6 Of The Most Stunning Carols By Candlelight In Brisbane

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Nothing says Christmas like carols by candlelight. There’s something about the atmosphere, and seeing your little ones’ faces lit up – by the candles and the yuletide tunes – that kicks off celebrations in a magical way.

The ellaslist team try to make it to at least one carols by candlelight each year, but sometimes we can’t resist turning up to as many as possible. All you need is a blanket, some snacks and (optional) some fun Christmas jammies – and you’re all set for the most wonderful time of the year.

Multicap Carols & Christmas Market

The annual Multicap Carols & Christmas Market event is held for the families of Multicap as well as the local community. If your kids can’t wait until December, this is a great way to kick things off early. Take a rug and check out the stalls for a sausage sizzle and gifts, plus there’s face painting and of course Santa.

Where: 303 Padstow Road, Eight Mile Plains
When: Saturday 30th November 2019 3:00pm to 8pm 
Price: Free

Jimboomba Christmas Carols

One of the biggest events in Logan, the Jimboomba Christmas Carols have been running for 17 years. Acts include local talent groups and celebrities, and there is always a fireworks display at the end. Bring a rug or some chairs and settle on the oval for a great family evening.

Where: Jimboomba State School Oval
When: Saturday 30th November 2019 5:30pm to 8pm 
Price: Free

Christmas In The Park, Calamvale

This laid back and fun Christmas in the Park is a local community celebration featuring Christmas carols, a dog Christmas party and fancy dress dog parade, the arrival of Santa, face painting, and a “disco under the stars”, followed by a screening of Paddington Bear 2. A cracking night out for all of the family, including your furry members!

Where: Calamvale District Park
When: Saturday 30th November 2019 6pm to 8pm 

Carols In The Reservoir, Spring Hill

There is something incredibly magical about singing carols in the Spring Hill reservoir, with world-class performers singing traditional Christmas favourites, six metres underground. Carols in the Reservoir is probably better for older kids, or for date night, as it runs later than the others and has more of an adult vibe.Tickets from $80.49.

Where: Spring Hill Reservoir, Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill
When: Sunday 1st - Sunday 22nd December 2019; 7.30pm Friday, Saturday, Wednesday & 1.30pm Sunday only.

Scarborough Christmas Carols

There is something delightful about singing Christmas carols by the beach – it’s so Australian! Sing along to your favourites and take the kids through Santa’s Village at Carols at Scarborough. There will also be roving performers and free activities and workshops. And the night wouldn’t be complete without a fireworks display!

Where: Scarborough Beach Park, Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough
When: Sunday 8th December 6pm to 9pm

IGA Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols

The granddaddy of them all, the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Carols are the event of the season. Usually televised and featuring local and national celebrities singing everyone’s favourite carols, they’re an event you have to experience – even if it’s just the once. Brisbane’s River Stage is transformed into a Christmas wonderland for one night only. Use public transport to get here because parking is rubbish.

Where: River Stage, QUT, Brisbane City 
When: Saturday 7th December 2019 4:00pm to 9:15pm

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Image credit: Jimboomba Christmas Carols