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Time for the annual Christmas Walkabout

BERMUDA NATIONAL TRUST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS WALKABOUT It doesn't really feel like the holiday season until you've had Christmas cookies and beverages as part of the annual Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout. One of the Island's favourite seasonal events, it takes place tomorrow evening in the town of St. George.

“The excitement and romantic yesteryear elegance that the Bermuda National Trust Walkabout brings to St. George should not be missed,” said organiser Kelly Way. “It is a special event with the pulse of history beating strongly.

“The walkabout is a yearly tradition that is the start of Christmas for many. It is a time when the warmth of friendship prevails. Neighbours walk and talk.

Visitors observe and participate by getting out and touring the historical places. The joy of this event brings people together.”

There will be entertainment throughout the town and refreshments will be served at various locations marked on a map distributed on the evening.

Churches will be decorated and open for the event parishioners of the Stella Maris Church will offer soup and rolls; there will be live entertainment at St. Peter's Church and Ebenezer Methodist Church.

There will be children's Christmas crafts at St. Peter's Church Hall where Santa and an elf will listen to Christmas wishes. The Trust's walkabout is a free community event thanks to generous support from volunteers.

It allows people to explore some of the oldest continually occupied buildings in the New World, all of which will be decorated for the event.

The Old Rectory, Samaritans' Lodge, Samaritans' Cottages, Buckingham, Tucker House and the Globe are among those that will be open.

Meanwhile, performances in King's Square will include those by Jackson School of Performing Arts, In Motion School of Dance, the Bermuda School of Music and the Salvation Army Band.

“The Christmas walkabout is a wonderful way of touring the extraordinary living history of St. George's World Heritage Site,” said Ms Way. “Each year the popularity of this event is evident as crowds embrace the old town.

The National Trust hopes everyone will come and enjoy the festivities. The National Trust could not hold this event without a huge amount of community support and our generous sponsor Butterfield Bank. We look forward to seeing you there.”

The event runs from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

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Published December 03, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 10, 2010 at 10:24 am)

Time for the annual Christmas Walkabout

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