Christmas and New Years
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Barbados Christmas Events

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Experience a true Caribbean wonderland. Christmas & New Year’s at Sandy Lane are perhaps the most special time of year, complete with lavish celebrations and fun-filled activities for the entire family.

The memories made whilst enjoying the magic of Sandy Lane at Christmas, are certain to last a lifetime...

Festive Highlights

  • Over 100,000 mesmerizing fairy lights illuminate the resort
  • Bespoke festive activities specially designed for the whole family
  • Golf, tennis, and padel tennis Christmas tournaments, for both kids and adults
  • Irresistibly delicious themed lunch and dinner buffets in Bajan Blue
  • VIP Christmas gifts and turndown amenities
  • New Year's Eve Beach Gala Dinner complete with fireworks and spectacular entertainment

Festive Lighting Ceremony

Watch in awe as we flip the switch on more than 100,000 lights each year, to commence our Festive Season. Some say that our fabulous Christmas decorations look even more magical than Harry Potter's "Hogwarts"!

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Magical Decorations

It wouldn't be Christmas at Sandy Lane without our spectacular decorations around the resort, which sparkle even more brightly at nighttime. These create a perfect backdrop for those all-important family photos!

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Family Sandcastle Competition

One of our most spirited annual events, the Christmas Day Sandcastle Competition is a true celebration of creativity. Initially designed for the little ones, it never takes long before the grown-ups can't resist joining in!

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Unforgettable Memories

Your little ones will fall in love with the festive activities planned by our team at the Treehouse Club. They can even post a letter to Santa for those all important Christmas present wishes!

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Festive-Themed Cuisine

Indulge in the most delicious cuisines imaginable at festive-themed buffets in Bajan Blue, including our renowned Christmas Day Lunch. We highly recommend advanced bookings to avoid disappointment!

Please note that some restaurants remain exclusive to Resident Hotel Guests only during our Festive Season.

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Santa's Arrival

A greatly anticipated moment each year, guests are kept guessing as to how Santa will arrive in Barbados. Only two things are for certain - Sandy Lane will be his first stop, and it will be in style!

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Christmas Tournaments

Feeling sporty? Our festive guests love taking part in our annual golf, tennis and padel tennis tournaments for the coveted Sandy Lane trophies - with reigning Champions always keen to defend their titles!

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Christmas Entertainment

The Lower Terrace becomes a hub during the festive period for all of our unique musical entertainment, Barbadian-inspired kids floor shows, and much more...

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Christmas Day Brunch

Guests are treated to a traditional feast of hand-roasted ribs of Angus beef, Scottish venison, pheasant and so much more. Not to mention salmon en croûte and an abundance of seafood including oysters, king crab, lobster and homemade sushi. For those feeling extra-indulgent, an extravagant display of desserts from our expert pastry chefs are the cherry on the cake, of an unforgettably grand Christmas Day.

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New Year's Eve Gala

With a Champagne reception, sumptuous beachside feast, the very best of live entertainment, and of course spectacular midnight fireworks - our New Year's Eve Gala Dinner is not to be missed! Strictly by reservation only and available to Resident Hotel Guests, Sandy Lane is the place to be on this most special of nights...

Limited tables are available for Non-Resident Guests, and requests can be made to our team directly at:

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New Year's Day Carnival

The perfect way to start January 1st... A colourful cast of Barbadian dancers, drummers, puppets, stilt-walkers and musicians dazzles the audience on New Year's Day. Performers dance to Calypso music while limbo dancers and acrobats amaze with their showstopping agility.

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