Every year, it seems, Christmas just creeps up on us. It’s happened again this year. Last week it was all about Pirates Week and the slow season drawing to a close, and all of a sudden the festive season has begun – at least if the lighting of the Christmas trees is anything to go by.
That’s right, it’s the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Camana Bay on Friday, 23 November.
It’s a great opportunity for parents to take the kids out to meet Santa and start getting into the spirit of Christmas. There’s going to be coloured lights, carols, shopping opportunities and a guest appearance from the big man in red.
The Crescent in Camana Bay will be a twinkling, sparkling wonderland, strung with thousands of fairy lights, and the giant Christmas tree on the Crescent will be the centre piece.
There will be seasonal musical accompaniment from the Cayman National Choir and Orchestra, in the form of all your favourite Christmas carols and music. It’s an audience participation event and song sheets will be handed out to spectators so they can join in with a sing along too.
You’ll also have a chance to get in some early Christmas shopping, as the retailers in Camana Bay will be staying open late and there will also be a Christmas market, with local artists and crafts people displaying and selling their wares.
Father Christmas (aka Santa) will be doing the honours with the Christmas lights and he’ll also be rewarding those little ones who have been good this year with candy canes.
It’s open to all and promises lots of festive fun between 5 and 9pm.