And it’s all in a great cause
Tis the season, friends, where Cayman is lit up with the friendly magic of the festive times.
One of the much-loved events – amongst many – is the annual Santa’s Scubaluminations, which takes place at Jack Rackam’s on Thursday, 15 December, at 6.30pm.
“Scubaluminations is a family event,” explains Ashleigh Lund.
“Santa arrives with scubalumination for the kids and there is Christmas carolling so it is a great evening for all.” In fact, Santa arrives with his Scuba-diving reindeer. Yep, you did read that right. Tarpon? Schmarpon more like.
“This is really a clever way to have Santa arrive in scuba style,” beams Ashleigh.
“The reindeer are actually under water in a line like they would be if they were flying. They divers are the reindeer and they bring in the boat with Santa. The coloured lights, and the red nosed reindeer can be seen under water. It is unlike anything in the world.
“Then Santa sits for kids to give their lists and carolling begins.”
As well as hearing Christmas wishes, Father Christmas will be collecting donations for the Cayman Islands Humane Society. Many things are welcomed by the charity, says Ashleigh.
“They need a lot for the animals and people can donate all kinds of things to help the animals like cat or dog food, dog bones, doggie shampoo, et cetera.
“This is an annual event in its third year originated and developed by Lucy Brewer and Samantha Shaxted, customers of the restaurant.”
Other items can be doggie toys, bathmats, towels, paper towels and dryer sheets, collars and leashes, laundry detergent and trash bags. It’s the season of good will and that extends to our fabulous furry friends too. They deserve presents to. A case in point of four legs good, two legs good, too – when we put our minds to it.
The major sponsor for the event is White Tip Lager. A percentage of every can sold goes to Shark Research through the Department of the Environment and all the cans are recycled.