christmas ornaments in the sand

‘Tis the Season in Bermuda

If you’re suffering the arctic chill of December, consider visiting our island paradise, where temperatures regularly top 70 degrees and rarely drop below 60, even in the dead of winter. If you happen to be on the island for Christmas, be sure to check out these Bermuda holiday traditions:

1 | The morning of December 25, head down to Elbow Beach, where tourists and expats gather on the brilliant pink sands to celebrate with food, wine, and music.

2 | On December 26, all across the British Commonwealth, folks celebrate Boxing Day. You won’t find too many shops open, but you’ll definitely want to take a stroll down the islands' main streets, where you’ll see processions of costumed Gombeys dancing and drumming in a folk tradition that reflects Bermuda’s unique mix of British, Caribbean, and African heritage.

3 | The evening of December 31, head over to Kings Square in St. George’s for the popular New Years Eve celebration. They’ve got it all: live music, fireworks, food, drink, and of course, the world renowned “onion drop.”

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