Although Brisbane is not in equal terms with cities like Sydney and Melbourne, it has all the charm and elegance of a tourist destination. There are plenty of festivals and exhibitions throughout the city, along with vibrant city life. Discover this wonderful place by choosing coach hire in Brisbane to attend these upcoming events.
2018 Metre Market Christmas Pop-Up @ Coorparoo Square
The lively new precinct of Coorparoo Square is about to become a hub of activity when the market spreads itself across the corner of Cavendish and Old Cleveland Road. Carefully curated, you will find jewellery, homewares, fashion, art, music and more. In case you are looking to join the Wreath Making Workshop, you can book a ticket. You have a choice of working from either dried or fresh botanical materials. There will be amazing fibre decor for your home and business.
2018 Technicolour Christmas Shows & Day Market
The Multicultural Community Centre will once again be hosting a Christmas show and market for the season. There will be outdoor and indoor performances to keep you entertained, and kids enjoy a lot of freebies like jumping castle, face painting and games. There will be market stalls for stocking filler and food stalls for hungry people. Nativity scene will be played out twice at the petting zoo area. It’s a journey of the first sheep, donkey and camel to the manger. This is another piece of theatrical show to enthral adults and kids alike.
A World of Difference Art Exhibition
EPIC Assist is an organisation which offers a customized service to assist people with disability to achieve employment goals. It currently has 400 employees and operates from 50 service centres. Starting 11th of December, the EPIC is hosting a free art exhibition title A World of Difference at the Graydon Gallery. The Gallery has been established for more than thirty years and has exhibited works by ceramics, furniture designers, photographers, jewellers, sculptors and painters.
Run into a vibrant youth of creative and colourful world of Circa Zoo’s Fred and Bobby, where the youth ensemble Circa Zoo Delivers spectacular modern performance through circus. Accompanied by original compositions, these remarkable young people perform circus feats including skipping, hula, aerial silks, juggling and acrobatics. Come along on the 12th of December for a heart-warming world of colour, wonder and laughter, with a twirl of nostalgia to encourage the whole family.
The Handmade Expo and Vintage Market
This monthly market aims to support local creators, designers, artists, growers, bakers and makers, allowing them to display their wares. There are around 70 stalls filled with amazing food, local talent and handmade creations. Some stalls offer workshops such as cupcake decorating and zen drawing. The popularity of the market has been growing every year, and it’s a family friendly event to be a part of. The market operates between 8 AM and 12 PM, with easy access. One can also hop onto the Queensland Pioneer Steam Railway that operates from here.
Christmas Fireworks at South Bank
The sky over South Bank Parklands will come ablaze with dazzling fireworks whizzing and dancing overhead at night from 20th to 23rd December for the festive season. South Bank is an energetic hub with abundance of events and eateries occurring through the year. Clem Jones Promenade is probably the best view, along with Cultural Forecourt, River Quay and Streets Beach. The promenade is a prominent area along the riverside, where many people cycle and walk as it’s a fantastic way to see amazing sights of the city and the South Bank. Imagine having a dinner with the sights and sounds of amazing Fireworks.
Bayside Carols 2018
There cannot be a better way to enjoy an amazing sing-along with traditional carols and bayside views. This annual festive treat on the 22nd of December is a tradition presented by the Queensland Services Heritage Band. There will be a host of modern and traditional carols from ‘Santa Claus is Coming To Town’ and ‘Ding Dong Merrily’ to ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ and ‘Once in Royal David’s City’. A message will be conveyed by the Salvation Army with conventional carols to conclude the evening.
New Year’s Carnival 2018/19
Surfers Paradise is an ultimate destination right before the New Year Eve. This free carnival is a family friendly event that runs from 27th of Dec to 1st of January on the Paradise Beach, complete with breathtaking fireworks. This is an iconic Gold Coast beach event that surely can’t be missed.
New Year’s Eve – Manly Harbour Village
With a free showing of Mamma Mia, it’s time to dust off those dancing shoes and see the New Year in style at the Manly Harbour Village. The lovely bayside community of Manly Harbour Village has a lot to offer, without any requirement to jostle with the crowds. Enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants and bars around the village. The movie screening is from 7 PM at the Little Bayside Park amid the lit up trees and beautiful marina as the background. Fireworks will follow the movie, as well as the midnight show. There are plenty of bars and restaurants catered for steaks, Italian, Thai and seafood with oysters are some key highlights of the region.
The Cat in the Hat @ Brisbane Arts Theatre
The Cat in the Hat is the most beloved books by Dr. Seuss. Written in 1957 as an alternative to the traditional yet boring books used to teach children to read, Dr Seuss uses a distinct vein of off-beat humour and surrealism to pique kid’s interest. This stage adaptation will take place at the Brisbane Arts Theatre, rounding up a fantastic year of children’s plays. This live and engaging play ensures you will be deported to a world you have only imagined. This theatrical performance is sure to take Sally and her brother on an unforgettable day. The story begins as the mysterious cat arrives and has the children spellbound as things go awry, yet avoid total catastrophe at the last second.