December in Brisbane & Queensland

December is the first month of Queensland’s hot summer. Queensland does not use daylight saving (summertime) which is probably a good thing given the skin cancer rate. The whole state remains on Eastern Standard time all year round.

Year 10 and 12 students have finished school for the year, other students begin summer holidays in mid-December. December’s events are dominated by Christmas and New Year celebrations.

December 2017 in Brisbane and Queensland

  • 3 December (Sunday) 2017 – International Day of People with Disability – Aims to promote an understanding of people with a disability and encourage support for their dignity, rights and well-being.
  • 5 December (Tuesday) 2017 – International Volunteer Day is celebrated on December 5th each year to thank volunteers for their efforts and increase public awareness on their contribution to society
  • 10 December – International Human Rights Day is celebrated on 10th December each year.
  • 8 December (Friday) 2017 – Last day of School Year for Brisbane and Qld schools (see AU school holidays)
  • 25 December (Monday) 2017 – Christmas Day – Public Holiday. (See AU school and public holiday dates.)
  • 26 December (Tuesday) 2017 – Boxing Day (See AU school and public holiday dates.)
  • 31 December (Sunday) 2017 – New Years Eve

December Events from the forum

These events are in the order that they have been posted - not in date order.

Christmas Events from the forum

  • Lighting Up Cooroy 2016 - by Firefly
    The Lighting of Cooroy’s Christmas Tree has become a tradition for many residents, marking the beginning of the festive season. Each year Ricon...
  • Christmas In Cooroy 2016 - by Firefly
    Christmas in Cooroy has become a fun, free, family-oriented tradition for Cooroy. Every year the festive season kicks off with Christmas in Cooroy,...
  • Stable on the Strand, Townsville - by nsuburbanau
    Stable on the Strand is an interactive display of the town of Bethlehem complete with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. Date: 18 - 22 December 2015....
  • Brisbane Lord Mayor's Carols in the City - by BCL Brisbane
    Lord Mayor's Carols in the City Saturday, December 12, 2015, 5 – 9pm ...


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Whitsundays New Year's Eve Cruise from Airlie BeachWhitsundays New Year’s Eve Cruise from Airlie Beach,
Take in the New Year aboard a 62-ft gaff-rigged schooner. Enjoy a 4-hour sail around Pioneer Bay off Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays. Indulge in seafood supper and bottle of French-style bubbly per couple as you sit back and relax taking in the stunning fireworks displays. see more info and booking details from Viator (multiple currencies, select yours in top left of their pages)

Gold Coast Sightseeing Dinner Cruise - Surfers ParadiseAdrenalinGold Coast Sightseeing Dinner Cruise – Surfers Paradise

This dinner cruise combines great food, fantastic views of Surfers Paradise by night and the stunning waterways of the Gold Coast in an unforgettable evening of relaxation and fun. (from Adrenaline)

Hamilton Island Race Week - 9 day Sailing ExperienceAdrenalinHamilton Island Race Week – 9 day Sailing Experience

Hamilton Island Race Week is one of Australias favourite yachting events. Perfectly situated amongst Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island offers fabulous trade wind sailing conditions. (from Adrenaline)

Paintball Brisbane (Petrie) - Entry, Full Day Games Plus 100 Paintballs SPECIAL OFFER!AdrenalinPaintball Brisbane (Petrie) – Entry, Full Day Games Plus 100 Paintballs SPECIAL OFFER!

Five-star Paintball has arrived! Gone are the days of playing behind trees and hay bales. Play in the only 5 Star Movie-Themed game zones in Australia! (from Adrenaline)

See more: Brisbane, and Brisbane & Queensland What’s On Pages – by month, theatres, cinemas etc