6 Of The Most Stunning Carols By Candlelight In Brisbane

  • Preschoolers
    All Ages

By: Carolyn Tate, ellaslist
Nov 22, 2018

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.

Carols @ Multicap

This annual 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.

Website: Multicap website
Where: 303 Padstow Road, Eight Mile Plains
When: Saturday 24 November, 5:30pm to 7pm 
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. 

Website: JC Family Church
Where: Jimboomba State School Oval
When: Saturday 24 November, 5:30pm to 8:30pm 
Price: Free

Christmas In The Park, Calamvale

This laid back and fun Christmas in the park features carols, a fancy dress dog parade, Santa, face painting, a “disco under the stars”, and then finishes off with a Christmas movie. A cracking night out!

Website: Councillor Angela Owens website
Where: Calamvale District Adventure Park
When: Saturday 1 December, 4pm 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. This one is probably better for older kids, or for date night, as it runs later than the others and has more of an adult vibe.

Website: The Underground Opera Company
Where: Spring Hill Reservoir, Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill
When: Saturday 1 December, 7:30pm to 10pm

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. There will also be roving performers and free activities and workshops. And the night wouldn’t be complete without a fireworks display!

Website: Scarborough Christmas Carols Facebook page
Where: Scarborough Beach Park, Landsborough Avenue, Scarborough
When: Sunday 9 December 3pm to 8pm

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.

Website: Brisbane City Council website
Where: River Stage, QUT, Brisbane City 
When: : Saturday 15 December 4pm to 9:30pm (gates open at 4pm, Children’s Christmas Spectacular starts at 5pm, and carols start at 7pm) 

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Image credit: Jimboomba Christmas Carols