There’s something for everyone in Brisbane this festive season, with the River City soon to be transformed into an enchanting Christmas wonderland filled with twinkling lights and spirited cheer, and offering a range of fun-filled events and celebrations for friends, families and couples to enjoy.
For those looking to book a magical getaway this December, Oaks Hotels & Resorts is getting into the spirit of Christmas with a range of spectacular holiday specials available at a selection of its modern, apartment-style hotels located throughout Brisbane, from the CBD to Fortitude Valley.
Book a One Bedroom Executive Apartment from as little as $144* per night (normally $173 per night) at Oaks Charlotte Towers and Oaks 212 Margaret, or a Two Bedroom Apartment from only $139* per night (normally $209 per night) at Oaks Mews, Oaks Aurora, Oaks Festival Towers, Oaks Felix, and iStay River City. Christmas holidaymakers will also enjoy a bevy of bonus inclusions, from free Wi-Fi to a complimentary late checkout.
Get the girls together to celebrate Christmas in style, as Brisbane is an absolute shoppers’ paradise during December! The famous annual Christmas Markets are set to return, filling the Southbank streets with colourful displays, glittering fairy lights and real life Christmas trees that tower gracefully above. When Boxing Day swings around, sensational sales can be found amidst the city’s shopping centres, from the bustling Queen Street Mall to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, and the sartorially stellar James Street designer district. And who says New Year’s Eve is the only time for a night out on the town? Brisbane’s nightlife bursts to life throughout the whole holiday season, so strap on those heels and head out to one of Brisbane’s many cocktail bars, such as Black Bird, Stoke Bar, or the Eleven Rooftop Bar.
Brisbane is also promising a jam-packed line up of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy this Christmas. Head to the annual Myer Parade and Pantomime to see the streets spring to life with dancers, crowd-pleasing music, majestic floating decorations, and of course, Santa Claus and his reindeers. Next, head down to City Hall to watch this year’s Light Spectacular, which features an incredible, animated Christmas story projected straight onto the side of the historic building. Round off the evening with dinner at one of several delicious dining destinations in Southbank – on the way you just may even glimpse an electrifying fireworks display, sparkling brightly against the night sky.
Christmas is the perfect time to whisk your significant other away to indulge in a romantic getaway. Pack a picnic rug and head to the Moonlight Cinema to cuddle up under the stars and watch a film on the widescreen. Head to the antique quarter at Woolloongabba and treat yourselves to an intimate dinner for two at the delectable 1889 Enoteca, then stop by Canvas Cocktail and Wine Bar nearby for a drink or two on your way home. Take a stroll through the Roma Street Parklands Spectacle Garden, and marvel at the extraordinary lighting display that is The Enchanted Garden. And for a wondrous theatrical experience that embraces all the charming qualities that Christmas has to offer, the Queensland Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is truly unsurpassable.
To book your holiday and view Oaks Hotels & Resorts’ full collection of special deals, visit www.oakshotelsresorts.com/