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Paulina Bernhardi

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Tropic Weekender: Your insider guide to the best events this weekend


The weekend weather is predicted to be much the same as the last; partially cloudy with maximum temperatures of 32C.

Perfect then for a wonderful weekend of events right across the Cairns region. 

You can choose from the Cairns Taipans vs. Illawarra Hawks game, a Musical Theatre Workshop and a big selection of markets around the region.

On top of this, the festive spirit will continue with A Cairns Christmas Carol, as well as a Carols Spectacular at Edge Hill.

It's all in the TropicWeekender guide, now with a BONUS Holiday Program list!

Saturday 17 December

1. Cairns Taipans vs. Illawarra Hawks: Info

2. A Cairns Christmas Carol: Info

3. Cross Cultural Christmas Celebration at Manoora: Info

4. Holloways Beach Carols by Cadlelight: Info

5. Musical Theatre Workshop: Info

6. School Holiday Bat Chats: Info

7. Gift Wrapping at Mount Sheridan Plaza: Info

8. National Portrait: Info

9. Saturday Afternoon at McGinty's: Info

10. Rusty's Markets: Info

11. Cairns Esplanade Markets: Info

12. Mossman Markets: Info

13. Cairns Parkrun: Info

Sunday 18 December

14. Carols Spectacular at Edge Hill: Info

15. Christmas Markets: Info

16. AJ Hackett Sunday Sessions: Info

17. Santa visits Edge Hill Bowls Club: Info

18. Yungaburra Markets: Info

19. Taste Trio at Bluewater: Info

20. Jazz Up North: Info

21. Live Jazz: Info

22. School Holiday Bat Chats: Info

23. Gift Wrapping at Mount Sheridan Plaza: Info

24. Christmas Carols: Info

25. Sunday at McGinty's: Info

26. LUNAR Sunday Sesh: Info

Do you need your kids out of your hair these holidays?

Here is a list of activities that will keep your kids active and out of the house...

  • Cairns Indoor Multi-Sport Madness: Info
  • South Cairns Gymnastic Club's Holiday Activities: Info
  • Christmas Markets at the Mount Sheridan Plaza: Info
  • Craft and Sewing Studio Classes: Info
  • Cairns Esplanade Activities: Info
  • Aussie Farm Entertainment: Info
  • Cairns Recreation Centre School Holiday Program: Info
  • Jump Mania Trampoline Park: Info
  • Cable Ski Kids Club: Info
  • Kids Club at Cazalys: Info