Christmas in July Brisbane

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While Brisbane may be known for its sunny weather and laid-back vibe, come July, it transforms into a winter wonderland that’s brimming with holiday cheer. Grab your ugliest sweater, warm up with some mulled wine, and join in the mid-year merriment at these fantastic events across the city.

Here are some top spots to enjoy a mid-year Christmas celebration in Brisbane in 2024. There are so many places to have a Christmas party in Brisbane.

Christmas in July Cruises

Brisbane Cruises have three dates to offer you some extra festive fun:

  • Friday 21st July – Gold Coast to Brisbane – 6 hour calm-water cruise
  • Saturday 22nd July – Brisbane to Gold Coast – 6 hour calm-water cruise or for a shorter cruise
  • Friday 28th July – Departs Hamilton – Explore the River 3.5 hour Cruise.

Find out more and book here.

South Bank | The Hop & Pickle Xmas in July

The Hop & Pickle’s annual Xmas in July event at South Bank has become a beloved tradition. Attendees can indulge in a three-course meal complete with all the festive trimmings, live Christmas music, and a fun competition for the worst sweater or best-dressed participant.

  • Date: Saturday 20th July
  • Location: The Hop & Pickle, South Bank
  • Price: Various (see booking site)

Find out more here.

Annerley | VEND Twilight Pop-Up Markets

VEND is hosting a Christmas in July Twilight Pop-Up Market in Annerley. The indoor marketplace features over 120 local businesses, while the outdoor market celebrates winter with a variety of vendors. Attendees can enjoy free face painting, a pop-up cocktail bar, and participate in a best-dressed competition for a chance to win a $100 VEND retail voucher.

  • Date: Saturday 8 July
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Location: VEND Marketplace, Annerley
  • Price: Free entry (RSVP required)

Visit their Facebook event here.

Oxley | Tavern Christmas in July Dinner

Celebrate Christmas in July at the Oxley Tavern with a two-course dinner for just $24 per person. Choose between Roast Chicken or Roast Pork with all the trimmings, and enjoy plum pudding with custard for dessert. Add a mulled wine and specialty hot chocolate drink package to warm up your evening.

  • Date: Various dates in July
  • Location: Oxley Tavern, Oxley
  • Price: $24 per person

Check out the offer at the Oxley Tavern here.

New Farm | Spicers Balfour Hotel

Experience a traditional northern hemisphere-style Christmas at Spicers Balfour Hotel. This luxe boutique hotel invites guests to enjoy a three-course meal brimming with festive flavors. The Christmas in July lunch takes place over two days, offering a cozy, elegant dining experience.

  • Date: Saturday 15th July and Sunday 16th July
  • Time: 12:30pm – 3pm
  • Location: Spicers Balfour Hotel, New Farm
  • Price: $125 per person

To book, visit the Spicers Balfour Hotel event page.

Ormiston | Ormiston House High Tea

Enjoy a refined Christmas in July at the historic Ormiston House. This event offers a gourmet high tea on the verandah with stunning bay views. Guests are welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine, and the event kicks off at noon.

  • Date: Sunday 16th July
  • Time: 12pm
  • Price: $60 per person

For more information visit the Ormiston House website.

Mt Gravatt | Christmas in July at Mt Gravatt Street Food

Ho ho ho! It’s Christmas in July at Mt Gravatt Street Food! Dust off your Santa hats and jingle all the way to Mt Gravatt Showgrounds for a festive feast you won’t forget! This Christmas in July extravaganza is bringing the cheer with over 30 international street food trucks to tantalise your taste buds.

  • Date: Saturday 6th July
  • Time: 4pm – 9pm
  • Location: Mt Gravatt Showgrounds, Mt Gravatt
  • Price: $3 entry (children under 16 free)

Find out more here.

Virginia | Christmas in July Twilight Markets

Have your elf a merry little Christmas at our not-so-little Christmas in July Twilight Markets. Head to VEND Virginia for a Fa-la-la-fantastic evening with an outdoor pop-up market that has a fantastic selection of local small businesses. There will also be a free face painter, jumping castle, and a pop-up cocktail bar!

Don’t forget to check out the indoor marketplace with over 170 small, local businesses, and a cafe serving up a special menu of delicious dinners.

  • Date: Saturday 27th July
  • Time: 4pm – 8pm
  • Location: 1768 Sandgate Road, Virginia

To book, click here.

Wynnum | Yacht Club Christmas in July

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, it’s time for Christmas in July! Are you missing those feelings of Christmas cheer? Gather your friends and family to experience a wintery Christmas at Wynnum Manly Yacht Club where you can immerse yourself in the spirit of the holiday season by the bay.

Live entertainment, delicious food, refreshing drinks, a cosy fire pit, and more await you. You never know, Santa Claus might even stop by (only for those who have been nice).

  • Date: Saturday 27th July
  • Time: 5pm – 10pm
  • Location: Wynnum Manly Yacht Club, Manly

To find out more, click here.

Mt Warren Park | Christmas in July Markets

Celebrate Christmas in July at Mt Warren Park with festive markets including a visit from Santa, face painting, market stalls, and an indoor jumping castle.

  • Date: Saturday 27 July
  • Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Location: 2 Milne Street, Mt Warren Park
  • Price: $2 entry (children free)

To stay up to date on the event, click here.

Enjoy the festive cheer and warmth that Brisbane’s Christmas in July events bring to the city!

Want to know what is happening in Brisbane for Christmas? We have that information too! Or if you fancy a Christmas carol sing-along in Brisbane, we show you where to go! We even know who the best Brisbane Christmas party planners are!

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