Thousands of people will be spilling out on to the streets of George Town for the biggest Christmas party of the year on Thursday, 6 December.
It’s Island Companies’ highly anticipated Business After Hours event and the “official start of Christmas in Cayman”. The party begins at 5.30pm and goes on until … well, late.
Cardinall Avenue will be closed to traffic and all the stores in the Island Plaza will be staying open so the public can get first dibbs at the new collections for 2013, as well as be in with a chance of winning prizes with purchases they make that evening.
It’s Island Companies’ way of saying a great big thank you to all its loyal customers, and of immersing itself in the spirit of giving during this time of year.
Christmas music will create a festive atmosphere and three bars will be serving champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks absolutely free of charge to all. A buffet serving Caribbean fare will also be set up on Cardinall Avenue after Chief Executive Officer Alexandre Tabacoff, founder Renard Moxam and Chamber of Commerce president Chris Duggan have made their welcome speeches.
Island Companies urges those planning to attend to register ahead of time on www.caymanchamber.ky – that way they can avoid waiting in line to fill out their details upon arrival.
Prizes will be given out with almost careless abandon – there will be gift bags for the first 1,500 arrivals, door prizes for a lucky few just for turning up, and still more prizes for certain lucky shoppers. Even those who stay at home can win prizes – watch it all on Cayman 27 and the 27th person to call in will also receive a prize.
As always, Island Companies will be presenting cheques to the local charities it supports: NCVO, Lion’s Club, Cayman HospiceCare and the Special Olympics.
This may well be the biggest open party thrown by a business of its kind in the Caribbean, if not the world. Thanks to sponsors Michele Watches, Oris Watches and Tacori Jewellery, every person in Cayman is welcome to join in the festivities, enjoy food, beverages and have the chance of winning prizes, absolutely free.