Celebrate Christmas in Cairns

Mayor Bob Manning and Councillors wish our community a Merry Christmas and a safe, happy holiday season.

Each year, Council supports the community in celebrating with a range of Christmas activities throughout the region. There will be something for everyone in every area of our region.

For more information on Christmas events in Cairns, please contact Raine Davies Coordinator Event Delivery on 07 4044 3261 or rsvp@cairns.qld.gov.au

Christmas lights ban is a social media hoax

Despite recurring social media reports, Cairns Regional Council has not and will not ban Christmas light displays or Christmas decorations.

These reports go viral on social media each year and are a complete hoax. People receiving such messages via email or social media are urged to ignore and delete the hoax statements.

Christmas events

Free Lantern Workshops (WORKSHOP FULLY BOOKED)

Date: Sat 10 Nov
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Come and enjoy these free Christmas lantern making workshops. More

Christmas Lights Switch On and Lantern Parade

Date: Fri 30 Nov
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Come along and enjoy the Christmas Tree Light Switch On and free entertainment for the whole family. More

Bonsai Society Christmas Party

Date: Sat 1 Dec
Time: 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Stratford Library meeting room, 11 Kamerunga Rd, Stratford

Contact: Grace Davis 0428 472 243

Learn about the art of Bonsai and celebrate the festive season. More

Christmas plant sale

Date: Sun 2 Dec
Time: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill

Contact: Lorraine Smith 07 4041 3067

Get in early with Christmas presents for green-fingered friends. More

Carols by Candlelight

Date: Sun 9 Dec
Time: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Fogarty Park, Cairns Esplanade

Bring your rug, chair and your best singing voice to one the biggest annual community events in Cairns. More

Carols at Yorkeys Knob

Date: Sun 9 Dec
Time: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Old School ParkYorkeys Knob Wattle Street cnr Cunningham St

Contact: Maurice Milliner 0429 815 553

Fun-filled family event celebrating the meaning of Christmas. More

Gordonvale Carols in the Park

Date: Fri 14 Dec
Time: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: Norman Park, Gordonvale

Cost: FREE

Contact: Nicola Millen 0423 499 967

Free event with carols by Soulsong Choir and St Michael's Children's Choir. More

Holloways Beach Christmas Carols

Date: Sat 15 Dec
Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Holloways Beach Sports Club oval, Wistaria Street, Holloways Beach

Contact: Suzette Habel 0431792906

Fun-filled event for all, with carols, raffles, food, Santa and fireworks! More

Crystalbrook Collection New Year’s Eve at the Esplanade

Date: Mon 31 Dec
Time: 5:30pm - 12:05am

Celebrate the start of another year in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere! More

Please note

Busy events can be quite stressful for your animal. Please consider the wellbeing of your pet and other event attendees and please keep your pet at home during busy events.

Last updated: 09 November 2018