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Brisbane Events // December 8 to December 15, 2017

Brisbane Events // December 8 to December 15, 2017

Tuesday December 12 to Saturday December 23 // QPAC, Cremorne Theatre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

This December QPAC presents Emily Brown and the Thing, which tells the story of a girl who cannot get to sleep because something monstrous is keeping her awake. Late one evening, Emily Brown and her old grey rabbit Stanley find a Thing crying outside their window. He has lost his cuddly and absolutely cannot get to sleep without it! Emily Brown and the Thing demonstrates the importance of talking with children and finding out what is really going on in their complex imaginations rather than leaving them in their rooms to sort it out. Running from December 12 to 23 in the newly refurbished Cremorne Theatre, the play is told with original music, beautiful puppetry, physical storytelling and lots of comedy.

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Friday December 8 from 4pm – 7pm // 140 Latrobe Trc, Paddington

Your family will enjoy face painters, bubbleologists, animal farm, dunk tank, flower crowns, puppy Christmas market, crazy hair, buskers, Christmas jewellery workshops, snow cone machine, Christmas tree, photo booth and more.

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Friday December 8 from 7pm – 10pm // Roma Street Parklands, Amphitheatre, 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane City

Pack a rug and a picnic and catch all of your favourite Christmas classics as you lay back in the warm summer air at Christmas Movies in the Park. Held at Roma Street Parkland’s picturesque Amphitheatre precinct from 8-17 December, the event also features a selection of tasty food trucks to buy dinner and drinks. Bookings are not required.

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Friday December 8 thru to Saturday December 16 // QPAC, Lyric Theatre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

You’re invited into a magical world of festive wonder. After her family’s annual celebration, little Clara is wide awake on Christmas Eve. Everyone has gone to sleep, the clock chimes midnight and a magical fantasy unfolds before her eyes! Clara’s gift of a Nutcracker comes to life, mischievous mice are foiled by toy soldiers, a handsome Prince takes her on a fairy tale adventure and a blizzard of ballerinas reveal an enchanting Land of Sweets ruled by the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy.

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Friday December 8 thru to Sunday December 17 from 6.30pm – 9.30pm // Roma Street Parklands, Amphitheatre, 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane City

As the sun goes down and the evening settles in, Roma Street Parkland’s Enchanted Garden springs to life. The Garden will be adorned with twinkling lights, beguiling decorations and mellow music – meander through, enjoying a festive feast for the senses. Bookings are not required.

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Saturday December 9 at 7pm // New Farm Park, Brunswick St, New Farm

The Moonlight Cinemas runs until March 2018 showcasing different box-office movies each day, it’s the perfect place to take the family for a night out under the stars.

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Now thru to Saturday December 16 from 9.30am – 4pm // Knock on Wood Toys, Shop 3, 532 Seventeen Mile Rocks Road, Sinnamon

Give your children an opportunity to play with loads of Brio tracks, trains and accessories that encourage creativity. They will get a chance to use original thinking to create something they can run their trains on or move passengers from one location to another. All aboard for this fun event!

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Now thru to Sunday December 17 from 9.30am – 1.30pm // Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, 322 Moggill Rd, Indooroopilly

Your kids can get creative and make their own gifts at the Christmas Craft Workshop which run daily and offer a range of craft activities each day.

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Now thru to Sunday January 21 from 9.30am – 5pm // Sciencentre, Cnr Grey & Melbourne St’s, South Bank

Enjoy mind melting illusions, sensory sensations, playing with perception, and discovering the world inside your head. This hands on exhibition will challenge your sensory signals and explore how your brain perceives the things and people around you. Discover how people may perceive the same thing in a different way and that reality is not what it seems.Your kids will get a chance to test their balance while wearing special glasses, confuse their mind with phantom  hand illusions, look to infinity through a deep tunnel, pick up a robot floating in the air and much more!

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Now thru to Sunday February 11 // GOMA, Stanley Pl, South Bank

Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is an international phenomenon. Her beguiling creations and unique perspective, irrepressibly expressed across a career of more than 60 years, have made her a pre-eminent figure in 21st century contemporary art. ‘Life is the Heart of a Rainbow’ explores her key motifs, her engagement with the body, and her conception of space.

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Now thru to Saturday February 24 from 10am – 5pm //  Museum of Brisbane, City Hall, 64 Adelaide St, Brisbane City

Your kids will enjoy designing their own kite or be inspired by the koinobori fish template created by Brisbane artist Elysha Rei. They are then invited to return to the museum on Saturday February 24  and send their wishes flying high as part of a kite procession from King George Square to Kisaragi-Sai Festival at the Roma Street Parklands.

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Check out our December/January calendar for all of the coolest Christmas, food, fashion and art and craft markets in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
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If you’re looking for somewhere to get a snap with Santa, check out our guide to find the jolly ole fellow in Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
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Check out our Christmas Carols event calendar for your favourite festive singing nights in Byron Bay, Brisbane and the Gold Coast!
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