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Barbados Events in December

Experience Barbados events in December


Barbados events in December include a of exciting things to do these the Run Barbados Marathon series, Christmas in Queens Park and Boxing Day horse racing at the Garrison Savannah. Other highlights include the Barbados museum Exhibition, The BHTA Gala Event, The Royal Barbados Police Force Band Christmas Concert and Hike Barbados hiking adventure...

We’ve tried to list all of the events that take place... but if you know of an event that has not been listed here we encourage you to Submit it to the Barbados Events Calendar.

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The Run Barbados Marathon Weekend


Dates: December 1st - 3rd 2017

The Run Barbados Marathon is the marquee event for the Run Barbados series. This series comprise of six events, The Signia Fun Mile which takes place on the 1st at 8pm, On the 2nd the Cave Shepherd VISA Credit Card 5K will take place  4pm and the Colombian Emeralds International 10K take place at 4.45pm. On Sunday the 3rd the Cave Shepherd Marathon and the Fortress Half Marathon both run off at 5am, while the Ganzee 5K Walk for Charity takes place at 7am

All events start and end at the Bay Street Esplanade, except the Fun Mile which starts at the Barbados Museum and ends at the Esplanade.

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Carols by Candlelight


Date: December 10th 2017

The Rotary Club of Barbados presents "Where The Joy of Christmas Comes to Light" the 22nd edition of Carols by Candlelight at Ilaro Court by the kind permission of the Prime Minister Hon Freundel Stuart.

Here you'll be entertain by a stellar cast of performers remember to bring a worthwhile gift, wrapped and marked 'boy' or 'girl' and the age (infant to 16 y.o.).

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Christmas Jazz in Barbados


Date: December 17th 2017

The annual Christmas Jazz show held in Barbados will take place on December 17th at Ilaro Court, the Prime Minister's official residence. The event produced by Deryck Walcott will showcase stellar group of artist are (coming Soon)


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Christmas Open House at the Abbey


Date: December 9th 2017

The Christmas open house at St. Nicholas Abbey is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy one of Barbados heritage attractions and get that special bottle of rum engraved for Christmas. This event will take place on December 9th, it feature live steel pan music. 


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Hennessy Artistry Show


Date: December 3rd 2017

FAS Entertainment & 7 Star Entertainment presents Hennessy Artistry SHOW 2017 Barbados... Taste of Artistry will take place at Kensington Oval, Fontabelle, St Michael from 9pm - 2am (doors open at 7pm). Artistes for this show include Beres Hammond, Sizzla, Tory Lanez, Mavado, Lil Rick, Nikita and Fadda Fox

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Historic Garrison Night Tour


Date: December 1st, 8th, 15th, 22th, 29th 2017

The Garrison Historical Consortium presents Night Tours in the Garrison Historic Area.  This tour is an exciting thriller and focuses on the macabre side of life in the Garrison. You'll learn about murders, executions, crimes and punishments. The tour will also explain, The Garrison Tunnels by night, Details of the construction of the unfinished Garrison Fortress. How ‘Graves End Beach’ got its name. You will also experience several short dramas en route including, the story of a West Indian Regiment soldier executed by firing squad at the Military Cemetery.
The unsolved John Hislop murder of 1809.

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Cocktail Events at Mount Gay


Date: December 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22th, 27th, 29th

Every Wednesday and Thursday the Mount Gay Rum Tour and Cocktail Making & Tasting Session takes place at the Mount Gay Visitor's centre. This is an unforgettable experience as you will discover the secrets of creating exotic cocktails from a master mixologist.

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Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival


Date: December 9th 2017

The Caribbean Rum and Beer Festival will take place on the 9th December 2017 at Rockley Golf and Country Club. This year the Festival is a fund raiser for the Caribbean Tourism Organisation Hurricane Relief Fund.
The money raised will assist our Caribbean Brothers & Sisters who have been so terribly impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The Festival offers you the opportunity to enjoy some amazing rum & beer products, as well as the chance to learn more about these fabulous beverages. You'll also get demonstrations of cooking with rum & beer.

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Barbados Museum and Historical Society


Date: December 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th 2017

The Barbados Museum and Historical Society, located at the Garrison St. Michael, is the home of Barbados rich heritage and culture. This month the museum will continue its series of public educational events, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to explore the history of the island from its earliest inhabitants through to independence.

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Hike Barbados


Date: December 3rd, 10th, 17tht & 24th & 31st 2017

There are five schedule hiking adventures during December put on by the Barbados National Trust under they Hike Barbados theme. On December the 3rd the first hike will be a moonlight hike starting at The Haggatts Old Sugar Factory Yard in St. Andrew, at 5:30pm. On the 10th the second hike will start at Hackleton's Cliff Top in St. Joseph, at 6:00 am or 3:30 pm. The third hike will take place on the 17th, at starting at Graeme Hall in Christ Church, at 6:00 am or 3:30 pm.  Then on December 24th The fourth hike will start at Garrison Clock Tower in St. Michael. And the fifth which will be a moonlight hike will take place on the 31st this hike, will start the Grantley Adams school in st. Joseph.

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Top Places to Stay for Barbados Events in December


If you plan to check out some of these great Barbados events in December, then the best places to stay are listed below. They all offer great access to the entire island.


Barbados west coast hotels

West Coast Hotels

The Barbados west coast hotels and resorts stretch from the charming Little Good Harbour located just North of Speightstown. To the small family owned Walmer Lodge Apartments. 

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Barbados southcoast hotels

South Coast Hotels

The Barbados hotels on this popular tourist belt stretches from the beautiful Needhams Point beach just South of Bridgetown and extends as far South as Long Beach.  

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Barbados Intimate hotels

Intimate Hotels

Experience the Intimate hotels a grouping of most of the indigenous owned small hotels, apartments, guest houses, villas and condos on the island.

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Christmas Morning in Queens Park


Date: December 25th 2017

Join the thousands of locals and visitors who travel to Queens Park in Bridgetown for the annual Christmas morning lime. This traditional celebration is perhaps the most festive of all the Barbados events in December. Many locals especially men decked out in sartorial splendour while mingling with family and friends. All this happens to the backdrop of the popular Christmas tunes compliments the Royal Barbados Police Force Band and a number of other performers.

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Horse Racing at the Historic Garrison Savannah


Date: December 8th, 15th, 26th 2017

The third season of horse racing continues at the historic Garrison Savannah on December 8th, 15th and 26th. On December 8th it will be The W.C "Bill" Marshall Raceday. While on the 26th its Boxing Day at the races. Championship race in the eleventh annual Diamonds International Challenge series for two year olds and the Victor Chandler Stakes and Trophy. This is your opportunity to enjoy three fantastic days out at the historic Garrison Savannah in December... So see you at the races!.

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