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 forumThese events are in the order that they have been posted - not in date order.
- New Years Eve Dinner at Restaurant Lurleens - by Taylor
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city this New Year’s Eve and take your celebrations to the rolling hills of Mt Cotton for a crafted dinner and a...
- Broadbeach Christmas Carols - by BCL Editor
Broadbeach Christmas Carols presented by The Law Shack Get your Santa hats ready and join us for the annual Broadbeach Christmas Carols presented...
- Art Exhibition: Cool Change by Christine Cooper 2 December 2016 to 11 January 2017 DBar House - by annm
The solo art exhibition, 'Cool Change', marks Christine's seventh year exhibiting at DBar House. 'Cool Change' is a celebration of colour,...
- Concert: School of Hard Knocks Brisbane presents A Christmas Celebration Concert, Dec 16 - by CarolineK
Join *Founder and Artistic Director Dr Jonathon Welch AM and the team at the School of Hard Knocks Queenslands annual Christmas Concert*. A...
- Sport Event: KFC BBL|06: Brisbane Heat Home Matches at The Gabba - by matthewslodgey
After a blockbuster BBL|05 season, the fun and excitement of the KFC T20 Big Bash League returns on 20 December, 2016 with international stars...
- Market: Brisbane Twilight Market - by brisstyle
*Friday 2 December 2016 King George Square* The Brisbane Twilight Markets, an initiative of the Brisbane City Council, is Brisbane's biggest and...
Christmas Events from the forum
- Lighting Up Cooroy 2016 - by Firefly
The Lighting of Cooroys 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....
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