Get Ready for Christmas with These Festive Events and Activities in the Cayman Islands
by Chantel DaCosta Nov 20, 2023
The holidays are fast approaching, and we are ready to don our red and green and string our twinkling lights and tinsel. Yello is here to help guide you this holiday season on what fun activities to enjoy with the whole family, the best holiday markets to snag that perfect ‘Made in the Cayman Islands’ gift and simply bring the holiday cheer.
We will update this list as the season progresses so bookmark Find Yello Cayman Islands and return to find exactly what you need this Christmas.
Tree Lighting and Holiday Market, Camana Bay – Saturday 18 November
Camana Bay kicks off the holiday season with their free tree lighting event in mid-November. The tree will be lit at 7pm. Come out with the entire family and enjoy a night market with artisans selling unique gift items your loved ones will cherish.
Girlguiding Cayman Islands Christmas Arts and Crafts Bazaar – Saturday 25 November
Choose from 30 local vendors that will be showcasing their arts, crafts, and handmade jewellery. You are bound to find that special one-of-a-kind item for your holiday shopping. Admission is free.
All proceeds go to Girlguiding Cayman Islands. The holiday bazaar will be held at St. Ignatius Catholic School Hall and Courtyard, Walkers Road from 10am to 2pm.
Jasmine Life Up A Life, Waterfront Terrace, Forum Lane – Tuesday 28 November 2023
Light up a life on the Jasmine Christmas tree and place a loved one’s name engraved on an ornament to celebrate their memory. The event starts at 5.30pm and the contribution is CI$10.
Visual Arts Society Holiday Craft Market, The Paseo – Saturday 2 December 2023
Attend this festive market and support local artisans who handmake selections of locally crafted items, including Christmas decorations, gifts, jewellery, wood crafts, and fine art photography and prints. The market opens at 10am.
Free Family Photos with Santa, Camana Bay – Saturday 9 December
Santa will be at Camana Bay this December and your little ones can have their photos taken with Santa for free. Meet Santa on the 9 December 2023 at 9am-11am.
Ninth Annual Santa Run, the Cresent, Camana Bay – Saturday 9 December
The ninth annual Santa Run is back and will once again benefit Cayman Food Bank through the Camana Bay Christmas Give. Participants in the fun run (which kicks off from the Crescent in Camana Bay) will receive a T-shirt while supplies last. The cost of registration is CI$30 for adults, $20 for children ages five-12 and $12 for children under five. To register, visit the Camana Bay Visitor Centre. The fun run starts at 6am.
Wanderlust Brunch, Anchor and Den – Sunday 10 December
Enjoy the holiday edition of Anchor & Den’s Wanderlust Brunch. Embark on a culinary adventure to all corners of the globe with inspired gastronomic offerings.
This amazing brunch experience includes bottomless bubbles, of course! It takes place from noon to 3pm and champagne brunch is CI $110. Email [email protected] to book your table.
Gingerbread House Workshop, The Ritz-Carlton – Sunday 10 December
It is time to show your creativity and whimsy at the Gingerbread House Workshop hosted by the Ritz-Carlton. There will be multiple sessions starting on Sunday 10 December from 11.30am to 2.30pm.
Other dates are 16, 17 and 18 December 2023.
Up to four guests can work on a gingerbread house and it costs CI $120 per house. Call the Ritz-Carlton at 345 815 6912 for additional details.
Christmas at the Castle, Pedro St James, Savannah – Sunday 10 December 2023
Pedro St James will host its annual holiday event ‘Christmas at the Castle’ on Sunday 10 December 2023 at 6pm.
The family-friendly event is free to the public.
This year’s ‘celebration under the stars’ will feature tree lighting, a visit from Santa plus carolling. Delicious food and drink will be on sale.
Plus, you can do some early Christmas shopping and buy locally made, unique Caymanian gifts for your loved ones at the Christmas market.
A part of the proceeds will be donated to Meals on Wheels.
For additional details, please contact Pedro St James at 345-947-3329 or email, [email protected].
The Brasserie’s Christmas Farmer’s Market and Happy Hour, Cricket Square – Friday 15 December 2023
Explore the Brasserie’s Christmas Farmer’s Market offering unique homemade gifts for your friends and family at the Caboose Happy Hour. Shop world-class wine gift baskets, cocktail gift boxes, freshly baked Christmas goods and more while enjoying delicious food and craft cocktails, wine and beer.
You can view the list of items on sale on the Brasserie website.
Christmas Moonlight and Movies, Camana Bay – Tuesday 19 December 2023
Enjoy a free showing of Arthur Christmas (2011). Bring the entire family and watch this festive movie at Camana Bay. Make it a fun evening for the little ones and invite along their friends.
The 2011 animated Christmas comedy is set on Christmas Eve, and centres on Arthur Claus, the clumsy but well-meaning son of Santa Claus, who discovers that his father’s high-tech ship has failed to deliver one girl’s present. Accompanied only by his free-spirited and reckless grandfather, an enthusiastic young Christmas elf obsessed with wrapping gifts for children, and a team of reindeer, he embarks on a mission to deliver the girl’s present personally.
The show starts at 6.30pm.
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