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Something's Happening: Dec 2017 – Jan 2018

By Blue Sky Luxury on Friday, October 13, 2017

Holiday Activities

Christmas is a joyous time of year and for Barbadians it is traditional, festive and warm season. We invite you to be a part of the tropical Christmas celebrations in Barbados and enjoy all the island has to offer during this time.

  • Carols at the Abbey - This much anticipated event takes place in the magical setting of St. Nicholas Abbey. Come out and enjoy the Royal Barbados Police Force Band and a good old fashioned Carol sing starts at 4:00 pm.

 Date: 17 December 2017

Venue: St Nicholas Abbey, Cherry Tree Hill, St Peter

Start time: 4:00 PM   End time: 6:00 PM

Admission: BBD$25 adults     BBD$5 children

Refreshments will be on sale. All proceeds go to charity as Gifts to underprivileged children, and to Children’s Charities. Please bring a wrapped gift for a child stating the age and gender.

 

  • Christmas Day Morning Concert in Queens Park 2017

 Every year many Bajans, flock to celebrate Christmas morning in Queens Park and to be part of this Barbadian tradition. Music is compliments of the Royal Barbados Police Force Band, a Tuk Band and other gospel performers. Cultural entertainment is also part of the morning’s itinerary, but the fashion parade by the public is a major highlight of the morning. Fashion statements can include from back-in-time outfits to the latest fashion trends.

Date: 25 December 2017

VENUE: Queens Park, Constitution Road, Bridgetown, St Michael 

Start time: 7am

Admission: Free

All Visitors are warmly welcomed!

 

Sporting Events

Hiking

If you are a nature lover, hiking is the perfect activity for you. Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados. Along the way you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

Date: 3 December 2017

Location:  The starting point is Haggatts Old Sugar Factory Yard near Belleplain, St. Andrew

Time: TBC

Admission: Free

Date: 10 December 2017

Location:  Hackleton’s Cliff

Time: TBC

Admission: Free

Date: 17 December 2017

Location: To get to the starting point of the hike - Ministry of Agriculture car park on Spur Road from Graeme Hall roundabout on ABC highway.

Time: TBC

Admission: Free

Date: 24 December 2017

Location: Clock Tower, Garrison Savannah, Garrison, St. Michael

Time: TBC

Admission: Free

Date: 31 December 2017

Location: Grantley Adams School

Time: TBC

Admission: Free

For more information: http://www.barbados.org/hike4.htm

 

Running

The 2017 Run Barbados Marathon Weekend will provide an exciting 3-day weekend for all participants. Run for Fun, Run for a Cause or Just Run! Five Races to choose from or walk with us for the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Date: 1, 2, 3 December 2017

Fri Dec 1st
Signia Fun Run Mile: 8pm
Begins at the Barbados Museum and ends at the Bay Street Esplanade

Sat Dec 2nd
Cave Shepherd VISA Card 5K Race: 4pm
Colombian Emeralds International 10K Race: 4:45pm
Begins and ends at the Bay Street Esplanade

Sun Dec 3rd
Cave Shepherd Marathon & Marathon Relay: 5am
Fortress Half Marathon: 5am
Ganzee 5K Walk for Charity: 7am
Begins and ends at the Bay Street Esplanade

Box Offices:
Cave Shepherd - Broad Street, Vista Store, Worthing and Sheraton Centre; Pages Bookstore -Warrens.

Register online at http://www.runbarbados.org/ or https://raceroster.com/series/2017/12152/run-barbados 

 

Rugby

  • FLOW Rugby Barbados World Sevens - The FLOW Rugby Barbados World Sevens is the latest edition of the longest running Club Rugby Sevens tournament in the Caribbean.
    Previously known as the Trinidad Enthusiasts Sevens. More than a dozen Senior Men's and Women's and 8 U-20 Men's and Women's Club teams will be competing from Barbados, Canada, USA, Scotland, England, the Caribbean and more.

Dates: 9, 10 December

Location: Trents Playing Field, Trents, St. James

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Admission: Free

For more information:  https://www.facebook.com/BarbadosSevens/ 

 

Sailing

  • Barbados Sailing Week (formerly The Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series): The 82nd annual Barbados Sailing Week  includes 3 days of coastal racing on the south and west coast of Barbados, and the main event, The Mount Gay Round Barbados Race on Errol Barrow Day, Jan 21st. Racing Yachts range from the windersurfer class to over 180' in length. Any skipper breaking an absolute record for this race wins their weight in rum!

 Dates: 16 - 24 January 2017

Location: Barbados Cruising Club, Aquatic Gap, Bay Street, St. Michael

Click here for more information!

 

Entertainment, Events & Shows

  • The Hennessy Artistry Show

 Date: 2 December 2017

Location: Kensington Oval, President Kennedy Drive, Fontabelle, St. Michael

Start time: 7:00 PM   End time: 3:00 AM

This year's headliner at the Hennessy Artistry Show is TBA. However performing acts include:
Beres Hammond
Sizzla
Tory Lanez
Mavado
Lil Rick
Nikita
Fadda Fox

Tickets: Early Bird Tickets: General US$40.00 |VIP US$150

 

Barbados is proud to boast lots of great local Talent! Catch some fantastic live music at our casual & fun beach bars.

  • South Coast: LIVE MUSIC every Sunday at Copacabana

    Location: Copacabana, Bay Street, Bridgetown
    Time: 5pm - 8/8:30pm
    Admission: Free

  • West Coast: LIVE MUSIC every Sunday at Mullins Beach Bar & Grill

    Location: Mullins Beach Bar & Grill, Mullins, St. Peter
    Time: 4-ish, Bajan Time!
    Admission: Free!

 

 

Farmer's Markets

  • Brighton Farmers Market: Set in the picturesque grounds of Brighton Plantation, it is a farm gate produce market, coupled with sales of prepared food, clothing & local craft.

    Location: Brighton Plantation, St. George
    Dates: Every Saturday
    Time: 6:15am - 10:00am
    Admission: FREE
  • Hastings Farmers Market: An arts & food market packed with local vendors. Homemade, home grown & home created! Bring the children and let them have fun in Arty's Play Park.

    Location: Art Splash Centre, Hastings, Ch Ch
    Dates: Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday
    Time: 8:00am - 2:00pm
    Admission: FREE
  • Holders Organic Farmers Market: This market specializes in organic, locally grown produce, food & beverages, art & craft, health care products & ore. All of them made in Barbados.
    Live entertainment each week.

    Location: Holders House, Holders Hill, St. James
    Dates: Every Sunday
    Time: 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Admission: FREE

 

Historical

  • The Development of a City - Bridgetown - A Walking Tour: Learn little known fascinating facts about Bridgetown, its early commercial activity, and its religious, political and social spaces that characterize our UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will visit the oldest church, the burial ground and the "birthplace" of rum among other exciting stops.

    Note: The audio equipment used with provide you with an earpiece; however you are free to use your personal headphones.

    Light Snacks will be provided for your added comfort.

    Location: Independence Square, Bridgetown, St. Michael 
    Dates:  3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27, 31 December 2017

Time: 2:00pm
Admission: BBD$40.00

Click here for more information

  • Historic Garrison - A Military Story -  A Walking Tour:  Long before the sport of kings and goat racing, the Garrison Savannah held its own as St Ann's Fort. Tour these historic grounds and learn about the prison, hospital, the place where the first President of the United States stayed as a young man. Or view the majestic cannons and let them tell you their story.

Please wear comfortable shoes. The audio equipment used will provide you with an earpiece, however you are free to use your personal headphones.

Light snacks and a museum tour are included.

Location: The Barbados Museum & Historical Society, The Garrison, St. Michael

Dates: 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30 December 2017

Time: 9:30 a.m.  

Approximately 3 hours duration

Admission: BDS $60.00 

For more information and to purchase your tickets, call 232-7531, book online at https://chatbarbados.com/tour/walking-tour-historic-garrison-museum-military-story/ or email chatbarbados@gmail.com .

 

Horse Racing

  • Barbados Turf Club Horse Racing Season 3 –Day 5 – “Boxing Day at the Races”  Racedays

Date:  26 December 2017

Time: 1:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Location: The Garrison Savannah, Bridgetown, St. Michael

Entrance fee:       Free: Grounds

Stands: US$5 – US$50

Click here for more information

 

Polo

  • Apes Hill Polo Club

Date: 28 December 2017
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Apes Hill Polo Club
Link: http://apeshillpolo.com/events?type=list&month=12&year=2017

 

Restaurants & Dining

  • Re-Discover Barbados Restaurant Program: Offers a 10% discount off lunches or a fixed price special 3 course dinner including wine at over 60 leading restaurants across the island.   

    Lunch - The re-Discover Lunch voucher offers a 10% discount off lunches at many restaurants across the island. Vouchers can be collected from the Barbados Tourism office in the airport arrivals hall or online.

    Dinner - The offer is mostly for a 3-course dinner including a bottle of wine per couple for BBD$99.00 per person - VAT & service charge included. Be sure to request the re-Discover Menu when making your reservations.

    For a list of restaurants with menus and contact details, go to: http://www.re-discover.com.

 

Le Menu Du Marche at The Accra Deck

Dates:  4 -  11 December

Location: Accra Beach Hotel & Spa, Rockley, Christ Church
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Admission: BBD$79 per person  

The Accra Beach Hotel presents their special Le Menu Du Marche at the Accra Deck Restaurant. Diners select from a 3 course contemporary Cari-European menu.

  • The Caribbean Beer and Rum Festival 2017:  Immerse yourself in Caribbean culture with this event.  Sample some of the finest rums and beers of the region from Barbados, St Lucia, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad, Grenada, Caymans and beyond, along with specially crafted cocktails.
    You will also have a unique opportunity to listen to intriguing presentations from international industry experts on a range of fascinating subjects relating to rum and beer.

Location: Rockley Golf Club, Rockley, Christ Church.
Date: December 9, 2017
Time: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Admission: TBA

 

For more information visit: http://www.rumandbeerfestival.com/ 

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