December 20th, 2013

Happy Friday Kids!

Elbow Beach Champagne Christmas

Well, this is my last post of 2013 so I just wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas for Wednesday and a very Happy New Year when it comes! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, then I hope you enjoy the happy vibes at this time of year. Be good to each other and I hope 2014 is your best year yet!

My next post will be on Wednesday, January 8th.  Events can still be added to the calendar, as usual, through the Submit Your Event section in the meantime.

Anyway, down to the latest Bermuda events – believe it or not, there are still even more options to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Bermuda to add to the list!  You are certainly spoiled for choice this year – check out all your options on the Calendar here or see the Quick Recap at the end of the post for a handy list:


Rebecca Martin

Rebecca Martin will be showcasing her latest exhibit in Homer’s Café at Masterworks from Saturday, December 28th. The show will run until Thursday, January 30th and artwork is available for purchase. For more information, contact 299-4000 or





NYE at Fairmont Southampton

A few NYE dining options from Fairmont Southampton on Tuesday, December 31st.  Firstly, is NYE Dinner and Entertainment at Jasmine Lounge.  From 6pm until 1am, you can enjoy a festive 3-course set meal or a selection from their a la carte menu, accompanied by live local entertainment from Exclusive.  The cost is $60, plus 17% grats, and reservations are not required.  Newport, a Gastropub is also offering a NYE Dinner.  From 6pm until 1am, you can enjoy a 4-course set meal or a selection from their a la carte menu. The cost is $80, plus 17% grats, and reservations are not required.  An NYE Buffet Dinner is on offer at Windows on the Sound between 7pm and 10pm.  The cost is $70, plus 17% grats, and reservations are required.  Finally, there is the opportunity to enjoy a gourmet 6-course menu, with an optional wine pairing, while enjoying live entertainment from Wayne Davis at the Waterlot Inn’s New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner.  This will be from 8.30pm until 1am and the cost is $249, plus 17% grats for the dinner and wine-pairing, or $120 for food only.  Reservations are required.  More details and menus can be seen here.  For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-8000.



Red Steakhouse and Bar invite you to join them in ringing in the New Year with elegance on Tuesday, December 31st. Their NYE celebrations will begin at 7pm and will include a decadent three course meal and amuse-bouche, while DJ Ole will be creating the mood with the newest tracks and mixes until 2am.  Midnight will be celebrated with champagne and a balloon drop from their vintage New Orleans ceiling fans. The dress code for the evening is cocktail attire, although they recommend creative black tie. The cost is $95 per person and the menu can be viewed at  You can also upgrade to the VIP experience with bottle service and cheese platters. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 292-7331



Back to the Future NYE

I.O.P. and D’General present a Back 2 The Future NYE Dinner Party at Coco Reef Resort on Tuesday, December 31st. The evening will start at 7.30pm with live entertainment and a free cocktail. This will be followed by dinner at 8.30pm, which will have banquet-style seating on tables of 6 to 10. The after-party will start at 10pm and will include one free drink, a champagne toast and party favours.  The evening will be hosted by Jah, and will include live entertainment and DJs D’General, Jugglin J and New Era. The dinner party costs $125, while the after-party is $75 per ticket. Dress code is semi-formal and attendees can enjoy special hotel rates at $99 per night, plus taxes. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact or visit Secrets or Kit ‘N Caboodle.



Black and Gold

Colossal Entertainment’s 2nd Annual Black and Gold NYE Extravaganza at Ocean View will be on Tuesday, December 31st.  Doors open at 10pm and entertainment will be courtesy of Souljah One, DH Haily Hypes and Black Lion Sound.  Bottle service is available, as well as a complimentary glass of champagne while supplies last.  Party favours are available upon entry.  Tickets are $30 before midnight and $40 afterwards.




Sophisticated Ignorance 2

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and the official launch of the new Smirnoff flavours at the same time at Rumbar on Tuesday, December 31st.  Doors open for Sophisticated Ignorance II at 10pm, so bring your “sophisticated” NYE attire and enjoy a complimentary drink ticket and drink specials all night, door prizes, party favours, and a balloon drop.  YGS, DJ Rusty G and New Era, will be playing club hits, top 40’s, dancehall, pop, R&B, dance and electronic.  Early bird tickets are $30, regular tickets are $40.  For more information, visit



Fire and Ice NYE Bash

Wild Apache, in association with Go Hard Ent. presents the Fire & Ice New Year’s Eve Bash at White Horse on Tuesday, December 31st.  Festivities start at 10pm and DJ Sheep Lenky Gaza will be providing the music.  This party is for over 21s only and general admission is $25.





Mardi Gras at Hog Penny

Voodoo Wahoo are welcoming 2014 in carnival style at their Rockin’ Mardi Gras New Year’s Eve Party at Hog Penny on Tuesday, December 31st.  As you can probably tell by the title, this is a Mardi Gras theme night, complete with authentic decorations, complimentary beads and French Quarter masks for all late seating dinner patrons.  This will be from 10.30pm until 1.30am, dress code is smart casual and it is open to the public with no cover charge. Will Black is also hosting his “Regulars Only” dinner party for late seating at 8.30pm. ​For more information, or for reservations, contact 292-2534.



Chewstick Artist Showcase

Promising the best in local entertainment, The Chewstick Foundation presents the Chewstick 11th Anniversary Artist Showcase Extravaganza at the Earl Cameron Theater at City Hall on Friday, January 3rd and Saturday, January 4th.  This is the first time that the celebrations are being held for two nights with a different lineup of artists on either night to showcase a broader range of talent. The opening reception will begin at 7pm followed by music, storytelling and an eclectic mix of talents at the showtime of 8pm.  Tickets are $30 for general admission, $20 for students, $100 for Patrons, and are available from  For more information, contact 292-2439 or, or visit




Want to burn off a little of that post-holiday flab? The Fairmont to Fairmont Road Race will take place on Sunday, January 5th. The Adult Race and the Relay Teams will both begin at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess at 9am and will end at the Fairmont Southampton, a route of 7.2 miles. There is also a 3K Junior Race and a Fairmont Adult Competitive Walker beginning at 8.30am. Registration is available until 5pm on Friday, January 3rd. There are a variety of prizes in different categories and age groups and other incentives include hanteens to all finishers as well as several prize draws, including two JetBlue airline tickets and a weekend stay at The Fairmont Battery Wharf in Boston.  The fee varies from $10 to $60, depending on the category, and $5 of each race fee will be donated to the The Family Centre.  This amount will be matched by Fairmont. For more details, please see or contact Sangeeta Wagh on 331-2826 or



Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section:


Fairmont Annual Teddy Bear Tea – December 1st to 24th

PwC Student Networking Reception – December 20th

Outta Bounds at Taste 141 – December 20th

Caisey Family Productions: The Gospel According to David – December 22nd

Christmas Sundays at Royal Naval Dockyard – December 22nd

An Olde Towne Christmas – December 22nd

Christmas Eve Menu at Grotto Bay – December 24th


Christmas Day

Christmas Champagne Brunch at Grotto Bay – December 25th

Full International Brunch at Lido Restaurant – December 25th

The Point’s Annual Christmas Day Celebration – December 25th

Christmas Day Buffet at Fairmont Hamilton Princess – December 25th

Christmas Day Traditional Brunch at Windows on the Sound – December 25th

Christmas Dinner at The Waterlot Inn – December 25th

Christmas Day Lunch at Beau Rivage – December 25th

Christmas Day Dinner at Beau Rivage – December 25th


Boxing Day Menu at Grotto Bay – December 26th

Naughty or Nice Boxing Day Bonanza – December 26th

Puss N Boots: The Holiday Edition – December 27th

An Evening with Langhorne Slim and Friends – December 27th

BRFU Elite Rugby Camp – December 28th and 29th


New Year’s Eve Celebrations

New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dancing at Grotto Bay – December 31st

Gala Dinner at Lido Restaurant – December 31st

Dancing at The Deep Lounge and Nightclub – December 31st

New Year’s Eve at Sul Verde – December 31st

Caledonian Society of Bermuda Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) Ball – December 31st

Champagne New Year – December 31st

Golden Goddess NYE – December 31st

Paris in Light: NYE Gala Dinner at Beau Rivage – December 31st

New Year’s Jazz at the Fairmont Hamilton Princess – December 31st

NYE Dinner and Dave Bootle Show at Ocean Club – December 31st

NYE at Cambridge Beaches – December 31st

New Year’s Eve in St. George’s – December 31st

441 Productions New Year’s Eve Dance Party – December 31st

New Year’s Eve Warehouse BYOB Party – December 31st

**NEW  NYE Dinner and Entertainment at Jasmine Lounge – December 31st

**NEW  NYE Dinner at The Newport, A Gastropub – December 31st

**NEW  Windows on the Sound New Year’s Eve Buffet Dinner – December 31st

**NEW  The Waterlot Inn New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner – December 31st

**NEW  New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Red Steakhouse and Bar – December 31st

**NEW  Back 2 The Future NYE Dinner Party – December 31st

**NEW  Black and Gold NYE Extravaganza – December 31st

**NEW  Sophisticated Ignorance II – December 31st

**NEW  Fire & Ice New Year’s Eve Bash – December 31st

**NEW  Rockin’ Mardi Gras New Year’s Eve Party with Voodoo Wahoo at Hog Penny – December 31st



**NEW  Chewstick 11th Anniversary: An Artist Showcase Extravaganza – January 3rd and 4th

Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 4th

Cycle for Change – January 5th

**NEW  Fairmont to Fairmont Road Race – January 5th

Just For Laughs: Double Bill – January 8th

8th Annual Just For Laughs – January 9th to 11th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin – January 11th

Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 11th

Move Well: The Natural Way to Good Health – January 13th

Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts – January 16th to March 1st

2014 Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 17th to 19th

Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 18th

Tokio Millennium Re Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 25th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Shostakovich’s The Nose – February 1st

Think Well: The Natural Way to Good Health – February 3rd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Puccini’s Tosca – February 22nd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Falstaff – March 15th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Dvorák’s Rusalka – March 29th

Bermuda Yoga Festival – April 3rd to 6th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Borodin’s Prince Igor – April 26th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Così fan tutte – May 31st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Cenerentola – June 14th


Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Homer’s Cafe Display: Morning Walks, St. George’s by Gillian Outerbridge – November 1st to December 24th

6th Annual Charman Prize at Masterworks – October 11th to January 1st

Artist in Residence Exhibit: Elliott Wilson – December 13th to 24th

Homer’s Cafe Display: Rebecca Martin – December 28th to January 30th

SPArt on Sabbatical Exhibition at Common Ground – ongoing

BNG East: A Sense of Place – December 6th to March 31st

Current Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – December 13th to January 3rd

Onions Gallery: Members Winter Show
Edinburgh Gallery: Kite Aerial Photography – Mike Davis
Studio A: Surf and Turf – Nahed Eide
Studio B: Under Water Rainbows – Andreas Detzer
Studio C: Jewelry by Rebecca Little
Studio D: Fade to Black: A Dream Deferred – Deondre Cumberbatch




In case you’re the OTHER person in Bermuda who hadn’t gotten around to seeing this yet, this will really put you in the Christmas spirit:


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