2020 has been a year to remember for all of the wrong reasons.

Many of us would have been happy to put the Christmas tree up in July and call it a year then, but now the real festivities have thankfully and finally come.

It’s time to put the pen and laptop down, pick up a drink and spend some time with family and friends.

Lots of Brisbanians will no doubt be traveling these holidays, but for those enjoying a stay-cation, there are plenty of festivities going on in the river city to keep you and your family entertained.

This December there’ll be Christmas Markets on at Nundah, Cleveland, and Bowen Hills.

Christmas Markets in Brisbane (pre-COVID)

The Enchanted Garden will also be up shining bright at night in the Roma Street Parklands.

Enchanted Garden in Roma Street Parklands

Just a few hundred metres down the road, City Hall will turn into a canvas for the colourful Gold Lotto City Hall light display.

The projection will play every 15 minutes from 7.30pm until midnight, starting December 4 and running every night until Christmas Day.

Gold Lotto City Hall Lights

If you’re still searching for things to do, how about picking up a new skill with festive workshops on offer.

You and the kids could learn to make a wood and resin chopping board, a Christmas gnome, baked goods or baubles.

There’ll be plenty of singing, dancing and acting too in event spaces across the city.

Festive beats will be booming in the South Bank Parklands, Singers will be giving it all they’ve got at The Christmas Tree Spectacular at the South Bank Piazza and Shake and Stir Theatre will be performing A Christmas Carol.

If a quiet movie is more your style, the Outdoor Christmas Cinema will also be operating at South Bank.

And Lastly, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit from the fat man himself.

Luckily Santa and Mrs. Claus will be spreading Christmas cheer this year at Santa’s Stopover at Flowstate (South Bank).

The Stopover will run from December 18 until December 23 between 4pm and 9.30pm each day.

Santa will be available for photos with the little ones and entry is free.

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