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Port Douglas Christmas Trading Hours

By November 22, 2023December 8th, 2023attractions, Christmas, Dining, events

Port Douglas Christmas Trading Hours

Port Douglas Christmas Trading Hours: A few selected locations offer a Christmas lunch, but get in quick as these fill fast! Others will have reduced trading on Public Holidays and in general. Here’s what we have to date:

What Are You Looking For?


28th November – Raintrees Christmas Night Markets Mossman: https://douglas.qld.gov.au/event/raintrees-christmas-night-markets/

3rd December – Christmas Carols under the Raintrees: https://douglas.qld.gov.au/event/christmas-carols-under-the-raintrees/

15th December – Douglas Christmas Street Party: https://douglas.qld.gov.au/event/douglas-christmas-street-party/

16th December – Carols by Candlelight: https://douglas.qld.gov.au/event/carols-by-candlelight-2/

17th December – Port Douglas Markets Christmas Spectacular: https://douglas.qld.gov.au/event/port-douglas-markets-christmas-spectacular/

25th December – The Beach Shack Port Douglas Christmas Lunch. Book a table at: https://beachshackportdouglas.com.au/?page_id=6532

28th December – Tropical Christmas Party At Hemingways Port Douglas: https://www.hemingwaysbrewery.com/whats-on/all-events/tropical-christmas-party

31st December – New Year’s Eve Fireworks display: Details TBC however past years have a display at 8pm and again at midnight Rex Smeal Park


many shops will have reduced trading hours but some will be open later on the nights leading up to the Christmas Day.
The Douglas Chamber of Commerce is running a shop local campaign with some vouchers to be won.

Tours and attractions

Varying trading hours, but keep an eye out for some amazing local specials available due to the lower tourist numbers. Now is the time to give the gift of experience! Some info as follows:

The Chocolate Farm will remain open – Wed-Sat For Dec & Jan (Not open on Public Hols)

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas open every day except Christmas Day from 8am to 4pm

Wavelength locals offer: https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/184180861411929/?ref=share_attachment


ZanDers Beach Cafe
Closed on Public Holidays. Other days 7 am to 2 pm

Cafe Fresq is closed 24th, 25th & 26th and open 7-2 every other day!

Paddy’s Irish Pub is open every day! Christmas Day will be the only different trading day, open 11.30 am until 3 pm with the QLD liquor licensing rules applied (can only purchase alcohol if ordering a meal) for bookings email: hello@paddysirishpub.com.au

Mumma Dee’s Kitchen is open at the Port Douglas market every Sunday from 8.00 am till 1.30 pm. And at the Mossman Xmas street party on Friday 15th from 5.00

Sheraton Port Douglas – Christmas Eve Dinner BuffetChristmas Day Lunch BuffetChristmas Day Dinner Buffet, open Boxing Day – bookings required via the link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/christmas-eve-dinner-buffet-at-feast-restaurant-24-december-2023-tickets-743914808217?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Pullman Sea Temple Port Douglas – Christmas Day LunchChristmas Day Dinner – bookings required via the link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/christmas-day-lunch-2023-tickets-720201741797?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Jungle Fowl Open Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day & Boxing Day https://www.junglefowl.com.au/

Zinc Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Watergate Open Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day & open Boxing Day

Epicurean Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Niramaya Restaurant is Open for Breakfast and lunch (normal menu) on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & Boxing Day – bookings required: https://www.niramaya.com.au/dine

Court House Hotel Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day, open Boxing Day

Central Hotel Open Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day, open Boxing Day

Bam Pow Open on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day, and closed on Boxing Day

N17 Burger Co Open on Christmas Eve, closes Christmas Day, opens on Boxing Day

The Mexican Closed on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day, closed on Boxing Day

Nautilus Port Douglas – special menu for New Year’s Eve

Ramada Resort Open Christmas Eve, open Christmas Day (Lunch & Dinner special menu – bookings are essential), open Boxing Day: https://ramadaportdouglas.com.au/drink-dine

The Tin Shed is Open Christmas Eve, Christmas Day (Fully Booked), open Boxing Day

Oaks Resort – Oaks & Vine Restaurant Open Christmas Eve, open Christmas Day (Hot & Cold Buffet Lunch $169 – call to book), open Boxing Day


Little Red Kitchen Open Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day and closed on Boxing Day

Salsa Bar & Grill Open Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day and closed on Boxing Day

Port Douglas Yacht Club is Open for bookings on Christmas Day: https://www.portdouglasyachtclub.com.au/

St Crispin’s Café – closed on Christmas Day

The Little Larder – closed on Christmas Day

Dukes Donuts – Open Christmas Eve 8 am  – 12 pm, and at the Port Douglas Markets from 8 am  – 12 pm

General Trading

most grocery, medical and banking facilities will trade as usual however please keep an eye on their respective websites for updated hours of business. The following traders have advised as per below:

PORT Seafood is open Mon-Fri 10 am-530pm, Sat 23/12 10 am-3 pm, Christmas Eve 24/12 9 am-3 pm. Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Mossman Port Douglas Counselling Services is open all dates and over the 7-day week – bookings are strictly by appointment only

Remember to check back for more updated opening hours in the future.

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