A weekend of Christmas cheer

There was plenty of Christmas cheer throughout the Cayman Islands this weekend, with Santa Claus landing at the airport, a colorful display of local boats, and a festive party for elderly residents of the Pines Retirement Home. 

Santa opted for more modern and less magical transport than usual when he arrived by plane rather than sleigh and flying reindeer at the airport and made his way to the nearby Airport Park to entertain children Saturday afternoon.  

Meanwhile, residents, staff and visitors at the Pines Retirement Home on Saturday were entertained with a fashion show and Christmas party.  

Over at Camana Bay, cheered on by a huge crowd, boats decorated with Christmas lights and in holiday themes made their way through the harbour in the annual Cayman 27 Parade of Lights. 


Kaitlyn Manderson and Kiana Akal, left, are all smiles in the arms of Santa Claus as he makes his way to the Airport Park after arriving by plane Saturday at Owen Roberts International Airport. With his bag filled with goodies, and with the help of Mrs. Claus, Santa distributed gifts to the large crowd of children awaiting his arrival. Throughout the day, the children told Santa what they wanted for Christmas, before receiving a gift and snacks. – PhotoS: Jewel Levy


At 92, Pines resident Olive Miller, in the company of Clint Powery, shows members of the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens, other Pines residents and invited guests how to model during the Pines Retirement Home Christmas party on Saturday. At the party, residents sang Christmas carols, enjoyed a meal and watched as Lions members modeled hats during a fashion show.


Sunset Divers combine a Christmas and maritime theme at the Parade of Lights. – PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY