Styled on Europe’s winter markets, the Brisbane Winter Festival (beginning on the 17th of June) is coming to town bringing actual falling snow, open air ice rinks, a powder pit, fun rides, entertainment and all kinds of other fun activities. Note: This event costs money to attend – check their website for the latest pricing information.
What Is It?
Located in the middle of King George Square, the Brisbane Winter Festival is a wonderful winter celebration styled on Europe’s Winter Markets, giving Brisbane residents the chance to experience real falling snow.
Winter Festival offers fun rides, entertainment and winter activities that the whole family will enjoy, including open air ice rinks to go ice skating! The ice rinks are family and wheelchair friendly.
There are special skates provided for the under 5’s and penguin aids to hold onto whilst you skate.
The festival will also feature toboggan racing through snowy hills and powder pits filled with real, freezing snow where you can make snowmen, snow angles and even have snowball fights!
If snow and skating isn’t quite your thing, the romantic European styled festival has much more on offer including delicious food and drinks to warm up with, as well as live music and entertainment.
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When Is It?
The Brisbane Winter Festival will be held over 3 weeks during June, commencing on 17th June.
The opening hours are as follows:
Mon – Thurs – 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Fri & Sat – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Sun – 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
How Do I Get There?
The event will be held in the middle of King George Square, off Ann st, Brisbane. For more detailed instructions, check out the map below:
What Should I Bring?
Don’t worry if you don’t have your own pair of ice skates – the entry ticket to the Brisbane Winter Festival includes ice hockey rental skates – though you’re welcome to bring your own if you prefer.
We also recommend bringing an extra pair of socks, as well as a towel and a change of clothes (just in case the conditions get too windy or wet).
How Much Does It Cost & How Do I Book Tickets?
To book tickets and see the latest pricing information, check out the event website page here:
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