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Firemen bring Santa to Little Cayman

On the Friday before Christmas, the Little Cayman Fire Department organized a children’s Christmas party featuring Santa Claus, aka Victor Lopez of Public Works, who handed out presents and candy. The organizers also provided catered finger food.

May your nights be merry and bright

When driving down Cayman’s roads at night, you may find the traffic slows in certain areas. You will forgive those cars, however, because you too will be mesmerized by the sparkling sights.

Seasonal recipes to make you popular

Mulled wine, eggnog, turkey, ham … all of these are familiar items on the menu when it comes to the festive season. Some are quick and easy to make and some require an awful lot of preparation with a few choice swear words thrown in.

Office decorating taken to next level

Decorating offices for Christmas is not uncommon, but MUFG Investor Services makes it an interactive staff event that should be a lesson to us all. Two floors in the company’s building – MUFG House – participated in a competition where team members were given the opportunity to go hog wild and be as creative as possible.

Festive holiday settings

Laughter, joy, happiness – the season for family and friends to come together around the table, celebrating all the warmth of the holidays. Really want to wow your guests at your next gathering? It’s as easy as mixing Christmas past with Christmas present.

Moonlight & Movies series ends with a Grinch

Up until now, the Moonlight & Movies Christmas series of films has been screened in Gardenia Court in Camana Bay. Families have gathered to watch such classics as “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Eat, drink and be merry over Christmas

‘Tis the season of roast turkey, Christmas pudding, Cayman Christmas beef and an excess of bubbly refreshments. To help with the over-indulgence, Cayman’s restaurants offer a variety of meal options for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day which allow revelers to steer clear of the kitchen and be pampered instead.

Meet you under the mistletoe at Abacus

Every year, the exterior of Abacus restaurant in Camana Bay is transformed into a winter wonderland. A large area of The Paseo is cordoned off so revelers dressed in white have room to spread out. Not a bad idea, as every year the event grows to create one of the season’s most memorable parties.

Visions of sugar plums danced in their heads

Jackie Balls, better known as Miss Jackie, is a dancing icon in the Cayman Islands. Thousands of students have been through her doors since her dance school began more than 40 years ago and she is still going strong.

Get your ‘Glo Ho Ho’ on!

It’s that time of year for Santa and his elves to board a festive boat and begin their journey across the Caribbean Sea. No glistening cruise ship can compare to the good ship Glo Ho Ho, launching on Dec. 22.

Be their Santa Claws

This year, my dog will take preference over any other member of my family when it comes to Christmas gifts. My children are all over the age of 20, so when I start to calculate how much money I’ve spent on their Christmas in the last two decades, I have no reason to feel guilty that this year is my mutt’s turn to be showered with gifts.

Hundreds attend Cayman Brac Rotary Christmas tree lighting

More than 300 people celebrated the Rotary Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 5 at Cayman Brac’s Government Administration Building.

Bikers ready to deliver ‘Toys 4 Tots’

About 60 bikers cruised the roads of Grand Cayman on Sunday in the annual Cayman Islands Motorcycle Riders Association Christmas ‘Toys 4 Tots’ ride.

Community comes together for West Bay tree lighting

A large and enthusiastic crowd came out for the West Bay community district tree lighting on Nov. 25.

Triple C Christmas concert hits high notes

The Triple C School community got into the Christmas spirit Thursday for the annual preschool through Grade 1 concert. The performance of “The Luke 2 Christmas Story” was based on scriptures from Isaiah 9:6 and Luke 2.

‘Tale of Two Christmases’: A tribute to traditions

Performers from two universities delivered “A Tale of Two Christmases” simultaneously for audiences in Cayman and Pennsylvania on Saturday evening. Connected via live videostream, West Chester University‘s Jazz Ensemble​ teamed up with the University College of the Cayman Islands​ for the choir and orchestra concert.

New Christmas Bazaar highlights local products

George Town Farmers Market vendors mingled with shoppers at their first Cayman Christmas Bazaar on Saturday. A celebration of all things local, the event highlighted the abundant fresh produce available from the farmers market. There was also a visit from Santa and a bouncy castle.

‘Toys 4 Tots’: bikers ride for charity

Every December, residents of Cayman are treated to the sight of gleaming bikes, riding in formation along Cayman’s roads for a good cause.

Culture at the Cinema: ‘The Nutcracker’

Although Culture at the Cinema, presented at the Regal Camana Bay, usually offers only one screening of a live theater production per month, it traditionally breaks the rules for the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker.”

Festive delights to make at home

There’s no doubt that this time of year revolves around lots of Christmas cheer and food.

Christmas Arts and Crafts Bazaar

Remember the old-time bazaars when you could stock up on unique holiday gifts and treats? Well, get prepared for a date with nostalgia when you visit the fifth annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Bazaar at St. Ignatius Loyola Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

East End brings out the Christmas cheer

In East End, Christmas cheer comes in all shapes and sizes, with a healthy dose of creativity making for some fun festive sightseeing.

Seniors events celebrate the holiday season

Great food, friendships and fun are all on the menu in coming weeks for seniors in celebration of the festive season.

St. Ignatius Christmas Concert

Looking to really get into the spirit of the season? Then the annual St. Ignatius Christmas Concert should definitely be on your list.

Runners show festive spirit

There were plenty of Santa Claus sightings on Sunday morning as runners and walkers donned red-and-white suits and hats to take part in the Camana Bay Santa Run.

Toy drive spreads holiday cheer

Elisabeth Bise is once again spreading holiday cheer with The 25 Days of Christmas Toy Drive. The 16-year-old has been collecting toys for children in need since she was 8 years old. Her older sister Victoria started the campaign in 2008 when she was just 13.

EDITORIAL – Cayman Christmas: Time to get into the holiday spirit

There’s an extra degree of warmth in people’s greetings, a bit more brightness in smiles and some additional spring in footsteps. Yes, it’s definitely that time again. Yes, it’s winter in Cayman. Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays, to all!
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Christmas Toy Drive held for ninth-straight year

The 25 Days of Christmas Toy Drive runs again this holiday season from Nov. 28 through Dec. 13, early enough for the donations to be distributed in time for Christmas Day. The popular toy drive was started nine years ago by Victoria Bise, then age 13.

Your guide to Thanksgiving (and Black Friday)

Thanksgiving is all about … well … giving thanks! It’s a day when friends and family come together to eat, drink, chat and just spend time appreciating each other. Canadian Thanksgiving happened on Oct. 10 and U.S. Thanksgiving is being celebrated on Nov. 25. With Christmas also just around the corner, it’s officially time for turkeys to run and hide.

Pink Ladies prepare for Christmas Bazaar

The annual Pink Ladies Christmas Tea and Bazaar takes place on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Arts and Recreation Centre in Camana Bay. The bazaar has something for everyone, including handmade crafts and homemade cakes, as well as entertainment for all. It runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Singing Christmas Tree will feature acclaimed pianist

The Singing Christmas Tree, Cayman’s spectacular musical Christmas extravaganza, takes place on Nov. 26 and 27. The family musical event, free to the public, will feature as many as 75 singers in an artificial 21-foot-tall Christmas tree.

Grizz and Frizz return in Playhouse Family Christmas

The public was first introduced to two colorful characters on the Prospect Playhouse Theatre stage in 2014 who, along with a large cast, brought the Playhouse Family Christmas to life.

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