December 24th, 2014: Bermuda Events Update

Happy Christmas Eve, Bermuda!


Well, it’s that time of year again!  This is my last post of 2014 so I just wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas for tomorrow 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 2015 is your best year yet!

My next post will be on Wednesday, January 7th. Events can still be added to the calendar, as usual, through the Submit Your Event section in the meantime.

Anyway, down to the latest update on Christmas and NYE events in Bermuda.  Check out all your NYE options on the Calendar here or see the Quick Recap at the end of the post for a handy list:

Hope to see lots of you on Elbow Beach with your Santa hats on!


1224 Chiko's Smokey Rub Christmas Charity Event

Chef Chiko will be giving back to the community by providing free meals for those in need at Chiko’s Smokey Rub Christmas Charity Event on Wednesday, December 24th.

This will be from 5.30pm until 9.30pm at Albuoys Point.

For more information, visit





1224 Christmas Eve Service at St Peters

Enjoy a traditional candlelight Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols in St Peter’s, the oldest Anglican Church outside the British Isles, at 9pm on Wednesday, December 24th.

This year will include Val Sherwood on guitar. The carol Silent Night was written by an Austrian priest and the accompanying music was composed specifically for guitar.

For more information, contact






Pembroke Rotary Club is one of the 4 Rotary Clubs in Bermuda, and is part of Rotary International, a worldwide organisation.

They meet for breakfast every Thursday at 7.15am at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in the City of Hamilton. Each week they have a speaker on many different topics and their club fellowship focuses on raising funds both for Charities within the local communities as well as some causes overseas.

The cost is $20.

Visiting Rotarians or people interested in joining Rotary are welcome to come along. You are encouraged to contact membership co-ordinator Donato Sgobba on or 504-7920 or Heather Chilvers at or 332 1793 so they can be there greet you and make you feel comfortable. Membership applications can also be made through, The President, Pembroke Rotary Club, P O Box HM 134, Hamilton, Bermuda, HMAX.


1224 Happy Hour at The Club

Enjoy great happy hour prices in a comfortable lounge setting or outside on the patio, watching the world go by.

Happy Hour at The Club will run from 4.30pm until 10pm, Monday to Friday, with complimentary bar food on offer.

The nightclub will start at 10pm from Wednesday to Friday and at 9pm on Saturday nights, with exclusive Bermudian and international club dancers.

For more information, contact 296-3330 or 747-7777.







1231 Bermuda Heroes Weekend

Experience a New Year’s like no other as Passion Bermuda presents the Bermuda Heroes Weekend 2015 Launch Event from 9pm on the Lower Level of Pier 6 on Wednesday, December 31st.

Dress code smart casual for this 18+ event and music will be courtesy of Barrie Hype from Miami and D’General and D’Nice from Bermuda. Bottles will be available for purchase.

Early Bird tickets are $30 until Christmas Day, and then advance tickets are $40, available from Kit N Caboodle, Stefanel, The Edge or

For more information, or a group rate, contact 300-1049 or 333-3306, or visit or @BermudaCarnival on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


1231 Champagne New Year

Moët & Chandon invites you to ring in the New Year in an exclusive nightclub and outdoor lounge setting at Champagne New Year 2015.

From 9pm until 3am at The Club on Bermudiana Road, this event will feature the Cigar & Champagne outdoor lounge, with cigars provided by Bermuda’s own Churchill’s, club dancers, all the top hits played by DJ Choice, Supatone and DJ PM, and more.

Tickets are $60 and are available exclusively on

VIP tables are available from 704-0330, or


1231 Off Level NYE

Off Level NYE ‘15 at City Hall on Wednesday, December 31st is a New Year’s Eve event unlike any other.

Doors open at 10pm and guests will ring in 2015 in dynamic fashion, enjoying an evening in the most spectacular venue which boasts an intricately designed interior perfect for your minutes to midnight moment. Outside allows for two fully stacked bars and plenty of breathing room to allow for dancing and socializing while you take in the flattering state-of-the-art sound system and impressive LED-light installations.

This event is sponsored by Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff and Heineken, with DJ Rusty G, Choppa Dunks, New Era and Y.G.S. playing the best club hits, top 40, hip hop, dancehall, EDM and soca.

All tickets include free NYE 2015 party favours, an assortment of desserts for the ladies at 1am, a New Year’s Countdown with a balloon drop and confetti cannons, heart pounding sound system and laser show, Off Level Photo Booth, professional photography, door prizes, Johnnie Walker tasting table, and much more.

Early Bird tickets are $30, available from Kit n’ Caboodle, Sunglasses & Watch Shop, Makin’ Waves, Sports Locker, Docksiders, Off Level Promo Squad and DJs, while regular admission is $40. Purchase your tickets early, as they will continue to increase closer to the event. Advance drink tickets will also be available for presale at certain locations. ID is a must.

For more information, including details on the limited VIP Bottle Service packages, contact Ferrari at 331-8741 or, or visit


0103 Puppet Making Workshop

The Bermuda Society of Arts (BSoA) presents a Puppet Making Workshop for children where they will be shown the basics of puppet making and performance on Saturday, January 3rd.

The workshop will run from 10am until 2pm and is led by Alexander Winfield, a Bermudian puppeteer who has lived and worked in the USA, Canada, France and the UK. This is a great fun activity for parents and children to participate in and is suitable for children aged 6 years and older if accompanied by an adult.

The cost is $30 per child for BSoA members and $35 per child for non members. The fee is inclusive of materials and supplies.

For more information, or to buy tickets, contact


0108 Bermuda Triple Challenge Training Alchemy

If you’re thinking of competing in this year’s Bermuda Triple Challenge, then training is key to be successful!

In partnership with Alchemy Fitness and one of their top-trainers, Kacper Kulig, a training programme has been specifically designed to help tackle obstacles of the challenge.

Bermuda Triple Challenge Training begins on Thursday, January 8th. Sessions will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6.30pm until 7.30pm at the Alchemy Gym, using weights for strengthening and building a strong foundation, and from 10am until 11am on Saturdays at various outdoor locations, such as National Stadium, Victoria Park, Dunes, Elbow Beach, Horseshoe Beach and the Arboretum. Tuesday and Thursday sessions are limited to 15 people, Saturday sessions are limited to 20 people, and all the training will focus on obstacles such as, wall climbs, cargo net and rope climbing, sand bag and weight carrying, running, and much more.

Packages offered are all hour long sessions 3 times a week. The cost is 10 sessions for $200, 16 sessions for $300 or 22 sessions for $400.

For more information, contact Kacper at or 505-BFIT(2348), or visit


0108 Pottery Winter Workshops 2015

Bermuda Clayworks Studios & Gallery in Royal Naval Dockyard are hosting hands on Pottery Workshops, teaching throwing, handbuilding, sculpting and surface treatment.

No experience is needed and the 3 week technique-specific workshops are being offered in January, February and March, taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm until 9pm.

January Handbuilding workshops have already sold out but they will also be held on February 7th, 14th and 21st, and March 6th, 13th and 20th.

Throwing workshops will be held on January 9th, 16th and 23rd, February 5th, 12th and 19th, and March 7th, 14th and 21st.

Sculpting workshops will be held on January 10th, 17th and 24th, February 6th, 13th and 20th, and March 5th, 12th and 19th.

Spaces are limited and the cost is $285 for 3 week course. The price includes clay, glazes, firing, equipment and tutorial. A 50% deposit is due to reserve space and final payment is due 2 weeks prior. Multiple workshops and past students receive 10% discount.

For more information, contact Sundee at Bermuda Clayworks on 234 5116 or

More info and pictures of past workshops can be found on their Facebook page and website at


0124 Pembroke Parish Council Great Debate

The Pembroke Parish Council is focused on uniting the Pembroke Community and highlighting the talent of the youths in Pembroke Parish Schools.

The Great Debate will take place on Saturday, January 24th from 2pm until 5pm in the Victor Scott Auditorium.

Community organisations such as KBB and Workforce Development will have information booths and participating schools will be Northlands Primary, Dellwood Middle School, Victor Scott Primary and West Pembroke Primary.

There is no admission fee.

For more information, contact 705-1908.


0131 Model and Talent Audition Workshop

PlayList Management, LLC (PLM), a local talent management and development company has joined forces with Scott Cooper, CEO & Founder of Talent Inc. and Evolution Management Company to host a Model and Talent Audition Workshop in the Whitney Institute School Hall on Saturday, January 31st.

Scott wants to see Bermuda’s talent and will offer industry insider advice on audition techniques, finding an agent, and getting into major talent markets including Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles.

Scott discovered supermodel and movie star Brooklyn Decker, new Beverly Hills 90210 actress Jessica Stroup and child star Coy Stewart, from the TBS sitcom, Are We there Yet.  Talent that have been discovered and represented by Evolution have gone on to do projects such as Grey’s Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Chuck, Royal Pains, Prom Night, The Hills Have Eyes 2, the new Beverly Hills 90210, Just Go With It, Are We There Yet, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover, Glamour, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen Magazine, GQ, Teen Vogue and many more.

Actors, models, singers and dancers of all ages are invited to attend.

Persons under the age of 18 are required to attend with a parent/guardian (no additional cost for parent). This is an opportunity for you to learn from an entertainment industry professional and possibly receive representation.

Two 2-hour audition workshops, will be hosted at 10am and at noon. Only 50 seats are available at each session and tickets are on a first-come-first-served basis.

The cost is $100, or $85 if you avail of the pre-registration discount before December 31st. The registration deadline is January 20th and tickets are available from

For more information, contact


0207 Chakra Workshop

Did you know that each chakra has a corresponding psychological and emotional Life Lesson?

The Inner World of Chakras, a cutting-edge workshop on Saturday and Sunday, February 7th and 8th, will take place at My Sereni-Tea. Facilitator Karen Simons MhD PhD, will simplify an esoteric subject and give you the tools to help you stay healthy in body, mind and spirit by understanding the energy psychology of the Chakra System.

This training will empower you to shift your thoughts and feelings about yourself so that you can live more fully, find out the thoughts and feelings that are hidden inside each of your chakras, and help you to understand yourself and others so much more.

The class will run from 9.30am until 11.30am, and then from 12.30pm until 2.30pm on each day.

The cost is $225, due by January 30th, $250 after January 30th. Early birds who pay by January 23rd will pay $200.

For more information, or to register, contact 296-2114, 292-1409 or






Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

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



Christmas Day

The Newport, a Gastropub Christmas Dinner – December 23rd to 25th

Waterlot Holiday Dining – December 23rd to 30th

**NEW  Chiko’s Smokey Rub Christmas Charity Event – December 24th

**NEW  Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols – December 24th

Christmas Day at Coco Reef – December 25th

Christmas Day at Cafe Lido – December 25th

Christmas Day Brunch at Beau Rivage – December 25th

Christmas Day Brunch at The Reefs – December 25th

Christmas Day Dinner at Beau Rivage – December 25th

Windows on the Sound Christmas Day Bermuda Buffet Brunch – December 25th

Classic Christmas Dinner at The Waterlot Inn – December 25th


Welcome Back College Party: Christmas Edition – December 26th

The Newport, a Gastropub Holiday Menu – December 26th to 30th

The Fairmont Hamilton Princess Careers Fair – December 29th

Bermuda Hospitality Institute’s Student Networking Event – December 30th


New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve Masquerade at Red – December 31st

New Year’s Eve Celebration at The Reefs – December 31st

New Year’s Eve Chef’s Table at The Reefs – December 31st

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Beau Rivage – December 31st

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Package at Cafe Lido – December 31st

Waterlot Inn 6-Course Gourmet NYE Dinner with Wayne Davis – December 31st

New Year’s Eve at The Fairmont Southampton – December 31st

441 presents an NYE Dance Party with Abba, Rod Stewart, and Bee Gees Tribute Bands – December 31st

Ciroc the New Year – December 31st

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

Fire & Ice: NYE 2015 – December 31st

**NEW  Bermuda Heroes Weekend 2015 Launch Event New Year’s Eve – December 31st

**NEW  Champagne New Year 2015 – December 31st

**NEW  Off Level NYE ’15 – December 31st



New Year’s Day Brunch at Beau Rivage – January 1st

**NEW  Puppet Making Workshop – January 3rd

Qigong for Life Part I – starts January 6th

Just for Laughs Bermuda: Double Bill – January 7th

**NEW  Bermuda Triple Challenge Training – starts January 8th

Just for Laughs Bermuda – January 8th to 10th

**NEW  Pottery Workshops: Throwing – starts January 9th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Verdi’s Macbeth – January 10th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 10th

**NEW  Pottery Workshops: Sculpting – starts January 10th

Raleigh Bermuda Information Evening #2 – January 14th

40th Bermuda Marathon Weekend – January 16th to 18th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 17th

Bermuda Red Cross Karaoke NightNovember 5th January 17th

GEW Bermuda: The Business of Non-Profit – January 21st

Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society Pantomime: The Pied PiperDecember 4th to 13th January 22nd to 25th

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 24th

**NEW  Pembroke Parish Council presents The Great Debate – January 24th

Allen Carr’s Easyway to Stop Smoking – January 25th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro – January 31st

Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 31st

**NEW  Model & Talent Audition Workshop – January 31st

**NEW  Pottery Workshops: Throwing – starts February 5th

**NEW  Pottery Workshops: Sculpting – starts February 6th

**NEW  Pottery Workshops: Handbuilding – starts February 7th

**NEW  The Inner World of Chakras – starts February 7th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Bizet’s Carmen – February 21st

**NEW  Pottery Workshops: Sculpting – starts March 5th

**NEW  Pottery Workshops: Handbuilding – starts March 6th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia – March 7th

**NEW  Pottery Workshops: Throwing – starts March 7th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Lehár’s The Merry Widow – March 21st

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann – April 18th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta / Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle – May 2nd

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Rossini’s La Donna del Lago – May 16th

Metropolitan Opera in HD: Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana / Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci – May 30th




Art Exhibits

Current Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Mythology – Mayhem – Mystery & Marketing – October 10th to January 28th

50 Years of Rudolph – December 6th to January 13th

Bermuda Arts Centre Exhibit: Small Works – November 30th to January 11th

ACE Gallery Photographic Exhibition: Dancing with Whales – until December 31st




Enjoy the rest of the week!



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