City lights the way to activity-filled 2016 Christmas

November 29, 2016 by  

The recent lighting of the Brisbane City Christmas Tree has sparked a huge programme of festive events throughout the inner suburbs, and Milton residents are right in the centre of all the action.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the tree lighting ignited a 30-day programme of free festivities planned for South Bank, Roma Street Parkland and the City centre to celebrate Christmas.

The free events, totalling more than 150, are being promoted via signs and poster printing at venues across the city, according to the Mayor, who says the ultimate aim is to spread festive cheer to everyone.

He said the Riverstage will host this year’s Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols to be held on December 10. The event promises to deliver a great night of entertainment and carol singing for all the family, with special guest artists including Rhonda Burchmore, Reece Mason, Luke Kennedy and ABC Kids’ Lah Lah.

For lovers of the silver screen, Christmas Movies in the Park will return to the Roma Street Parkland where adults and children will also be able to experience a dazzling new lighting installation.

Meanwhile, Christmas activities at South Bank will feature Christmas Carols in the Piazza, a pedal-powered Christmas Tree, Christmas Markets, and festive outdoor movies showing at Streets Beach. CityCats will also make a special choreographed appearance.

At City Hall, visitors will be able to witness the annual Christmas Parade and the City Hall Light Spectacular.