Oct 21st 2019 8:50am
What to Do This Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Port Douglas
Before the new decade arrives, see off 2019 with a memorable Port Douglas break for Christmas and New Year’s Eve!
Port Douglas is a laid-back destination to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year, where Christmas lights and markets, world-class dining and waterfront fireworks are just a few of the exciting things it has to offer each December.
With us at Sanctuary Stays, you can find your ideal stay in the heart of Port Douglas this December with our choice of Port Douglas holiday rentals, offering affordable studios and apartments, spacious holiday houses and luxury villas - all fully self-contained with a prime location near Four Mile Beach.
By booking your Port Douglas escape at the end of the year, here’s everything you can start to get excited for:
Four Mile Beach - synonymous with Port Douglas - is the best location to experience a white Christmas in Australia. This sweeping tropical beach offers white sand soft to the touch, sparkling ocean views and a lush rainforest lining, and is guaranteed to have you returning each day of your Port Douglas Christmas holiday.
Take full advantage of Port Douglas’ iconic beach with Sanctuary Stays Port Douglas Holidays, where our accommodation will place you within walking distance from the sand. Swim and paddle in the summer climate, have a picnic on the sand and take a long stroll to soak up Four Mile Beach and its laidback Christmas atmosphere.
Get your Christmas shopping done in Port Douglas - Macrossan Street in Port Douglas is the most sought-after shopping destination this side of Tropical North Queensland, where you’ll find everything you need to spoil yourself and your loved ones with a big choice of internationally known stores, retailers and brands.
Fashion, homewares, souvenirs, local goodies and more, Macrossan Street has it all, located in the heart of Port Douglas and only a 10-minute walk from the tip of Four Mile Beach. This December, make your Christmas shopping exciting by doing it in Port Douglas!
In addition to shopping, Macrossan Street boasts a huge selection of world-class restaurants where you can be sure to be tempted into an indulgent Christmas meal. Tourist favourites include 2 Fish Restaurant, Watergate, Zinc and The Little Larder, as well as an array of Macrossan Street cafes if you’re just searching for something light.
Alternatively, head to Wharf Street for a Christmas feast on the waterfront. Salsa Bar, Seabean Tapas and On the Inlet are fantastic options with stunning views of the marina. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself to local cafe cuisine, à la carte fine dining or a fancy cocktail this Christmas, Port Douglas won’t disappoint.
Christmas isn’t complete without festive community carolling and, just a 20-minute drive from our central Port Douglas apartments for rent, Mossman Showground is all set to deliver this year with its annual Douglas Shire Carols by Candlelight.
Expect an atmospheric crowd at the large Mossman Showgrounds where there will be local music artists on stage, kids rides and attractions, food vendors and market stalls, as well as special guest appearances from Santa and Mrs Claus. Gearing up to be its biggest event yet, make sure not to miss during your Port Douglas getaway on December 15.
If your eye is on a memorable New Year’s Eve this year, watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks and welcome 2020 in picturesque Port Douglas!
There are fireworks to see along Four Mile Beach but the main show takes place on the waterfront at Anzac Park and Rex Smeal Park. A stone's throw from Macrossan Street, make your way to either park for the best view of the fireworks, which kick off at 8.30pm. Hang around and soak up the atmosphere before the dazzling midnight display, which guarantees a New Year celebration to remember.
To continue the fun, return to Macrossan Street for an all-night party in one of its famous bars.
For an unforgettable Christmas and New Year in a breathtaking location, look no further than tropical Port Douglas. From basking in the summer sun on Four Mile Beach to ringing in the New Year on the oceanfront, Port Douglas offers a fantastic December atmosphere and a host of exciting things to do, which you can enjoy at your fingertips with our central Port Douglas holiday accommodation.
Choose Sanctuary Stays for your Port Douglas escape, where you can enjoy a budget-friendly break or a luxury holiday with our range of studios, apartments, houses and villas. Modern, spacious and fully self-contained, our options are ideal for whatever you have in mind, complete with resort-style amenities and a location near Four Mile Beach, Macrossan Street and more.
During your visit, don’t forget to allow some time to discover the best Port Douglas attractions, which, in addition to Christmas dining on Macrossan Street, Douglas Shire Carols by Candlelight and New Year’s Eve 2019 at Anzac Park, offer more exciting reasons to escape to Port Douglas this December.
One that shouldn’t be missed is Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, which has four tropical zones to explore with all your favourite Australian animals viewable up-close. Another is the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, just off the coast of Port Douglas, where you can take a spectacular tour to witness Low Isles, Snapper Island, Opal Reef and more.
Holiday season and New Year’s Eve are almost here, so make sure to book your Port Douglas holiday in advance. Choose from our self contained Port Douglas accommodation rentals today, then book directly with us Sanctuary Stays to get the best rates for your stay.
View our full range of Port Douglas apartments, studios, houses and villas now by just visiting Sanctuary Stays.
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