Weekend Event Guide / 17-19 December 2021

Christmas and holiday festivities kick in with Douglas Christmas Street Party in Mossman from 6pm tonight, featuring live entertainment, delicious food stalls and market stalls, as well as a visit from the jolly bloke in red.

Tomorrow morning, take the family along to enjoy the annual Bodies in Motion Christmas Show at the Port Village Shopping Centre.

As the sun sets over the Coral Sea, keep the Christmas dream alive down at Rex Smeal Park tomorrow night with Douglas Shire’s Carols by Candlelight.

Live music venues across the Shire are aglow with diverse local talent all weekend-enjoy the lead up to Christmas, and remember to be kind and caring to one another.

Bodies in Motion will be hosting thier annual Christmas Show at the Port Village Shopping Centre on Saturday. Image Credit/ Facebook


What is the weather doing?

A ridge extends along the east coast. The ridge will strengthen a little over the weekend as a high moves into the Tasman Sea. winds today are southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, tomorrow southeasterly 15 to 20 knots and easing back to 10-15 knots SE on Sunday.

Friday 17 December 2021


DOUGLAS STREET PARTY / Mossman Front St from 6-10pm. Food stalls, market stalls and live entertainment

MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music and Jag the Joker with tickets from 5.30pm. Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local community clubs. Enjoy Happy Hour and a transfer bus home.

EXCHANGE HOTEL MOSSMAN / Live Music 6pm & Meals on Wheels Raffles 5pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria from 6pm

BARRIER REEF TAVERN / Members Draw from 6.30pm

PADDYS / 5pm Raffles and Live Music by Seachange from 8-11pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live Music with Lady Valiant from 7.30pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live Music from 7.30pm-11.30pm

THE TIN SHED / Raffles from 5.30-6.30pm

LADY DOUGLAS FRIDAY MUSIC CRUISE / Music Cruise package with the Yacht Club every Friday. Enjoy a delicious Seafood Platter for two and a bottle of wine at the Yacht Club then dance the night away to Live Music onboard the Lady D. BOOK NOW on 0408 986 127

LIONS DEN / Live music by Shannon Hunter and co.

SHERATON GRAND MIRAGE / Nick Veasey Live from 5-6.30pm. Described as ‘The man with x-ray vision”, Nick Veasey will make his virtual debut live from the North of England and appear on screen at Sheraton Grand Mirage. For $59, you will enjoy flowing drinks and canapés as you learn about Nick Veasey’s process, watch a live x-ray masterpiece, and enjoy the fine art of Lyons Gallery. 


PORT DOUGLAS YACHT CLUB / Sunset Tunes & Seafood Session

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $10 Pizza Specials


DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

ACTIVE8 FITNESS / Free Seniors Movement and Parkour at Mossman Gymnastics Club & Kindergym 10.30am


MOSSMAN COMMUNITY CENTRE PLAYGROUP / Each Friday for kids aged 0-5 year from 9.30-11.30am

Saturday 18 December 2021


CANE TOAD RACING / Chilly’s Pizza & Trattoria from 6pm

PADDYS / Live music by The Walker Brothers from 8-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music by Seachange from 7.30pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live Music by Cam Kettle 7.30-11pm

TURTLE COVE BEACH RESORT / Wolf FULL MOON Party DJ’s, West African food truck, aerial acrobatics, fire shows, juggling and more!


MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm

ST CRISPINS / 8.30am-1pm




DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman

MOSSMAN & DISTRICT RIFLE CLUB / Target Rifle Shooting Afternoon

FOUR MILE BEACH SOCIAL SWIM / A weekly social Ocean Swim around the buoys in front of the patrol hut, which makes about a 500m course. Meet in front of the patrol hut on Four Mile Beach at 9am. Please note this is a social swim without any organised water safety and you swim at your own risk. For safety reasons we swim in front of the patrol hut during lifeguard hours.

CAIRNS TAIPANS BASKETBALL / Taipans return to the Snake Pit taking on the Adelaide 36ers from 7pm


Sunday 19 December 2021


BODIES IN MOTION CHRISTMAS SHOW / Port Village Shopping Centre from 10.30am. A special children’s show with singing and dancing, perhaps a visit from Santa and treats too!

OAKS RESORT PORT DOUGLAS / Locals Sunday Session by the Pool 12-5pm : House DJ, live music, food and drink specials

CROSSROADS CAFE / Sunday Sesh 11am-4pm, live piano with Nikolaos, draught beer, wine, coffee, cake, cheese platters and lunch served.

PLANTATION RESORT / Sunday Session by the Pool with live tunes from 4pm

BARBADOS / Sunday Seafood Session from 3-5pm with live music from 4-6pm

THE TIN SHED / Live music from 1.30-4.30pm and Members Draw from 4-5pm

PADDYS / Julian James live 5-8pm

COURTHOUSE HOTEL / Live music by Shannon Hunter from 7.30-11pm

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $1 Oysters & Live Music from 1-4pm


PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm


PALMER SEA REEF GOLF CLUB / Sunday Roast from 11.30am-2.30pm

MOUNT MOLLOY HOTEL / Sunday Roast Lamb Lunch 12-2pm

CAPE TRIB BEACH HOUSE / Sunday Roast 6-8pm


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