Top 10 Exciting Things To Do in Brisbane This January

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January in Brisbane is the epitome of summer vibes and exciting happenings. As we dive into the new year, the city unfolds a plethora of activities that promise to add zest to your days. From cultural festivals to outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone. So, gear up to make the most of January 2024 with our curated list of 15 exciting things to do in Brisbane.

1. Cultural Extravaganza at GOMA

Kick off the year with a dose of culture at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). Explore captivating exhibitions, marvel at contemporary artworks, and immerse yourself in the vibrant arts scene that GOMA has to offer. *Tip: Check the GOMA calendar for special events and guided tours to enhance your cultural experience.

2. Storytime Ballet: Cinderella at Brisbane Powerhouse

Prepare to enchant your little ones with the whimsical allure of Storytime Ballet: Cinderella, a captivating and interactive ballet experience designed for children aged 3 years and older. They will grace the stage at the Brisbane Powerhouse from January 18 to 21, 2024.

This magical performance brings the classic fairy tale of Cinderella to life in a way that young hearts can truly connect with. The production promises a delightful blend of storytelling and ballet, creating an immersive experience that will transport children into the enchanting world of Cinderella’s transformative journey.

3. Soundtrack to your Meal at Eat Street Northshore

Treat your taste buds and ears at Eat Street Northshore, Brisbane’s iconic shipping container food market. Put a soundtrack to your dining experience: Their MainDeck Stage features top local & touring bands as well as regular featured headline shows every weekend this January 2024. Check out their What’s On page on the website to see who is playing.

*Tip: Come hungry and share dishes with friends to try a variety of flavours.

4. Outdoor Cinema Under the Stars

Experience the magic of outdoor cinema in the warm Brisbane nights. Several venues across the city offer screenings of blockbuster hits and classic films under the stars. Our favourite is Moonlight Cinema – which let’s be honest is an Australian summer staple. For blasts from the past, The Mighty Ducks, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, She’s The Man, The Parent Trap and Clueless will be playing this January.

Brisbane Moonlight Cinema is running all January 2024 until Sunday, February 18, 2024 in Roma Street Parklands. *Tip: Bring a comfy chair, pack some snacks, and enjoy a movie night under the open sky.

5. Explore the Scenic Rim

Escape the hustle and bustle by venturing into the breathtaking landscapes of the Scenic Rim. Hike through national parks, explore charming towns, and unwind in the serenity of nature. *Tip: Pack essentials like sunscreen, water, and a map for a safe and enjoyable adventure.

6. Cruise Along the Brisbane River

Embark on a scenic river cruise to witness the city from a different perspective. Whether it’s a daytime cruise or a romantic evening journey, the Brisbane River offers a captivating backdrop. *Tip: Opt for a sunset cruise for a magical transition from day to night.

7. Live Music Sessions at The Tivoli

Immerse yourself in the soulful tunes of live music at The Tivoli. This iconic venue hosts a variety of performances, ranging from indie bands to renowned artists.

This January we’ve got Bruno Major, Lord Huron, Anberlin as well as The Beatles 50 Years on and Club Broadway. There is something for everyone. *Tip: Check for upcoming gigs and book tickets early to secure the best seats.

8. Twilight in the Vines

Experience the enchantment of Twilight in the Vines, a magical summer affair nestled amidst the vineyards within the scenic landscape of Sirromet Wines in Mount Cotton, beginning December 30. Revel in the weekend splendor as Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer season unveil a specially crafted seasonal grazing platter, thoughtfully complemented by Sirromet’s exquisite wines, all for $85 per person.

This summer soiree, taking place on both Saturdays and Sundays, offers a distinctive and perfect opportunity to witness the sun gracefully setting, providing an idyllic setting to savour the warmth of balmy evenings in a truly unique fashion.

9.Beach Day at Moreton Island

Just a ferry ride away, Moreton Island beckons with pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. Pack a picnic, indulge in water activities, or simply soak up the sun on this island paradise. *Tip: Snorkeling gear and a sense of adventure are essentials for exploring the underwater wonders.

10. Lillet Garden Pop-Up Bar

So it may not technically be Brisbane – but you can take a trip down the coast to the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast and embark on a culinary journey this summer at the Lillet Garden Pop-Up Bar where an exclusive poolside experience awaits you.

Let the Lillet Frosé transport you to a realm of refreshing bliss. For those seeking a tangy twist, the Lillet Sour stands ready to tantalise your taste buds with its zesty notes. Each cocktail, a masterpiece in itself, is expertly crafted to capture the very essence of summer.

As you sip on these liquid delights, the Mediterranean-inspired menu complements the coastal ambiance, ensuring a symphony of flavours that mirrors the coastal allure. From light bites that tease the palate to hearty dishes that satisfy the soul, the culinary offerings at the Lillet Garden Pop-Up Bar promise an unforgettable journey for your senses.

January in Brisbane is a canvas of possibilities, waiting for you to paint it with vibrant experiences. Whether you’re a culture seeker, a foodie, or an adventure enthusiast, Brisbane has something special in store for you this January 2024. So, embrace the summer vibes and dive into the exciting array of things to do in Brisbane!

Happy Exploring!

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