Camana Bay is set to capture the magic throughout this holiday season. Featuring the town’s magnificent 39-foot Christmas tree in the heart of the Crescent and twinkling lights and sprinkles of holiday cheer throughout, the Town Centre décor will provide an enchanting backdrop to the season’s festivities. Camana Bay is host to a number of celebrations for all to enjoy, as well as shopping and dining, through to the end of the year. As we reach the end of another impacted year, the holidays are a welcome time for families to focus on the joy and hope of the season. With a strong focus on supporting local businesses, Camana Bay will give visitors a chance to shop for their loved ones on island, make memories and share festive experiences.
All decked out for Christmas
From last Saturday, the Town Centre and the Christmas tree has been beautifully lit and fully decorated.
Black Friday and Holiday specials
The shops of Camana Bay are bringing the holiday cheer this year. Get a head start on Christmas shopping by taking advantage of major Black Friday sales of up to 70% off, starting as early as 25 November! Throughout the holiday season you can also find discounts, new stock, gift ideas and more at many of the shops, making Camana Bay a place to visit where you can find gifts for everyone on your list!
Snap Yo ‘Elf
Visitors to Camana Bay can win a US$250 Camana Bay Gift Card from 20 November, by finding the festive backdrops throughout the Town Centre and taking a selfie at these three locations: the gingerbread family in Heliconia Court, the large wreath under the Observation Tower and the 39-foot Christmas tree on the Crescent. To enter the draw, post and tag @camana_bay on social media. Winners will be drawn weekly leading up to Christmas, with four gift cards to give away totalling US$1,000!
Christmas markets and bazaars
The weekly Farmers & Artisans Market is back! Starting next Wednesday 24 November, and running every week to Wednesday, 29 December from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the market offers an ideal opportunity to pick up fresh produce for Christmas feasts or locally made artisanal goods, which make unique Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers.
• Saturday, 27 November, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., the Paseo
Support the Pink Ladies at their annual bazaar for festive décor, homemade crafts and treats. Also, gift a plant – or brighten up your own space – with the Ladies’ annual plant sale.
• Saturday, 11 December, 10 a.m-5 p.m., the Paseo
The Visual Arts Society Christmas Art & Craft Sale will offer shoppers locally made items, festive decorations, gifts, jewellery, wood crafts, art cards, fine art photography, painted canvases, textiles and more. Check off everyone on your Christmas list in one go!
• Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 December, 6 a.m.-8 p.m., the Crescent
The Santa Run is going virtual this year! Support the Cayman Food Bank by registering for their virtual run and hitting the streets any time over the weekend for a two-mile loop that starts and ends on the Crescent or participate on a route of your liking throughout the island. Runners and walkers will receive a T-shirt with registration and are encouraged to dress festively and take pictures while they participate. For more details and to register, visit the Camana Bay Visitor Centre or download the registration form. Proceeds raised will benefit the Cayman Food Bank.
Jeep 345 Parade
• Saturday 4 December, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Marvel at the parade of festively lit jeeps playing holiday music through the Town Centre on Saturday, 4 December and join them at Abacus for their toy drive for Big Brothers Big Sisters. They will park up on Emeritus Drive for full festive admiration; pop by and check them out between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Christmas Moonlight & Movies
Visitors can settle down under the stars with family and friends to enjoy a festive film and the cool December breezes. Frozen II (PG) will be screened on Tuesday, 7 December and Arthur Christmas (PG) on Tuesday, 21 December on the Crescent. Both movies will start at 6.30 p.m. Visitors can enjoy discounted popcorn from Camana Bay Cinema or pick up dinner to go from one of the Camana Bay restaurants.
Starting 20 November, families can drop off their letters to Santa in time for Christmas. Santa’s mailbox will be located outside Mailboxes Etc. on Market Street. Let’s hope you’re on the Nice List!
Christmas wrapped up!
On 4, 11 and 18 December you can take care of your Christmas wrapping at the gift wrap station located on the Paseo. Donations are encouraged and will benefit Feed our Future, The Cayman Food Bank and the Girls Brigade.