Claus family festivities
SANTA and Mrs Claus will be in town from the North Pole this weekend to find out who has been good little girls and boys.
While the elves are running around making sure all the toys are ready and the sleigh is sparkling, Santa will be at the Port Douglas Shopping Village with his helpers on Saturday and Sunday.
On both days at 11am and 2pm Santa’s helpers will be performing a free show, full of dance and songs and will have little giveaways while Santa does a jig in support.
However, Santa will not be singing, he will be saving his energy for after the show and in between shows ready to have a chat with all the boys and girls and have his picture taken for free.
There will also be face painting and balloon making while Santa sneaks away for his next appearance at the Wildlife Habitat to draw the winner of a huge fundraising raffle.
Christmas is a time of giving and the raffle is raising money for the Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre and what a great way to give, with a chance to win sunset and Daintree cruises.
Santa will be at the Habitat from 9am to 3pm on Saturday and children can get a free photo with Santa and his reptilian friends before the raffle is drawn by Santa’s merry hand at 3pm.
And with such a busy schedule, Mrs Claus will help out by visiting Mossman, riding in on horseback outside Mossman Secondhand on Saturday at 10am to hand out lots of presents.
There will be lots of yummy food to share including fairy bread, chocolate crackles and ice cream and Mrs Claus will be celebrating Christmas with a theme of peace, love and harmony for all.
To help spread the Christmas cheer in a peaceful and fun way is Raymond James who will be releasing his new CD, A Picture in the Forest, and buskers are welcome to join in with the festive fun.
Coming to town: Santa and Mrs Claus are heading to the region over the next week