“At Christmas, all roads lead home.” – Marjorie Holmes
Embrace the tropical warmth and make it a cosy, island-style Christmas this year. Experience the magic of being home as Camana Bay brings you all the festive feels from twinkling lights, seasonal shopping, tasty holiday treats, homemade crafts and a family-friendly line-up of festive events.
Make Camana Bay your “Home of the Holidays” as you experience all the wonders of Christmas with family and friends.
Every year the magic begins when the Camana Bay Town Centre is transformed for the holidays. From the weekend of 28 November onwards we encourage you to make a dinner reservation at your favourite Camana Bay restaurant to enjoy the dazzling lights as you dine with family and friends.
Please note, in light of current Cayman Islands Government regulations limiting public gatherings to fewer than 500 people, the Camana Bay Tree Lighting will not take place this year. To celebrate the magic of the holidays in a safe and enjoyable manner, we are sprinkling the festive cheer throughout the month of December, with a number of seasonal celebrations for all to enjoy.
Miracle on Market Street
Thursday, 3 December
5-8 p.m., the Paseo
Jingle and mingle at this holiday SHOPopportunity, Miracle on Market Street. With new holiday stock in store at your favourite Camana Bay shops, plus a hot cocoa and eggnog bar, crafts, an igloo photobooth, Christmas cookies and DJ BStylz playing Christmas tunes, there will be plenty of festive fun and shopping opportunities for the whole family to enjoy.
You can also indulge in free food samples from Pani Indian Kitchen, The Waterfront Urban Diner, The Brooklyn Pizza + Pasta and Mizu Asian Bistro + Bar or register for the Santa Run, enjoy live carolling and get your gifts wrapped for a donation to a charitable cause.
Free family photos with Santa
Saturday, 5, 12 and 19 December
3-5 p.m., Heliconia Court
Take advantage of not one but three opportunities to see your little ones light up as they take pictures with Santa for free, with photographer Thomas Williamson of Blank Canvas.
*Photos will be sent digitally.
Pink Ladies 40th anniversary Christmas bazaar
Saturday, 5 December
3-5 p.m., Gardenia Court
Celebrate a milestone anniversary with the Pink Ladies at their annual charity fundraiser, where you can purchase handmade, unique crafts, refreshments and festive treats. This is the perfect event to visit to check off your Christmas lists.
Visual Arts Society Christmas craft market
Saturday, 12 December
10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Paseo
Support local this holiday season and get the perfect Christmas gift at this market. From handmade art and jewellery to crafts, ornaments and more, give a little piece of home for Christmas.
Mistletoe at Abacus
Friday, 18 December
8 p.m., Abacus
Party the night away for a cause at Abacus’ Mistletoe event on Friday, 18 December. Beginning at 8 p.m., this ticketed event – which will cap attendees at 500 people in accordance with current government regulations – continues its tradition of encouraging all to wear their winter whites and welcome the final run-up to Christmas with a live DJ and indoor and outdoor bars.
Christmas Moonlight & Movies
Tuesday, 22 December and Wednesday, 23 December
7 p.m., the Crescent
Grab a take-out meal from one of the Camana Bay restaurants and get cosy under the stars with your loved ones for a joyful family flick shown on our giant blow-up screen. Accompanied by Cayman’s blissful December breeze take in Smallfoot (2018) on 22 December and The Star (2017) on 23 December. Enjoy spot prizes and festive munchies on each of these magical evenings.
Register for Santa Run!Saturday, 12 December
6:30 a.m. start, the Crescent
Join Camana Bay, Cayman Food Bank and a procession of merry Santas on a jog for a cause. With a two-mile loop starting and ending on the Camana Bay Crescent, the Santa Run is perfect for runners of all ages and abilities and festive wear is highly encouraged. For more details and to register, visit the Camana Bay Visitor Centre or download the registration form below. Proceeds raised will benefit the Cayman Food Bank.
*Registration and shirt distribution (while supplies last) will begin on 24 November.
Customer appreciation days
Monday-Wednesday throughout November, at participating shops and restaurants
Shop at participating stores every Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday in November and get 20% off your next meal or at happy hour at participating restaurants in Camana Bay. Present your shopping receipt to redeem discount. Participating shops and restaurants include:
Farmers & Artisans Market
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., the Paseo
Camana Bay’s popular weekly Farmers & Artisans Market offers local keepsakes, fresh produce and arts and crafts, which make the perfect Christmas gift and stocking stuffer or ingredient for that favourite Christmas dish.
Fall Music Series
Thursdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Crescent
Relax on the Crescent in the Christmas breeze and take in the sweet tunes of our local musicians. Each week will feature a different solo or group musical act.
Every Tuesday, starting 24 November, shop or dine in Camana Bay and get entered to win one of five weekly CI$500 Camana Bay Gift Card prizes or a grand prize of a $1000 gift card – drawn the week of Christmas – whenever you spend more than CI$50 every Tuesday leading up to Christmas.
Raffle ticket dropbox will be located outside of the Camana Bay Visitor Centre every Tuesday.
After a challenging year, take the opportunity to brighten Christmas for local families by supporting the 11th Annual Camana Bay Christmas Give.
Ways to contribute:
All of the general funds will be donated to Cayman Food Bank, an organisation committed to bringing a solution to hunger.
For more information on how you can lend your support over the holidays, visit the Camana Bay Visitor Centre.