Christmas in Cairns officially begins on December 1 with the lighting of the tree! Don’t miss the Christmas Tree Light Switch-On taking place from 5.30 pm at the Esplanade Plaza, providing the perfect start to the festive holidays. The Christmas spirit will be alive with fabulous decorations, lights, and Cairns’ giant Christmas tree as its lit for the first time! You can see the official Cairns Christmas tree at the Esplanade Plaza every day throughout December.

Just moments from the Cairns CBD you can keep up the Christmas spirit with the Edmonton Community Carols and the Gordonvale Carols in the Park. The Edmonton Community Carols by Candlelight will be celebrating its 27th annual event this coming December 6 at Ravizza Park, featuring live entertainment, food, and a visit from Santa Claus for the kids. Gordonvale Carols in the Park will take place at Norman Park on December 8, celebrating Christmas with an evening of carols as well as lots of market stalls and food!

In the Cairns CBD make sure to attend the biggest festive event that takes place each December! The Community by Carols sums up the spirit of Christmas in Cairns with an evening of carols and fireworks. Don’t miss this magical evening with family and friends on December 10 at Fogarty Park!

For something unique over the holidays, head to Holloways Beach for carolling near the water’s edge! Holloways Beach Carols by Candlelight will be keeping the festivities on a high on December 16, where there will also be an exciting visit from Santa on a motorbike!

At Marlin Cove our Trinity Beach family accommodation is the perfect way to have a memorable Christmas whilst enjoying the beauty of Cairns. For more information on our resort, just visit