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Get ready for the festive season with the NT Traveller Christmas checklist! Whether you're celebrating with family or exploring the Northern Territory, our comprehensive guide has you covered. 

Packed with essential info, expert tips, and exciting activity ideas, it's your go-to tool for a stress-free holiday. Happy holidays!

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Christmas Things to Do in the Territory 

If you're staying in the Territory for Christmas, you're in for a unique experience. Here's how you can immerse yourself in the festive spirit:


Darwin Christmas Pageant:

Embrace the festive cheer! The NT offers a unique Christmas experience like no other. 
Enjoy a very Darwin Christmas Pageant: Saturday 18th November - Darwin City Find out more.


Alice Springs Christmas Carnival:

Get ready to welcome the Christmas season with a warm & hearty embrace from the red centre.
The Alice Springs Christmas carnival:  Friday 8th November - Todd Mall, Todd Street in Alice Springs -  5pm - 9pm Find out more.


Carols by Candlelight:

Dive into the magical atmosphere of the holiday season by partaking in the beloved tradition of Carols by Candlelight.
Darwin will host Carols by Candlelight: 3rd December 2023 at the Gardens Amphitheatre - 4:30pm - 8:30pm Find out more.
Katherine will host Carols by Candlelight:  2nd December 2023 at the Lindsay Street Complex - Gates open at 5:30pm Find out more.


Lighting of the Christmas Tree:

Experience the captivating charm of lighting up the Christmas tree, embodying everything we cherish about the season. 
Darwin will host the Christmas Pageant & lighting of the Christmas Tree on 18th November 2023 - 5pm - 7:30pm Find out more.
Katherine will host the Christmas tree lighting in conjunction with a free outdoor movie on 11th November 2023 - 6:30pm Find out more.


Alice Springs Christmas Show:

The Alice Springs Christmas show ensures family fun with competitions, markets, and a visit from Santa. Exciting activities abound for kids and families to enjoy. Join in on the fun on the 18th November - 4pm to 8pm at Blatherskite Park for a delightful evening of entertainment! Find out more.


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