Paulina Bernhardi

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


It'll be a bit cloudy this weekend, but still a hot one with maximum temperatures of 32C.

So perfect, then, for a big weekend all over the region.

You can choose from the 5th Billabong Beats festival, the Australia XI vs. Pakistan cricket game and a range of markets around the region.

On top of this, the Christmas in the Park and Carols by Candlelight celebration will put you into the festive spirit, as well as the Santa Photos event and the Christmas Markets at Mount Sheridan Plaza.

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

Saturday 10 December

1. Christmas in the Park and Carols by Candlelight: Info

2. Sensory Santa at Stockland: Info

3. 5th Billabong Beats: Info

4. Meet Borobi in Cairns: Info

5. Babinda Christmas Wonderland Experience: Info

6. Cricket Australia XI vs. Pakistan: Info

7. Santa Photos: Info

8. National Portrait: Info

9. Rusty's Markets: Info

10. Cairns Esplanade Markets: Info

11. Mossman Markets: Info

12. Cairns Parkrun: Info

Sunday 11 December

13. Sensory Santa at Stockland: Info

14. Christmas Markets: Info

15. AJ Hackett Sunday Sessions: Info

16. Carols by Candlelight: Info

17. Holloways Beach Markets: Info

18. Port Douglas Markets: Info

19. National Portrait: Info

20. Live Jazz: 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