We may not have snow or chestnuts roasting on an open fire, but Brisbane does know how to put on a Christmas light show.
For the second year, some friends and I joined the crowds in King George Square to watch the Brisbane City Hall transform into a Christmas wonderland.
This year, the projected light show tells the story of the Nutcracker.
With the facade of City Hall as the stage, there's a lot going on.
When midnight strikes, young Clara's enchanted Christmas gift leads her into a wonderous world.
With the valiant Nutcracker by her side, Clara defeats King Rat and his giant mice, and journeys to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets.
There the Sugar Plum Fairy bids everyone to dance in her honour.