Christmas in Brisbane is a far cry from the snow and log-fires images of the northern hemisphere that we are constantly bombarded with at this time of year. Here we wear our PJ’s out at night for summery Christmassy events and make our own (warm) traditions. Here are a few things that made up the Knight’s Christmas experience in the lead up to December 25 this year.
There have been lights, lights and more lights. Queensland’s Government House in Paddington were tastefully done and the Roma Street Parklands’ ‘Enchanted Garden’ were worth a walk-through, although I couldn’t recommend the queue to do so.
The David Jones’ Christmas parade in the mall had some pretty scary spacemen. But then again, John was scared of the gingerbread men and soldiers too!
And Christmas would not be Christmas with a obligatory photo sitting with Santa (this year at the P.C.Y.C’s Tiny Tots).
Finally on the eve before the eve before Christmas, there was the annual drive by of neighbourhood houses decked out in twinkly splendor. This year our favourite was a very impressive synchonised music and lights display in Wavell Heights which drew hundreds of people and started a impromptu disco in a driveway.