Did you know that watching Christmas movies produce “feel good” hormones that shift your mental state from sad to happy? If you’re fond of viewing classic holiday films you’ve loved as a child over and over, then you’ll likely enjoy it more on a 44-metre-long outdoor screen at the Big Screen on the Green in Ascot.
This Christmas season, Brisbane’s best open-air entertainment site at the Eagle Farm Racecourse is lining up four Christmas movies you can enjoy with your family and friends. Cuddle up on the ground with your kids, relive the nostalgia and relish in the company as you get into Christmas spirit with these films:
|Monday, 16 Dec||Elf |
Starring Will Ferrell, Zoey Deschanel
A human adopted by Santa Claus meets his biological father in New York.
|Tuesday, 17 Dec||Polar Express|
Featuring the voice of Tom Hanks
Based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, the film is about a young boy who discovers a mysterious train heading to the North Pole.
|Wednesday, 18 Dec||How the Grinch Stole Christmas|
Starring Jim Carrey
A vengeful green being plots an elaborate plan to destroy Christmas for one whole town.
|Thursday, 19 Dec||Home Alone|
Starring Macaulay Caulkin
An 8-year-old boy accidentally left by his family for the holidays must protect his home from intruders.
Movie time promptly starts at 7:00 p.m., but if you get to the venue by 5:30 p.m., you’ll be treated to heaps of fun activities like a Christmas sing-a-long and face painting. Santa Claus is also set to make a special appearance before the movie starts.
Each pre-registered ticket to Big Screen on the Green comes with a FREE Frozen Fanta and Santa’s helpful elves will bring your pre-ordered snacks or dinner.
For an even cosier time watching the movie on the big screen, you may bring your own picnic blankets, cushions or seats to set up your best spot at the lawn. However, you may also rent out these items at the venue on a first-in, first-served basis.