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