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What’s on in Brisbane these Holidays

Brisbane basks in sunshine and festive cheer this holiday season, offering a dazzling smorgasbord of activities for families, couples, and solo adventurers alike. Whether you’re seeking heartwarming moments with loved ones, romantic escapades, or exciting solo explorations, the city’s vibrant pulse has something for everyone.


Grab your loved one and cosy on up for these date night activities. On a first date, then these are sure to impress and lock in a second date.

Sip and Sail at Sunset

Set sail on a romantic sunset cruise along the Brisbane River. Cozy up with your sweetheart aboard a catamaran, soak in the golden cityscape, and clink glasses as the fiery sun dips below the horizon. Many cruises offer delicious canapés and live music, setting the perfect mood for an unforgettable evening.

Get Cosy Under the Stars at Moonlight Cinema

Pack a picnic blanket, snuggle up under the moonlit sky, and enjoy a classic film at Moonlight Cinema. From romantic comedies to heartwarming dramas, the open-air cinema offers a charming and intimate setting for date night. Bonus points for bringing sparkling wine and homemade treats!

Whispers of History at New Farm Park

Stroll hand-in-hand through the lush pathways of New Farm Park, a verdant oasis in the heart of the city. Explore the tranquil picnic grounds, admire the heritage-listed fig trees, and whisper secrets amidst the fragrant rose gardens. Take a break at the historic Picnic Point Café for a delightful afternoon tea, relishing the picturesque views of the river.


You may be single but there is no need to be alone these holidays. Time to be single and ready to mingle with these experiences.

Festival Fun! Celebrate the Holidays with a Twist

Mingle with fellow solo adventurers at one of Brisbane’s festive markets. The Christmas markets at South Bank Parklands burst with festive crafts, gourmet treats, and live music, offering a vibrant atmosphere to meet new people and soak up the holiday spirit.

Get Active and Make Connections

Join a holiday fitness class or outdoor activity! From sunrise yoga on the riverfront to sunset kayaking tours, there are plenty of active groups and events where you can connect with like-minded individuals and enjoy the sunshine. Who knows, you might even find a workout buddy who turns into something more!

Dive into Delicious Discoveries

Embark on a solo culinary adventure. Brisbane’s food scene is a smorgasbord of delights, from bustling laneway cafes to hidden gems serving global cuisine. Treat yourself to a gourmet dining experience or explore the vibrant night markets, indulging your taste buds and soaking up the city’s energy.


Keep the kids entertained and enjoy a bit of family time with these experiences. They are fun for the whole family.

Dive into an Enchanting Ocean at The Museum of Brisbane

Dive into the magical world of “Ocean Commotion,” an interactive exhibition bursting with colorful creatures and playful activities. Kids will squeal with delight at the bubble sculptures, marvel at the bioluminescent jellyfish projections, and even create their own digital fish to swim in the virtual coral reef.

Spark Creativity at QAGOMA

Fuel imaginations and get hands-on at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA). Children’s Art Centre workshops like “Clay Play” and “Story Craft” offer messy fun and artistic exploration, while the “Family Adventures” program encourages interactive discovery among the permanent collection.

Catch a Migration of Laughter and Adventure

Pack your popcorn and journey to cinemas with the heartwarming animated film “Migration.” This epic tale follows a family of ducks as they embark on their daring annual migration, facing challenges and forging friendships along the way. A perfect blend of adventure and humour, it’s guaranteed to leave the whole family with warm fuzzies. Migration is in cinemas Boxing Day.

Remember, this is just a starting point! Do your research and discover a world of possibilities beyond this list. Happy holidays, Brisbane!


This holiday season, Illumination, creators of the blockbuster Minions, Despicable Me, Sing and The Secret Life of Pets comedies, invites you to take flight into the thrill of the unknown with a funny, feathered family vacation like no other in the action-packed new original comedy, Migration.

The Mallard family is in a bit of rut. While dad Mack is content to keep his family safe paddling around their New England pond forever, mom Pam is eager to shake things up and show their kids—teen son Dax and duckling daughter Gwen—the whole wide world. After a migrating duck family alights on their pond with thrilling tales of far-flung places, Pam persuades Mack to embark on a family trip, via New York City, to tropical Jamaica. As the Mallards make their way South for the winter, their well-laid plans quickly go awry. The experience will inspire them to expand their horizons, open themselves up to new friends and accomplish more than they ever thought possible, while teaching them more about each other—and themselves—than they ever imagined.

Captured Travel has 5 x Family Passes to the movie Migration to giveaway. To enter, tell us what your Duck name would be if you were a part of the Mallard Family. Entry is open until 24 December 11:59pm EST. Terms and conditions apply.

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