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Townsville Bulletin - - Lettersextra -

THIS week­end, all venues will trade as usual. But when Mon­day rolls around, if you feel like hit­ting the town or en­joy­ing a meal out on Christ­mas Day you may have to wait un­til mid­night.

There are a cou­ple of venues open in the twin cities on Christ­mas Day and Box­ing Day, so here is a run­down on what you can ex­pect to do dur­ing the fes­tive break.

>> Alla Capri Stage Door Ris­torante Ital­iano on Mag­netic Is­land is hav­ing a Christ­mas buf­fet lun­cheon with cham­pagne on ar­rival and en­ter­tain­ment by Phil Stevens and Ber­nadette Smith. Book­ings on 4778 5448.

>> Townsville RSL is one of the few venues open for Christ­mas Day lunch how­ever ta­bles have al­ready sold out. The venue will also be open on Box­ing Day and will con­tinue nor­mal trade there­after.

>> Tom’s Tav­ern is an­other venue that will be open on Christ­mas Day but ta­ble book­ings have also sold out. The venue will how­ever be open again on Box­ing Day, trad­ing from 1am to mid­night.

>> The Bank Night­club will be open un­til 3am on Christ­mas Eve be­fore clos­ing its doors for Christ­mas Day. The venue will re­open at 8pm on Box­ing Day.

>> The Cow­boys Leagues Club will re­main open on Christ­mas Eve un­til 12.30am and then close for Christ­mas. The club will re­open at 9am on Box­ing Day.

>> Flynn’s Ir­ish Bar will be closed for Christ­mas Day and Box­ing Day and will re­turn to usual trade on De­cem­ber 27.

>> The Mad Cow Tav­ern will trade un­til mid­night on De­cem­ber 24, be­fore re­sum­ing trade as usual at mid­night on Christ­mas night.

>> The Seav­iew Ho­tel will be op­er­ate un­til mid­night on Christ­mas Eve, re­main closed for Christ­mas Day and will re­open on Box­ing Day at noon. The venue will then con­tinue nor­mal trade.

>> Molly Malone’s and the Fuse Bar will be closed for Christ­mas and Box­ing Day be­fore re­open­ing to the pub­lic on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 27.

>> The Her­mit Park Ho­tel will be closed on Christ­mas Day but the pub­lic bar will re­open on Box­ing Day with the venue re­turn­ing to full trade on De­cem­ber 27.

>> The new­est bar and grill on Flin­ders St, Mon­soon’s, will be closed on Christ­mas Day and will re­sume trade on Box­ing Day.

>> Ross Is­land Ho­tel is closed on Christ­mas Day but will re­open on Box­ing Day from 11am.

>> Casey’s Deli will close for two days on Christ­mas Day and Box­ing Day and will come back to life on Wed­nes­day.

>> Staff at the Great North­ern Ho­tel will en­joy a three-day break over the fes­tive sea­son, clos­ing from De­cem­ber 24-26. The pub will re­open on De­cem­ber 27 trad­ing as usual.

>> The Metropole will close for only one day over the Christ­mas sea­son, on Christ­mas Day, re­open­ing at mid­day on Box­ing Day.

>> Christ­mas Eve and Box­ing Day will be open at the Plaza but the venue will be closed on Christ­mas Day.

>> The Ex­change is open un­til mid­night on Christ­mas Eve and will re­open on Box­ing Day at 8am.

>> The Sun Ho­tel will only be closed on Christ­mas Day be­fore re­turn­ing to usual trade from 8am on Box­ing Day.

>> Jupiters Casino will be open through­out the fes­tive sea­son with ex­tended trad­ing hours on week­ends but will be closed Christ­mas Day from 3am be­fore re­open­ing at mid­night. Jupiters will con­tinue the ex­tended week­end trad­ing to the New Year.

>> Bully’s Night­club will be trad­ing all through the fes­tive sea­son. The pop­u­lar night spot will re­main open un­til 3am on Christ­mas Eve and will re­open at mid­night on Christ­mas night. The venue will then con­tinue trade as usual from Box­ing Day.

>> The Brew­ery will close its doors for Christ­mas Day and Box­ing Day and will re­sume nor­mal trade on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 27.

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