There’s nothing that puts us in the Christmas spirit like Christmas Carols. We are so lucky to have some amazing Brisbane Christmas events each year. Our river city’s balmy nights make the perfect conditions for live carols by candlelight Brisbane.
There are lots of community Christmas carols in Brisbane that double as fund raisers for great causes. Some have fireworks and most have a visit from the Santa himself. There are usually food and drink options but we urge you to check website details so you can go prepared. You may be able to pick up a one-of-a-kind gift at Brisbane Christmas markets attached to the carol event too.
We have put together a list of the biggest Brisbane carols for you to plan. Let us know of any we have missed!
Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols
Presented by Brisbane City Council with broadcast partner Channel 9 and charity partner Children’s Hospital Foundation, it’s time to ring in some festive joy with Brisbane’s premier Christmas celebration, the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols Brisbane. Featuring some of Queensland’s most renowned singers, entertainers and celebrities, this magical local carols by candlelight takes place at Brisbane Riverstage. We can help you choose the best Christmas candles to take along.
Where: Brisbane Riverstage
Find all the details for Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols here.
Carols in the Reservoir
Carols in the Reservoir will make you laugh, cry (with joy!) and cheer. Be six metres underground, in a 150-year-old water reservoir, in Brisbane’s CBD, in Summer as the snow falls for your Christmas breakup at Carols in the Reservoir! World-class performers singing your favourite Christmas Carols in Brisbane’s Underground Opera House! Whether you’re looking for a night out with family and/or friends, or a Christmas function, you don’t want to miss this wonderful treat. You may even want to purchase a new Christmas dress to wear!
Where: The Spring Hill Reservoir
There is more information on Carols in the Reservoir here.
Hills Community Carols
A family Christmas Carols event with musical acts on stage, an audience sing-along & of course a visit from Santa. The musicians include choirs, solo vocalists, and bands. There are food and drink vendors, free face painting, carnival rides and to complete the evening, a wonderful fireworks display. You can even dress up in your favourite Christmas outfit or costume!
Where: George Willmore Park
You can find more details about Hills Community Carols here.
Centenary Community Carols
Centenary Community Carols is an evening of carols, food, and fun. They have market stalls, food vendors, and Santa’s sleigh from 4:00pm, with the carols beginning at 7:00pm. You can sing along to your favourite carols with the help of the big band and a live nativity scene. Finish off the evening with fireworks at 8:00pm.
The Centenary Salvation Army hosts the annual Carols in the Park, held at The Peter Lightfoot Oval for the Centenary Suburbs. This popular event is sponsored by local businesses and organisations and is attended by thousands every year.
Where: Peter Lightfoot Park
There is more information on Centenary Community Carols here.
North Lakes Christmas Carols
North Lakes Christmas Carols has plenty of family-friendly entertainment on offer, so everyone can get into the spirit of the season while enjoying performances by local community groups. Take your best vocals and a blanket to spread out, relax and enjoy a magical evening. You can even do some Christmas gift shopping at the twilight markets or grab a bite to eat from the food trucks onsite. Don’t miss the man in red make an appearance and you can visit the new Christmas Wonderland, a walk-through experience. Here, you will have the opportunity to take a distanced photo with Santa Claus himself! The evening finishes up with fireworks.
Where: Kinsellas Sports Complex
You can find all of the details of North Lakes Christmas Carols here.
Pine Rivers Christmas Carols
Pine Rivers Park Christmas Carols brings families all the joyful entertainment with an extra sprinkling of Christmas magic. Sit back, relax, and join in the caroling fun with local community groups, schools and dance groups, and a marquee caroling performance from 7pm.
Don’t miss meeting Santa at Santa’s Village or jumping in the giant snow globe. The adults can wander through the twilight markets and the kids will love the free Christmas activities and workshops. The evening will also feature a huge fireworks display. Light up the night with some new Christmas earrings!
Where: Pine Rivers Park
There are more details on Pine Rivers Christmas Carols here.
Redcliffe Christmas Carols
Join in as they celebrate the festive season at the new location Moreton Daily Stadium, and sing-along to your favourite Christmas songs at the Redcliffe Christmas Carols. With lots of family-friendly entertainment on offer, everyone can get into the spirit of the season. The kids will get the chance to say hello to Santa, don’t forget to write to him and post your letter in the special North Pole Express post box!
Sing along to caroling performances from the local community and dance groups. Finish the night with a bang! Stick around for the fantastic finale fireworks!
Where: Moreton Daily Stadium
You can find the information on Redcliffe Christmas Carols here.
Bray Park Christmas Festival
Love Christmas? You’ll love the Bray Park Christmas Festival. At this free event there will be 3 sessions. Each session begins with food, activities, and live music on the lawn. To finish the session, sit with your family in air-conditioning and enjoy some festive carols together.
Where: Bray Park Community Church
You can find out more about Bray Park Christmas Festival here.
Griffin Christmas Carnival
Griffin Christmas Carnival is an event not to be missed! Held on the oval at Griffin State School, you can enjoy amazing nonstop entertainment, market stalls, rides, Santa’s Parade, fireworks and MORE! Support the local community organisations at this family friendly event.
Where: Tesch Road, Griffin
There is more information about Griffin Christmas Carnival here.
Carols on the Oval
Carindale Salvos is as excited as ever to bring you the annual Carols o the Oval at Belmont State School. With FREE entry, rides and activities starting at 4pm. The Carols begin at 6.45pm with fireworks concluding the festivities at 8:15pm. There will be market stalls, lots of yummy food and plenty to see and do for all ages! So, grab your picnic rug and join us for the most incredible night of talented musicians and Christmas cheer!
Where: Belmont State School
You can find more details about Carols on the Oval here.
Wakerley Carols has something for the whole family. You’re invited to join in for an afternoon of tasty treats, live music, arts & crafts, and rides leading into an evening of Christmas carols and a fireworks finale. This free community event is an initiative of the Port of Brisbane Rotary club supported by Brisbane City Council, local businesses, and service organisations.
Where: Wakerley Park
There are more details about Wakerley Carols here.
City of Logan Christmas Carols
Join in at Griffith University Logan Campus from 4:30pm for your all-time favourite Christmas Carols, pop up food trucks serving delicious food, and other amazing performances!! Take along a rug and/or camp chair for your picnic setting and enjoy a festive evening with family and friends at this year’s City of Logan Christmas Carols.
Where: Griffith University Logan Campus
You will find more information about City of Logan Christmas Carols here.
New Farm Christmas Carols
Merthyr Road Uniting Church & the Metropolitan Community Church invites you to join in for the annual Christmas Carols Extravaganza. They are held in Merthyr Road Uniting Church’s courtyard. This is a community event filled with fun, entertainment, carol singing and supper.
Where: Merthyr Road Uniting Church
There are more details about New Farm Christmas Carols here.
The Lights of Christmas
Gather on the lawn at St Stephen’s Cathedral, in the heart of Brisbane, to celebrate the joy of Christmas with an extraordinary sound and light projection show. The Lights of Christmas is a free event open to the public that will delight families with music, food and children’s’ activities from the beginning of December.
These Brisbane city Christmas carols are for all ages, and everyone will enjoy a beautiful digitally animated tale that celebrates the true spirit of Christmas and illuminates the walls of the historic Cathedral. A kaleidoscope of moving colour will transform the adjacent chapel. Carols commence at 6:30PM and the light show begins at 7pm (runs every 12 minutes). This is a beautiful experience if you are looking for Christmas eve carols Brisbane.
Where: St Stephen’s Cathedral
There are more details about The Lights of Christmas here.
So, there you have a great list of Christmas carols Brisbane city. You should be able to find Brisbane city Christmas carols to suit you. Don’t forget to pack a blanket and chairs and being in Brisbane – insect repellent. We are so lucky to have such vibrant Xmas carols Brisbane. Enjoy getting into the Christmas spirit!
You can find other events in Brisbane, including Santa photos and Santa pet photos here.
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