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Feelin' Festive?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year... The tinsel’s hung, Mariah’s on repeat, and we’re gearing up to eat, drink and be merry. Here's a bit of festive fun, all events free unless otherwise noted. Ho, ho, ho!


DARWIN

Carols in the Mall
If it’s festive cheer you’re after, sing along as you wrap up (or start!) your Christmas shopping. It’s time to deck the Mall!

WHEN FRI 2, 9 & 16 DEC | 5-6PM
AT SMITH ST MALL
INFO darwin.nt.gov.au

Santa’s Village
Immerse the little ones in the magic of Santa’s Village, where they can hand deliver their letters to Santa.

WHEN FRI 2-FRI 23 DEC
AT CNR SMITH ST MALL & RAINTREE PARK
INFO darwin.nt.gov.au

City of Darwin Carols by Candlelight
Round up your tiny humans, pack a picnic blanket and warm up your pipes for Carols by Candlelight. Featuring a spectacular fireworks finale, don’t miss this magical night of music under the stars.

WHEN SUN 9 DEC | 4.30PM
AT DARWIN AMPHITHEATRE 
COST FREE + $5 BF
INFO darwintickets.com.au

Christmas Movie at the Lagoon
Take a dip, pull up a floaty and enjoy a classic Christmas movie in the cool waters of the Wave Lagoon.

WHEN ELF, THU 15 DEC, 7PM
AT DARWIN WATERFRONT
COST $6-$25
INFO waterfront.nt.gov.au

Family Christmas Night
Make tracks to Berry Springs for a festive evening of family fun, with a lucky door prize, Christmas cookie decorating and a photo booth to capture precious family memories.

WHEN SAT 10 DEC | 5.30-9PM
AT BERRY SPRINGS RECREATION RESERVE
INFO facebook.com/berryspringsrecreationreserve

Carols at Leanyer Waterpark
Celebrate with this free family friendly community Christmas Carols. Kick off festivities with kids’ activities, food vans and a sausage sizzle, then enjoy belting out a few carols. ‘Tis the season, after all!

WHEN SAT 10 DEC| 5.30-9PM
AT LEANYER WATERPARK
INFO ntanglican.org.au

Christmas Movies at Stokes Hill Wharf
WHEN SUN 11 DEC, 7PM | THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS
SUN 18 DEC, 7PM | SANTA CLAUS 
AT STOKES HILL WHARF
INFO waterfront.nt.gov.au

 

Santa & Prawn Jet Ski Show
Watch as Santa and the Christmas prawns put on a fun Jet Ski show. Intrigued? So are we.

WHEN SUN 11 & 18 DEC | 6PM
AT STOKES HILL WHARF
INFO waterfront.nt.gov.au

Christmas Crafts at the Waterfront
Add extra glitter and sparkle with free kids Christmas Craft activities. With a different craft each morning to keep your little ones busy this silly season.

WHEN SAT 17 – THU 22 DEC | 9-11AM
AT DARWIN WATERFRONT
INFO waterfront.nt.gov.au

Christmas Craft Week
Get festive and crafty in Palmerston. Kicking off with a Christmas themed Storytime, enjoy a jam-packed week of activities including bauble and ornament crafting, sand and glitter craft, and a screening of Elliot the Reindeer.

WHEN MON 19 - FRI 23 DEC | FROM 10AM
AT PALMERSTON LIBRARY
INFO palmerston.nt.gov.au

Nightcliff Foreshore Carols by the Sea
Gather the kids and head to Nightcliff for a night of festive cheer by the seaside. Pack a picnic rug, light a candle and sing along to all the favourites performed by Arafura Wind Ensemble.

WHEN FRI 23 DEC | 6.30-8PM
AT NIGHTCLIFF FORESHORE
INFO darwin.nt.gov.au

Santa Live at the Surf Shack
Snap a selfie with Santa as he swaps his boots for boardies and flip flops!

WHEN EVERY THU & SAT IN DEC (EXC. CHRISTMAS EVE) | 5.30-8PM
AT DARWIN WATERFRONT
INFO waterfront.nt.gov.au


KATHERINE

Carols by Candlelight
Featuring a special visit from Santa, a bunch of local entertainment, singing, dancing, and plenty of delicious food, carols in K-Town are about as jolly as you can get.

WHEN SAT 3 DEC | 5.30-8.30PM
AT LINDSAY ST COMPLEX
INFO katherine.nt.gov.au


TENNANT CREEK

Tennant Creek Christmas Tree
For over 80 years, this free festive event has brought the community together to celebrate the season. There’s popcorn, fairy floss and fruit for the little ones, and a visit from Santa.

WHEN SAT 10 DEC | 5PM
AT TENNANT CREEK TOWN HALL
COST FREE, GOLD COIN DONATION 12+ 
INFO facebook.com/tennant-creek-childrens-christmas- tree


ALICE SPRINGS

Christmas Carnival & Night Markets
With live, local entertainment for the whole family, bop while you shop for authentic art, hand-made crafts, up-cycled treasures, books, and more, plus a huge range of tasty treats from market food vendors.

WHEN FRI 9 DEC, 5-9PM
AT TODD MALL
INFO alicesprings.nt.gov.au

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