November 25th, 2015: Bermuda Events Update
Event organisers, don’t forget to send me details of your upcoming Christmas and NYE events by submitting full details to http://nothingtodoinbermuda.com/submit-your-event.html – we can’t wait to see what celebrations you have in store for us so please give us all time to plan to attend!
In the meantime, here is the latest seasonal fun in Bermuda:
Bermuda Bistro at the Beach invite you to come and enjoy the festivities as they are happy to be hosting Thanksgiving all week long until Friday, November 27th.
They will be offering a special 3 course menu, with choices for each, at a cost of $39 per person.
For more information, or to reserve your table, contact the Beach
A great opportunity to get your turkey fix as Marcus’ will be offering a special Thanksgiving menu on Thursday, November 26th.
The menu is available for both lunch and dinner. The first course is a choice of Marcus’ Salad with roasted pumpkin, dried cherries, spiced pecans and sherry vinaigrette or Amaral’s Farm Carrot Soup with pasilla chili crema. The second course will be roasted turkey breast, leg confit, Brussels sprouts, stuffing, cranberry and gravy. The dessert course will include cassava pie with safari breakfast ice cream and bourbon nut crumble.
Sides are sweet potato chipotle gratin, roasted Bermuda pumpkin, pistachio butter crumbs.
The cost is $69 per person, plus17% gratuity.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact the restaurant on 298-2028.
Bermuda Rocks Jewellery and Dolly Pop Vintage clothing will be holding weekly Sip’N’Shop events in the lead up to Christmas at their location at 129 Front Street.
From 5pm until 7pm, they invite you to join them for wine, festive music and exclusive discounts to help make your Christmas gift shopping a little more enjoyable.
This will continue weekly until December 18th.
For more information, contact Eleanor Patton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 518-8246.
Bring the family and share in the Season’s love and joy at the Lighting the Tree Ceremony for the 21st Annual Tree of Lights, on Friday, November 27th.
This memorial tree, which stands in front of City Hall, is a partnership between Friends of Hospice and Agape House and City of Hamilton, and honours people we love and those we have lost.
From 5.30pm on the steps of City Hall, you can enjoy festive entertainment with performances by Tyler Wilson, Mount Saint Agnes Junior Choir, Berkeley Institute Choir, the Bermuda Regiment Band, the Bermuda Island Pipe Band and Isabella Zuill-McKenzie of the Bermuda School of Music. There will also be a special appearance by Santa Claus when he lands on the roof of City Hall.
Please note that this event is weather dependent.
Later that evening, the first Late Night Christmas Shopping begins in Reid Street and Court Street. Reid Street will be closed to traffic.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Promising a wonderful shopping experience on Friday nights in they City of Hamilton, Late Night Christmas Shopping will run weekly from Friday, November 27th until Christmas.
From 5.30pm until 9pm, Reid Street and Court Street become the scene
of families shopping, sharing, meeting and greeting. With some streets closed to traffic, Hamilton on Friday nights is the place to be for shopping with friends and family. Why not make a night of it and stop for dinner at one of the many great restaurants in Hamilton? Live music and entertainment, snacks and holiday drinks, stalls on the street, lights, laughter and decorations.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Promising to satisfy every taste bud, Grotto Bay Beach Resort’s International Buffet will run weekly on Friday evenings.
From 6.30pm until 9.30pm in the Hibiscus Dining Room, you can enjoy live entertainment and delicious food created by their team of chefs from around the world, including fresh sushi, a hot station with a live stir fry station, jerk spice carving station, butter chicken marsala, lobster thermidor and stilton cheese mash potato. Look for a live Crepe Suzette station at dessert.
The cost is $49 per person, plus 17% grats, and reservations are required.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Guest Services at 293-8333.
Who needs Black Friday when you can get even better bargains while supporting good causes in Bermuda at Secondhand Saturday on Saturday, November 28th?
Secondhand Saturday is celebrated on the Saturday after the US Thanksgiving Holiday. Its main purpose is to encourage locals, during the busiest shopping time of the year, to shop and support our charity thrift shops.
Participating stores include Bermuda Red Cross Thrift Shop, The Barn, Dress for Success, Salvation Army Thrift Shop and Second Hand Rose.
Each shop will have their own in shop promotions and specials so don’t miss out.
For more information, contact Suzanne at Bermuda Red Cross on 236-8253.
Grab a bargain at the Peace Lutheran Church’s Car Boot Sale on Saturday, November 28th.
This will run from 9am until 2pm and promises lots of bargains on clothes, shoes, bags/purses, toys, children’s clothes, household items, jewellery and lots more. Also, mark your calendars as there will be two more car boot sales on December 5th and 19th with plenty of bargains for Christmas.
For more information, contact Carol Carvalho on 747-3377.
The Victor Scott Primary PTA is raising funds towards their Bring on the Shade campaign by having a Car Boot Sale on Saturday, November 28th.
This will run from 10am until 3pm in the Victor Scott Primary School Car Park (rain location : Victor Scott Auditorium). For sellers, the cost is $25 if you will be using your own table and $35 if you need to have a table provided for you.
If you aren’t looking to sell then you are invited to come on out for some great bargains.
For more information contact Chesere Smith, PTA President, on 516-3282 or Victorscottprimarypta@gmail.com.
Start your engines and race on down to the Cedarbridge Pro Shop Fair on Saturday, November 28th.
From 10am until 5pm, students are going to show you what they’ve been working on. There will be motorcycles, cars, boats and go-karts on display alongside The Vintage Transportation Museum, Bermuda Police Service, the Bermuda Long Riders and more.
This is not just a car show but a Fair too, promising something for everyone, including face painting, a bouncy castle, games, and lots more.
Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children and free for under 5s.
All are invited to support the Kiwanis of Hamilton at their Installation Banquet on Saturday, November 28th.
Starting at 6.30pm at Fourways Inn, this event will include cocktails and dinner service with a Semi Formal dress code, door prizes, and more. This Kiwanis of Hamilton are a local non-profit charitable organisation.
Tickets are $60 each and the RSVP booking deadline is November 25th.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
If you have noticed the buzz about Pole Dance classes then you may be excited to have the opportunity to try it for yourself as Aerial Therapy is having three weeks of Open Pole Fitness Sessions starting from Monday, November 30th.
From Mondays to Thursdays until December 17th, there will be three sessions held each evening. These will be from 6pm until 7pm, 7.15pm until 8.15pm and from 8.30pm until 9.30pm. All sessions are open format so no prior experience is required.
The cost of each session is $25 and you can register online at www.LotusBermuda.com/Aerial-Therapy.
For more information, contact Marilyn at 703-MOVE (6683) or firstname.lastname@example.org or Lotus at 296-5900 or email@example.com.
The charming old town of St. George’s will be magical at the annual Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout on Friday, December 4th
Running from 6pm until 9pm, the excitement and romantic yesteryear elegance that the Trust brings to St. George’s should not be missed.
There will be entertainment throughout the town and refreshments will be served at various locations marked on map that will be distributed on the evening. Children can meet Santa and make Christmas crafts at the Edith Clair Spencer Hall. The Trust’s Walkabout has become a popular community event with the generous support of volunteer musicians, dancers, singers and school groups marking the start of the Christmas season. The public are invited to explore some of the oldest continually occupied buildings in the New World which will be decorated and candle lit for the event.
Old favourites such as the Old Rectory, Samaritans’ Lodge, Buckingham, Tucker House and the Globe Hotel will also be open on the evening. King’s Square will have a host of dancers and musicians for your entertainment.
The Bermuda National Trust could not hold this event without a huge amount of community support, their Trust volunteers and generous sponsor, Butterfield Bank.
This festive event is free.
For more information, visit the Bermuda National Trust website at www.bnt.bm.
Expect lots of festive fun in the West End at Christmas in Dockyard on Sundays, December 6th, 13th and 20th.
The Dockyard Family Fun Day and Christmas Parade will take place on Sunday, December 6th. From noon you can enjoy a Fun Day with free Zip Line rides , The Mega Meltdown, and other activities and games. At 5.30pm, there will be a Christmas Parade with various dance groups, performers and floats, with a special appearance by Santa and Friends.
From noon until 4pm on Sunday, December 13th, Christmas in Dockyard will include will be vendors, live music, and fun activities for kids, including stories with Mrs. Claus at 2pm inside the Clocktower Mall. At 5pm, there will be a Meet and Greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus outside the Maritime Museum. From 6pm, you can enjoy Christmas with the Dolphins at Dolphin Quest, with live entertainment and carolling with the Dolphins. Hot Beverages will be on sale.
From noon until 4pm on Sunday, December 20th, the final Christmas in Dockyard will include vendors, live music, and fun activities for kids, including stories with Mrs. Claus at 2pm inside the Clocktower Mall.
The Clocktower Mall will also be running a special Shopping Promotion – spend $25 in the mall and you will be eligible for a raffle prize.
All events are free.
For more information, contact Tianna Saltus at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebekah Cabrall at email@example.com or 234-1709.
Party at the Princess and join the Hamilton Princess Bermuda for their Annual Snowball Party, back and better than ever on Friday, December 11th.
From 7pm, you can enjoy a spectacular holiday buffet, live music, raffles and more. You can also turn this night out into a staycation with their special holiday Take the Elevator Home room rate, starting at $219.
The cost is $72 per person, plus 17% grats.
For more information, or for private group bookings, contact Dining Reservations at 298-2028 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why just watch when you can participate? The MV Elizabeth invite you aboard for the Bermuda Boat Parade on Saturday, December 12th.
From 5.30pm until 8.30pm, this fun family friendly event will take place in Hamiton Harbour.
Tickets are $60 which includes one drink and hors d’oeuvres. Groups of twenty will receive one free ticket. A cash bar is also available.
For more information, contact 335-2342.
Celebrate the season by running or walking to support the Bermuda Red Cross at MAAC’s annual Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run on Sunday, December 13th.
This is a 5k route, starting and finishing at Bermuda Air Conditioning HQ at Mills Creek. Walkers will start at 8.45am, followed by runners at 9am.
The race fee is $30, with registration available at www.RaceDayWorld.com. Goodie bags and tee shirts will go to the first 400 registered participants.
For more information, contact Race Director Jamie Wright on 535-0200 or email@example.com.
‘Tis the season so Masterworks invite you to get your craft on at their fun Adult Ornament Decorating and Wine Night on Sunday, December 13th.
From 5pm until 7.3pm, you can decorate up to 5 ornaments while enjoying a glass of wine.
The cost is $80 for members and $100 for non-members. Space is limited.
For more information, or to register by December 7th, contact 299-4000.
Enjoy a special shopping experience, hosted by the cutest little elves in town, at Christmas Shopping: A Family Affair on Saturday, December 19th.
From 10am until 6pm at Regali Boutique, located inside the Rosewood Tucker’s Point Hotel, you can can browse fashion for him and her, high-end home fragrances and decor, clothing for babies and children, and more, all while Christmas cheer snacks and drinks are being served.
For more information, contact 298-4035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Feel the force with your movie friends at a BIFF Star Wars Special Showing on Saturday, December 19th.
This private viewing on behalf of the BIFFs Trust will take place at Speciality Cinema & Grill at 9.30pm.
Tickets are $35 and available from www.pTix.bm.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
Bermuda Society of Interior Designers, Charity Wreath Show and Silent Auction – November 12th to December 3rd
LinkedIn and You – November 16th, 23rd and 30th
**NEW Thanksgiving at Bermuda Bistro – November 23rd to 27th
Bugsy Malone – November 25th to 28th
Somerset School of Dancing: All That Glitters – November 25th, 27th and 28th
**NEW Thanksgiving at Marcus’ – November 26th
Denim Day – November 27th
KPMG Front Street Mile Trials – November 27th
**NEW 21st Annual Tree of Lights – November 27th
**NEW Christmas Sip’n’Shop – November 27th and December 4th, 11th and 18th
**NEW Late Night Christmas Shopping – November 27th and December 4th, 11th and 18th
Christmas Fair at Christ Church, Warwick – November 28th
Elegancia – November 28th
Live Love Laugh Comedy Show – November 28th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – November 28th
The Caledonian Society of Bermuda’s St. Andrew’s Ball – November 28th
Christmas by the Sea Art & Craft Market – November 28th
**NEW Secondhand Saturday – November 28th
**NEW Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – November 28th
**NEW Victor Scott PTA Car Boot Sale – November 28th
**NEW Cedarbridge Pro Shop Fair – November 28th
**NEW Kiwanis of Hamilton Installation Banquet – November 28th
The MarketPlace 2015 Santa Parade – November 29th
**NEW Open Pole Fitness Sessions – November 30th to December 17th
Grotto Bay’s Monthly Chef’s Table Dinner – December 2nd
Christmas Pantomime: Treasure Island – December 3rd to 12th
**NEW Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout – December 4th
Annie: The Musical – December 4th and 5th
20th Annual Home-Grown Alternatives (HGA) – December 5th
CTY Bermuda’s Annual Talent Search 2015 – December 6th
**NEW Dockyard Family Fun Day and Christmas Parade – December 6th
**NEW Annual Snowball Party at Hamilton Princess Bermuda – December 11th
Bermuda Taxi Owners Association’s Golf Classics and Christmas Party – December 11th and 12th
Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade – December 12th
**NEW MV Elizabeth in the Bermuda Boat Parade – December 12th
**NEW BAC Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run – December 13th
**NEW Christmas in Dockyard – December 13th
**NEW Ornament Decorating & Wine – December 13th
Raleigh Bermuda 2016 Programme Information Session #1 – December 14th
InterNations Bermuda: Expat Christmas Get-Together – December 17th
**NEW Christmas Shopping: A Family Affair – December 19th
**NEW BIFF Star Wars Special Showing – December 19th
**NEW Christmas in Dockyard – December 20th
Just for Laughs Bermuda: Double Bill – January 6th
Just for Laughs Bermuda: Cabaret Show – January 7th
Just for Laughs Bermuda: Gala Shows – January 8th and 9th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 9th
Raleigh Bermuda 2016 Programme Information Session #2 – January 13th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 16th
Tokio Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 23rd
2016 Orchid Spa Wedding Expo – February 14th
Bermuda SPCA’s 19th Annual Paws to the Park – March 6th
Weekend Intensive Yoga – March 11th to 13th
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
- Charman Prize 2015 – October 9th to January 9th
- 4+4=1 – November 7th to December 2nd
- Homer’s Cafe Show: Rambles with Camera – November 20th to January 6th
Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery (until November 28th unless otherwise stated)
- Marking Territory: A Focus on Bermuda’s Landscape
- Highlights from the Young Collection
- Highlights of the BNG Collection
Exhibits at Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
- Small Works – November 22nd to January 11th
Exhibits at Bermuda Society of Arts – November 20th to December 8th
- Onions Gallery: TechArt15
- Studio B: Amanda Temple – Forever Fleeting: The Art of Metamorphosis
- Edinburgh Gallery: Chris Burville Photography
DNA & SPArt presents Streets of Italy – November 19th to Janaury 27th
Enjoy the rest of the week!