Things to Do in Barbados for Christmas and the New Year
A Blue Sky Luxury Christmas vacation in Barbados with the family affords you the luxury to retreat from it all in the tranquility and pampering of your handpicked luxury villa. And, rest assured that your holiday home will be outfitted with friendly, attentive staff that caters to your every need while you relax and enjoy quality family time and make lasting memories.
Christmas in our beautiful paradise greets visitors with glistening warm turquoise waters, white sandy beaches and joyful holiday traditions including everything family. In the days and weeks leading up to Christmas, house parties are held with invitations extended loved-ones and acquaintances alike, while Christmas day is traditionally spent with those nearest and dearest.
Trust us when we say that the typical Barbadian Christmas also offers a treat for each of the senses. The island blooms with a kaleidoscope of colour as it dons bedazzling decorations strewn across hotels, malls, and homes. You may even experience our version of a white Christmas on our powdery white shores complete with blue waters and refreshing, balmy breezes. Above the crashing waves and cheery, warming banter, you’ll also hear Christmas carols from every street corner, while pine trees with their twinkling lights and brightly coloured decorations tinge the air with a very familiar aroma of Christmas.
But the most endearing part of Christmas in Barbados is definitely the lingering scents of a lovingly prepared Christmas meal, which is in fact more of a feast than a simple lunch or dinner. There are many festivals, fairs and feasts with Christmas goodies ranging from baked ham, turkey, pepperpot, flying fish, jug jug, stuffing, peas and rice, macaroni pie, coleslaw, and traditional Christmas fruit cake, trifle, Bajan bread pudding with rum sauce for dessert. Rum punch, egg nog, punch de crème are some of the popular refreshments. Christmas is definitely a time of culinary excess!
And, don’t forget, that between the rush of Christmas preparations and shopping and other social commitments, there will never be a more therapeutic option than a dip in the warm Caribbean Sea to manage it all during the holidays!
Below are some of our favourite activities for Christmas and the New Year. Join us!
17th, 19th Dec - Cobblers Cove Live – Cabaret, Opera and Fabulous food –7.30 to 10pm
18th Dec - Silent night – Candlelit Christmas yoga flow –5.30 to 7.30 at Bhuti Barbados
Every Sunday in December 3.30-6.30pm – Sip and Paint - Anna Didier, St. James
Beach yoga session led by certified yoga instructions at La Cabane, One Eleven East Beach Bar and Port St. Charles Yacht Club.
20th Dec – Caribbean Christmas Carols in the Palm Courtyard at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre and listen to the Zouave Band, 6pm. Free for all.
21st Dec - Christmas Buffet at Atlantis Restaurant
22nd Brighton Farmers Market – Christmas market and Christmas night karting at Bushy Park
23rd Dec - Carols at the Abbey at St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation
24th Dec - Christmas eve - Nikki Beach Christmas eve lunch
25th Dec - Christmas Day - Nikki Beach Christmas Day Lunch, Cin cin
Christmas Day Lunch at The Atlantis Hotel
Christmas Day Lunch at Naniki
Christmas Day Lunch at Nikki Beach
Christmas Day Lunch at The Cliff Beach Club
Christmas Day Lunch at The Fish Pot
Christmas Day Lunch at Dockside 1359 Restaurant in Port Ferdinand
Christmas Day Dinner at L’Acajou at Sandy Lane
Christmas Day Dinner at Daphne’s
26th Dec - Boxing Day - Raft up boat party, Nikki Beach Boxing Day Recovery Lunch
28th – K9 Friends (Barbados) Charity Auction
New Year’s Eve Fine Dining Experiences include -
- The Mews Restaurant – 5 course dinner with live entertainment
- Hugos dinner
- Nishi – dinner and entertainment
- Nikki Beach
- Cin cin
- Dockside 1359 – dinner and entertainment
New Year’s Day - Nikki Beach Recovery Brunch
- January 16-24th 2019 – Sailing Regatta
- Polo –
- 13th Jan 2019 – BPC – Barbados Cancer Society Charity Day POLO
- 20th Jan 2019 – BPC – Mount Gay Regatta POLO
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