Christmas in the City

Celebrate the beginning of the festive season in our beautiful city. This year's event promises fun and festive activities that the whole family can enjoy!

  • Sunday 1 December (4:00pm to 8:00pm)
  • Esplanade Lagoon Plaza & Shields Street to Abbott St. There will be a road closure from Spence Street along the Esplanade up to Shields Street, and Shields Street up to Mantra Car Park. A rolling road closure will be in place from Cairns Central McLeod St to Grafton St for the Christmas in the City Parade.
  • If you are interested in having a market stall at this event, Oasis Magazine is now accepting applications.
  • The day will start at Cairns Central from 10am with Christmas activities and entertainment throughout the day – giving away tickets for the special Christmas in the City Parade, with Santa and his helpers, and rides on the Reef Eye .

Proudly supported by Cairns Central our Media Partners.

Christmas in the City program: 4:00pm - 8:00pm, Esplanade Lagoon Plaza and Shields St (up to Abbott St)

TimeWhereWhat
4:00pmShields St (opposite Cairns Central) to Grafton StChristmas in the City Parade
4:00pmShields Street (The Esplanade - Shields to Abbott St) Cairns hand-crafted market stalls
  Children's activities and entertainment
4:00pmEsplanade Lagoon Plaza Kids entertainment by Crazy Bron
  Kids activities
7:00pm Announcement of Council's eCard winners
  Christmas Tree Lights Switch On
7:15pm Entertainment by St Andrew's College
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Last updated: 13 November 2019