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Upcoming Events: December in Grand Cayman

by Maia Muttoo Nov 18, 2019

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Are you looking for December events to enjoy in Grand Cayman?

Here’s what you can look forward to next month.

29 November to 7 December: Gimistory

Image via Cayman National Cultural Foundation.

The Cayman National Cultural Foundation hosts their free annual storytelling event, Gimistory, in outdoor community spaces across the island. The week-long festival is meant to replicate the old days of gathering around the yard to listen to oral stories passed from generation to generation.

Storytellers from around the world mount shows in every district. Featured in the lineup are Amina Blackwood-Meeks, Matt Brown, Quincy Brown, David Bereaux & Friends, Virginia “Auntie V” Foster and the Story Crafters, amongst others.

29 November: Cayman Brac; The Agricultural Grounds

2 December: North Side; Jerald Smith Park

3 December: Bodden Town; Coe-Wood Beach

4 December: East End; East End Beach

5 December: Little Cayman; Little Cayman Beach Resort

6 December: West Bay; Jefferson Beach

7 December: George Town; Smith’s Barcadere

All shows start at 7pm; no tickets required.

30 November and 1 December: The Singing Christmas Tree

Image: Courtney Platt via Cayman Compass.

At the Singing Christmas Tree, local and international performers sing from inside the structure of a festive faux-Christmas tree. The evening of entertainment takes place at the Lion’s Centre.

This year’s lineup includes:

-Violinist, Christer Tepper.

-Singer, Rev. Ferdinand Nicholls.

-Saxophonist and Singer, Varetta Heidelberg.

-Pianist and Singer, Dennis Wilson.

-Singer, Paul Hinds.

-Pianist, Siegfried Tepper.

7 December: Parade of Lights

Image: Cayman Compass.

Boat-owners decorate their decks for Parade of Lights, the annual nautical light show. Watch from on shore at Camana Bay’s Crescent as competitive vessels show off their twinkling lights and décor.

The beloved event will be complete with live music, a visit from Santa, photobooths and friendly costumed characters.  

Free event; no tickets required.

8 December: Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon

Image: EcayOnline.

The Cayman Islands Marathon returns on Sunday 8 December. Runners and walkers alike will take on the challenge in two distances, half (13 miles) or full (26.2 miles).

Cheer the runners on from the sidelines or sign up to take part in the race at https://www.caymanislandsmarathon.com/about-us.

14 December: Santa Run Jolly Jog

Image: Camana Bay.

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s running straight to Camana Bay!

Join the annual Santa-themed jolly jog through Camana Bay, starting at the giant Christmas tree on the Crescent at 6:30am.

All ages are welcome. T-shirts are included with registration while supplies last.  

14 December: Visual Arts Society Craft Market

Image: Camana Bay.

Browse handmade craft items made by the artists of the Visual Arts Society.

Shop for gifts, souvenirs or Christmas decorations at this festive market celebrating all things made in Cayman.

20 December: Christmas Night Market at Anchor and Den

Image: The Beach.

Anchor and Den at the Marriott hosts their popular Night Market event again in December. Themed for the holidays, the late-night shopping, cocktail and food event will feature bag monogramming services by Alice Saunders of Forestbound, plus seasonal treats and activities.

20 December: Christmas Lights Bus Tour

Image: National Trust for the Cayman Islands.

Delight in the joys of Christmas on the National Trust’s Christmas Lights Bus Tour.

The tour visits modern and traditional homes that are decked to the nines for Christmas and features lighthearted carol-singing for a fun and festive road-trip experience.

National Trust Members receive priority booking for this very popular event.

20 December: Mistletoe

Image via @mowbraydominique.

Don your winter-whites for the cocktail party of the season.

Abacus’ all-white extravaganza returns for 2019, and it’s sure to be a good time. Specialty cocktails will be on offer, a spectacular DJ lineup will be spinning tracks into the early hours, and part-proceeds will go to a charity of choice.

Pencil these events into your calendar to make the most of the month!

Sources: Visit Cayman Islands, Explore Cayman, The Cayman National Cultural Foundation, The Singing Christmas Tree, and National Trust for the Cayman Islands.