For the full calendar of events in Cairns, collect your Pakmag November Edition from McDonald’sIGA AustraliaCalanna Whole Health Pharmacy, Major Shopping Centres and Child Care Centres before they disappear.

Taipans Home Games

When: 4, 9, and 18 November 2017
Where: Cairns Convention Centre
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Get behind your Cairns Taipans as they start their 2017/2018 season. During November, the Taipans will be playing three home games. Saturday, 4 November, 6.30pm (New Zealand Breakers), Thursday, 9 November, 6.00pm (Melbourne United), Saturday, 18 November, 6.30pm (Illawarra Haws)
Tickets are on sale now.

Operation: Fur-Ever Home

When: Saturday, 18 November 2017, 9.00am to 1.00pm
Where: Cannon Park
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Council is joining forces with rehoming groups for find fur-ever homes for rescues cats and dogs. Hop along for a great cause, come support our local rehoming groups. Free Entry

PakMag Movie Preview: Wonder

When: Wednesday, 22 November 2017
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We want you to come to the movies with us. Join PakMag at our Exclusive Preview Screening of Wonder, staring Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. To be in the draw to win your ticket take a photo of you reading PakMag and post it to our Facebook page, or enter on our website. Plus, keep an eye on our Facebook page for chances to win.

Christmas Market Day

When: Saturday, 25 November 2017, 10.00am to 2.00pm
Where: The Pier Cairns
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Everyone is invited! Join the festivities with “Mum’s on the Go” Christmas trade day, and entertainment by Backstreet Dance. Free Event

Free Green Waste Disposal and Sand Bags Giveaway

When: 4 – 12 November 2017
Where: Portsmith, Gordonvale, Smithfield and Babinda Transfer Stations
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Take the opportunity to clean up your yard and drop off your domestic green waste, while also collecting and filling sand bags for FREE at Council’s Transfer Stations from Saturday 4 November to Sunday 12 November 2017.
Check the website for times.

Dancescapes The June Vale Dancers Present Trick or Treat

When: Saturday, 25 November Shows at 1.00pm and 7.00pm
Where: Tanks Art Centre – Tank 5
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It’s the night of all Hallows Eve and the streets are alive and colourful as the children ‘Trick or Treat ‘in their ‘Spookiest costumes’ Watch the ‘Dancing Pumpkins, the Scary Spiders and the Bone – Chilling characters that will have you shaking in your boots!

Where you can see Santa this Christmas

Mt Sheridan Plaza
Santa arrival: Saturday 25th November, 9.30am
Santa Photos: Saturday 25th November, daily until Christmas Eve

Make sure you check out Mt Sheridan Plaza’s awesome Santa arrival, which includes four hours of family fun. Meet Santa, see The Jungle Book Stage Shows (10.00am and 1.00pm) and meet Mogli and Baloo (11.00am and 12.00pm).

Stockland Cairns
Santa arrival: Saturday 18th November, 10.30am
Santa Photos: Saturday 18th November, daily until Christmas Eve

Be first to see Santa as he arrives into Stockland with special guests the Snowman, Elves, and of course lots of dancing, singing and prizes to celebrate his arrival. Stay for the show and then have your photo taken. First 85 families to have photo taken with Santa will receive a Ferdinand family pass to an advance exclusive screening.

Cairns Central
Santa arrival: Saturday 4th November, 9:00am
Santa Photos: Saturday 4th November, daily until Christmas Eve

Meet Santa and capture your special photo at Centre Court. Have a photo taken with Santa and receive a free* Children’s Christmas Book with your photo purchase.

Santa arrival: Saturday 18th November, 9:00am
Santa Photos: Saturday 18th November, daily until Christmas Eve

Head down to Smithfield this November to meet Santa and his elves. Don’t forget to get a photo and spread the Christmas cheer this festive season.

Brothers @ PakClub Christmas Party
When: Sunday 10th December, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Make sure you get down to Brothers to see Santa and the PakMag team for our annual Christmas Party. Free entry and plenty of fun!


NQ Christmas Festival – Stable on the Strand

When: Monday 18 to Friday 22 December 2017, 5.30pm to 9.30pm
When: Strand Park Townsville
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Experience the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus. Enjoy free entertainment for all ages and interactive activities for children.