'Tis the season, Brisbanites. And if you're feeling mighty festive, The World Food Markets has the answer. Across three weekends from the end of November through to mid-December, it's hosting The Christmas Festival at Brisbane Powerhouse, so prepare to get jolly, merry and everything in-between.
Taking place each Friday to Sunday between November 30 and December 16, this seasonal happening will feature markets and food stalls, picnics and live music. There'll also be carol singing, demonstrations that'll help you DIY your Xmas decorations, and a bar serving up cocktails, spritzers, wine and beer.
If that doesn't get you into the spirit of the occasion, perhaps real Christmas trees and wreaths, personalised ornaments, festive cakes and puddings, and a heap of handmade goods ready for gifting will. Where the latter is concerned, the focus is on sustainable, personal, one-of-a-kind items that'd make perfect and unique presents. You know, the kind that you can't just pick up by ducking into a shopping centre.
Open to all ages — and to four-legged friends as well — attending is free, although you'll wallet to make the most of the food, beverage and shopping spread. The fest will run from 5–9pm each day, with a mix of the same core stalls each night and a rotating array of others.