Christmas and the New Year period is peak season in Barbados. Visitors from around the World flock here to soak up our warm sunshine, lay on our sandy beaches and experience our friendly Bajan hospitality. If you have not yet booked your holiday villa rental contact us now at BarbadosBarbados.com so we can help you with your search.
For those of you who have chosen to swap your winter coats, mittens and snow shovels for swimsuits, sunscreen and palm trees this Christmas, we have compiled a Calendar of Events of what is happening on the island during the holiday season.
〉Carols at The Abbey: an annual fund raising event with the Barbados Police Force Band will be held at St Nicholas Abbey on Sunday December 15th 2019 from 4pm to 6pm. Carols start at 5pm.
Admission: Adults Bds$25 ~ Kids Bds$5
Admission is paid at the entrance on the date. You are asked to bring a wrapped gift for a child stating approx age and gender. Food and refreshments will be on sale. All proceeds are donated to Children’s Charities on the island and the gifts to underprivileged children.
〉For the most delicious buffet in Barbados – Christmas Buffet Lunch at The Atlantis Historic Inn – served on December 13th, 18th, 20th from 12 noon to 3:30pm. Adults just Bds$80 and children 2-12 Bds$4 Plus a 10% service charge and 2.5% tourism tax.
〉Celebrate the Christmas season at The Tides Restaurant – their two course Christmas lunches will be running from December 16th to 23rd (everyday except Saturdays). Bds$85 per person. For reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: (246) 432 8356
〉Enjoy Christmas Eve at The Tides Restaurant, December 24th, with their delicious 3 course menu, Bds$300 per person. For reservations: email@example.com or Tel: (246) 432 8356
〉Cin Cin by the Sea is offering a Bajan Christmas Lunch Buffet with all your favourites and more for Bds$130 plus 10% service charge person. Available on December 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th. For reservations: (246) 629-4557.
〉Blue Pineapple Beach Lounge on the south coast boardwalk is offering a Boxing Day Brunch. For reservations call: (246) 622 3034 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
***CHRISTMAS DAY ***
Many restaurants are closed on Christmas Day, with the exception of restaurants within the hotels. Choices are therefore limited.
〉The Beach House presents their traditional Christmas Day Lunch Buffet, two seatings 12 noon and 2pm. Bds$250 per person (children under 12 Bds$78). Reservations are required, tel: 432 1163. The Beach House is a reasonably priced, family friendly ocean front restaurant in Holetown.
〉Carizma on the Hill in the Sugar Hill resort is offering a delicious 3 course Christmas menu, special treats and fun for the entire family. For further details, menu and reservations: (246) 422-8134.
〉 Buzo Osteria Italiana on the south coast is offering a special Christmas Menu for the month of December, Bds$150 per person. View the menu here.
To pre-book your table email: email@example.com or call 629 2896.
Buzo is closed on Christmas Day, opening on December 26th for dinner, from 5:30pm.
〉The Fairmont Royal Pavilion presents their Gourmet Christmas Day Lunch Buffet at the Palm Terrace Restaurant from 12 noon until 3pm. Live entertainment and DJ music. Bds$195 per person (kids under 12 $97.50) plus 2.5% Government Product Levy and 10% service charge. Palm Terrace is also offering a Christmas Seafood Buffet for Dinner, 7pm to 10:30pm, entertainment from 7:30pm. Bds$295 per person (kids under 12 $147.50 plus 2.5% Government Product Levy and 10% service charge. Dress is Evening Elegant. For reservations: Tel (246) 422 5555 Ext 2520, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
〉Blue Pineapple Beach Lounge on the south coast boardwalk is open on Christmas Day offering a special Christmas Breakfast & Lunch along with kids activities and more. For reservations call: (246) 622 3034 or email: email@example.com
〉Carizma on the Hill in the Sugar Hill Resort has a few spaces left for their Christmas Day Lunch. Enjoy a 3 course menu with live steel pan music, Bds$195 per person, kids 12 years and over $95 and kids under 12 $50. For reservations call (246) 422 8134.
***NEW YEAR’S EVE ***
Old Year’s Night as it’s known in Barbados, is a special evening for locals. Typically the celebration lasts until dawn with the brave and hearty heading to the East Coast for sunrise. Here’s what we’ve found going on that night:
〉The Mews Restaurant is the first restaurant to publish their New Year’s Eve event! Their Five Course Dinner Menu at Bds$400 per person has been specially crafted by Executive Head Chef Anife to showcase the best of Barbadian produce, with special touches for the festive occasion. Your reservation includes access to our exclusive After Party! Email: themewsbarbados.com or call (246) 432-1122.
〉Celebrate and ring in 2020 in the centre of bustling Holetown, whilst dining at Nishi Restaurant. Offering a set menu Bds$475 per person which includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival. Enjoy live entertainment by Lynn & Kyle.
〉The Beach Club by Royal Westmoreland on Mullins Beach invites you to their New Year’s Eve celebrations, beginning with a Cocktail Reception from 7.30pm – 8.00pm followed by a special menu dinner. DJ Entertainment begins at 9.30pm until late and there will be fireworks at midnight. This is a ticket only event. For reservations please call Tabia Inniss on 234 2682 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bds$395| per Adult, inclusive of Champagne, $200 per Child (under 10 years)
〉Rock into the 2020’s at the Barbados Yacht Club with GETBAK band and Biggie Irie, Betty B and Franc Mosbaugh. Also DJ music by LJ, fireworks at midnight. Tickets available at the Barbados Yacht CLub, Lewis Drug Mart and Wine World stores.
〉Hugos in Speightstown is offering a New Year’s Eve menu Bds$675 per person plus 10% service charge to include a complementary glass of champagne on arrival, live entertainment, a 5 course tasting menu, party favours and a goodie bag. Reservations: (246) 624-4846.
〉The Beach House is open for Lunch and Dinner on New Year’s Eve. Dinner is available from 6:30pm and last orders is at 10pm. They will have their Festive Menu in addition to the Regular Menu. Free entry to Drift Ocean Front Lounge after midnight.
Reservations: 432 1163
〉Ring in the New Year at The Cliff Restaurant – celebrate their 25th Year Anniversary with fireworks, champagne and party favours, featuring live entertainment from the exceptional Kevan Sahai & The Crashers. For more information on tickets please call 432-1922 or email https://bit.ly/2m0EfoE
〉Cin Cin by the Sea is offering a 5-course masterpiece dinner. Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne upon arrival with party favours and Dj music all night. Book your table by calling 629-4557 or book online: http://bit.ly/2mfLjd0 View the full menu here.
Bds$500.00 plus 10% service charge. Children 12 years and under $250.
〉Primo Bar & Bistro in St Lawrence Gap is offering a gourmet 4-course dinner on the bay. Enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival with DJ music and party favours all night long. Book your table by calling 573-7777 or book online:- https://goo.gl/2PKO1s $250.00 plus 10% service charge. Children $125.00 View the full menu here.
〉Dazzle & Dance into 2020 at The Tides Restaurant in Holetown. Bds$950 per person plus 10% service charge gives you a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival, a magnificent 7 course dinner, masquerade masks and novelties, DJ music from dusk to dawn and an ocean front fireworks display at midnight. Book here: https://bit.ly/2plcAk3
〉Red Door Lounge in Second Street, Holetown, in association with one of the region’s premiere music festivals, Vujaday Music Festival, is bringing to you a one-of-kind experience – their first ever boutique New Year’s Eve After Party Experience. Doors open at midnight. Updates and details will be posted on their FaceBook page.
〉Dress in your best white beach chic outfits and ring in 2020 at Barbados’ newest beach bar, Sea Shed on Mullins Beach and indulge in 20 French inspired passed canapés by Executive Chef Jeremy Dupre. Bds$600 per person includes premium wines and spirits and late night bites with a DJ and Sax for entertainment. Bds$400 after 11pm, bar only.
8pm to 2:30pm
Tel: (246) 572-5111 or send an email to info@seashedbarbados to book your reservations
〉Nikki Beach presents a night of elegance as they ring in the Roaring ’20s in true Nikki Beach style. Toast the New Year, enjoy entertainment from yesteryear and be wowed by our spectacular fireworks display. For reservations: email email@example.com or call (246) 436 4554.
〉Blue Pineapple Beach Lounge on the south coast boardwalk is having a New Year’s Eve party with a set menu and live entertainment. For reservations call: (246) 622 3034 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
〉 The Fish Pot Restaurant in St Lucy is offering a scrumptious & exciting New Year’s Eve menu. Their chefs have put a lot of thought and care into creating these dishes. Reservations must be made as soon as possible! Call (246) 439-3000 or email email@example.com
On New Year’s Day Sea Shed on Mullins Beach invites you to join them for Champagne à la Plage complete with a delectable lunch menu. With DJ’s on deck and of course all inclusive champagne. US$250 per person.
Updated December 19th 2019