As Christmas approaches and our social calendars fill up, navigating the Island’s festive party scene can be particularly hard work when you have children in tow! Keep everybody happy and in good cheer this year with Cayman Parent’s family-friendly Christmas calendar.
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. 16th November 2019.
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. 23rd and 24th November 2019.
Cayman 27’s Parade of Lights is 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! 30th November 2019.
Burn off those Christmas calories, along with hundreds of other runners, at this annual 5k and 10k Jingle Bell run. A delicious breakfast is served after the run and spot prizes awarded. Proceeds are donated to the Cayman Islands Crisis Centre. CI$25. 1st December 2019.
Kirk Freeport invites families to join them for a very special evening of festive fun. Enjoy child-friendly activities, food and drink, a photo both and an epic fireworks finale! 2019 date TBC.
Join (or watch!) as a parade of Santas, big and small, make their jolly way around Camana Bay for the 2018 Santa Run on Sunday, December 16th! This family-friendly run starts at 6.30am on the Crescent. Costumes and festive accessories encouraged! 2019 date TBC.
Get those creative juices flowing with Art Nest’s special ‘Frozen’ themed Family Paint Day! Children and adults alike will love painting Olaf, everybody’s favourite snowman. Book online at www.artnestcayman.com/new-events or call 949-0107. 2019 date TBC.
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!
Enjoy a true ‘Christmas in Cayman’ experience with the annual National Trust Christmas Bus Tour. Attendees will be taken on a tour of the Island’s most festively decorated homes – singing Christmas carols along the way. Bus capacity is limited so to ensure a space RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Friday 20th December 2019.
Children can decorate their very own gingerbread man, dine on a selection of tea sandwiches and indulge in a delicious tower of sweets, before meeting Santa and his friends at the Ritz-Carlton’s Gingerbread Man Afternoon Tea! 2019 date TBC.
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! Keep an eye on the calendar as more New Year’s Eve events are added.
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