What’s On: Northshore Christmas Boat Parade


Northshore Christmas Boat Parade

18 December 2022

Northshore, Hamilton


Seafarers and spectators alike are invited to experience Brisbane’s newest Christmas tradition, the inaugural Northshore Christmas Boat Parade, on Sunday 18 December. The Brisbane River will light up with a glittering cavalcade of illuminated boats, parading the length of Northshore Brisbane to a soundtrack of Christmas classics and merry hits.

The free event begins at 4pm with live music, food trucks, festive celebrations and competitions. The Christmas Boat Parade will start at 6.45pm, and the bedazzled boats will parade a circuit of the Northshore riverfront until 8pm. Visitors of all ages are expected to line the riverbank and enjoy thrilling onshore entertainment including helicopter flyover, Christmas markets, live bands, roving performance artists and Flipside Circus displays to complement the dazzling on-water parade.

There are also four dedicated Party Hubs, offering a variety of free and ticketed festive experiences, located at Eat Street, Portside Wharf, Maritime Green and Hamilton Reach.

where families, friends, residents and corporate Christmas events can view the parade and soak up the festive atmosphere. There are also general seating areas to simply enjoy the parade on the waterfront.


For more information about te Boat Parade, and ticketing for the Party Hubs, visit the Northshore website


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