December 20th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update

Morning Kids!


Well, it’s that time of year again!  This is my last post of 2017 so I just wanted to wish you all a very merry Christmas for Monday 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 2018 is your best year yet!  There is still time to leave your mark on 2017 as well so why not get out there and do something memorable?

The first post of 2018 will be on Wednesday, January 10th but events can still be added to the calendar, as usual, through the Submit Your Event section during this period.

As always, be sure to check out the Quick Recap Section at the bottom of this post for a full listing of all upcoming Bermuda events, including those previously covered in previous posts.



In celebration of Family Month at Bermuda National Gallery, you can enjoy 7 Days of Family Art Activities at BNG from Monday to Sunday, December 18th to 24th.

BNG is hosting many fun-filled art activities throughout the month of December for families and children in the community. There will be many give away gifts, prizes and surprises! BNG values family time through creative expressions and art-making.

On Wednesday, December 20th, you can help decorate the BNG Christmas tree by bringing in a home-made ornament.  This is free to all children and there will be a prize for the Best Home-Made Ornament.

On Thursday, December 21st, you can visit BNG for the 10am morning art tour and learn about the current exhibitions, The Power of Art and Shepard Fairey: Rebel with a Cause.

On Friday, December 22nd, there will be a small gift for every child who visits BNG that day.  There will also be announcements of the prize winners of the Decorate the BNG Christmas Tree Best Home-Made Ornament and of the Scavenger Hunt raffle prize.

On Saturday, December 23rd, you can visit the Hamilton Princess Hotel for a free 10am Art Tour featuring artworks by artist Shepard Fairey and many more. You will also receive a free admission pass to BNG.

On Sunday, December 24th, you can visit BNG Sculpture Garden at Queen Elizabeth Park on Par-la-Ville Road in the City of Hamilton. Admission is free and you are invited to take an Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook photo of your favourite artwork and hashtag #BNG.

Gallery opening hours are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays, closed on public holidays.

To participate, all BNG activities require the cost of admission unless stated otherwise. Admission is $5 for adults and free for all children, BNG members, NARM members, seniors and students.

For more information, contact Ms. Dany Pen at or 295-9428.


The Reefs’ popular Sunday Brunch goes festive with their lavish Christmas Day Brunch on Monday, December 25th.

From 11.30am until 3pm at the resort’s Ocean Echo Restaurant, you can enjoy brunch favourites like their stunning sushi and seafood displays will be accompanied by signature holiday fare of carved turkey, rosemary crusted lamb, and honey glazed ham.

The cost is $65 per person, plus 17% gratuity, and is half price for kids under 12.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222 or


Cambridge Beaches invite you to join them for a candlelit Christmas Dinner at the Tamarisk Restaurant on Monday, December 25th.

From 7pm, you can enjoy a special three course menu.

The cost is $65 per person, plus 17%.

For more information, or to make reservations, contact 234-0331 or


Do you want that special Christmas meal without the hassle of cooking? The Reefs have the answer with their Christmas Carry Out on Monday, December 25th.

Their Christmas Carry Out options provide you with whole turkey, ham and a selection of side dishes for you to choose from. Simply order the items you would like and schedule the pick up.  They will take the rest from there so that you can enjoy more time with your friends and family. 72 hours notice is required for all orders.  The full menu can be viewed here.

For more information, contact 238-0222 or



Calling all students, professionals, and teachers of film, theatre, drama and production, the Bermuda International Film Festival invites you to their Film Industry Social, a Holiday Networking Event on Thursday, December 28th.

From 6pm until 8pm at Bungalow 56, you can meet, mix and mingle with other local producers, filmographers, technicans and others in the growing industry.

​There is no cover charge.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact




Ring in 2018 in style with a New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dancing at The Reefs on Sunday, December 31st.

From 6pm, you can enjoy a 4-course menu accompanied by music, dancing, and a champagne toast at midnight with plenty of celebratory fixings.  Entertainment from 8pm until 1am will be courtesy of DJ Travis.

The cost is $125 per person, plus 17% gratuity.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222 or



Celebrate New Year’s Eve from Rio to Paris at Beau Rivage on Sunday, December 31st.

From 6.30pm until 8pm, you can start off your evening with a Brazilian Ambiance Cocktail Party with complimentary hors d’oeuvres.  From 8pm, you can then enjoy a French New Year’s Eve Dinner from a special a la carte menu.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 232-8686 or


Promising that Front Street is the place to be on NYE, you are invited to New Year’s Eve in the City on Sunday, December 31st.

Under the mega tent at Number 1 Car Park on Front Street, doors open at 7pm and the family movie, Descendants 2, will kick off the night at 7.30pm.

Opening the evening will be D’General, one of Bermuda’s most in-demand DJs spinning hot titles to get you all warmed up for the live shows.  The live entertainment will start after the movie with Olivia Hamilton. The former Bermuda Idol Winner will take to the stage to warm you up for the headline act, Keri Hilson.

Ms. Hilson, who hails from the United States, has had numerous R&B hits and collaborated with stars such as Kanye West, Ne-Yo, Nelly, Lil Wayne, R. Kelly and Chris Brown. She began her music career as a back-up singer for Usher, Kelly Rowlands, Ciara along with others and as a member of the songwriting team, The Clutch, she co-wrote songs for artists such as Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige and the Pussycat Dolls. She joined forces with Timbaland, appearing on numerous tracks of his and broke through with 2007’s “The Way I Are” that topped 9 different charts worldwide. In 2009, she took home the coveted BET Award for Best New Artist.  With more than 1.6 million Instagram followers and over 7 million Like on FaceBook, Ms. Hilson continues to garner fans around the world. She has appeared on both the small and large screen in movies such as Riddick and Think Like a Man.

Hometown favourites, Working Title, will cap of the night and the year.  Make sure you are front row for the fun you will have with Lamont and the Working Title crew, playing all of your favourite hits as you usher in the New Year.

This is a free, family event.  There will be a limited number of VIP tickets at a cost of $55 and available from  These will provide ticket holders with a designated bar and front row access.

For more information, contact


Promising Bermuda’s best New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner Buffet, you are invited to celebrate at Crown & Anchor on Sunday, December 31st.

From 7.30pm, their buffet will keep you coming back for more, with incredible choices, from soups and salads to a seafood bar and carving station.  One Solution will be there to entertain you and get you up and dancing as you welcome 2018.

The cost is $95, plus gratuities.

For more information, contact 298-2028 or


Once again this year, Marcus’ promises to be the place to be on New Year’s Eve on Sunday, December 31st.

From 7.30pm, they’ll start as usual with a glass of champagne on the terrace before you come inside for an incredible dinner.  To entertain you, they’re pleased to present the David Bach Consort, a six piece band. For over a decade they have played countless concerts, festivals, parties, and other events with original compositions and an extensive repertoire of R&B, Pop, Rock, Standards, and traditional jazz tunes. It promises to be
an outstanding and memorable evening.

The cost is $120, plus gratuities, for Dinner Only, $165, plus gratuities, for Dinner with Unlimited Selected Wine and Soft Drinks, and $195, plus gratuities, for Dinner with Unlimited Selected Champagne, Wine and Soft Drinks.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or


Cambridge Beaches invite you to celebrate New Year’s Eve with them at their NYE Gala Dinner at Tamarisk on Sunday, December 31st.

From 8pm, you can enjoy a special six course menu with entertainment by DJ Danger Don.

The cost is $115 per person, plus 17%.

For more information, or to make reservations, contact 234-0331 or




Enjoy a delicious start to 2018 with New Year’s Day Brunch at The Loren on Monday, January 1st.

Located at the resort’s Pink Beach Club, you can enjoy a three course meal between 11.30am and 4pm.

The cost is $65, plus 17% gratuities, and alcohol is not included.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 293-1666 or



Start the year off with your friends and family, enjoying a relaxing and fun New Year’s Day Brunch at The Reefs on Monday, January 1st.

From 12.30pm until 3pm, their chefs have put together a special brunch menu for you to settle into 2018, including their favourite sushi and seafood displays, carving stations, traditional Bermuda breakfast items and a Mimosa Bar to keep the party going.

The cost is $65 per person, plus 17% gratuity, and half price for kids under 12.

For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 238-0222 or


The Community Education & Development Programme (CEDP) will be holding Winter Term Registration from Tuesday, January 2nd to Tuesday, January 12th.

A wide range of classes are offering, including archery, creative writing, painting, cookery, circuit training, Spanish, yoga, and more.  The full brochure can be found here.

Interested persons can obtain the brochure and register at CEPD Offices in Hamilton or Warwick.

For more information, contact 292-7735 or 236-0829, or register online at




Experience the powerful gift of gymnastics – registration is now open for the Bermuda Gymnastics Winter Term 2018, starting on Friday, January 5th.

Gymnastics provides the basis for all basic movements and encourages the development of discipline, self-esteem, healthy self-image and goal setting in people of any age.  They have recreational classes for children ages 18 months to adult at Saltus (senior gymnasium) on Saturdays and Monday through Saturdays at the National Training Centre (St. David’s).

Prices, schedules and locations vary and full details can be found at  Registration can also be completed online.

For more information, contact or 295-0589.


Relieve pain and restore health as the Yoga Centre are offering an Essential Low Back Program starting on Saturday, January 6th.

From 3.30pm until 5pm, this is a 7-week course utilizing therapeutic yoga for the treatment of chronic lower back pain and tension. Students will learn how to build a strong foundation of support for the lower back, pelvis, hips and legs, to identify and modify non-serving movement habits, and to establish a regular practice for ongoing back health. The course is suitable for students of all ages, levels and abilities, and is a great refresher for repeat students.

The course is taught by an RYT 500 Essential Low Back Program certified teacher, Essential Yoga Therapist-in-Training.

The cost of the course is $200.

For more information, or to register, contact or 295-0190.


Spoil that special young lady in your life with a Kids Princess Pamper Party, restarting on Sunday, January 7th.

From 1.30pm until 2.30pm at Lotus Mind Body each week, girls aged 7 to 12 can get ready to be pampered up like a princess and/or queen. There will be options to have Aromatherapy Foot Soaks, Chocolate Facials, Hand and Feet Scrubs and you can learn to make your own face mask out of natural ingredients

Children can be either be dropped off or you can have the option to book an entire party.

The cost is $42 per princess or $385 for a group of 10.  This event will continue weekly on Sundays until further notice.

For more information, contact


Coral Beach & Tennis Club (CBC) is pleased to announce that it has been named as the host of the 2018 Bermuda Breeze Tennis Championships, a prestigious United States Tennis Association (USTA) sanctioned national championship tournament, from Wednesday to Sunday, April 11th to 15th.

Designed for players over the age of 40 playing in five age groups, is a USTA Adult National Category II Tennis Championships tournament.  Players registered with the USTA are eligible to compete in the following age groups: 40s, 50s, 60s, 65s and 70s in men’s and women’s singles and doubles and mixed doubles.

The cost of registration is $86.50 for first Singles, $54.25 for additional Singles, $65 for first Doubles, and $54.25 for additional Doubles.  The maximum fee charged per player is $150, plus the processing fees for the number of events you select.  A player can participate in a maximum of three events.  Registration is available online at The Tournament ID is 960000118 and entries close on March 31st, 2018.

All spectators are welcome to attend free of charge

A special rate, starting at $150 (plus taxes and services), for accommodations at CBC is available until January 15th, 2018, depending on availability.

For more information, contact Monika Drabkova at, 239-7204 or toll free at 1-888 300-7349.





Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events

For a handy Calendar view, click here to go to the Bermuda Calendar section – simply click on the “One-off Events” filter to show just these events instead of the whole calendar



St. George Skates – November 18th to January 28th

Decorate the BNG Christmas Tree – December 1st to 21st

**NEW  7 Days of Family Art Activities at BNG – December 18th to 24th

Late Night Shopping and Parents Night Out – December 22nd

Happy 2 Hour Event with Drink Specials at Strykz Bowling Lounge – December 22nd and 29th

Teddy Bear Tea – December 23rd and 24th

Christmas Eve Dinner: Feast of the 7 Fishes – December 24th



Christmas Day

Festive Dining at Fairmont Southampton – December 22nd to 25th

Christmas Brunch at Cafe Lido – December 25th

Christmas at Willowbank – December 25th

Christmas Day Brunch at The Loren – December 25th

Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner at the Hamilton Princess – December 25th

**NEW  Christmas Day Brunch at The Reefs – December 25th

**NEW  Christmas Day Dinner at Tamarisk – December 25th

**NEW  Christmas Carry Out at The Reefs – December 25th



**NEW  Film Industry Social – December 28th



New Year’s Eve

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

NYE at The Loren – December 31st

New Year’s Eve at Willowbank – December 31st

New Year’s 2018 at Latin Rumbar – December 31st

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

New Year’s Eve Buffet at Anchor Restaurant – December 31st

New Year’s Eve 2018 Dinner and Cruise – December 31st

Ciroc the New Year – December 31st

Rockstar New Year’s Eve – December 31st

**NEW  New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dancing at The Reefs – December 31st

**NEW  Celebrate New Year’s Eve from Rio to Paris at Beau Rivage – December 31st

**NEW  New Year’s Eve in the City – December 31st

**NEW  New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at Crown & Anchor – December 31st

**NEW  Marcus’ New Year’s Eve – December 31st

**NEW  NYE Gala Dinner at Tamarisk – December 31st



**NEW  New Year’s Day Brunch at The Loren – January 1st

**NEW  New Year’s Day Brunch at The Reefs – January 1st

UberVida’s New Year’s Eve 2018 After Party – January 1st

Polar Plunge New Year’s Day Beach Party – January 1st

**NEW  Community Education & Development Programme: Winter Term Registration – starts January 2nd

**NEW  Bermuda Gymnastics Winter Term 2018 – starts January 5th

TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 6th

**NEW  Relieve Pain and Restore Health: Essential Low Back Program – starts January 6th

**NEW  Kids Princess Pamper Party – starts January 7th

Just for Laughs: Double Bill – January 10th

Just for Laughs Bermuda: Cabaret-Style Comedy Show – January 11th

2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend: KPMG Front Street Mile – January 12th

Just for Laughs Bermuda: Theatre-Style Shows – January 12th and 13th

2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend: Bermuda 10K and 10K Walk – January 13th

TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 13th

2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend: Bermuda Marathon and Half Marathon – January 14th

TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 20th



Free Lunchtime Concert – March 2nd

WindReach’s Denim & Diamonds Fundraiser – March 24th



**NEW  Bermuda Breeze USTA Championship Tournament – April 11th to 15th



Free Lunchtime Concert – June 1st



Art Exhibits


Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art


Bermuda National Gallery

 Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery


Bermuda Society of Arts – December 15th to January 9th

  • Onions Gallery:  Members Winter Show
  • Edinburgh Gallery:  Same Same, But Different by Martin and Stratton Hatfield
  • Studio A:  Bermuda Retrospective by Ruth Vallis
  • Studio B: Stained Glass work by Charles Henry



Enjoy the rest of the week!









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