Top Things To Do in Cairns in December (2017)

Top Things To Do in Cairns in December (2017)

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

PakMag’s Santa Morning Tea

When: Saturday, 2 December 2017, 9.30am to 11.30am
Where: Brothers Cairns
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Join Santa and the PakMag Team for games and festive family fun with prizes galore!
Tea and coffee available – FREE muffins for the kids (while stocks last)!

Taipans Home Games

When: 2, 9, 14, and 31 December 2017
Where: Cairns Convention Centre
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Get behind your Cairns Taipans as they start their 2017/2018 season.
During December, the Taipans will be playing four home games:

Saturday, 2 December, 4.30pm – Sydney Kings
Saturday, 9 December, 6.30pm – Melbourne United
Thursday, 14 December, 6.30pm – Brisbane Bullets
Sunday, 31 December, 6.00pm – Perth Wildcats

Tickets are on sale now.

Beauty and the Beast: A Pantomime

When: Friday, 1 December – Saturday 16 December 2017
Where: The Rondo Theatre
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Get along to the rondo for the traditional tale of beauty and the beast,
but not as you know it. This pantomime performance will have you laughing and cheering. Don’t miss out, book your tickets at

Carols by Candlelight

When: Sunday, 10 December 2017, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Where: Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade
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Bring the entire family, your rug and chair to one the biggest annual community events in Cairns. Carols by Candlelight attracts residents and visitors for a feast of Christmas cheer featuring carols performed by vocal groups, dance schools and soloists, culminating with a fireworks finale.
Free family event.

T’was the Night Before Christmas: A Pantomine

When: Saturday, 16 December 2017, 7.00pm
(Gates Open 5.00pm)
Where: Munro Martin Parklands
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Cairns Regional Council presents A Box Jelly Theatre Co. production “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Ken Ludwig by arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical,
on behalf of Samuel French Inc.
Head down to Munro Martin Parklands for this festive pantomime. BYO blankets or chairs, food / picnics and soft drinks only. Strictly no BYO alcohol, a licensed bar is available, and food is also available for purchase. Book your tickets at Ticketlink or call 1300 855 835.

NQ Christmas Festival – Stable on the Strand

When: Monday, 18 to Friday, 22 December 2017, 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Where: 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.

New Year’s Eve

When: Sunday, 31 December 2017, 5.30pm and 9.00pm
Where: Cairns Esplanade
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Entertainment starts at 5.30pm with activities for families and children. From 9.00pm the program focuses on music entertainment including a DJ for teenagers. There will be free rides, onstage entertainment, face painting, roving characters and arts and crafts activities. Two major fireworks at 9.00pm and midnight.