Christmas in Brisbane

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On Saturday afternoon, Jacob and I took the girls into the Brisbane CBD to watch the Christmas Parade and view the Myer windows. If I’m honest, it’s a bit of an effort to go out these days because I’m exhausted. But a part of me also doesn’t like to miss out and I’m eager to create great Christmas memories for my girls. Which we did.

Our first point of call was the Giftorium at Myer. We arrived at 4:30pm – an hour before closing to ride on the Santa Express. Esther was excited and Magdalene was confused about what she was getting put into. She didn’t smile but I could tell she enjoyed herself.

On the Santa Express
On the Santa Express

I had received a Myer voucher to be used at the Giftorium and Esther had been harping about getting a Tangled dress which she had seen on our first visit to Giftorium. It was still sitting there so I purchased that and two Little Miss characters for Magdalene and Phoebe.

We then went and found a good place to stand and wait for the Christmas Parade. We were 45 minutes early and stood at the Albert and Queen Street cross section of the mall. The girls were pretty good at waiting. I thought we had lost our great spot when a policeman came up to me and the people standing on either side of me to ask us to step aside to let the animals through for the parade. Esther and Magdalene thought it was pretty cool to see the Donkeys and Camels up close. As soon as the animals walked through a few people who hadn’t been waiting in our spots decided to steal our place. Thankfully the policeman told the people to find another spot because ‘that lady with her children were there first’. Thank you Mr Policeman.

Christmas Lights and Decorations in Queen Street Mall
Christmas Lights and Decorations in Queen Street Mall
More lights in the Mall
More lights in the Mall

Queen St Mall Christmas

The parade went for 20 minutes and I hardly got to see it because Phoebe decided she was hungry and I fed her her solids which was easier than whipping out a boob to breastfeed her! There was a bit of chaos right before the parade when Magdalene was starting to get sick of waiting and didn’t want to sit in the pram or be held. Thank goodness the drums started which got her attention!

After the parade we headed to the Myer windows. The crowd decided to head to King George Square to view the Pantomime. I knew the girls wouldn’t get to see much of the Pantomime so we decided to do the windows. We then headed to King George Square to view the Christmas Tree and watch the Light Show Spectacular on City Hall. Phoebe loved it and was mesmerised by the lights.

Bec at City hall

The Christmas Tree at King George Square
The Christmas Tree at King George Square
City Hall covered in Ice
City Hall covered in Ice

Frozen City Hall

Christmas Light Spectacular on City Hall
Christmas Light Spectacular on City Hall

City Hall Christmas

Gold Lotton City Hall

City Hall Light Spectacular

We were only out for four hours, but it was enough Christmas excitement for our three girls. Christmas in Brisbane is really well done and a great outing for kids.

The Parade and Pantomime run every night till the 21st December starting at 6:30pm.

Have you seen the Christmas Parade and Pantomime in Brisbane? What does your city do for Christmas?

I’m linking up with My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.