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  • Paulina Bernhardi

    TropicWeekender editor

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


    This festive weekend is perfect for Christmas, with maximum temperatures of 31C and partly cloudy skies.

    Even though it's Christmas, the weekend is still jam-packed with events that you and your family can enjoy.

    You can choose from an extensive list of pre-Christmas events, including Christmas Carols at Mount Sheridan, PJ O'Brien's Biggest Christmas Eve Party  and "Closed For Christmas" performing at the Tapas Bar. 

    On top of this, you can celebrate Christmas with your closest family and friends at a selection of different places. These include the Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort or the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

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


    Saturday 24 December

    1. Christmas Carols at Mount Sheridan Plaza: Info

    2. 4 in a Groove at Cazalys: Info

    3. Tapas and Reggae: Info

    4. Saturday Night at the Grand Hotel: Info

    5. Cafe Blah Blah: Info

    6. School Holiday Bat Chats: Info

    7. Mark Burton on Christmas Eve: Info

    8. National Portrait: Info

    9. PJ O'Brien's Biggest Christmas Eve Party: Info

    10. Saturday Afternoon at McGinty's: Info

    11. Rusty's Markets: Info

    12. Cairns Esplanade Markets: Info

    13. Mossman Markets: Info

    14. Cairns Parkrun: Info

    Sunday 25 December

    15. Christmas Day at Pullman Reef Hotel Casino: Info

    16. Christmas at Paradise Palms: Info

    17. Christmas Day Lunch and Dinner at Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort: Info

    18. Christmas Day at Mondo: Info

    19. Christmas Day Lunch at Hotel Grand Chancellor: Info

    20. Christmas Day Lunch at the Balaclava Hotel: Info

    21. Live Jazz: Info

    22. "Closed for Christmas" at Tapas and Music Bar: Info

    23. Lunch at Pullman Cairns International: Info

    24. Christmas Day Buffet Lunch at the Red Beret Hotel: Info

    25. School Holiday Bat Chats: Info

    26. Port Douglas Markets: 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