22 Nov 2012Blog

Things to do in Barbados over the Christmas season 2012

by Summer

December is right around the corner, and these are a few events happening over the Christmas period here in Barbados. We think you will enjoy ALL!

Pro & Junior Pro Surfing Championship 2012

Barbados surfingThis is the biggest surfing event of the year, where attendees can enjoy the sun, surf, and sand, as well as live music, local food and the opportunity to meet all the big name local surfers.

Date: December 1st and 2nd
Time: Get there early, starts at 8 AM
Admission: Free
Venue: Soup Bowl, Bathsheba, St. Joseph
Website: Barbados surfing association

The Hennessy Artistry Show 2012

Hennessy Artistry

This reggae party is very well attended by locals and should not be missed! Featured artists include Junior Gong, Sizzla, Third world, Queen Ifrica, Nexcyx, Buggy Nhakente and others.

Date: December 1st
Time: Doors open at 7 PM |show starts at 9 PM
Admission: $70 BBD (REG) | $300 BBD (VIP).
Venue: Kensington Oval
Tickets: Buy online

Run Barbados: Midnight Mile Run

Run Barbados

Run under the stars at this Run Barbados event. “Come for the Run! Stay for the Fun!” No where else in the world can you finish a race and dive right into the therapeutic waters of the Caribbean Sea!

Date: December 7th
Time: Midnight until 2 AM
Admission: Visit their website to find out more.
Venue: START at Dover Playing Field, pass Braddie’s Bar, turn left onto Highway 7, travel Highway 7, turn left into St Lawrence Gap  to FINISH back at Dover Playing Field

The Snow Ball Party

Snow Ball party

A Christmas fete to start the yuletide festivities with a bang & for a good cause! Bring a wrapped gift pre-assigned for a boy or girl ages 4 to 18 years old, then indulge in a premium bar, with Champagne & shots on sale, and dance the night away.

Date: December 8th
Time: From 9 PM
Admission: $150 BBD (Age limit will be enforced)
Venue: Kendal Sporting Club
Tickets: Available at Electric Avenue (Coconut Walk) | i-shop (Sheraton Centre) | Smart Store (Limegrove)

Harrison’s Cave Eco-Adventure

Harrison's Cave Tour

This new tour offered by Harrisons Cave allows visitors to walk the nature trails around The Cave, and explore as they crawl along the natural passages.

Date: December 13th
Time: Tour starts at 9 AM
Admission: $ 100USD (Only 16 years or older)
Venue: Harrison’s Cave
Book online: Harrison’s Cave website

Barbados Turf Club Race Day

Garrison horse race

Make it a day of fun for the whole family when you visit the Garrison on race day. December offers one very special race: The Victor Chandler Stakes & Trophy. Visitors can watch this race from the stands or the grounds.

Dates and times: See website for updates
Admission: Grounds (FREE) | Stands (visit website)
Venue: The Garrison

Jolly Roger Shipwrecked Dock lime

Jolly Roger Party

For four hours guests can “lime” on the dock by the Jolly Roger Ship, and listen to great old time music, calypso, reggae, and soca, while soaking up the local scenery.

Date: December 19th
Time: 10 PM to 2 AM
Admission: $ 15 BBD before 11 PM
Venue: Carlisle House, The Careenage
Website: Jolly Roger Black Pearl

Panerai Transat Classique Regatta

Sailing in Barbados

More than forty yachts will set off from Portugal on December 2nd and race across the Atlantic until they reach Barbados. Boats will arrive in Carlisle Bay around mid month. This is an exciting event and one not to be missed.

Date, time, and more info can be found here.


St. Nicholas Abbey presents: Carols at the Abbey

St. Nicholas Abbey

St. Nicholas Abbey is putting together an amazing Christmas event at the Abbey that should not be missed. Save this date for a lovely, festive evening of carols by candlelight, with the Barbados Police Band performing.

Date: December 23rd
Time: TBC
Admission: Check here to get the latest info.
Venue: St. Nichollas Abbey

The Royal Barbados Police Force Band

The Royal Barbados Police Band

A number of free concerts will be played by our famous Police Band between December 8th and 30th. Our local Police Band has performed in Scotland, Disney World, and Radio City. Bring the kids and make an evening of it.

Date: December 30th
Time: 6 PM
Admission: Free
Venue: St Mary’s Church, Bridgetown

(Source: Information was gathered from individual websites.)