If you are planning a pre-Christmas getaway to beat the crowds and help you get into the spirit before the big day arrives, then consider organising a car rental in Brisbane.

The city has a few attractions sure to get the holiday merriment flowing this festive season.

Spirit of Christmas

Head down, or up, to Brisbane and take part in this Yuletide celebration. This event is a much loved part of the Christmas calendar in Brisbane, providing you with the chance to sing along to many of your holiday favourites at an amazing location, the Concert Hall.

The concert features many great guest soloists, such as Mitchell Butel and Alinta Chidzey as well as Virgilio Marino and Kimberley Hodgson. The Queensland Symphony Orchestra will also make an appearance and to top it all off, this concert will be hosted by Jenny Woodward, ABC TV weather presenter.

If you plan on being around Brisbane before Christmas, add this into your calendar on December 20.

Chanukah in the city

This Jewish celebration proves there is more to celebrate this holiday season than Christmas. Enjoy delicious food and music during this exuberant festival on December 1.

Reddacliff Place will be lit up for this festival of lights which will end when Rabbi Jaffe and Lord Mayor Graham Quirk light the six-metre high menorah.

The menorah will remain in place for the entire eight days of Chanukah and a new candle will be lit every night just as the sun sets.

Christmas workshops

Whether you want to try your hand at recreating a photographic exhibition of the railway, or make a dress for your nutcracker doll, Brisbane has you covered.

Jump in your car hire in Brisbane and head to the Workshops Rail museum and get involved in a fun project that will allow you to reminisce about times gone by.

The museum is curating a community photographic exhibition of the rail lines to explore the rich history of the service, on December 11 from 10 a.m.

If this isn't quite up your alley, then you could consider going along to the City Hall to listen to a reading of Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. As the story is being read, children can create a doll in a tutu using costume fabrics, which is a great way to keep the young ones entertained while maintaining the festive cheer.

You may need to book early for this event, as there are limited places available. It will be taking place on December 10 and 17 at 3 p.m.