April 23, 2021

Cayman Islands: December/Christmas/NY events at Camana Bay

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Christmas-at-Camana-Bay-1Camana Bay, Grand Cayman (Friday 5 December): The most wonderful time of the year becomes even more magical at Camana Bay. With more than 20 Christmas events, experiences and celebrations, there’s no limit to the memories made and wishes granted.

December Special Events

The Bookends Club

Join The Bookends Club when they meet to review their latest pick, The White Woman on the Green Bicycle by Monique Roffey. Come share your insights and impressions in an open discussion. The Bookends Club gathers at Books & Books on the second Wednesday of every month from 7 -8:30pm and new members are always welcome.

Wednesday 10 December 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

 

Silhouette’s Second Anniversary Christmas Party

Silhouette invites you to join the celebration as they mark their second anniversary with a day of festive treats and special offers. Enjoy Champagne, small bites, cupcakes and gifts with purchase as you browse the store for the perfect presents to check off your Christmas list.

Saturday 13 December 9am-8pm, Silhouette

 

Floetry

Join some of Cayman’s most talented poets and performers who share their work during an open mic night of poetry and readings. Share your own work, gain creative inspiration or simply enjoy the show. Free and open to the public, Floetry takes place on the third Wednesday of every month from 7-8:30pm. Wednesday 17 October 7-8:30pm, Books & Books

 

7th Annual Mistletoe White Party

Don your best winter whites and dance the night away at the hottest party of the season with DJ Lin in aid of Aimee’s Angels. The 7th annual All White Christmas

Lounge Party is better than ever with a special happy hour from 5-7pm, a Caribbean rum and cigar lounge and a photo booth. The cost is $25 from 8pm on the night at Abacus. For more details, visit www.mistletoe-cayman.com.

Friday 19 December 5pm-2am, Abacus

 

Starfish Village Holiday Camp

Kids ages 3-12 are invited for an exciting six days of holiday and New Year’s themed arts and crafts, fun games, fountain play and lots more. You can sign up for a full day 8am-3pm for $70 or for the full period with half days 9am-12pm for $175 or full days 8am-3pm for $325. For more details and to register, email [email protected]

December 22-24 and 29-31, Starfish Village

 

Festive Traditions

 

Wednesday 17 December

Santa Story Time | 10:30am, Regal Cinemas

Books & Books presents a special holiday-themed Story Time featuring classic Christmas tales and day-of deals in store.

 

Wednesday 17 December

Festive Flavour Tour | 6pm & 7pm, West Indies Wine Company

The restaurants of Camana Bay celebrate the season with a four-course dine-around featuring traditional holiday fare and fresh local ingredients. The cost is

CI$69 per person all-inclusive and tickets must be purchased in advance at West Indies Wine Company. For more information, call 345.640.9492.

 

Saturday 20 December

Cayman Artisans Market | 11am-3pm, Gardenia Court

From pottery and batiks to woodwork and mosaics, shoppers can check off their Christmas lists with artisanal products made in Cayman.

 

Saturday 20 December

Drum Circle End of Year Jam | 4-6pm, Jasmine Court

Local musicians celebrate a vibrant year with a drum choral unlike any Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum you’ve ever heard.

 

Saturday 20 December

A Christmas Recital | 6:30-7:30pm, The Crescent

Visions of sugar plum fairies under the stars; students from Miss Jackie’s School of Dance perform holiday classics.

Wednesday 31 December

New Year’s Eve Fireworks & No Resolutions Party | 7pm & 12am (fireworks) 10pm-1:30am (party), The Crescent

With two spectacular fireworks displays and a rockin’ New Year’s Eve party, Camana Bay is ringing in 2015 with festivities for all ages on The Crescent.

 

Throughout the Season

 

Tuesdays through Saturdays 2 December – 24 December

Snow Days | 5-7pm, Gardenia Court

Snow in Cayman? Only at Camana Bay! Witness the look of joy and wonder on little faces as magical snowflakes fill the air.

 

Tuesdays 9– 23 December

Moonlight & Movies Christmas Series | 7pm, Gardenia Court

Families can cuddle up in the festively lit courtyard to enjoy their favourite Christmas films on a giant outdoor screen.

9 December | Arthur Christmas (2011, PG) – On Christmas night at the North Pole, Santa’s youngest son looks to use his father’s high-tech operation for an urgent mission.

16 December | 7pm, A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965, G) – Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas. 7:30pm, Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964, G) – A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. 8pm, Frosty the Snowman (1969, G) – A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman’s magic hat.

23 December | How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, PG) – A creature is intent on stealing Christmas.

 

Wednesdays 26 November – 24 December

Holiday Farmers & Artisans Market | 12-7pm (10am-5pm 24 December), Cassia Court & The Paseo

Throughout the holiday season, Camana Bay’s popular weekly market will be infused with Christmas cheer.

 

Thursdays 4 – 18 December

Traditional Santa Photos | 5-7pm, Gardenia Court

Kids can join the jolly old elf in his full red-and-white regalia to whisper wishes and snap memories.

 

Saturdays 6 – 20 December

Caribbean Santa Photos | 3-5pm, The Island

Father Christmas goes island-style with a tropical shirt, shorts and sun-drenched photos in the sand.

Weekly Rituals

 

Mojito Madness

Mondays don’t have to be a drag with CI$5 mojitos! Ortanique offers Mojito Madness all day 11:30am to 10:30pm as well as CI$5 Breadfruit Fish Tacos from

11:30am-7pm.

Mondays 11:30am-10:30pm, Ortanique

 

Happiest Hours

Experience the Happiest of Hours from 4-7pm, Monday through Saturday at Upper Crust. Enjoy a selection of fine wines, beers and small plates all at their

“Happiest Hours” pricing with CI$7.95 wines and CI$5 small plates.

Mondays through Saturdays 4-7pm, Upper Crust Bistro

 

Wine 101 Classes

A series of interactive classes that offer an introduction to the wonderful world of wine. Every week, an in-house sommelier offers insight into a different topic, such as varietal, region, country or process, as well as featured wines to sample.

Mondays 6-7pm, West Indies Wine Company

 

Imagination Playground

A fun, interactive concept in play, Imagination Playground invites kids to build, dream and explore a new world every week in the Town Centre’s dancing fountains with giant foam blocks in all shapes and sizes. Little ones can recreate familiar objects, like animals, rocket ships and robots; build imaginary places, like houses, islands and cities; invent new games and dramatic scenarios; or simply make new friends. Imagination Playground is on The Crescent every Wednesday and Saturday, and free for all to enjoy.

Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am-7pm, The Crescent

 

Jumbo Games

Big games for big fun add a whimsical touch to your week with oversized lawn games. Rally up your friends and family and vie to become champion at 4-In- Line or Snakes and Ladders. Jumbo Games is on The Crescent Lawn every Wednesday and Saturday, and free for all to enjoy.

Wednesdays and Saturdays 10am-7pm, The Crescent Lawn

Story Time

Books & Books invites infants, toddlers and their parents to join them at Regal Cinemas Camana Bay every Wednesday at 10:30am to read exciting new books

and sing along to beloved children’s songs.

Wednesdays 10:30am, Regal Cinemas Camana Bay

 

 

Farmers & Artisans Market

Discover an array of local purveyors offering products and experiences found only in Cayman at Camana Bay’s weekly market. Come early for the widest selection of fresh produce and farm goods then browse an eclectic selection of artisanal products and handicrafts. The festivities pick up throughout the evening as more artisans join and the Market is infused with entertainment, including art and cultural demonstrations and liv e music.

Wednesdays 12-7pm, The Paseo

*No Farmers & Artisans Market on 31 December

 

Newly ‘WED’nesday

Treat someone special to Cayman’s ultimate date night. Enjoy a romantic three-course dinner for two with a glass of bubbles or house wine each and a pair of

Regal Cinemas movie tickets. The cost is just CI$80 per couple, not including gratuities.

Wednesdays 5:30-10pm, Ortanique

 

Open Canvas

Every Wednesday, Open Canvas provides a public venue for local artists to display their talents and work on their latest creations. Art enthusiasts can join the

 

gathering and watch paintings come to life one brush stroke at a time. Painters can contact [email protected] to reserve an easel and must bring their own art supplies. For more details, call 345.946.6633.

Wednesdays 7pm, KARoo

The Flavour Tour

Experience The Flavour Tour, a guided dining adventure featuring local ingredients presented in the signature styles of Abacus, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Mizu and Ortanique. Start the evening with a Champagne toast at West Indies Wine Company then enjoy four small plate courses complemented by featured wine or cocktail pairings before returning to West Indies Wine Company for a taste of one of their 80 vintages. The cost is CI$69 per person, all- inclusive and tickets are available at West Indies Wine Company. Tours can also be customised for private groups of 14-20 guests. For more details, call

345.640.9492.

Wednesdays 7-9pm, West Indies Wine Company

*No Flavour Tour on 24 and 31 December

 

Customisable Flavour Tours

Experience tantalising flavours and refreshing drinks in the company of your closet friends and family at Camana Bay’s customisable Flavour Tour available throughout the week, except for Fridays and Sundays for private groups of 12-20 people. To book your custom private tour, contact Tawnie Farinez at

345.324.1854 or email [email protected].

 

Prime Rib Night

Enjoy a night free from cooking every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night with a Prime Rib feast featuring Whole Roasted Prime Rib, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Grilled Green Asparagus, Brandy Flamed Green Peppercorn Sauce and Sauce Béarnaise or substitute sides with Abacus Salad. You can choose your portions with Petite 10-ounce CI$26, Medium 12-ounce CI$31 and Grande 14-ounce CI$36.

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-10pm, Abacus

 

Tea Time in Silhouette

Enjoy freshly made tea by Tea Time in Cayman when you browse through Silhouette’s lingerie and sleepwear selections every Saturday.

Saturdays 10am-9pm, Silhouette

 

Story & Craft Time

Every Saturday at 10:30am, young readers and their parents can join the storytellers at Books & Books for exciting new tales and crafts that inspire imagination and creativity.

Saturdays 10:30am, Books & Books

Lifestyle Brunch

Join Abacus every Saturday 11am-3pm for a refreshing Lifestyle Brunch – the perfect way to start a wonderful weekend! Enjoy signature breakfast creations like Eggs Benedict, Belgium Waffles and create-your-own Omelettes. To make a reservation, call 345.623.8282.

Saturdays 11am-3pm, Abacus

 

Ladies Lounge

Every Saturday night, ladies can spend an evening in Ortanique’s bar and lounge and enjoy their second round of either Fantinel Prosecco or specialty Absolut cocktail on the house!

Saturdays 4-10:30pm, Ortanique

 

Tai Chi with C.A.S.K.

Join Sensei Greg Reid from C.A.S.K. Karate for a series of free Tai Chi lessons on The Crescent. Leave feeling calm and rejuvenated after one hour of gentle exercise, mental focus and meditation – the perfect start to a leisurely Sunday morning! Tai Chi is a comprehensive series of gentle physical movements and breathing techniques with mental and spiritual intent. Calming and rejuvenating, it exercises and creates balance between the body, mind and spirit. Classes focus on body alignment, breathing, muscle stretching, internal energy (chi) control and self-defense. For more details, contact C.A.S.K. at 345.925.3367. Sundays 8:30-9:30am, The Crescent

*No Tai Chi on 21 and 28 December

 

Genuine Brunch

Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink’s diverse a-la-carte brunch menu features a variety of small plates perfect for sharing. The chefs use local, sustainable ingredients from the island’s farms to infuse Caribbean flavour into dishes that are fresh, simple and pure. Enjoy freshly-squeezed juices, homemade sodas, all- you-care-to-drink sparkling for CI$19, classic cocktails and more. For reservations, call 345.640.6433.

Sundays 11am-3pm, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Barefoot BBQ

Join KARoo every Sunday for an all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet. Savour a tasty selection of fresh off-the-grill favourites with all the traditional BBQ fixings for CI$25 per person. Children 12 and under eat for only CI$12. Enjoy 20% off all drinks and “all-you-can-bubble” for CI$19. Coming by boat? Show your boat key and get one bottle of bubbles on the house! For more details, call 345.946.6633.

Sundays 11am-3pm, KARoo

 

Dim Sum Brunch

Enjoy an expanded selection of Dim Sum and more at Mizu’s Dim Sum Brunch every Sunday. Indulge in a selection of appetizers, soups and sushi with a selection of noodle, rice and main dishes. The bar includes bubbles, house wine, domestic bottles of beer and mixed well drinks. The cost is CI$49 per person all-inclusive and reservations are required at 345.640.0001.

Sundays 11:30am-3pm, Mizu

 

BYOB: Bring Your Own Brunch

Every Sunday, BYOB: Bring Your Own Brunch to West Indies Wine Company! Bring your own nibbles, sit back and relax on the covered patio on The Paseo and find the perfect pairing from a choice of 80 different wines, 12 select brews and six bubbles – all available by the glass! Enjoy Happy Hour prices all day long, including 20% off taste, half and full glasses, as well as daily beer specials.

Sundays 1-9pm, West Indies Wine Company

 

Caribbean Sunday Funday

Join Ortanique with a Caribbean Sunday “Funday” all day! Caribbean style buffet brunch every Sunday 12-4pm. CI$30 per guest, CI$45 includes endless bubbles. Dinner is from 4:30-9:30pm with an a la carte menu featuring Caribbean favourites. For reservations, call 345.640.7710.

Sundays 12-4pm Brunch and 4:30-9:30pm Dinner, Ortanique

 

For more details on holiday happenings at Camana Bay, visit www.camanabay.com/holidays.

To keep up to date with the latest happenings at Camana Bay, like Camana Bay Fan Page on Facebook and follow @CamanaBay on Twitter and @Camana_Bay on Instagram.

 

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