The Cayman Islands are known for their year-round tropical beauty, temperate weather and peaceful vibe. In fact, the winter season here is one of the busiest times of the year, drawing thousands of visitors from cold-weather climates who want to celebrate the winter holiday season in balmy comfort. Some come to lay on the beach and thaw, while others use the time to be active and take advantage of the myriad watersports available to them. Either way, visitors love the warmth, friendliness, tranquility and lifestyle the Caymans offer, and they keep on coming back.
However, it is important to remember how diverse the Caymans are and how many cultural events and celebrations are offered here. In fact, the opportunities are endless. It’s also nice to know that, for those who celebrate Christmas, you don’t have to choose between staying at home to experience the holiday and coming to the Caymans for vacation. In reality, you can enjoy both here at the same time.
Case in point is Cayman 27’s Parade of Lights, held every year in early December. Here is a rundown of this exciting and popular day-long celebration:
Cayman 27’s Parade of Lights
The Parade of Lights has truly become one of the biggest, most entertaining and most popular events in the Cayman Islands. Every year, Cayman residents and visitors from across the globe enjoy the spirit of the Christmas holiday with this day-long event. It starts with a Christmas market that offers amazing goods, foods and artistic creations of all types. In addition, restaurants across the island offer unique, holiday food and drinks from morning to night.
However, it is in the evening when the event hits full stride. People cram onto the beaches of Camana Bay to see the promenade of sea-faring vessels make their way across the harbor. Boats of every shape and size are lit up with endless numbers of lights and festive decorations to vie for the title of best boat. In addition, you’ll see Santa, a breathtaking fireworks display, live music and films under the stars, all brought to you by Cayman 27, the island’s local television station.
So don’t sit around and wish you could spend some winter time in the tropical splendor of the Cayman Islands. Contact South Bay Beach Club at www.southbaybeachclub.com and let us serve as your host this December. Your body and mind will thank you later.