Check it Out
If you’re looking for a little more adventure in your life, check out Cairns this December 2022. We have all of the beauty, history and culture you could want.
Nikolaus – A German Christmas Experience
When: 2 December / 5.00pm
Where: German Club
More Info: German Club Cairns
It’s the final event for the German Club Cairns for 2022 so you know that it’s gonna be spesh. Kicking off with old man Nikolaus arriving to give gifts to all the kids. Parents/carers/Omas and Opas bring a prezzie for your darling and one for charity and drop both at the bar. The gifts keep coming with a massive TOMBOLA, the raffle that keeps giving. Buy a bunch of tickets, unwrap them and if there is a number on it, that’s what you win. The restaurant is serving traditional German Christmas goodness- so stay, eat, drink and have some fun.
‘Joy to the World’ – Cairns Community Christmas Carols and Fireworks
When: 3 December / 5.00pm – 9.00pm
Where: Cairns Showgrounds
More info: Cairns Churches or email@example.com
Enjoy carols, good food, great music and spend time and a big fireworks display with friends and family. This event is hosted by Cairns Churches in partnership with many local companies and groups, including Cairns Regional Council, Xplosive Art and Cairns Show Association.
Carols for Kids 2022
When: 4 December / 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Where: The Lakes Church 102-104, MacNamara Street, Edge Hill
More info: www.thelakes.church
This wonderful FREE family will have Christmas carols, an animal farm, photo booth, jumping castles, sausage sizzle and family activities. Due to limited space, tickets are free, but bookings are essential.
Bulkaway Muruku Song and Yarning for Families and Their Babies
When: 5 December / 10.00am – 10.45am
Where: Manunda Library
More info: Cairns Libraries
Bulkaway Muruku Bulkaway Muruku Song and Yarning is a great experience for families and their children. It is all about bringing stories to life through yarn and song, the age-old way of handing down knowledge. The Bulkaway Muruku program coincides with Storytime at Manunda Library to enable families and their children 0 – 5 years to experience stories in a live interactive setting that
encourages self-exploration in story sharing.
Textural Patterns in Nature Workshops
When: 10 December / 10.15am – 1.15pm
Where: Tank 4 – Tank Arts Centre
Drawing and Painting workshops. Depict and replicate patterns from nature, using charcoal and mixed media. The artist will instruct on various mark making techniques and pre-format in producing a mixed media painting on canvas. Students are to supply their own canvas (60 x 90cm) or larger brushes. The Artist will provide acrylic paint and binding materials and brushes. Book by the 8 December. For more details, pricing or to book visit www.tanksartscentre.com or call 0459 030 095.
Driftwood Mobiles for Kids
When: 13 December, 10.00am and 16 December, 10.00am
Where: Limberlost Nursery & Vines Café
More info: Limberlost Nursery
Driftwoods Mobiles are a great gift idea for Christmas. This workshop is a great opportunity for kids to make a handmade, unique present for someone special. Inspired by the sea, all materials for this workshop are provided, and gift wrapping will be available on the day to wrap your special creation. Suitable for ages 6 and up.
HIT’s Cavalcade of Lights 2022
When: 16 December / 4.00pm
Where: Cairns Showgrounds
More Info: Hit Far North Queensland
Hit FM’s 19th Annual Cavalcade of Lights proudly brought to you by Westco Volkswagen is back. It’s a must do this Christmas season, so bring your family and your friends to view some of the best Christmas Lights Cairns has to offer! Hit FM Breakfast team, Cliffo & Bronte will be there once again leading the charge. Enjoy Christmas music and a great community spirit as you follow the lead cars around the suburbs!
Stable at Riverway, Townsville
When: 18 – 22 December / 5.30pm – 9.00pm
Where: Riverway Complex
More info: www.stablenq.com.au
If you love Christmas add this to your bucket list. Stable shares a very unique experience and the story of Christmas. Stable at Riverway transforms into the historic town of Bethlehem, complete with live actors, Roman soldiers, traditional craftspeople, livestock, shepherds and of course Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. The event attracts up to 40,000 visitors a year and is a must see for all families in North Queensland. The event is an interactive re-creation of the traditional Christmas story, and is a free event for the whole family, and is fast becoming a Christmas tradition for families in North Queensland. There is heaps of entertainment, a wide selection of food and a designated youth area.
FREE Christmas Lights Run / Walk
When: 22 December / 6.45pm
Where: Purbeck Close, Edge Hill
More info: Cairns Dynamic Running
Join us for this fun FREE event! If you can’t make it, you can register for the virtual option. Run with a crowd and go faster and further.
Check Out These New Year’s Eve Events
When: 31 December
Celebrate the coming of the New Year at one of the three venues across the city. Cairns Council’s New
Year’s Eve firework displays will be held at the Cairns Esplanade, Palm Cove jetty and Walker Road in Edmonton.
Cairns City – 6.30pm free family movie DC League of Super Pets, 8.30pm fireworks and midnight fireworks.
Edmonton – 6.30pm free family movie DC League of Super Pets and 8.30pm fireworks. Palm Cove – 8.30pm fireworks.
Port Douglas – 8.00pm and midnight fireworks. Ace DJ dropping the beats. From 5.30pm, kids can enjoy a UV GLOW Kids Disco, free face painting and prizes prior to the 8pm family fireworks.
Pullmans International – Live music with 3’s A Crowd, seafood buffet or Antipasto, charcuterie and cheese buffet with 3 hour drinks package.
The Benson– Head back to the 80s with DJ Just Andy and indulge in a bottomless Veuve Clicquot and beverage package from 8.00pm to midnight, arrival canapés and seafood and meat boards.
Novotel Cairns Oasis – Tuck into a low and slow BBQ and enjoy lawn games, a kids dance party and a white claw pop up bar.