Make the effort, take a drive to St George’s on the countdown to Christmas.

Apart from shopping delights, there are plenty of activities to participate in with your family.

The Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Christmas Walkabout (sponsored by Butterfield Bank) starts the Christmas calendar of events on Friday, December 7, from 6:30-8:30pm.

The charming Old Town will be festively lit and decorated to celebrate the holiday season.

Entertainment

There will be entertainment throughout the town and refreshments at various locations on the map to be distributed on the evening. Enjoy Christmas crafts at St Peter’s Church Hall (now renamed the Edith Clair Spencer Hall), plus Santa Claus and his elf will hand out presents to children.

The Old Rectory, Samaritans’ Lodge, Samaritans’ Cottages, Buckingham, Tucker House and the Globe Hotel will all be open to the public.

Also visit King’s Square to watch entertainment from the Jackson School of Performing Arts, In Motion School of Dance, the Bermuda School of Music, and the Town Crier.

Around the churches there will also be special candlelit and family services over the Christmas holidays.

For all your shopping needs, St George’s will be open for late night shopping until 9pm on Saturday, December 15 and 22.

Entertainment will include snowball fights, cookie/candy trails, hay rides, Christmas crafts, Santa’s Grotto, dunking for charity, plus wrestling demonstrations.

‘Shop and drop’ allows you to drop off your five to 11-year-olds at the World Heritage Centre, from 3-5pm, to watch a movie, while you spend time shopping. Entry is $5, including treats (maximum 50 spaces).

Enjoy live music in the town, and don’t miss ‘Yarn Bombing’ — a unique graffiti art form to Bermuda.

Check out the Bermuda Sun’s Scene Calendar, every Friday.

 

Lisa Beauchamp is the president of Bermuda Sun.