Tinsel in a tangle? We can help!

‘Tis the season to be jolly and The Backyard is the perfect place to celebrate the Santa season in signature Shangri-La style. 


Cracker of a celebration

While we always strive to exceed guest expectations, we go above and beyond at this time of the year because The Backyard crew loves a cool Yule.

We can accommodate 15 to 200 people, serve food that celebrates Far North flavours, guarantee the drinks are always icy, and take care of the details so everyone at the party can par-tay.

Celebrate Christmas Day 2021 in Cairns at Shangri-La The Marina, Cairns
The Backyards by Shangri-La's Green Season marquee


Don’t worry about weather

With so many inside and outdoor spaces – and our shady Green Season marquee guaranteeing you can stay in the garden should showers arrive – we can cater to just about anything.

The Far North is blessed with steamy days and balmy nights, and The Backyard’s marina-side gardens are perfect place to gather in tropical Cairns.


Suitable for any size

Marina Garden is perfect for the small and sociable, The Patio suits those looking to sprawl, the Upper Lawn is green and gorgeous, or combine all three and have The Backyard’s garden all to yourself. 

Talk to Kenji – The Backyard’s Christmas party planner – to start plotting your perfect Christmas party. 


Christmas dinner in The Backyard Cairns


Chrissy Day in The Backyard

The Backyard will be open for breakfast and dinner on December 25


Breakfast – 6am to 10.30am || Dinner – from 5pm

Bookings not needed for breakfast, dinner reservations available.