February 3, 2023

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Weekend Event Guide | Friday 16 December-Sunday 18 December 2022

Your definitive guide to festive events in and around the Douglas Shire this weekend!

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Friday 16 December 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

DOUGLAS STREET CHRISTMAS PARTY / 6-10pm Front St, Mossman. Food Stalls | Market Stalls | Entertainment
A celebration of the season and a fun family friendly event with a little something for everyone. You can grab a last minute present, enjoy a bite, and share in the community spirit of the Douglas Shire.

MT MOLLOY NATIONAL HOTEL / Live music and Jag the Joker. Tickets with your drink purchase from 5.30pm. Meat tray raffle at 7pm raising funds for the local community clubs. Enjoy Happy Hour and a transfer bus home (book early!)

PADDYS / Live music from 8pm

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Jag the Joker and live music from 7.30pm

PLANTATION RESORT / Tiki Bar-Lady Valiant live

CANCER FUNDRAISER FOR LOCAL GEM, GEMMA / Local-born Gemma has been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer at the tender age of 17. At her young age, she has shown enormous ambition and has worked her way up to underwater photographer and right before her diagnosis, juggled three jobs, always with a smile on her face. Gemma and her beautiful mum Shannon have had to stop working in order to manage the regular chemotherapy sessions, medications and their side effects. To help with the much-needed support for Gemma and Shannon, an auction has been organised to raise money to help with Gemma’s treatment and medical expenses and living expenses, supporting their mental well-being whilst dealing with a difficult time. An enormous thank you to Hemingway’s Brewery, Quicksilver, Lady Douglas, Wicked Willie’s, Salsa Bar & Grill, With Sugar, Shaolin and Daintree Magic for their support and donations. There will also be raffle door prizes. All are welcome to come to the auction and show their support for Gemma. Further details.

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis from 5.30pm

PARAMOUR CABARET / Dixie St, Port Douglas. The Paramour Cabaret is now on tour in Queensland with an all new, super sexy cabaret revue and we’re kicking it up a notch. Armed with a rag tag group of performers this hilariously offensive cabaret is a night you won’t soon forget. Tickets and further details.


WINE & DINE

HUGHIES BAR / Mossman open from 4pm, Fridays only.


HEALTH, SPORT & WELLNESS

DAINTREE YOGA / 10am Buffs Hall, Mossman

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

COMPLETE WELLNESS YOGA / Mossman Gym from 9am


FAMILY, ART & COMMUNITY

PHOTO WITH SANTA / Clink Theatre 5-7pm. Have your photo taken with Santa at the Clink Theatre. Gold coin donation and take your own pictures. Event by LJ Hooker Port Douglas and Clink Theatre.

PORT DOUGLAS CWA HALL / Cake Stall every Friday from 1-4 pm. Lots of jams, marmalades, relishes and chutneys. Assorted cakes and lots of Christmas cakes some you should not drive after eating some that will keep you under the radar. All food items range from $4-$10. Leading into Christmas there are handmade items, Christmas Stockings, Christmas Pillow Cases, Cloth Bags, special Christmas Bow Ties for your fur baby.

MOSSMAN COMMUNITY CENTRE / “SheShed” from 9am-1pm (also Tuesday and Wednesdays)

MOSSMAN COMMUNITY CENTRE / “Playgroup” each Friday for kids 0-5yrs from 9.30-11.30am

BOOMERANG BAGS COMMUNITY SEWING GROUP / Mossman Community Centre 9.30-11.30am


Saturday 17 December 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT / Rex Smeal Park from 6pm.

OPEN SOURCE / Dragonfly Cafe, Cape Tribulation. art, live music, workshops, dance and plenty more fabulous local creativity and entertainment. Open Source” is a free pilot event that runs with a shared intention to unify new relationships between local talent, Original Owners, the wider community and across cultures in the Daintree Shire. We also seek to collaborate with council and residents to activate dormant areas of the community spaces. Further details.

THE YACHTY / Stu Harcourt live from 6pm

PLANTATION RESORT / Tiki Bar-D’NA live

COURT HOUSE HOTEL / Live music from 7.30-11pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

PADDYS / Live music from 8pm

CANE TOAD RACING / Chillis 5.30pm


MARKETS

MOSSMAN / 7am-1pm


SPORT, CULTURE & COMMUNITY

DAB END OF YEAR EXHIBITION / Showcasing DABsters’ creations from 2022. Visit DAB to see beautiful wall art, sculptures, jewellery, mosaics, glass work and loads more. Many items are available to purchase – and DAB sells cards too!
Exhibition runs to 17 December. DAB Gallery is open 10 am – 2 pm Monday to Saturday at 11 Mill Street, Mossman.

YOGA WITH LUCY / 7am Buffs Hall Mossman

DAINTREE YOGA WITH SCHELL / 9am Buffs Hall Mossman


Sunday 18 December 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

COURTHOUSE HOTEL SUNDAY SESSION / Live music by Yahdoh from 12-3pm and from 7.30pm

CENTRAL HOTEL / Live music from 7.30pm

PLANTATION RESORT / Tiki Bar-Stu Harcourt live

ELLIS BEACH BAR & GRILL / $1 Oysters and live music from 1-4pm


SPORT, HEALTH & WELLNESS

MEDITATION WITH MANTRAS / Deep Yoga Studio 9-10am. Sharpen the mind to integrate focus and concentration. We will raise our vibration in our physical body through the chantings. Experience the power of Meditating with Mantras; we create a ball of energy together while we are chanting in the same space and at the same time, feeling the journey of the sound waves inside you. Through the vibrations the circle in it self gets higher and higher by breathing consciously, getting in to a powerful trance moving our energy from the inside out. Further information.


MARKETS

PORT DOUGLAS / 8am-1.30pm

YUNGABURRA CHRISTMAS MARKET / All the goodies and food stuffs and coffee and woodwork and clothes and homewares and craft and plants and art and breakfast and salami and hammocks and mats and blacksmith items and and and and and MORE! 260 stalls of goodness gracious me, EVERYTHING! Plus live music!


What is the weather doing?

A weak pressure gradient persists across North Queensland waters. An inland trough will approach the tropical east coast over the next few days, moving across central Queensland waters during Thursday. A ridge will extend over the North Queensland water later Friday and strengthen along the east coast over the weekend.


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