Camana Bay is feeling festive this holiday season! Over the years, Camana Bay has become synonymous with Christmas, with beautiful decorations, seasonal shopping, tasty holiday treats and a robust schedule of festive events that keep the town full of spirit. From the lighting of our magnificent tree and continuing with enchanting visits from Santa, festive holiday markets, merry films under the stars and so much more, we invite you to experience #FestiveFeels with Camana Bay. ❤️🎄
Annual Tree Lighting 🌲🔌🎄
Saturday, Nov. 17, 4-10 p.m., the Crescent
Camana Bay celebrates a decade of magic as the town transforms into a sparkling wonderland with holiday tunes, inspiring performances, an appearance by Santa and, of course, the lighting of our majestic Christmas tree! Come out early for a holiday-themed craft market from 4 p.m. and performances starting at 5 p.m. Stay for the after-party and dance the night away with music under the stars from 8-10 p.m. with DJ Derrek.
Pink Ladies Annual Christmas Bazaar 🎄💃
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2-5 p.m., the Arts & Recreation Centre
This annual charity fundraiser features delicious homemade tea, distinctive handmade crafts, a white elephant sale, a silent auction and special performances.
Sewing Class: Christmas Light Garland 🎄🎄
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2-4 p.m., 3 Girls & a Kiln
Deck the halls with boughs of holly…and a handsewn string of lights! The team at 3 Girls & a Kiln will walk you through sewing together your very own string of lights perfect for holiday décor. The cost is CI$40 per person and includes materials and light refreshments. Pre-registration is required – email [email protected].
Ceramics Class: Christmas Tree Server 🎄🥣
Saturday, Nov. 24, 7-9 p.m., 3 Girls & a Kiln
Join Aimee and Debs from 3 Girls & a Kiln as they lead you through tree glazing techniques to come out with a perfect platter for the holiday season! The cost is CI$50 per person and includes materials and light refreshments. Pre-registration is required – email [email protected].
Cayman HospiceCare’s Light Up a Life ❤️🎄
Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:30-9 p.m., Cassia Court
Celebrate the lives of loved ones who are with us only in spirit this holiday season by adding lights to a memorial tree during this community gathering.
Cayman 27’s Parade of Lights 🎄⛵️💡
Saturday, Dec. 1, 4 p.m. Craft Market, 6 p.m. Parade, the Crescent
Boats aglow with thousands of brightly coloured lights parade through the Harbour against a soundtrack of choirs while a Christmas market charms with local food and crafts, live music and a special visit from Santa.
Camana Bay Cinema’s Kids Club 🎥🍿
Saturdays through out December, 10 a.m., Camana Bay Cinema
Enjoy family favourites with brighter lights and softer sounds every Saturday at Camana Bay Cinema.
Tickets are CI$5 per person. For more details, visit bigscreen.ky/kids-club
*Dec. 1: Moana (PG)
*Dec. 8: The Muppets (PG)
*Dec. 15: Home Alone (PG)
*Dec. 22: A Christmas Story (PG)
*Dec. 29: The Polar Express (G)
*Movies are subject to change.
Visual Arts Society Christmas Craft Market 🎄🎨
Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Paseo
Find the perfect Christmas gift at this annual craft market featuring homemade art, jewellery, crafts, ornaments and more, all with a local twist.
Junior Achievement Market 🎄🎄
Saturday, Dec. 15, 4-7 p.m., the Paseo
Support young enterprising achievers, while browsing their array of locally handmade products. Purchase holiday gifts hand crafted by Junior Achievement teams from across the island at this market on the Paseo.
Santa Run 🎅🏽🏃♀️
Sunday, Dec. 16, 6:00 a.m., Registration, 6:30 am, Run Begins, the Paseo
Join a parade of Santas for a jolly jog around Camana Bay for some festive, family-friendly fun. Click here for more details and to register online. Proceeds raised will benefit the Camana Bay Christmas Give. Day-of registration will be at 6 a.m.
Classics at the Cinema 🎥🍿
Tuesdays throughout Dec., 7 p.m., Camana Bay Cinema
Camana Bay Cinema features a classic movie every Tuesday as part of its Classics at the Cinema series. Shown in the VIP theatre, tickets are CI$20 per person and include a small popcorn. For more details, visit bigscreen.ky/classics
*Dec. 4: Cape Fear (1962, R)
*Dec. 11: Pretty in Pink (PG-13)
*Dec. 18: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (PG-13)
*Movies are subject to change.
11th Annual Mistletoe 💃
Friday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m.-2 a.m., Abacus
Don your best winter whites and dance the night away at the hottest party of the season.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks 🕛🎇
Monday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m., the Crescent
Watch the firework display while dining at one of Camana Bay’s restaurants on New Year’s Eve. To make your dinner reservation at one of the Town Centre’s restaurants visit camanabay.com/dine.
Moonlight & Movies Christmas Series 🎄🎥🍿
Tuesdays Nov. 27 to Dec. 18, 7 p.m., the Crescent
Snuggle up under the stars for a festive family friendly flick shown on our giant blow-up screen on the Crescent. We are letting the public choose what movie they want to see at the final Holiday Moonlight & Movies showing on Dec. 18! Vote on our Facebook page for Elf, Home Alone or A Christmas Story.
*Nov. 27: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG)
*Dec. 4: Fred Claus (PG)
*Dec. 11: Miracle on 34th Street (PG)
*Dec. 18: Stay tuned to see which movie wins the public vote!
*Movies are subject to change.
Holiday Market 🎄🎨
Wednesdays, Nov. 14 through Dec. 19 (except Dec. 5*), 12-7 p.m., the Paseo
Throughout the holiday season, Camana Bay’s popular weekly Farmers & Artisans Market will return, infused with Christmas cheer. The final market of the year will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
*Please note: there will not be a market on Wednesday, Dec. 5 due to set up for the NKY Fashion Week event.
Traditional Santa Photos 🎅🏽📸 brought to you by Picture This Studios
Thursdays, Nov. 29 – Dec. 20, 5-7 p.m., Gardenia Court
Children can enjoy the jolly old elf in his full red-and-white regalia to whisper wishes and snap memories every Thursday until the end of the holiday season. Photo sessions start at CI$35. Contact Picture This at +1.345.943.3686 for more information.
Caribbean Santa Photos 🌴🎅🏽📸 brought to you by Picture This Studios
Saturdays, Dec. 1-22, 3-5 p.m., The Island
Father Christmas goes island style with a tropical shirt, shorts and sun-drenched photos in the sand. Photo sessions start at CI$35. Contact Picture This at +1.345.943.3686 for more information.
WAYS TO GIVE:
Donate canned or non-perishable food items to the Camana Bay Visitor Centre.
Participate in the Santa Run on December 16 and dash around the Town Centre to raise funds.
Race your spare change down the cascading coin stand at Camana Bay Cinema.
Purchase limited-edition Caymankind Christmas cards at the Camana Bay Visitor Centre.
All of the general funds will be donated to Cayman Food Bank, an organisation committed to bringing a solution to hunger.
For more information on how you can lend your support over the holidays, visit the Camana Bay Visitor Centre.
Tues., Nov. 27
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000, PG)
On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town.
Tues., Dec. 4
Fred Claus (2007, PG)
Santa Claus' estranged brother, Fred, is forced to work for him in the North Pole, where Fred eventually must keep Christmas from being ruined.
Tues., Dec. 11
Miracle on 34th Street (1994, PG)
A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.
Tues., Dec. 18
Home Alone (1990, PG)
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.