Christmas doesn’t disappoint in Cairns Far North Queensland, where famous tourist locations such as Cairns Esplanade and Palm Cove come alive with decorations, festive cheer, market stalls and an atmosphere like no other.

This December, Christmas will be in full swing with annual Cairns events such as Christmas Lights Switch On and Carols by Candlelight, which you can enjoy within a short drive from our family-friendly Cairns beach resort.

Our location at Marlin Cove Resort puts the best Cairns beaches at the tip of your fingers with the Cairns CBD just a stone’s throw away. With our 1, 2 and 3 bedroom luxury holiday apartments, here’s what you can enjoy this December on your Cairns beach holiday:

Cairns Christmas Lights Switch On

Be on Cairns Esplanade for the official Christmas light up in Cairns on November 30. Christmas Lights Switch On is a memorable experience for holidaymakers, providing a taste of the full Cairns Christmas spirit with spectacular decorations, market stalls and roving street performers on the waterfront.

Bring the kids to meet Santa Claus, then join the annual Christmas Lantern Parade from Fogarty Park to Esplanade Plaza. It’s a magical evening for all ages that’s sure to put you in a good mood for the rest of the holiday season!

Carols by Candlelight

Just one week after Christmas Lights Switch On and Lantern Parade, don’t miss Carols by Candlelight in Fogarty Park. Held each December, Carols by Candlelight Cairns is the best way to take the Christmas merriment to the next level with a huge singalong in the park – free to attend for all.

Join local choirs and bands for this live carolling event, which will also feature an unmissable fireworks display at the end of the evening. Carols by Candlelight 2019 will take place on December 8.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Coming to Munro Martin Parklands, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is the brand new festive show from Box Jelly Theatre Co. Guaranteed to be both hilarious and heartwarming, this outdoor performance in the park is sure to be a treat if you’re looking to enjoy a festive night out with the kids.

Be in Munro Martin Parklands at 5pm to claim your spot in front of the stage, where The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will start at 7pm on December 14.

Celebrate Christmas in Cairns this December with our Trinity Beach Cairns holiday accommodation. Find more information today at Marlin Cove Trinity Beach.