Christmas in Cairns 2020: Things to do!


Christmas in Cairns 2020: Things to do!

Christmas in Cairns 2020: Things to Do

The holidays will look different this year because of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. If you’re looking for things to do around Cairns this holiday season, no need to look further! Here are some activities and events you can go to this month of December.

Makers Market
December 5

Support Cairns’ very own artisans and get your Christmas shopping done in one go! In partnership with Bailey, Makin’ Whoopee Gift Shop presents Makers Market where you can buy different products from local craftsmen and artisans. You can buy gifts for the whole family, something new for your home, or a little present for yourself.

Here are the details:
Date and Time: December 5, 9:00am-2:00pm
Location: Bailey, a Crystalbrook Collection Hotel and Residence
163 Abbott St, Cairns

Botanic Gardens Plant Sale
December 6

Give yourself and the plant lovers in your life some plants from the Cairns Botanic Gardens. They will be doing a pre-Christmas plant sale on December 6. You can choose from different varieties of orchids, gingers and heliconias, shrubs, and indoor plants!

Here are the details:
Date and Time: December 6, 2020 / 8:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Cairns Botanic Gardens, Collins Avenue, Edge Hill
Contact person: Lorraine Smith
Phone: 0740413067
Email: [email protected]

Christmas Carols in Cairns Broadcast
December 6

The beloved Carols in Cairns will be delivered differently this year - through your screens! This is so that even with the COVID-19 restrictions, we all can still experience Carols in Cairns. Gather your family around your TV, phone, tablet, laptop, or computer and enjoy and sing-along with the talented local artists and performers featured. Don’t worry - Santa Claus, cleared by the Council as an essential worker, will be there to turn on the lights. You can watch Carols in Cairns through Cairns Regional Council’s website, Facebook or Youtube page. The show starts at 6:30 pm and the lights will be turned on at 6:45 pm. Do light yours at the same time!

Here are the details:
Date and Time: December 6, 6:30 pm
Location: Your home

 A Celtic Christmas
December 10

From the company that brought you the successful play A Taste of Ireland, witness two star-crossed lovers fall in love under the mistletoe. Their love story will be accompanied by heartfelt ballads, your favourite carols, traditional tunes, and the ever-beloved Irish wit. A Celtic Christmas will give a night to remember. Get your tickets here.

Here are the details:
Date and Time: December 10, with show times 3:30pm & 7:30pm
Location: Cairns Performing Arts Centre
Rating: PG

Santa Photos at the Plaza
December 1 - December 24

If you have kiddos in your family that love Santa, you can take them to Mount Sheridan Plaza for a picture. Don’t worry, it’s safe; instead of Santa’s big red chair, there will be Christmas-themed photo sets that have laser-cut acrylic props and minimal touchpoints. For kids with special needs, they can also have the chance to meet Santa in a quiet and stress-free environment. Know the details here.

Here are the details:
Date and Time: December 1 - December 24, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Centre Court, Mount Sheridan Plaza
106 Barnard Drive Mt Sheridan, Queensland 4870

 Adventure with Strings
December 12

If you’re into classical music, this is the one for you. Adventure with Strings is Cairns Concert Orchestra’s last concert for this year. There will be 7 performances from great musicians and will finish off with festive Christmas music. Get your tickets here.

Here are the details:
Date and Time: December 12, 5:00pm
Location: Cairns & District Junior Eisteddfod Hall
67-71 Greenslopes Street, Edge Hill, Queensland 4870 

Christmas Meals
December 25

Here are different hotels around Cairns that offer Christmas meals, in case you don’t want to cook. Click on to see their offers.

Pullman Cairns International
Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina, Cairns
Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort 

This might be the most different holiday we will experience - no big gatherings, no traveling abroad, and other normal things we do around this time. But still, remember what’s important: the safety and love of family and people we care about.

From all of us at Champions in Real Estate, we wish you happy and healthy holidays and a prosperous New Year!


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