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Our annual visit in to Brisbane city at Christmas time has become a very fine tradition.

Once again we took the bus in to Southbank and then rode the city cat down the Brisbane River towards the mouth. We alighted at Teneriffe where we stopped at one of the many popular cafes for dinner.

Once it was dark, we were back on to the city cat and we travelled back up the river to enjoy the city lights and the Christmas lights on the many bridges. My favourite is always the iconic Story Bridge however this year, it was one colour only, Red. I guess if you are to choose a single colour for Christmas, red is a pretty good choice.


We left the city cat at North Quay and walked through the city taking in all the magic of the Christmas lights displays, till we finally arrived at King George Square where our Brisbane City Hall is and Brisbane’s towering 20m tall Christmas tree




With its enchanting narrative and creative flair, The City Hall Lights has fast become a highlight of the festive season. We watched a playful Aussie Christmas tale with an international flair come to life via animation onto City Hall. This 15-minute, custom-designed Christmas story is projected onto City Hall nightly from 7.30pm until midnight from 7-24 December.

2 nights later we took the train in to Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane city to spend the evening at the Enchanted Gardens for the ultimate Christmas light experience.

Commencing near ‘Queensland Greats’, we wandered through shimmering gardens, delicately-lit weeping figs, twinkling rainforest, and to a tranquil lake where we enjoyed a light dinner from one of the many food truck eats.

The Enchanted Garden’s beautiful plants are delicate, so we were asked to keep to the paths and refrain from touching while we enjoyed the beautiful displays. The planning of it was so well done making it so easy for us to experience and enjoy it all.

There were many special points throughout the garden for us to take photos.

It was Truly a Magical Evening.

I would like to wish you and your family a magical and blissful festive season. Have a happy Christmas and a wonderful 2019, from Lyn, in Brisbane Australia.