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Christmas Day parking near Elbow Beach

It gets bigger each year: the gathering at Elbow Beach on Christmas Day brings together thousands of revellers armed with Santa hats and coolers.

Accordingly, the Coral Beach & Tennis Club is opening the Horizons property close by for free parking, assisted by St Paul's Anglican Church volunteers.

Parking has been problematic in years gone by: vehicles parked along the verge of South Shore Road are subject to be ticketed by police.

The gathering also generates thousands of pounds of waste, and to assist with the cleanup, Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) will put out extra bins on the beach and at its car park the night before.

Trash will be separated and bagged on Boxing Day by KBB volunteers so that the Department of Parks can haul it away with ease.

Anne Hyde, the executive director of KBB, gave a call for attendees to use the bins provided — or, better still, take away trash to dispose of themselves.

There were more than 2,000 guests and locals at last year's bash, which has no organisers and cleaners.

KBB, which has been assisting Parks workers for the past seven years, helped to haul away more than 2,000 pounds of waste.

Festive fun: a snowman made from sand on Elbow Beach (File photograph by Chris Burns)

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Published December 23, 2015 at 8:00 am (Updated December 23, 2015 at 8:26 am)

Christmas Day parking near Elbow Beach

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