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Christmas Celebrations

Updated: 29-Oct-2015

Don’t feel like slaving away in the kitchen for Christmas lunch or dinner? This year avoid the stress and leave Christmas to the professionals. A variety of hotels and restaurants from Cairns to Port Douglas will be hosting Christmas celebrations suitable for the whole family. Check out the following list for your preferred region.  Here is an example of the Christmas events.  Prices are subject to change.


Rydges Tradewinds
From its beautiful Esplanade location, the festive spirit is destined to delight Christmas revellers of all ages with a bountiful combination of great food and attentive service.  Lunch will be served in Trinity Room between 12 noon and 3pm and party goers will receive a complete Christmas Day experience that includes a sumptuous seafood and Christmas carvery buffet, salad selection, hot dishes, dessert and a three hour standard beverage package.  Adults are $120 (18+yrs), Teen (13 - 17yrs) are $79.00 and Children (10 - 12yrs) $59.00.  (9-4 yrs) $40.00, Under 3 yrs FREE. Please enquire for menu selections.

Rydges Esplanade
Enjoy a beautiful Christmas Day Buffet Lunch including a three hour beverage package overlooking the beautiful Cairns Esplanade.   Lunch will include seafood, Christmas carvery buffet, salad selections, deli selection and also dessert.   Adults are $120 (18+yrs), Teen (13 - 17yrs) are $79.00 and Children (10 - 12yrs) $59.00.  (9-4 yrs) $40.00, Under 3 yrs FREE. Please enquire for menu selections.

Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
Give Santa a Hug when he pays a visit with fantastic presents for all children up to 13 years old!  Featuring a kids activity room, face painting and live music.  A festive day for everyone.  Spend Christmas Day at the glamorous Reef Hotel Casino. Lunch will be held in the Urchins Reception Lounge from 12 noon - 2.30pm and includes appetizers, hot & cold dishes and desserts. Christmas lunch starts from $155 per adult, Reef Club Members Special for $150 per person, $65 for teenagers (14 - 17 years) and $55 for children (5 - 13 years).  Price includes a 2.5 hour beverage package of standard beer, wine & soft drink. Visit from Santa too! Please enquire for menu selections.

Fitzroy Island Resort
Enjoy Christmas lunch out on the Great Barrier Reef! Fitzroy Island Resort will be offering full buffet lunch and dinner with hot and cold selections, salad bar and dessert. Buffet lunch and dinner will be $98.90 per person. Ferry transfers are not included but you organise these via Sunlover or Fitzroy Island Resort for approxmiately $72 per person return.  Rates for 2014 above to give indication.  Please enquire for menu selections

Green Island Resort
To celebrate Christmas, the Green Island chefs have designed some delightful menus to tempt you! For more details please enquire. Prices are $190 per adult ($129 for inhouse adult), $88 per child (4 - 14yrs), ($57 for inhouse child), and include Buffet Christmas Day Lunch at Emeralds Restaurant, 2-hour beverage package, Return fast catamaran transfers with Great Adventures from Cairns, Choice of glass bottom boat tour OR snorkelling equipment. 

Pullman Cairns International
Celebrate this festive season in style with Pullman Cairns International.  Choose from 3 venues for Christmas Lunch.

1. Chistmas Lunch in Coco's Restaurant:  Enjoy a fantastic Christmas buffet lunch featuring wonderful seasonal favourites including succulent seafood, delectable salads, hot and cold selections and delicious, decadent desserts. Includes a 3 hour beverage package and live entertainment! 
PLUS! A gift from Santa for children 12 years and under.  $160 per adult, $145 per Senior with valid Senior card, $145 per adult Advantage Plus, $120 per teen (13 – 17 yrs) , $80 per child (4 – 12 years), 3 years and under – FREE, Rates give indication.

2. Christmas Day Lunch in the Grand Ballroom on the Ground Floor:  Extensive seafood buffet with a 3 hour Premium Beverage Package and live entertainment. PLUS! A gift from Santa for children 12 years and under.  $190 per adult, $175 per Senior with valid Senior card, $175 per adult Advantage Plus, $140 per teen (13 – 17 yrs) , $90 per child (4 – 12 years), 3 years and under – FREE, Rates give indication.

Christmas Day Dinner

Finish off your festive day by letting us do all the work! Enjoy our superb seafood buffet accompanied by a variety of hot and cold selections and delicious desserts. With live entertainment, 3-hour beverage package and great company, it will be a Christmas night to remember.  $140 per adult  $130 per pensioner with valid pension card, $130 Advantage Plus, $110 per teen (13 – 17 yrs), $72.50 per child (4 – 12 yrs),  3 years and under – FREE,    Bookings essential, subject to availability. Rates give indication.  Please enquire for menu selections.

Mercure Cairns Harbourside
Experience Christmas at the Mercure Cairns Harbourside.  A delicious seafood buffet menu which also includes a three hour beverage package of Australian beers, a selection of wines, soft drinks and juice. Lunch starts at 11:30am- 2:30pm.  Adults $125 per person,  Accor Advantage Plus Members $115 per person, Teenagers $90 per person (13 - 17 yrs), Children $85 (4-12 yrs).  Please enquire for Menu. 

Shangri-la Marina Cairns
Celebrate Christmas in style at the Shangri-la Marina Cairns.  Tempt your tastebuds on a sumptious menu, sure to please even the most discerning of diners.  Kids can be entertained with an Ice Cream bar, face painting and a visit from Santa with gifts for the young children.  Adults are $149, Teens (12-17yrs) - $89 p/p, Kids (5-11yrs) - 59 p/p, Children under 4yrs are complimentary.  Please enquire for menu. 

Port Douglas

Thala Beach Lodge
Enjoy Christmas lunch at the stunning Thala Beach Lodge. This lodge located near Port Douglas, overlooking the coral sea. The luncheon will feature an array of seafood, hot & cold dishes and desserts. Prices are $160 per adult and $80 per child (under 12yrs), including a glass of Australian bubbly or soft drink on arrival. Please note bookings must be made before 23-Dec-2014.  Rates give indication. Please enquire for menu.

QT Port Douglas
Enjoy a sumptuous Santa-sized feast at QT Port Douglas' Bazaar Interactive Marketplace this Christmas. Traditional Christmas classics will be served with Bazaar's trademark 21st Century twist, promising to delight and inspire even the naughtiest and nicest of taste buds.  Bookings can be made on this website

Sheraton Mirage
Christmas Eve Special Buffet Dinner (24th December) from 6.00pm, $89.00 per adult, $44.50 for children aged from 4 - 12.  Under 3 years old eat free.
Christmas Day - enjoy buffet delights at Lagoons for Christmas Lunch and Dinner, crammed with all your Christmas favourites! Lunch runs 12:00 - 3:30pm, prices starting from $199 per adult, $99.50 per child. Under 3 years old eat free. Menu Available.  Dinner runs from 6:30pm to 10:30pm, complete with a fireworks display on Four Mile Beach in front of the Resort. Prices from $199 per adult, $99.50 per child. Children under 3 years old eat free. Menu Available .  Rates above to give indication.

For more info contact our office at Bookings are essential and should be organised before 23-December-2014.

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