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Christmas in Cayman 2018

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Christmas Time in Grand Cayman

Christmas is a magical time of year in the Cayman Islands. We may not get snow but you’ll find plenty of traditional and festive activities to keep the whole family entertained throughout the holidays and to top it all off, you can enjoy plenty of Christmas cheer without having to suffer the cold weather!


From craft markets to Christmas lights and carol singing to Santa sightings - read on to find out more about Christmas events in Cayman. For event details please see the Explore Cayman Event Calendar.
 

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

This is one of Cayman’s biggest and best events! Camana Bay is transformed into a sparkling wonderland with a majestic Christmas tree, inspiring musical performances by The Cayman National Choir, a Christmas craft market and a special visit from Santa Claus. Join in the countdown to the switching on of the lights of Camana Bay’s 40ft Christmas tree! This event does get quite busy and we recommend booking a table at one of the nearby restaurants (Brooklyn Pizza + Pasta, Mizu or The Waterfront) or bars (Karoo or The King's Head) for a great vantage point. A charming event suitable for the young and old. 17th November 2018.
 

Cayman 27’s Parade of Lights

A wonderful Cayman tradition in Camana Bay.  Thousands watch as beautifully lit up boats of every shape and size sail into the harbour in Camana Bay all competing for the prize of the most magical boat.  Wander around the Christmas market, enjoy live music and carols and watch the fantastic firework display that wraps up the night! 1st December 2018.

 

Christmas Fairs & Festivals

Get your Christmas shopping done and support local artisans.

The Festival at Grand Harbour – Locally made gifts, kids craft activities, live music, food and a visit from Santa! Saturday 1st December 2018.


Holiday Farmers & Artisans Farmers Market, Camana Bay - Every Wednesday throughout December, Camana Bay’s weekly market will be infused with Christmas cheer. Wedesdays 14th November-19th December.

 

Santa Sightings

Children in Cayman are lucky enough to have not just one weekly visit from Santa. On Thursdays (5pm-7pm) throughout December little ones can have their photos with Traditional Santa and on Saturdays (3pm-5pm) Santa goes Island-style with his tropical shirt and shorts.
 

Christmas Lights

Decorating private homes with thousands of twinkling lights and creating beautiful Christmas scenes is a source of immense pride in Cayman! Take an evening drive around the Island (it gets dark around 6pm) and you will see stunning nativity scenes, plus Santa, snowmen, reindeers and a whole lot more! Top homes to check out include the Crighton family home, 389 South Sound Road, across from Sunset House and the Bodden sisters’ home at 705 South Sound Road, across from Smith Cove. Some homes will even leave their gates open so you can wander around and marvel at the magical, seasonal displays.
 

National Trust Christmas Lights Bus Tour
Join the National Trust for their Christmas Bus Tour! The tour includes visits to modern and traditional homes decked out in Christmas decor for the holiday season, singing of Christmas carols and a true Cayman Christmas experience. Limited spaces. 21st December 2018.

 

Christmas Carols

There is nothing more festive then belting out Christmas carols and in Cayman there are two major events to help get you into the Christmas spirit!

 

- The Singing Christmas Tree is a spectacular event which highlights the story of Jesus’ birth depicted through a 25 foot Christmas tree encased with over 5,000 lights and 60 local and international performers. The 90 minute show is accompanied by a superb orchestra. 24th and 25th November 2018.

 

- The Elmslie Church hosts an annual Christmas Carol Concert. Sing along with the Cayman National Choir to all your Christmas favourites! The Male Voice Choir Christmas Cantata on Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 7pm. The National Choir will be performing on Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th December 2018 at 7pm.
 

Christmas Moonlight Movies

Every Tuesday throughout December enjoy a family friendly Christmas Movie on the big screen under the stars in Camana Bay! Treat yourself to a meal at one of Camana Bay’s restaurants or bring a rug and a picnic, cuddle up and enjoy the show! Click this link for more information and other events at Camana Bay.
 

Gingerbread House Workshop

Get creative at the Ritz-Carlton’s annual Gingerbread House Workshop. Led by their pastry chef, children and adults gather to build a classic gingerbread house complete with icing, gumdrops, and more edible decorations. Great festive fun for the whole family! 8th, 15th and 16th December 2018.

 

Jingle Bell Run

Burn off those Christmas calories, along with hundreds of other runners, at this annual 5k and 10k run. A delicious breakfast is served after the run and spot prizes awarded. Proceeds are donated to the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. CI$25. 9th December 2018.

 

Christmas Play

Join the Cayman Drama Society for their annual performance of A Playhouse Family Christmas. This entertaining one hour variety show will bring Christmas cheer to the entire family! Various dates in November and December.

 

Christmas Church Services

Being a predominantly Christian country, you’ll find no shortages of church services around Christmas. Check out this list of local churches in Cayman.
 

Christmas Day Lunch

If you love over indulging on Christmas Day then you will not be disappointed in Cayman! From sumptuous brunches, traditional turkey lunches, sushi and Australian fare, you will be spoiled for choice on Christmas Day. Most restaurants offer bottomless champagne or sparkling wine too! But book early as restaurants do fill up quickly!
 

New Year’s Eve

One of the biggest nights of the year in Cayman!  Those looking to ring in the new year will find a huge range of party options from beach parties and black tie events to live music and gourmet dinners. Alternatively get a bunch of friends together and decamp to Seven Mile Beach to watch the magnificent fireworks displays at midnight!


HAPPY CHRISTMAS FROM THE TEAM AT EXPLORE CAYMAN!

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