Experience Christmas in Brisbane with South Central
With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to start planning something special. Christmas in Brisbane is one way you can make it memorable this year, where dazzling lights, markets, roving carollers and festive shows will take over the city once again from the beginning of December.
Here at South Central, we offer comfortable Brisbane Southbank apartments in South Brisbane, ideal for both couples and families with the best location for soaking up all the Christmas festivity. By booking with us, here’s everything you can begin to look forward to in Brisbane:
Christmas in the Square
King George Square is the heart of Christmas in Brisbane, boasting lights, decorations and non-stop carolling. Each year, the centre of attention is the annual King George Square solar-powered Christmas tree, which stands tall at more than 20 metres in front of iconic Brisbane City Hall.
Don’t miss the lighting of the tree on the last night of November, which takes place alongside market stalls and carolling with both Lord Mayor of Brisbane and Santa Claus in attendance - a fantastic experience for the kids. From then on, visit King George Square for nightly carols, light displays and a warm festive atmosphere right up until Christmas Day.
Christmas Shopping in Brisbane
Brisbane is the number-one shopping destination in Queensland, providing the perfect excuse to head to the world-famous shopping precincts to spoil yourself and pick up gifts. A short walk from King George Square and just a stone's throw from our location in South Bank, visit Queen Street Mall for the best place to shop in Brisbane, which offers six large shopping centres and over 700 stores.
Make sure to also visit the Brisbane Christmas markets. Each year, a variety of festive stalls pop up in King George Square, Fortitude Valley and South Bank, where souvenirs, locally made crafts and more offer even more to see and purchase.
Brisbane Christmas Shows
In addition to carolling and shopping, the leading Brisbane venues come alive with festive Christmas shows to see in the countdown to Christmas Day. If you’re looking to take your Brisbane Christmas experience further, South Bank is a hive of nightly live entertainment and shows - home to both Brisbane Convention Centre and QPAC - and there is already a fantastic lineup in store this December.
Within minutes from our Southbank apartments, here a few exciting shows you can catch during your Brisbane Christmas break:
A Christmas Carol
No Christmas is complete without A Christmas Carol! Charles Dickens’ timeless Christmas classic is coming to Brisbane for 10 days with a brand new production by Shake & Stir Theatre Co - not to be missed for Dickens fans and youths yet to experience the greatest Christmas story of all time.
Starring some of Australia’s most talented stage performers, witness the heartwarming transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge, complete with live music and video, in what is set to be a memorable treat for all ages this Christmas. Catch it at QPAC with daily performances from November 29 to December 8.
Christmas is synonymous with The Nutcracker and December will see it arrive in all its glory with an exclusive 10-day run at Queensland Performing Arts Centre.
Performed by the talented Queensland Ballet led by renowned ballet dancer and director Ben Stevensen, Queensland Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the beloved Christmas tale brought to life on stage with immersive costume and set design, world-class choreography and the original music of Tchaikovsky. Don’t miss it near South Central Brisbane from December 13 to December 22.
Spirit of Christmas 2019
Spirit of Christmas returns to Queensland Performing Arts Centre this December! As far as Christmas concerts go, Spirit of Christmas is top of the list in Brisbane, held each year with all your favourite traditional Christmas songs and carols performed by a full orchestra and choir.
Raise the festive cheer this December with this unmissable yuletide concert in South Bank, to take place in QPAC’s grand Concert Hall with three performances - evening and matinee - on December 21 and December 22.
Our Family Friendly Southbank Accommodation
Experience Christmas in Brisbane this December with our family-friendly South Bank accommodation. With a prime location in the heart of Brisbane, South Central offers a memorable city break for couples and families surrounded by the best things to do in Brisbane during the Christmas period.
Our modern and spacious apartments are fully self-contained, each providing a comfortable living and dining area with full kitchen facilities and a private balcony. Available in one and two-bedroom options, these feature a large Queen-sized bed in a master ensuite with two additional single beds provided in our two-bedroom apartments.
Amenities include free WiFi access for all guests, as well as secure onsite car parking. On all three-night stays, enjoy free apartment servicing every other day.
South Central Facilities
Onsite at South Central, complement your city break with our range of guest facilities. After a busy day in Brisbane this December, we have everything you need to wind down and relax.
Our rooftop swimming pool is ideal for laps with stunning views of the city. Sunbathe on the sundeck and tuck in throughout your stay with guest access to our barbecue facilities. We also offer free gym and spa sessions at our associated property, The Capitol Apartments, as well as an onsite salon and café.
Plan Your Brisbane City Break Today
For an unforgettable Christmas in the city, book with us today. Just choose from our one-bedroom apartment, two-bedroom apartment and two-bedroom family apartment - each fully self-contained and affordably priced with a fantastic location in South Bank that will put Brisbane in the palm of your hand this December.
To save on your stay, make sure to book our South Brisbane apartments directly with us. Find more information and secure your city break today by just visiting South Central.