Kickstart the Festive Season as Rivermakers Presents Christmas at HQ

Get ready for a holly, jolly Christmas this December at the Rivermakers Heritage Quarter as the lifestyle hub lights up with festive cheer, beer and entertainment for the entire family to enjoy.

On 3 December 2022, the Rivermakers HQ will be brimming with Christmas magic and loads of fun and entertainment for the whole family, and of course, overflowing beer. Makers and creators Revel Brewing, and Low n Slow will be joining the family fun plus pop-up bars from Margarita Margarita and Hohly Water for the parents.

Bavay Distillery will likewise pour in some Christmas cheer with festive cocktails, distillery tours, a live mural painting and gift packs for purchase from their very own “ginmas tree”.

Meanwhile, Christmas carols will fill the air to keep the festive spirit going as eventgoers browse through all the gift items on offer at the Christmas Market stalls onsite. 

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And Santa Claus will be dropping by too to join in the fun from 2 pm to 4 pm, so be ready to get a free photo with him.

Those who want to try pottery making can participate in a two-hour Pottery Wheel Workshop at the site, hosted by Mas & Miek. This fun and relaxed workshop welcomes all levels, and is perfect for those who have never tried the pottery wheel and would like to give it a go.

Pottery Wheel Workshop at Rivermakers
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You can try your hand at the wheel after a brief demonstration by one of the organiser’s experienced throwing teachers. If you make something you like, they will fire and glaze it for you ready to collect a few weeks later; there is a limit of one piece per person. 

The studio will then glaze your work in your colour of choice and fire your bowl for you, ready for you to collect a few weeks later. The price to book a spot is $110 – all-inclusive of clay, materials, glaze & firing.

They do not offer cash refunds on any classes, courses or workshops in the studio, so participants are advised to choose carefully.


Save the date! Christmas at HQ happens on 3 December 2022 from 2 pm until late at 82 Colmslie Rd, Murarrie.

82 Colmslie Rd, Murarrie QLD 4172, Australia

Rivermakers Heritage Quarter: Brisbane’s Newest Riverfront Precinct Holds Exciting Open Day

Mark your calendars! The Rivermakers Heritage Quarter in Morningside is hosting its official Open Day packed with BBQs, beers, live entertainment, and fun for the whole family and pets!

On Saturday, 9th of April 2022, come down to the heritage-listed gem sitting on 30 hectares of riverfront land to dine, drink, or dance. See and experience what this unparalleled destination has to offer Brisbane’s east side.

The exciting Open Day at HQ will kick off at 11:00 a.m. with a slew of live music on the lawn, DJs and pop-up bars overlooking sweeping views of the Brisbane River. The whole family can discover a lineup of workshops, art showcases and guided brewery tours with food trucks and cocktail vans lining the heritage-listed walls.

Rivermakers Heritage Quarter
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This is Morningside’s answer to James St Food & Wine Festival!

Children are free to roam the green spaces, play in the jumping castles at the Heritage Playground, or join in the lawn games. 

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Revel Brewing Co, which opens its second digs at HQ after the success of its Bulimba outlet, will impart some tricks of the trade through their guided brewery tours and tasting sessions running throughout the day. The site is well equipped with a production site, beer garden and eatery serving up modern pub bites. 

Incidentally, the Revel team is pouring for the cause, donating a share of the proceeds from their Sunset Haze IPA to support flood relief.

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Next door to Revel is the soon-to-open Bavay Distillery, which will be offering the first sip of their artisan spirit range with tasting paddle specials inside their moody, century-old stillhouse. They’ll be rolling out their pop-up gin bar to get their outdoor space cranking.

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Gourmet BBQ and butcher Low n Slow Meat Co are pulling out all the stops with free sausages from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Throughout the day, Low n Slow Meat Co will conduct yummy steak workshops, hamper giveaways. and all their low n slow-style meats being sold to the hungry punters.

Finally, tap into your creative side at the stalls for the mother/daughter duo behind Mas & Miek Ceramic House and the brother/son team of Jesse-Jack De Deyne, the Indigenous art curator behind A Secondary Eye. 

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History buffs and Morningside natives can sift through memories of a bygone era in the HQ archives exhibit, plus information sessions will be available throughout the morning, where the community can have their say and give input into future plans for Rivermakers.

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Donations during the Open Day, which will go towards the flood relief efforts in Queensland and NSW, will be welcomed. The proceeds will go towards flood relief (QLD & Northern NSW). 

This is just the beginning of a series of events at Rivermakers Heritage Quarter! For more information head to the official site