What's On

What’s On In Brisbane This December

By Erin Curtain
1st Dec 2018


We have finally hit December and things are getting pretty festive around here. If you aren’t a fan of carols and Kris Kringle you might want to go into hibernation for the next month because Brisbane’s event scene has been all but taken over by a case of the jollies.

This month in Brisbane there are concerts, markets, classic plays, naughty burlesques, gorgeous ballets and enough quality food and drinks to get you through the holiday season. Check out our roadmap of all of the must-attend events this December.

Check Out The Radical Reels Film Festival Tour At Brisbane Powerhouse

If you’re an adrenaline junkie or just want to live vicariously through one, there will be some seriously exciting and downright terrifying films coming to you in the Radical Reels film festival. Book tickets to see death-defying acts that will have you unable to look away.

Catch Shania Twain Perform At BEC

The leopard print-clad icon herself, Shania Twain, will be gracing Brisbane with her presence on the first Wednesday of December. If that don’t impress you much, keep in mind that she is the top-selling female country singer of all time and is touring Australia for the first time in 20 years. Plus, when will you get a better opportunity to sing Man I Feel Like A Woman at the top of your lungs than with the queen that wrote it?

See A Very Naughty Christmas: The Second Coming At Powerhouse Theatre

Ever thought that Christmas is just too wholesome? A Very Naughty Christmas is the saucy stand-up that puts the XXX in xmas. The absolutely not suitable for children show will cover all manner of taboo Christmas content, from sexy santas to raunchy reindeer, so book tickets if you want to celebrate Christmas the controversial way this year.

Watch A Christmas Carol At The Playhouse Theatre

Whether A Christmas Carol is your all-time favourite novel, or you have never heard of it, you have to check out the stage adaptation this December. Nostalgic, hopeful, and hilarious, Shake & Stir’s A Christmas Carol has taken on the Dickens classic will a sense of humour. The play will run from the 7thto the 20thof December so book tickets before they sell out.

Steady Your Sea Legs On A Christmas Party Cruise

If you’re looking for a fabulous spot for your Christmas party, board the Kookaburra Queen to enjoy Christmas from the Brisbane River. Your spot will include a buffet dinner, live entertainment, decorations to the max, and as many bubbles and beers as you want. Talk about a jolly Christmas party.

Laugh Out Loud At Kevin Hart's Irresponsible Tour

Kevin Hart is back in Australia this December with his Irresponsible Tour. After making it on Santa’s naughty list this year, he has put all of his regrettable decisions into one live and utterly hilarious show. Book tickets to see him live in the Brisbane Entertainment Centre this December.

Knock Back Rosé At The Osbourne's Drink Pink Day

Rosé season is officially upon us, and this means that we must throw back as much of the glorious pink drink as we can before summer runs out. The Osbourne is celebrating the abundance of rose with this wine-fuelled picnic, complete with live entertainment and packed picnic hampers.

Revel In The Nostalgia Of Queensland Ballet's Performance Of The Nutcracker

What performance is more iconic in the month of December than The Nutcracker. Queensland Ballet will be putting on this family fave in QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre. This gorgeous embodiment of the nostalgic story makes for the perfect holiday outing to get you in the mood for Christmas.

Hit Up The Wild West New Year’s Eve Party At Lefty's

With all the Christmas madness you have probably already forgotten about New Year’s. Fear not, we are here to remind you to book into one of Brisbane’s brilliant NYE parties, and we thought we would start with the one that has a little of everything. Lefty’s will have cowboys, burlesque, fire eating, sword swallowing, and more. Quite a way to ring in the new year if you ask us.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve At Riverland

If you’re looking for something a bit more mainstream, we would recommend the spot with ultimate views and party vibes, Riverland. You will have a direct view of the river for the fireworks and plenty of street food eateries and cocktails to choose from.

Image credit: Ice Cream Factory

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