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December 5, 2007updated Feb 07, 2013

Bermuda decks the halls with festivities and fun

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

BERMUDA DECKS THE HALLS WITH FESTIVITIES AND FUN

The Ideal Home Away From Home for the Holidays

HAMILTON, BERMUDA, November 29, 2007 – With the holiday season in full swing, department stores across the country will soon begin to flood with eager shoppers. Why not escape the hustle and bustle of city streets and treat yourself to an island getaway? This year, Bermuda is just the place to relieve you of those cold winter nights while keeping your holidays merry and bright. Whether it’s spending quality time with the ones you love or indulging in a holiday feast, Bermuda brings new meaning to Christmas bliss.

HOLIDAYS AT THE HOTELS

The Holiday Season at the Fairmont Southampton: The Fairmont Southampton offers the perfect holiday getaway for the entire family. From cookie making and children’s activities to wine tasting and world-class dining, the hotel shares its holiday cheer throughout the season. Let the Fairmont Southampton and its “11” days of Christmas, help make your holiday season unforgettable.

Holiday Wrap at The Spa at Elbow Beach: Ease away the stress and tension of the busy festive season with a Holiday Wrap. Your experience begins with an exfoliating salt scrub, followed by a warming tension-relieving body wrap. While the body is wrapped, guests will indulge in a scalp massage. With the reservation of a Holiday Wrap, guests will be presented with a gift of an ESPA Salt Scrub.

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Caroling at Camden: November 30, 2007 Join in a magical evening of caroling at the official home of the Premier of Bermuda. The sounds of the season will be performed by children and adult choirs and musicians. Bring along your friends and family and sing out your favorite holiday songs.

Bermuda National Trust’s Annual Christmas Walkabout in St. George: December 7, 2007 Come wander the streets and admire beautiful holiday decorations while listening to school choirs singing Christmas carols. Enjoy entertainment and festive lights in King’s Square. Be sure to visit Santa Claus in the children’s fun-area at St. Peter’s Church Hall. This event is a wonderful night out to begin the Christmas season.

Bermuda Christmas Boat Parade: December 8, 2007 Join us this year for the 10th Anniversary of the Bermuda Boat Parade! This magical fairytale event features local boats of all sizes, decorated with brilliant festive lights that illuminate Hamilton Harbour. The evening is topped off with a brilliant fireworks display.

Dining at The Frog & Onion: Once again the Frog & Onion has an exciting Winter Festival event with something for everyone! Monday-Friday – English Tea is served from 4:00pm-5:30pm. Monday & Tuesday – Buy one entree (except lobster) and get one free of equal value or less. Wednesday – Buy one, item from the pub menu and get a two for one special. Santa Claus comes to The Frog & Onion on Saturdays, December 9, 16 & 23 from 1-3pm!

RING IN THE NEW YEAR

New Year’s Eve at 9 Beaches: Bring in 2008 with Mardi Gras at 9 Beaches under the stars! Tempt your taste buds with a sumptuous meal and dance to a live band. Dress to impress in your elegant party wear with all the necessary party favors including masks, beads, and more beads! After the party, have breakfast at 12:30am and then wake up to the aroma of New Year’s Day Brunch. New Year’s Eve at Elbow Beach: Enjoy the Fireworks Gala Dinner at the Seahorse Grill, New Year Countdowns Around the World at the Veranda Bar and New Year’s Day Mimosa Brunch at the Seahorse Grill. New Years Eve in St. George: This annual New Year’s Event is free and open to one and all! Bring in 2008 with young and old, residents and tourists alike. Festivities include food, dancing, live band performances, a fireworks display and the lowering of the Bermuda onion. Bermuda, just under two hours from East Coast gateway cities, stretches for 21 miles along turquoise waters, surrounded by a 200-square-mile coral reef plateau. Bermuda’s diverse activities offer an array of vacation options, including more wreck dives than anywhere else in the world, championship golf, horseback riding, world-renowned deep sea fishing and smooth pink beaches to rest on by day’s end.

Accommodations range from luxury resorts to intimate guest cottages and family-run inns, all incorporating the sophistication and hospitality unique to the Bermuda experience.

For more information, or to visit www.bermudatourism.com or call 800-BERMUDA (800-237-6832).

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