As December sneaks up on us and the most anticipated day of the year gets closer and closer, our beautiful city is starting to come alive with the spirit of Christmas. From carols on the banks of the Brisbane River, beautiful displays and a hint of magic in the air, it’s no wonder Brisbane turns into the place to be at this time of year.

With a huge line-up of Christmas festivities about to kick start, the city of Brisbane turns into a Christmas wonderland for the whole family to enjoy. Plus, if you’re anything like the Kahu family, you’ll love getting outdoors and in touch with nature! And what better way to do that than to spend the day creating lifelong memories and exploring everything that our beautiful city has to offer.

Roma Street Parklands

Left Image: Jess wears: Dior Brisbane Dior ecru and burgundy stripe and toile de jouy print cotton voile dress $15,500, Dior saddle belt in black calfskin $2,850, Dior beige tulle underskirt $3,000, Dior sandals POA; Jordan wears: Calibre QueensPlaza Calibre linen shirt $229, Trenery chino short $79.95 Madonna Rigney Optometry Moscot Originals Zev frame and clip $565, Jordan’s own shoes; Jude wears: David Jones QueensPlaza Polo Ralph Lauren short $99, Rookie by Academy Brand shirt $34.95, Jude’s own shoes; Jayla wears: David Jones QueensPlaza Zimmerman Juniper dress $145, Jayla’s own shoes.
 
Right Image: Jess wears: David Jones QueensPlaza Aje Fitzroy blouse $155, Aje Tate trouser $295, Helen Kaminski Altara hat $350, Madonna Rigney Optometry Anne & Valentin sunglasses $580, Jess’s own shoes; Jordan wears: Calibre QueensPlaza Calibre Hawaiian print short $219, David Jones QueensPlaza Industrie new basic crew tee $24.99, Industrie Tennyson shirt $69.95, Brixton Coleman fedora $99.95, Madonna Rigney Optometry Moscot Originals Zev frame and clip $565; Jude wears: David Jones QueensPlaza Rookie by Academy Brand short $34.95, Polo Ralph Lauren tee $39, Jude’s own shoes; Jayla wears: David Jones QueensPlaza Zimmerman Laelia tie playsuit $135, Jayla’s own shoes.

 

It’s set to be the most spectacular December so far with South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parkland and the CBD filled with plenty of fun and magic planned for kids and adults alike. The festive celebrations will be in full swing at South Bank Parklands with Carols by Twilight, a Christmas Cinema along the waterfront at River Quay, a Christmas gift market, Holly Jolly Kids acrobatic activities, an Elf Academy, ornament making, dance classes with the Queensland Ballet, and a fireworks display along the Clem Jones Promenade.

The magic of Christmas will also be well and truly alive at Roma Street Parkland as it transforms into a mesmerising wonderland with The Enchanted Garden popping up among several areas of the Parkland. With light displays, food trucks and live music, it’s a must-do for the whole family this December.

Finally, the CBD will be filled with plenty of whimsy and wonder with an entertaining Christmas parade where dancers, singers, acrobats and Santa himself will make their way through Queen St Mall. Plus, the Gold Lotto City Hall Lights, will also be back for another year, projecting a beautiful light display onto City Hall in King George Square.

Left image: Jess wears: Dior Brisbane Dior ecru and burgundy stripe and toile de jouy print cotton volle dress $15,500, Dior saddle belt in black calfskin $2,850, Dior beige tulle underskirt $3,000; Jordan wears: David Jones QueensPlaza Industrie Tennyson shirt $69.95, Sportscraft Classic short $89.99, Madonna Rigney Optometry Moscot Originals Zev frame and clip $565, Jordan’s own shoes; Jude_wears: David Jones QueensPlaza Polo Ralph Lauren short $99, Industrie Kids speck shirt $12.48, Jude’s own shoes; Jayla wears: David Jones QueensPlaza Zimmerman Juniper shirred tiered dress $145, Jayla’s own shoes. Location: Roma Street Parklands
 
Right image: Jess wears: David Jones QueensPlaza Aje Fitzroy blouse $155, Aje Tate trouser $295, Helen Kaminski Altara hat $350 Madonna Rigney Optometry Anne & Valentin sunglasses $580, Jess’s own shoes; Jordan wears: Calibre QueensPlaza Calibre hawaiian print short $219, David Jones QueensPlaza Industrie new basic crew tee $24.99, Industrie Tennyson shirt $69.95, Brixton Coleman fedora $99.95 Madonna Rigney Optometry Moscot Originals Zev frame and clip $565, Jordan’s own shoes; Jude wears: David Jones QueensPlaza Rookie by Academy Brand short $34.95, Polo Ralph Lauren tee $39, Jude’s own shoes.

 

Jordan Kahu and Jess Kent are high school sweethearts and it shows in their endearing appreciation, respect and affection for each other. Jordan, the resolute Brisbane Broncos player fuelled by a steely determination to succeed and Jess, the driving force behind the family, who exudes a level of gracefulness and sincerity that most of us only hope to achieve. But, the Kahu’s are bucking the stereotypical ‘athlete’ trend. Both Jordan and Jess are creative types – always looking for unexpected beauty in everything they do. Whether this be through Jordan’s creative outlet of Youtube and writing, or Jess’s exquisite fashion sense and eye for detail, it’s safe to say the pair are a creative powerhouse. And they’re only on the way up.

One thing they both share? An exceptional eye for capturing beautiful photos. A relatively easy task when the subject of their pictures are often their beautiful children, Jayla (3) and Jude (2). The Kahu family have had a sneak peek of what’s to come throughout Brisbane this Christmas and it has their firm tick of approval! To them, there’s nothing more special than spending time with family, capturing treasured moments to last a lifetime – all of which can be done at the special events at South Bank Parklands, Roma Street Parklands and the CBD.

Left Image: Jess wears: Dior Brisbane Dior black lace dress with embroidered ottoman belt $24,000, Beige knit panties with Christian Dior J’Adior band $1,400, Jess’s own earrings.
 
Right Image: Jess wears: Dior Brisbane Dior broad-brimmed hat in white paper braid, embellished with a black striped band $1,700, Dior ecru lace dress $14,500, Beige knit panties with Christian Dior J’Adior Band $1,400, Dior saddle belt in black flowers leather embroidered smooth calfskin with eyelets $7,300, D-Dior sandal in black calfskin leather, “d” buckle in metal with antique gold finish $1,450

 

As part of our cover shoot with Brisbane Marketing in the stunning parklands, we partnered with Dior to bring some of their latest designs to life. When an exquisite designer meets a statuesque beauty, there’s something about the collision that’s truly magnificent. And it’s this timeless pairing between luxury brand Dior and the stunning Jess Kent, that embodies classic and elegant dressing. Opening early December, the gorgeous new Christian Dior boutique in QueensPlaza will offer Queensland shoppers the complete Dior universe for the first time ever.

A magical destination for the whole family, Christmas in the CBD is for all ages and expected to be the most spectacular it’s ever been. Round up your family and friends, and bask in the magic this time of year brings. There really is a little bit of Christmas magic everywhere you look in Brisbane.

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