December 6th, 2017 Bermuda Calendar Update
Just to remind you, after this one, there are only two more posts before the end of 2017, so don’t forget to submit any upcoming Christmas and NYE events in Bermuda that you are hosting to the Submit Your Event section as soon as possible so that I can inform the masses!
The last post of 2017 will be on Wednesday, December 20th while the first post of 2018 will be on Wednesday, January 10th. 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.
Back for a second year, Planning Factory Bermuda is proud to present St. George Skates until Sunday, January 28th, 2018.
Featuring Bermuda’s first synthetic ice rink, this “wintertime” public event will take place in Somers Garden in St. George’s.
The rink will be open to the public from 5pm until 9pm on Fridays, 1pm until 10pm on Saturdays, and from 1pm until 7pm on Sundays, until December 17th.
It will be open from 1pm until 9pm from Monday to Friday, December 18th to 22nd, then from 1pm until 10pm on Saturday, December 23rd.
After being closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the rink will reopen from 1pm until 9pm from Boxing Day on Tuesday, December 26th until Friday, December 29th, and then from 1pm until 10pm on Saturday and Sunday, December 30th and 31st. The rink will be closed on New Year’s Day and will then be open from 3pm until 9pm on Saturdays, January 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th, and from 1pm until 7pm on Sundays, January, 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th.
The cost is $25 for adults and $20 for under 18s, and includes skate hire and a wristband to be on the rink for one hour. Tickets are sold in advance on www.pTix.bm. There will be very limited tickets sold at the door which are not guaranteed. Corporate or private group bookings are also available – contact email@example.com.
For more information, visit http://sgs.PlanningFactory.com.
Bermuda National Gallery needs your help decorating their Christmas Tree from Friday, December 1st until Thursday, December 21st.
You are invited to bring your ornament anytime during gallery opening hours, which are from 10am until 4pm, Monday to Friday, and from 10am until 2pm on Saturdays.
This is free for all children and participants will be eligible for the Best Home-Made Ornament prize.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-9428.
Enjoy an evening of Jazz and R&B, courtesy of The Other Band Live at Robin Hood on Thursday, December 7th.
This will be from 6pm until 9pm at Robin Hood Pub and Restaurant.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact 295-3314.
Bermuda National Gallery in partnership with Human Rights Commission invites the community to commemorate the 2017 United Nations Human Rights Day on Friday, December 8th.
From noon on the 2nd floor at City Hall, you can join them for student presentations by Bermuda Institute, Bermuda High School, Cedarbridge Academy, Centre for Creative Learning School, Clearwater Middle School, Dalton E. Tucker Primary School, Elliot Primary School, Northlands Primary School, Port Royal Primary School, Prospect Primary School, Sandys Secondary Middle School, Somerset Primary School, St. George’s Preparatory School, T. N. Tatem Middle School, The Berkeley Institute, and Warwick Academy.
This is a free event.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact email@example.com or 295-9428.
Let’s hear it for the boys as Lusso invite you to pop by their very Manly Mingle and party down with the Lusso Style Mavens on Friday, December 8th.
From 5pm until 8pm, Bermuda Smokehouse will be providing you with manly munchies and Churchill’s will be on deck featuring Bermuda Cigar Company. Marks and Spencer will be launching their holiday beer kegs so grab a cold one, craft cocktail or something on the rocks and let their stylists and gift experts get you sorted for the holiday season. They will also be joined by the experts form Alexandre of London and The English Sports Shop who will be offering their famous 2 Suit Special. With store-wide designer deals, designer prizes, free gift wrapping and delivery, this promises to be an unmissable event.
There is no cover charge and you are asked to RSVP so that they can prepare the bar for expected attendance, although walk-ins will also be accepted.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 295-6734.
Proving that beautiful things come in small packages, Gallery One Seventeen opens its most popular art exhibition of the year at their annual Small Picture Show on Friday, December 8th.
From 5.30pm until 7pm, you can come and enjoy the newest works of twenty of Bermuda’s leading artists as you join them for cocktails and preview these incredible smaller paintings for sale.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
St. Anthony’s Church invites you to their Christmas Fair and Car Boot on Saturday, December 9th.
From 9am until 4pm, you can expect Portuguese donuts, hot lunch, silent auction, raffle baskets, bingo, raffles, toys, White Elephant, books, games for children, fun castle, baked goods, and more.
Vendor spots can also be booked by calling 236-2609 and can range from businesses to people selling second hand items. To book a vendor spot, contact 236-2609.
For more information, contact 505-0702.
Just in time for Christmas, there will be a Local Author Book Sale and Writer’s Workshop on Saturday, December 9th.
From 10am until 3pm at the First Church of God on North Shore, there will be new releases by Linda Burrows, Pastor Deborah Evans, Pastor Blanch Burchall, Dr. Sharon Apopa, and Dr. Lois Burgess. Other authors will include Elder Ruth Ann Lambe, Maxine DeSilva, Armetia Apopa, and Gloria Smith Francis. Other books will on sale from the church bookstore, including $5 books for children.
From noon until 2pm, there will be a workshop on how to get started writing your book, writer coaching, designing your cover, and using your life story as inspiration to write.
The cost for the workshop is $20 and there will be complimentary tea and coffee.
For more information, contact Dr. Sharon Apopa on 704-9476.
BUEI Films presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Saturday, December 9th.
Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in this live in HD recording of Wheeldon’s exuberant ballet, inspired by Lewis Caroll’s much-loved book. There will be a guest appearance by Sarah Lamb, Principal of The Royal Ballet. Part proceeds will benefit Bermuda’s own Ravi Cannonier-Watson currently attending the Royal Ballet School.
The film screenings are at 3pm and 7pm in BUEI’s Tradewinds Auditorium. Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount (food only) to anyone dining there before or after the event. Reservations are required. Please mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount and note that it cannot be combined with any other special offers. For dinner reservations, call 295-4207.
Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members, $10 for students are are non-refundable within 24 hours of the event.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 294-0204 or visit Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.
Enjoy an evening of Rock, courtesy of Stiletto 5 Live at Robin Hood on Saturday, December 9th.
This will be from 8pm until 11pm at Robin Hood Pub and Restaurant.
There is no cover charge.
For more information, contact 295-3314.
The St. David’s Island Historical Society invite you to celebrate an 18th Century Family Christmas with them on Sunday, December 10th.
From 4pm until 7pm, you can enjoy the true spirit of Christmas and St. David’s hospitality at this annual olde world-style family Christmas Party. Carter House will be decorated in 18th century style with candle light, warm fires and a food tasting.
Father Christmas will be there with his bag of gifts for the kids, and wreaths made from natural material, 1964 Bermuda Silver Crown mounted in 400 year old Bermuda cedar, will be available for sale.
Admission is free, although donations are requested.
For more information, contact Rich Spurling on 297-1953 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ronnie Chameau on 292-1387 or email@example.com.
Enjoy the shimmering of the stars and the joyous sounds of the season as dolphins dance and delight. After Santa’s Workshop, from 1pm to 5pm, in the Victualing Yard, West End Development Corporation and Dolphin Quest Bermuda invite you to join them with your family and friends for Christmas Carols with the Dolphins on Sunday, December 10th.
Doors to Dolphin Quest at the National Museum of Bermuda open at 5pm and this special night under the stars will be from 5.30pm until 6pm. This event will also feature Mike Hind and you will be able to enjoy free hot chocolate and s’mores.
This event is free and no reservations are needed.
For more information, contact 234-4464 or visit www.DolphinQuest.com.
Back by popular demand, BUEI Screens invites you to a third screening of Viceroy’s House on Sunday, December 10th.
New nations are rarely born in peace… India, 1947: Lord Mountbatten (Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville) is dispatched, along with his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson), to New Delhi to oversee the country’s transition from British rule to independence. Taking his place in the resplendent mansion known as the Viceroy’s House, Mountbatten arrives hopeful for a peaceful transference of power. But ending centuries of colonial rule in a country divided by deep religious and cultural differences proves no easy undertaking, setting off a seismic struggle that threatens to tear India apart. This PG-13 rated drama has a running time of 106 minutes.
The film begins at 5.15pm in BUEI’s Tradewinds Auditorium. Harbourfront are offering a 10% discount (food only) to anyone dining there before or after the event. Reservations are required. Please mention the lecture when booking to avail of the discount and note that it cannot be combined with any other special offers. For dinner reservations call 295-4207.
Tickets are $15 each, $10 for students, and are non-refundable within 24 hours of the event.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact 294-0204 or visit Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI.
The December edition of the Department of Community & Cultural Affairs’ Historical Heartbeats Lecture Series will be a Christmas Concert in the Park on Tuesday, December 12th.
From 1pm on the porch of the Bermuda Historical Society, you can join them for a festive lunch-hour with holiday treats while enjoying the sounds of Bermudian student musicians playing a combo of Christmas tunes, jazz, pop and swing with the Warwick Academy Jazz Band (under the direction of Mr. Conrad Roach) and Brothers in Music.
This event is free to the public
For more information, contact Dr. Kim Dismont Robinson, Folklife Officer, on 292-1681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The December edition of the monthly Ciné Club from L’Alliance Française des Bermudes will be showing Raid Dingue (R.A.I.D. Special Unit) on Tuesday, December 12th.
Screening in BUEI’s Tradewinds Auditorium at 8pm, this French action/comedy with English subtitles is from the director Dany Boon, starring actors with Dany Boon, Alice Pol and Michel Blanc.
A bumbling cop becomes the first woman admitted to an elite police squad and is partnered with a misogynist agent. Together they must take down
the formidable Gang of Leopards….
Tickets cost $7 for AF/BUEI members and students, and $12 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased from Oceans Gift Shop at BUEI on the night or in advance on 294-0204.
For more information, visit www.AllianceFrancaiseBda.org.
Promising Bermuda’s biggest, best and most exciting Christmas party, the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club presents their Snowball Party on Saturday, December 16th.
From 7pm until 1am, there will be a spectacular holiday buffet and raffles, with Working Title and a local DJ there to keep you rocking all night long. They are sure that they don’t need to say much more about this annual event except come on down and enjoy everything that’s going.
The cost is $90 per person, which includes a welcome drink and gratuities.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 298-2028 or email@example.com.
To honour his achievements and winning the May 24th Bermuda Day Race this year, The Sandys Parish Council’s Community Outreach Committee have planned the Jay Donawa 5K Road Race on Sunday, December 17th.
The 5K Walk will start at 8am, while the 5K Run and the 2.6K Kids Event will start at 8.30am. The route for adults will be from Somerset Bridge (Blue Bird Lane) West along tracks to Somerset Police Station, right on Middle Road all the way to Boaz Island Field. The route for children will be from West End Primary School along tracks to Somerset Police Station, right on Middle Road all the way to Boaz Island Field.
The prize categories will be Clubs (Willow Cuts, Island Rangers, Somerset Cricket Club, Somerset Bridge – 1st, 2nd and 3rd along with bragging rights), Prisons, Fire, Police, Teachers and Marine and Ports (1st, 2nd and 3rd along with bragging rights), Female Walkers (1st, 2nd and 3rd), Male Walkers (1st, 2nd and 3rd), and Age Groups (16 to 19, 20 to 39, 40 to 49, 50+, for runners only).
Number and t-shirt pickup will be from 10am until noon at St. James Church. Late registration will also be available at the same time. All participants are eligible for draw prizes on the day of the event. There will be no late entries on the day of the race.
The registration cost is $20 for runners and walkers and the price will increase at 6pm on December 15th. For the kids event, the registration cost is $5 and the price will increase at noon on December 16th. Registration is available online at www.RaceDayWorld.com. All entry fees will be used towards Sandys Parish Council’s 2018 Educational Bursaries recipients.
For more information, contact the race director Kemda Bean at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wesley Methodist Church invites you to their Christmas Presentation, Sounds of the Season on Sunday, December 17th.
From 4pm until 5.30pm, you can enjoy an afternoon of seasonal music featuring Robert Burgess (Oboist), Devaun DeGraff (Saxophonist), Rajai Denbrook (Baritone), Zavia Doyling (Violinist), Lloyd Matthew (Organist), Leslie Tucker (Violinist), The Ambassadors of Harmony, The Renaissance Ringers, and The Wesley Church Choir. All are encouraged to join in the singing of Christmas carols
Admission is free, although an offering will be taken.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
St. Paul A.M.E. Church presents their Annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 17th.
From 6pm, you can enjoy an evening of Christmas Classical and Gospel Christmas Carols and Readings with guest soloists and students from The Bermuda School of Music.
The cost is $35 for Patrons and $25 for general admission.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Church Office at 59 Victoria Street on 292-0505 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience true Bermudian hospitality at its best as you celebrate Christmas at Willowbank on Monday, December 25th.
The doors at Willowbank are open to embrace and offer season’s greetings at this festive time of the year with brunch starting at 11am and dinner starting at 6pm. You are invited to come and taste the delights from Chef Ron who will be offering a traditional menu with all the trimmings. You will overlook beautiful ocean views and enjoy live entertainment as you enjoy your meal in the Dining Room.
You can also have a stroll around the resort and, if you don’t want to leave, you can choose one of their overnight packages and stay in one of the very spacious guest rooms. The Christmas Eve package includes dinner and Christmas Day Brunch, while the Christmas Day package includes Christmas Day Dinner followed by breakfast the next morning.
The cost for the brunch or dinner is $45 for adults and $20 for children under 12. Payment is by cash or credit card. Both one night stay packages are $250 per person. You can also stay two nights to include all meals for $410 per person. These rates are based on double occupancy and family rates are available on request.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 234-1616 or email@example.com
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Willowbank on Sunday, December 31st.
Doors open at 7.30pm, with dinner at 8pm, followed by the main show at 9.15pm. This fabulous black tie dinner gala will feature live entertainment featuring Last Call, Shine Hayward, Toni Robinson, and others.
Tickets are $85 and combination event and stay packages are also available.
For more information, or to make a reservation, contact 234-1616 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience New Year’s Eve in an exclusive indoor & outdoor lounge setting as you celebrate New Year’s 2018 at Latin Rumbar on Sunday, December 31st.
From 9pm until 3am, you can expect some of Bermuda’s best DJs, including D’General, Lenky Boy, DJ Keem, and Supatone, playing the best in Top 40, soca, EDM, dancehall, hip hop, oldies and more 100% party songs all night long.
This event will also feature a mobile Champagne station, hot food, Lotus Aerial dancers, drink specials, state-of-the-art light and sound system, VIP tables, giveaways, photography by BermyNet, and more.
Tickets are limited and cost $40 per person, which includes glass of champagne and other giveaways. They can be purchased online at www.pTix.bm, in person at Rumbar, or call 537-6656 for delivery.
For more information, or to book a VIP table, contact 537-6656 or email@example.com.
Rum Bum Beach Bar at Horseshoe Bay Beach invite you to dive into the New Year with them at their Polar Plunge New Year’s Day Beach Party on Monday, January 1st.
From 9am, you can jump into the crystal blue waters for a complimentary Swizzle or Dark n Stormy. A Cod Fish Breakfast will be served until noon and there will be live music, games and prizes, and champagne specials.
For more information, contact 238-0088 or visit www.RumBumBeachBar.com.
Save the Date: Quick Recap of Upcoming Bermuda Events
**NEW St. George Skates – November 18th to January 28th
**NEW Decorate the BNG Christmas Tree – December 1st to 21st
Public Forum – December 6th
**NEW The Other Band: Jazz and R&B at Robin Hood – December 7th
Puss in Boots: Bollywood Style – December 7th to 16th
Christmas Musical – December 8th
Cocktail de Noel – December 8th
**NEW United Nations Human Rights Day – December 8th
**NEW The Manly Mingle – December 8th
**NEW The Small Picture Show at Gallery One Seventeen – December 8th
Late Night Shopping and Parents Night Out – December 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th and 22nd
Happy 2 Hour Event with Drink Specials at Strykz Bowling Lounge – December 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
Living Life Together The Titus 2 Way –
November 18th December 9th
Plant and Book Sale – December 9th
Housestyle Takeover – December 9th
Peace Lutheran Church Car Boot Sale – December 9th
Car Boot Sale at Vernon Temple AME Church – December 9th
Fête de Noël – December 9th
**NEW St. Anthony’s Church Christmas Fair and Car Boot – December 9th
**NEW Local Author Book Sale and Writer’s Workshop – December 9th
**NEW BUEI Films: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – December 9th
**NEW Stiletto 5 Rock Live at Robin Hood – December 9th
BUEI Holiday Shopping Nights – December 9th and 12th
Teddy Bear Tea – December 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th
Christmas Shopping Drop Off – December 9th and 16th
5k Jingle Run/Walk – December 10th
Warwick Academy Choir Performance – December 10th
Purvis Primary Choir Performance – December 10th
Santa’s Workshop – December 10th
Carols at the Chapel – December 10th
**NEW 18th Century Family Christmas – December 10th
**NEW Carols With the Dolphins Featuring Mike Hind – December 10th
**NEW BUEI Screens: Viceroy’s House – December 10th
Christmas Taste of Bermuda – December 10th and 17th
**NEW Bermudian Heartbeats: Christmas Concert in the Park – December 12th
**NEW L’Alliance Française des Bermudes Ciné Club: Raid Dingue – December 12th
Wine Tasting at Masterworks – December 13th
Uncorked! Winter 2017 – December 14th
The Bermuda School of Music presents: Joy to the World – December 15th and 16th
**NEW Snowball Party – December 16th
Somersfield Academy Choir Performance – December 17th
Deck the Halls of the Clocktower Mall – December 17th
**NEW Jay Donawa 5K Road Race – December 17th
**NEW Wesley Methodist Choir Christmas Presentation: Sounds of the Season – December 17th
**NEW The Annual Christmas Concert – December 17th
Art with a Twist – December 19th
Christmas Brunch at Cafe Lido – December 25th
**NEW Christmas at Willowbank – December 25th
New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve at Cafe Lido – December 31st
NYE at The Loren – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s Eve at Willowbank – December 31st
**NEW New Year’s 2018 at Latin Rumbar – December 31st
**NEW Polar Plunge New Year’s Day Beach Party – January 1st
TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 6th
2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend: KPMG Front Street Mile – January 12th
2018 Bermuda Marathon Weekend: Bermuda 10K and 10K Walk – January 13th
TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 13th
TMR Youth Mountain Bike Series – January 20th
Free Lunchtime Concert – March 2nd
Free Lunchtime Concert – June 1st
Exhibits at Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Current Exhibits at Bermuda National Gallery
- Shepard Fairey: Rebel With A Cause at BNG – September 21st until further notice
Bermuda Society of Arts – November 24th to December 12th
- Onions Gallery: 11th Annual MindFrame PhotoVoice Exhibition
- Edinburgh Gallery: Art of the Gombey by Kelly Hunt
Enjoy the rest of the week!