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5 Festive Events In Brisbane You Won’t Want To Miss This Summer

By Martin Imrie
15th Nov 2019

There’s no denying summer is our favourite season. It’s a time to make the most of our blissful weather, longer days and the many epic events our wonderful city has to offer. 

So, to help you sort your silly season calendar, we’ve teamed up with Treasury Hotel Brisbane to take you from the beginning of summer to Christmas Day, New Years and even through to the end of boozy January.

Here are all the Brisbane events you won’t want to miss this summer. 

Summer Time Drinks 

This summer, Treasury Hotel is helping you kick off your summer weekends in true iconic Queensland style with a series of pop-up outdoor parties.  

Arm yourself with a cold beer from Byron Bay Brewing, kick back on the lush grass at Queens Park and soak up the epic lineup of live entertainment at Summer Time Drinks. Just be sure to stay through til dusk so you can catch the magic of a Brisbane summer sunset.

What: Summer Time Drinks 
When: Friday, 29 November and 6, 13, 20 December 2019, 4.30pm - 7.30pm
Where: Queens Park, Treasury Hotel 

Christmas Extravaganza

Brisbane’s sprawling food scene has no shortage of variety but before you get stuck on the plethora of options available for Christmas, the only one you need to know about is Treasury Brisbane’s Christmas Day Buffet

With a dedicated culinary team earning rave reviews year in year out, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the freshest, locally-sourced seafood, traditional Aussie BBQ options to satisfy your true-blue shrimp-on-the-barbie cravings and international cuisine deliciousness. Dessert and drinks-wise, they’ve got you covered with a self-proclaimed ‘extravaganza’ that will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth and supply you with an extensive selection of premium wine, beers and ciders. 

If you consider yourself a more health-conscious Christmas eater, there’s a salad bar and plenty of non-alcoholic beverages to make sure you stay on the straight and narrow. Well, let’s say ‘attempt’ to stay on the straight and narrow. 

What: Christmas Buffet at Treasury Brisbane
When: Christmas Day, 25 December 2019, 12pm-3pm or 1pm-4pm
Where: Treasury Hotel
Cost: From $139 to $279

Glitz And Glam Seekers

There’s always an air of apprehension when it comes to New Year’s. Sure, you have your festival and beach getaway options but what’s available locally?

To keep you social and vibing while in your post-Christmas haze, let’s help you welcome the new decade in style with the Treasury Brisbane’s NYE Glitz And Glam event. With their New Year’s Eve package, you’ll be dancing long into the early morning with DJs, live entertainment, premium cocktails and a selection of bevvies and snacks—there's even a dreamy dessert station.

The thing you need to know about the Treasury Hotel is that they pride themselves on delivering divine culinary experiences and at New Year’s, a whole lot of glamour. Sound boujee? That’s the idea. So get the tux and ballgown out and treat yourself this New Year’s, and get ready to pump up the jam across five decadent and sprawling rooms. 

What: Glitz And Glam NYE 
When: Tuesday 31 December, 2019, 8:00pm-12:30am
Where: Treasury Brisbane
Cost: $159 includes four and a half drinks package 

Live And Free On New Years Eve

Looking to get down? Then the Potbelleez live show at the Treasury on New Year’s is the place to be. Nestled within the sandstone walls of the LiveWire Bar at the Treasury, this silly season you can feast your ears to the iconic DJ duo’s infamous tracks Don’t Hold Back and Are You With Me.

Starting at 11pm, the duo will bring you into the new decade the rowdiest way possible, so prepare to get wild. Make sure you get in early and prepare to dance. 

What: Potbelleez Live And Free On NYE
When: Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 11:00pm-12:30am
Where: LiveWire Bar

An Australia Day Long Weekend to Remember

While typically considered the festive season’s unofficial continuation there’s a lot to do, see, eat and drink in January. So, capitalise on the first month of 2020 and live large.

The infamous 24-hour LiveWire Sports Bar is getting a re-launch. With mega TV screens, excellent food and bevvie deals and an array of live music encompassing DJs, bands and solo performers, pull up a barstool and get ready to cheer this Australia Day Long Weekend. 

The Bar will host a free launch event with an exceptional lineup of entertainers, including headliners Daryl Braithwaite and DJ Havana Brown, plus appearances from your favourite sporting personalities. 

What: Australia Day Long Weekend At LiveWire
When: Friday, 24 to Monday 27 January, 2020
Where: LiveWire Bar 

So, grab your crew and get ready for what is sure to be a summer filled with antics in a venue guaranteed to satisfy all your cravings, thanks to the Treasury Brisbane.

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by the Treasury Brisbane and proudly endorsed by Urban List. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who make Urban List possible. Click here for more information on our editorial policy. 

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