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Cayman Christmas at the castle 2023

Pedro St. James dazzles as the Great Lawn becomes a vibrant hub—vendors, performers, and guests gather and fill the air with pure holiday magic, making Christmas at the Castle an unforgettable night! (Credit: Retrovision TV)

[Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – December 19, 2023] – “Christmas at the Castle” at Pedro St. James on December 10th signaled the festive season with a vibrant celebration of Caymanian culture. This public event on the Great Lawn of the National Historic Site was a collaborative effort by the Cayman Islands National Attractions Authority (CINAA) and Pedro St. James, designed to unite a wide range of individuals in festive joy.

Patrick Thompson, Director of CINAA, shared his perspective: “We were honored to provide a venue that not only celebrated the festive season but also served as a beacon of community and history. Our intent was to create an environment where memorable experiences could be etched into the fabric of our shared history.”

Families of all sizes surround Santa’s station, anticipating their turn for a festive snapshot—a truly joyful scene at Christmas at the Castle. (Credit: Wil Bignal Photography)

The event offered family-oriented festivities, featuring Santa Claus and performances by local artists such as the CNCF Folk Singers, Rashana Hydes, the Williams Quartet, and the Barbados Rock Band. Radiance Dance Studio and the C.I Dance Company also added to the merriment with their dance acts.

Significant figures, including the Honorable Minister of Tourism and Ports, Mr. Kenneth Bryan, delivering the Christmas Message, and Ms. Heather Bodden, MP for Savannah, contributing to the raffle, enhanced the event’s communal spirit. The evening also supported Meals on Wheels, with funds raised aiding their mission to feed seniors and the disabled in Grand Cayman.

Regal elegance meets holiday spirit: Santa poses with Cayman’s Our Little Miss queens against the picturesque backdrop of Pedro St. James. (Credit: Wil Bignal Photography) 

Candace Ransome-Grant, Operations Manager of PSJ, commented on the event’s broader impact: “Christmas at the Castle is more than a festivity; it represents the spirit of ‘Caymankind,’ fostering an unparalleled sense of community and connection during this festive season.”

Local businesses, including Tortuga Rum Company and Kirk Freeport, sponsored the event, contributing raffle prizes and enhancing the festive atmosphere.

Cultural pride takes center stage at Pedro St. James as Miss World Cayman 2021, Rashana Hydes, shares a poetic celebration of Caymanian heritage. (Credit: Retrovision TV)

Pedro St. James encourages public engagement on social media for updates on future events. Inquiries can be directed to [email protected] or 947-3329. CINAA’s role in preserving Cayman’s cultural and natural heritage is highlighted by its management of historical sites.

CNCF Folk Singers gracing the stage with their enchanting melodies. (Credit: Retrovision TV)

For more information about Pedro St. James, visit or their social media platforms. 

Dynamic duo at Pedro St. James: Operations Manager Candace Ransome-Grant and Meals on Wheels General Manager Jennifer West join forces to make Christmas magic happen.


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