Special Events in Brisbane

Interested in staying up-to-date on the latest events and activities near Novotel Brisbane? Visit this page often as we update it on a regular basis with what's on in the area.

Keep up-to-date on latest events and activities when you stay at the Novotel Brisbane and don't miss out on some of the top events in the area. There are numerous family-friendly events and a variety of festivals to choose from. Our guests always have a long list of fun activities to choose from when they book a stay with us at the Novotel Brisbane.

Take a look at these popular annual events that will keep you entertained when you stay with us.

  • The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT9)

    Bringing significant art from across the Asia Pacific to Brisbane, the ambitious APT series returns to GOMA this summer. Uncover more than 400 artworks by over 80 individuals, collectives and groups that capture the energy of new art being created in Asia, the Pacific and Australia. 

    Click here for more information on this FREE event.

  • Queensland Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

    At the stroke of midnight the classic story of little Clara begins. Her magical journey into a wondrous world of toys who come to life create an exciting and adventurous story. Be whisked away with Clara, to the enchanting Land of Sweet's where the Sugar Plum Fairy watches over imaginative snowflakes and twirling lollies.

    With the magnificent music of Tchaikovsky and lavish sets and costumes, Ben Stevenson's, The Nutcracker will delight the whole family this festive season.

    Click here to buy your tickets.

  • The Enchanted Garden

    Love looking for Christmas lights? The Enchanted Garden is the ultimate Christmas light experience. Commencing near 'Queensland Greats', the event takes patrons through shimmering gardens, delivately lit weeping figs, the twinkling rainforest and to a tranquil lake where you can enjoy food truck eats and live music.

    Open from 6:30pm to 10pm daily at Roma Street Parkland.

  • Gold Lotto City Hall Lights

    The Gold Lotto City Hall Lights have fast become the highlight of the festive season in Brisbane. Watch the Aussie Christmas tale brought to life by the Electric Canvas with the animated projection show runnning every 15 minutes from 7:30pm. 

  • Monkeys! A Primate Story

    Go bananas for the world of primates at Queensland Museum's latest exhibition, Monkeys! A Primate Story. This collection has been over two centuries in the making with 60 spectacular taxidermy specimens and articulated skeletons. 

    Get your tickets here, with prices from $12.

  • Brisbane Bandits 2018/2019 Season

    Playing down at Wild Moose Stadium in Newmarket, watch three time National Champtions Brisbane Bandits battle it our for another thrilling season of Baseball.

    For tickets, click here.

  • Moonlight Cinema

    Australia's favourite and largest outdoor cinema is coming back to Brisbane! Watch advance screenings, summer blockbusters and cult classics under the stars at the Moonlight Cinema. Click here to get your tickets! Prices from $15.

  • Jan Powers Farmers Markets

    Jan Power's Farmers Markets are in two convenient locations near the Novotel Brisbane. Brisbane City markets are located on the George Street end of Queen Street Mall in front of the Treasury Casino every Wednesday from 8am-6pm. New Farm Powerhouse markets on Lamington Street are held each Saturday from 6am-12pm. New Farm park is also a great place for children with a large playground and picnic area. Conveniently located near a City Cat stop on the Brisbane River.