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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!

Christimas things to do in Darwin 

Getting ready for Christmas

NT Driving checklist


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: Sunday 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 evrything we cherish about the season. 
Darwin will host the Christmas Pageant and Lord Mayor lighting of the Christmas Tree on 18th November 2023 - 5pm - 7:30pm Find out more
Katherine will host the Christmas tree lighting in conjuction 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 fromSanta. 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



Getting Ready for Christmas

As you gear up for Christmas, here are our top tips to ensure you're well-prepared for NT festivities.

Movie Escape:

Beat the heat and consider a movie day, a perfect gift idea too.
AANT members get exclusive discounts at Events Cinemas. Buy vouchers online.

Early Food Shopping:

Avoid the holiday rush by starting your Christmas food shopping early.
AANT members get discounts at Woolworths. Buy Woolworths vouchers online

Online shopping tips:

If you're shopping for Christmas presents online, stick to trusted websites, watch out for fake sellers, and make secure payments.
Check out our article on our 5 tips for safer shopping online.

Family Adventures:

Keep your family entertained with adventures at Crocosaurus Cove, Alice Springs Desert Park, or Crab Claw Island. 
AANT members get exclusive discounts with club connect.

Perfect Gift Idea:

Give the gift of peace of mind on the road with an AANT roadside membership. 
Learn more about buying roadside for others.




If your driving, check out our driving checklist

Vehicle Safety:

Planning a swift getaway to Litchfield, Kakadu, or MacDonnell Ranges this Christmas break?
Make sure you regularly service your vehicle or consult an AANT Approved repairer.

Pre-Trip Check:

Before long trips, examine your vehicle's fluids, inspect under the bonnet, and check your tyre tread before heading out on long trips.
For more breakdown prevention tips, click here

Make sure the roads are open:

Before your journey, plan ahead by checking the NT Road Report  to ensure the roads are open and safe.
This valuable resource provides real-time information on road conditions and closures, helping you have a smooth and worry-free travel experience. 

Stay alert for wildlife on the road:

While traveling on the open road, it's crucial to remain vigilant and be aware of wildlife, especially during dawn and dusk when animals are most active.
Explore our article for valuable insights on how to deal with animals on the road. 

Drive to the conditions:

Driving in rainy conditions, at night, or during dusk can be challenging.
Learn how to adjust your driving for these situations in our article on driving to the conditions.

Membership Update:

Make sure your AANT membership is up-to-date to enjoy a range of benefits, including roadside assistance and travel discounts.
If you're not a member yet, consider joining today to access these valuable services and travel with peace of mind.

Get ready for a fantastic holiday season with the NT Traveller Checklist!