performance at City Hall and Bush Christmas in Chermside West among the planned activities.

“If you’ve taken a walk down the Queen Street Mall recently you will have already seen Christmas has arrived with festive decorations throughout the mall,” said Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner.

“Our suburban precincts are also getting into the festive fun with activities and events that bring the community Christmas spirit to neighbourhoods across Brisbane.

“Our official Christmas in Brisbane program kicks off this Friday with the lighting of the King George Square Christmas Tree and then a whole month of free and low-cost activities will follow.”

There’s plenty of activity across the city to keep the festive spirit high including:

  • The annual lighting of the Christmas Tree at King George Square on Friday 25 November from 6:30pm;
  • On 27 November, acclaimed soprano, Mirusia, will be putting on a must-see Christmas performance with local musicians at City Hall – booking of tickets required;
  • Calmavale District Park will come alive with food, craft stalls, carollers, photo booths, and more on Saturday 3 December for Christmas in the Park;
  • Downfall Creek Bushland Centre will be bringing a unique Christmas experience to residents with their Bush Christmas on Friday 9 December, which includes a free sausage sizzle, live music, and a stroll through the bush with Christmas carols;
  • Musgrave Park in South Brisbane will host on Saturday 3 December the Brisbane Blacks Live Music Festival: A Murri Christmas, bringing the community together to celebrate Christmas;
  • Council’s libraries will offer plenty of free activities across the holidays, including a range of Make and create sessions at libraries across the city, where residents can make special Christmas memories with handmade cards, decorations and more.

The Lord Mayor said the Christmas holidays were a great opportunity to support local businesses as they continue to recover from the pandemic.

“We’re encouraging residents to consider shopping locally these holidays, as they get started on shopping to fill Christmas stockings,” he said.

“From well-loved stores in the Queen Street Mall to more than 60 local stallholders bringing festive cheer at this year’s Brisbane Twilight Markets in King George Square on Friday 2 December from 4pm, residents are spoilt for choice for Christmas shopping in the city.

“Whether it’s in the suburbs or in the CBD, there’s always something special about Christmas in Brisbane.”

More information on Council’s Christmas activities can be found at www.brisbane.qld.gov.au.

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