Star in the East: St George gears up for Christmas
The Olde Towne will be alive with festive season activities at the weekend as part of a bid to promote the area.
Businesses and performers have united for the “Holiday Shop ‘n’ Stroll”, which is scheduled to start on Sunday and run every Sunday until Christmas.
Kristin White, the owner of the Long Story Short gift shop and tour centre, said: “The businesses in St George’s are very excited to invite Bermuda residents and visitors to our Holiday Shop ‘n’ Stroll.
“Water Street will be pedestrianised making it easy to walk around and enjoy live music, art activities and of course shopping and eating.
“Stores and restaurants will be open and there will be a draw prize for shoppers.”
Ms White added: “For those looking to enjoy some of St George’s incredible history, the Bermuda National Trust Globe Museum and the St George’s Historical Society’s Mitchell House will also be open.”
The Holiday Shop ‘n’ Stroll was backed by the Corporation of St George, The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation and The Bermuda Tourism Authority.
Ms White said the support was welcome in what had been a difficult time for St George.
She added: “Once again, a lack of effective transportation to St George’s negatively impacted business in the town.
“It has been very frustrating. But we are looking forward to the Christmas season and are hopeful that shoppers and diners include us in their holiday plans.
“The corporation has been putting the Christmas lights up, shops have been decorating our windows – it will be such a beautiful, festive time.
Live Soloists at Long Story Short from 1.30pm to 2.30pm
Henna station with VWK Art at Lacquered Lounge on November 28 and December 12
Food tastings at Bermuda Linens and Gifts on the December dates only
Hot apple cider at St George’s Historical Society, Mitchell House
Photos with Santa Claus and Christmas crafts at Times Past Gift Shop at Mitchell House
Line Dancing Class at St George’s Dance Studio from 1pm to 1.45pm
Get 25 per cent off clothing at Frangipani
Shop ‘n’ Stroll All Day Party at the White Horse pub and restaurant with a DJ – includes $6 Christmas shots and 10 per cent off with receipt from a St George’s retail store or museum plus fun photo stations and local product pop-ups at various sites around town
Bermuda Linen and Gifts
Bermuda National Trust Globe Museum and Trustworthy Gift Shop
Dragon’s Lair Gallery
Long Story Short
St George’s Dance Studio
St George’s Historical Society and Times Past Gift Shop, Mitchell House
The Things We Love
Wahoo’s Bistro and Patio
White Horse Pub & Restaurant
“We can’t wait to welcome everyone to the town.”
The Holiday Shop n’ Stroll will also be held on December 5, December 12 and December 19 from 12pm to 4pm.
Some shops will open earlier and close later than normal and parking will be available at Tiger Bay or Market Wharf.