18 Dec 2012Blog

Christmas in Barbados: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day events

by Summer

CHRISTMAS EVE

If you have loads of family staying with you for Christmas in Barbados this year, you will be pleased to know we have put together a few activities they can enjoy this Christmas Eve, as well as some options for dining out.

Christmas Eve

Hilton Resort: Lighthouse Terrace

  • Price: Dinner — $110 BBD
  • What you get:
    • Dinner buffet (6:30 PM to 10:00 PM)
    • Live entertainment
  • Call: 246-227-5570 (Reservations)

Scenic Barbados island tour

  • Price: $150 BBD adult | $75 BBD child
  • What you get:
    • Round the island tour
    • Lunch at Sunbury Plantation
    • Tour of Sunbury great house
  • Call: 4246-28-9108 (ask for Edwin)

Island Safari

  • Price: Full jeep booking of 10 people — $650 BBD
  • What you get:
    • Half day island tour
    • Drinks
    • Snacks
  • Call: 246-429-5337

CHRISTMAS DAY & NIGHT

Christmas day and night are when Barbadian families will get together and either have a huge lunch or dinner party at home. In case you don’t want to cook or clean up, we have listed a few places you can dine out with your family this year and enjoy beautiful ocean views, if you’re spending Christmas in Barbados.

Sandman

Hilton Resort: Lighthouse Terrace

  • Price:
    • Lunch — $155 BBD (12:30 PM until 3:30 PM)
    • Dinner — $155 BBD (6:30 PM until 10:00 PM)
  • What you get:
    • Christmas offerings prepared by Chef Angela Garraway-Holland
    • Live entertainment for both lunch and dinner
  • Call: 246-227-5570 (Reservations)

Hilton Resort: The Grille

  • Price: Dinner — $199 BBD (6:30 PM until 10:00 PM)
  • What you get:
    • Traditional Christmas fare
    • Live entertainment in the Careenage Bar
  • Call: 246-227-5570 (Reservations)

The Crane Resort

  • Price: Breakfast — $95 BBD | Lunch — $150 BBD | Dinner — $175 BBD
  • Note: Price includes VAT & service charge. Children under 12 are half price.
  • What you get:
    • Breakfast: Fresh fruit, cereals, and hot dishes
    • Lunch: Buffet with all the trimmings and a carving station
    • Dinner: Buffet with salads, soups, carving station and desserts
  • Call: 246-423-6220 (Reservations)

BOXING DAY

Typically a day when locals relax and recover from Christmas Day. Beach picnics and watching horse racing are most popular on this day as it’s a national holiday. Read on for a few activities you can indulge in this Boxing Day.

Boxing day

The Crane Resort

  • Price: Lunch — $100 BBD
  • Note: Includes VAT & service charge. Children under 12 are half price.
  • What you get:
    • Extensive buffet lunch
  • Call: 246-423-6220 (Reservations)

The Garrison, St. Michael

  • Price:
    • Grand Stand  — $20 BBD adult | $10 BBD child
    • Field Stand — $10 BBD adult | under 12 years are free
    • Grounds — FREE
  • What you get:
    • A great day of fun for the whole family.
  • Call: The Barbados Turf Club on 246-426-3980

The Atlantis Submarines

  • Price:
    • Day dive — $90 BBD adult | $60 BBD child
    • Night dive — $115 BBD adult | $70 BBD child
  • What you get:
    • The night dive includes a cocktail afterwards.
  • Call: 246-436-8929 (Book early as places are limited)

Harrisons Cave Adventure

  • Price: $50 BBD adult | $25 BBD child (Must have BBD ID)
  • What you get:
    • An awesome underground tour experience in the caves of Barbados.
  • Call: 246-417-3700 (Tours leave every 30 minutes)

And, for the young hearted…

Enchanted: Machel Montano LIVE

  • Price: $165 BBD adult | $185 BBD at the door
  • Venue: Bagatelle Great House
  • Time: 6:00 PM to Midnight
  • What you get:
    • All inclusive drinks
    • Machel Montano upfront & personal
    • Patrice Roberts | Farmer Nappy | Lil Rick & other guests
    • DJ Salt & Bubbles
    • Hosted by Alex Jordan
  • Box offices: Lucky Horseshoe Warrens, Bagatelle & Worthing | Praxis in Hastings |Barbados Industries in Wildey
  • Call: 246-239-1542

Also, a few friends always host a Boxing Day party in a remote location somewhere on the island on Boxing Day. Location is only announced nearer to the day. Party starts around midday and all you need to do is pack a cooler of drinks and food, grab a few friends and enjoy the music supplied by the party hosts. We will update this post with a venue closer to the time! x