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WHAT: Lighting of the Brisbane City Christmas Tree
WHEN: Fri 27 November 2009, 6.30 – 7.30pm
WHERE: King George Square, Ann Street, Brisbane CBD
MORE INFO: Our Brisbane
Join Brisbane’s Lord Mayor Campbell Newman, a host of special guests and Santa for the lighting of the Brisbane City Christmas tree. This year, the tree with new decorations and solar powered lighting, has returned to the marvelously refurbished King George Square – so come celebrate. This free family event will include great entertainment and plenty of your favourite Christmas carols.
WHAT: Myer Christmas Windows and Santaland
WHEN: Mon 9 November 2009 – Fri 25 December 2009, Daily
WHERE: The Myer Centre, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane CBD
WHAT: Workshops Rail Museum Santa Celebration
WHEN: Sat 28 November 2009 – Sun 29 November 2009, 9:30am – 5pm
WHERE: Workshops Rail Museum, North Street, North Ipswich
COST: Adult $18.50, Concession $15.50, Children (under 3) Free, Children (3 – 16) $10, Family (2 Adults, up to 4 Children) $55
MORE INFO: http://www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au
Join in all the fun when Santa makes a very special stop at The Workshops Rail Museum before the Christmas season starts. Event Activities: Visit Santa and tell him what you would like for Christmas, Free jumping castle and land train rides, Receive a free Workshops Rail Museum balloon and tattoo, Make some special Christmas art and craft at Creation Station, View the screening of the The Polar Express in the Museum Theatrette, Try your hand at driving a big, rumbling train on a simulator, Relive the romance of rail with beautifully restored heritage locomotives and carriages, Become a ‘Nipper’ for the day and play in the bright, colourful and educational Nippers Railway, Step back in time as you see sparks fly on a Behind the Scenes Tour of the Working Workshops. Remember, it’s a real Workshop, so for your safety enclosed footwear is required.
WHAT: A Medieval Christmas – Medieval Gregorian Chants presented by Brisbane Choir Schola Cantorum.
WHEN: Sat 28 November 2009, 6.30pm
WHERE: The Abbey Museum, 1 – 63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
MORE INFO: http://www.abbeymuseum.asn.au
COST: $25 (Booking are essential, as Tickets are limited)
A magical evening of Gregorian Chanting to be held in the beautiful candlelit Abbey Church. Schola Cantorum, Brisbane’s leading Gregorian Chant Choir will present an evening of Medieval Christmas and Advent Gregorian Chant. This will be followed by a light supper of medieval delicacies.
WHAT: RSPCA Santa Paws
WHEN: Saturday 28 November, 9am – 4pm, Sunday 29 November, 9am – 3pm
WHERE: World for Pets Superstore, Hometown Centre, Cnr Lexington and Logan Roads, Springwood
MORE INFO: http://www.rspcaqld.org.au
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Join RSPCA Qld this festive season at Santa Paws and show your pampered pooch the true meaning of Christmas by having their photo taken with Santa. Theming for the photo booths will be courtesy of Rudolph’s Warehouse, and photographs will be taken by professional Animal Art Photographers, Zoo Studio. So whether you want to give them as a gift or mount them on your own wall, the photos will be sure to impress! There will also be animal demonstrations, RSPCA Qld stalls and activities, refreshments and an opportunity to buy tickets in the fantastic RSPCA Qld Christmas raffle. Best of all, all proceeds from the day go towards helping all creatures great and small at RSPCA Qld this holiday season.