Christmas is a magical time of year in the Cayman Islands. We may not get snow but you’ll find plenty of traditional and festive activities to keep the whole family entertained throughout the holidays and to top it all off, you can enjoy plenty of Christmas cheer without having to suffer the cold weather!
Read on for a list of the main traditional Christmas events.
Explore Cayman constantly update there page, so check back regularly for the latest confirmed events. For event details please see the Explore Cayman Event Calendar.
Twinkling Lights at Camana Bay
From the 20th November throughout the holiday season Camana Bay will run a Selfies on Social competition; visitors can snap a selfie around the Town Centre, with the Gingerbread family in Heliconia Court and under the large wreath by the Observation Tower and of course by the Christmas tree on the Crescent, post their photos on social and be entered into a prize draw to win.
Gingerbread House Workshops
The Ritz-Carlton’s Gingerbread House Workshop Bring your creativity and use powdered sugar, peppermints, and candy canes to craft the perfect gingerbread house, working together as a family to create a masterpiece that you can bring home with you. You are provided one pre-assembled gingerbread house per family, frosting and candies to decorate it while children enjoy seasonally inspired sweet treats and hot cocoa. Call the Ritz-Carlton on (345) 943 9000 for information on dates and times. December 2021.
Christmas Tea Parties
Gingerbread Man Tea When the joy of Christmas meets a child’s tea party, magical things can happen. Indulge in finger sandwiches and a tower of delectable sweets. Adults will enjoy a glass of champagne, a selection of classic and herbal teas, baked scones, finger sandwiches and tempting pastries. Call the Ritz-Carlton on (345) 943 9000 for information on dates and times. December 2021.
Santa at Bayshore Mall Visit Santa in his grotto at Bayshore Mall in George Town and light up your child’s Christmas. There will be sweet treats, festive music, and jolly entertainment every day! Visit on Christmas Eve and you’ll find face painters, balloon twisters and magicians! Monday 20th December-Friday 24th December 2021.
North Pole Happy Hour Join Santa at Tillies as he takes a little time to unwind from the peak season madness. Enjoy holiday inspired cocktails and special festive treats. Thursday 23rd December 2021.
Decorating private homes with thousands of twinkling lights and creating beautiful Christmas scenes is a source of immense pride in Cayman! Take an evening drive around the Island (it gets dark around 6pm) and you will see stunning nativity scenes, plus Santa, snowmen, reindeers and a whole lot more! Top homes to check out include the Crighton family home, 389 South Sound Road, across from Sunset House and the Bodden sisters’ home at 705 South Sound Road, across from Smith Cove. Some homes will even leave their gates open so you can wander around and marvel at the magical, seasonal displays. December 2021.
Christmas Village The night before Christmas is special at Seafire. Give your loved ones the gift of a Caribbean Christmas at the Beach Deck. Enjoy a selection of live food stations showcasing the vibrant cuisine of the Caribbean and festive favourites. Be enchanted by live music, a fire dancer, Christmas market showcasing local vendors and a host of family friendly entertainment. Friday 24th December 2021.
Luxury Christmas Eve ‘Upstairs’ Enjoy a 6-course Tasting Menu, at ‘Upstairs’ at Kaibo. Six perfectly curated dishes will be served on the sea-view veranda with a Christmas theme. Wine and run pairing are optional. After dinner, sink into an oversized couch by the Christmas tree, and sample tasters from the Rare Rum Bar. Friday 24th December 2021.
Christmas at Ms. Piper’s Join Ms.Piper at her cottage for a cozy evening of wonder, joy, sparkles – and a special Christmas Eve Dinner. Friday 24th December 2021.
Christmas Dinner Seafood Feast Join Tillies on Christmas Eve for a Seafood Feast alongside Christmas carols and a live choir performance. Friday 24th December 2021.
Christmas Eve Dinner at The Brasserie Let the chefs at The Brasserie create an incredible meal for you on Christmas Eve. Enjoy Certified Angus Beef Grilled Rib Eye and their Cayman Christmas Cake served with dreamy ‘Chateau Chooks’ eggnog ice cream. Friday 24th December.
Christmas Day Lunch
If you love over-indulging on Christmas Day then you will not be disappointed in Cayman! From sumptuous brunches, traditional turkey lunches, sushi and Australian fare, you will be spoiled for choice on Christmas Day. Most restaurants offer bottomless champagne or sparkling wine too! But book early as restaurants do fill up quickly! Keep an eye on Cayman Good Taste as more Christmas brunches are added.