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Free shuttle bus to operate as St George’s walkabout returns

Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout at King’s Square (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

The traditional start of Christmastime in St George’s, put on hold by Covid-19 since 2020, returns next month with free shuttle buses serving the East End for the night.

The Bermuda National Trust’s Christmas Walkabout, bringing guests to the World Heritage Site on December 2, will offer three shuttles running on a loop from parking at Kindley Field from 5pm to 9.30pm.

No parking will be permitted in the centre of the town.

The walkabout, a favourite across more than 40 years, gets under way at 6pm with the public invited free into Trust-owned historic homes including Tucker House, The Old Rectory, Bridge House, Buckingham, Reeve Court and Stewart Hall, as well as the Globe Museum and Trustworthy Gift Shop.

Visitors can enjoy Christmas decorations and entertainment at cultural sites including St. Peter’s Church, the St George’s Historical Society’s Mitchell House, Stella Maris Church, and the State House.

King’s Square will be the scene of music and dance directed by Town Crier and MC E Michael Jones.

The shops of the town, along with bars and restaurants, will open for the walkabout, as well as a food court on Ordnance Island with Four Star Pizza, Ashley’s Lemonade, De Graff’s food truck, Funnelicious and Casa Acores.

The night out comes with prepaid parking offered at Tiger Bay and Penno’s Wharf at $20 per car.

Tickets required for parking are now on sale to BNT members, and can be purchased by the public from Friday.

Free parking is available at St. George’s Prep and East End Primary.

But spaces are limited and likely be filled by 5.30pm, with parking at Kindley Field advised.

Questions on the night’s events can be e-mailed to palmetto@bnt.bm.

The Trust thanked its sponsors HSBC, Goslings, Butterfield & Vallis, the Department of Culture, and Belco.

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Published November 21, 2022 at 7:48 am (Updated November 21, 2022 at 7:48 am)

Free shuttle bus to operate as St George’s walkabout returns

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