Posted by: Debra Kolkka | December 22, 2015

Merry Christmas from Brisbane

We went, with thousands of others, to watch the Brisbane City HallΒ light up with a Christmas story. It was a beautiful sub tropical evening, after a hot and steamy day.

Being a techno-idiot, I have no idea how these amazing things are created, but I enjoyed watching the show. Here is our lovely City Hall, once the tallest building in the city.

Brisbane Christmas

Please note the solar powered Christmas tree.

Brisbane Christmas

…now for the pretty show.

Brisbane Christmas

Brisbane Christmas

Brisbane Christmas

Merry Christmas…I hope Santa is kind to all of you.


  1. It looks superb! Merry Christmas, Debra!

    • It is excellent. I hope the good weather continues until Christmas.

  2. Amazing light show. Merry Christmas Debra. Thanks for another year of wonderful blogs.

    • Thank you for following. It would be pointless otherwise. Have a fabulous Christmas.

  3. Nice shots of the colourful lights! Merry Xmas!

    • Merry Christmas Roberto.

  4. you Australians have all the fun! Merry Christmas down under!

    • Thank you. There are compensations for the heat.

  5. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Debra from Audrey & Donna

    • The same to you…nice to hear from you both.

  6. utterly beautiful. thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you for your comment. It is a very popular Christmas event.

  7. One of a kind….beautiful…..Buon Natale….Merry Christmas…..winter has yet to arrive here in Maine……to be 60 on Christmas Eve…….feeling sorry for all the ski hills but really not missing shoveling after last winter. I head to Rome for a week with my daughter and three grand daughters in February…..then ischia on April first with Paul.

    • Merry Christmas. I hope to see you in the New Year.

  8. Wow – looks transformed! Love the inside of this building though don’t miss the hit sticky summers.

    • It is a lovely building. Apparently the clock tower was inspired by Venice.

  9. How simply beautiful and in my own city. Wish I had been there. Happy Christmas to you Deb

    • It is on again tonight. You should go. It starts at 7.15pm and is on every 15 minutes.

      • Thanks, I would love to but I am in Coffs

  10. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year dear Debra, Thank you, love, nia

    • Merry Christmas to you Nia. I hope you have a lovely holiday.

  11. wow! I’ve never seen lights like those in any city! Brisbane really is special. Have a lovely Christmas, Debra and Jim, and we wish you all good things for 2016. And hope to see you in the new year. Love, Sondra and Hans

    • Merry Christmas to you and Hans. I hope 2016 is all you would like it to be.

  12. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the light show. We would love to visit Australia. For now we remain in western canada and enjoy your pics! Merry Christmas!

    • I have only been to Canada once, to Lake Louise. It was beautiful, if a little cold. We would love to return one day. Have a great Christmas and New Year.

  13. Merry Christmas Debra! And thanks again for sharing your always interesting & entertaining blog/ stories! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

    • Have a wonderful Christmas and a great 2016. Thanks for following my travels.

  14. Stunning photos! Buon Natale Debra..

    • It was a fun event. Have a great Christmas.

  15. Fantastic photos Debra. Merry Christmas to you πŸ™‚

    • Thank you. We were lucky with the weather. Today it is raining. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  16. Thanks for sharing a Brisbane tradition. Cheers of Santa bringing you a joyous Christmas.

    • I hope Santa is kind to you. Have a fun Christmas.

  17. Such an amazing light show! Merry Xmas πŸ™‚

    • Merry Christmas to you too in cold Finland.

  18. How spectacular! I’ve been backwards and forwards to Brissy for years as I have rellies living there, but I had no idea they did that with the beautiful town hall.

    • I think is has been happening for a few years, but this was our first time. It looks great.

  19. That is so beautiful! And the photos are so vibrant. I love it! Buon Natalie to you and yours.

  20. LOL The heck with Natalie – Buon natale! Stupid auto correct.

    • Auto correct does some great stuff. Merry Christmas to you.

  21. Brisbane is looking splendidly festive. Happy Christmas and many good wishes for a wonderful 2016. I hope Santa was kind to you, I am sure he has cleared Brisbane by now and is on his merry way around the rest of the world!

    • Yes, Santa has been and gone, leaving behind some lovely things. Have a great Christmas.

  22. Have a great Christmas, Debra!

    • You too, and a wonderful 2016.

      • Thanks!

  23. Oh my, that is amazing how the building can be lit up so differently. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Debra.

    • It is amazing what can be done with lights. There was music too…excellent.

  24. A beautiful show and a very Merry Christmas to you Debra!! I hope you’re having a wonderful time πŸ˜€

  25. What a beautiful show! Buon Natale Deb! Enjoy the holidays in your fabulous home town! Un abbraccio. J

  26. Beautiful!

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