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Celebrate The Holidays in Paradise

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on November 22, 2021

No matter how you like to celebrate the holidays, there’s something special about experiencing the festive season in The Bahamas! While there’s always a vibe of excitement and fun in the air here in Nassau Paradise Island, the holiday season has an extra-celebratory vibe that’s sure to get everyone in the jolly spirit. And with plenty of seasonal programming for guests of all ages at our hotels and resorts, you can choose to celebrate in traditional ways, or embrace beloved Bahamian customs for a brand-new-to-you experience! 

Read on to learn more about celebrating the holiday season in The Bahamas. 

Chanukah at Atlantis

Atlantis Exterior at Night

Atlantis Paradise Island will be illuminated for eight magical nights during Chanukah, with daily menorah lightings from November 28 through December 6. 

The highlight of the week happens on December 2 at Marina Village with the Grand Chanukah Celebration. Snack on kosher light bites and listen to your favorite seasonal tunes. Kids are invited to participate in arts and crafts, and a short film about Chanukah celebrations around the world will precede a traditional candlelit ceremony hosted by the Rabbi. All are welcome! 

Santa in Paradise

It’s a busy time of year at the North Pole but that won’t stop Santa from taking a break to visit with the guests at Atlantis Paradise Island! On December 23 and 24, the young and young-at-heart alike are welcome to meet Santa and join him in some fun Christmas activities around the resort. Don’t miss Santa before he heads back to his workshop to make his last-minute holiday preparations!

New Year’s Eve White Party 

Get dressed up in your finest white attire and head to the Palm Lawn at Baha Mar to welcome 2022! Dance to the beats of special celebrity DJ Ovadose, snack on sweet treats from the Sugar Factory popup, sample delectable hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and sip champagne. At midnight, keep your eyes on the skies for an amazing fireworks show on the beach. 

Ring In 2022 Like a Royal

Bid farewell to 2021 and ring in the new year in style. Celebrity chef dining, spectacular fireworks displays, star-studded musical acts, and special entertainment for young guests is all on the agenda on New Year’s Eve at Atlantis Paradise Island. See performances by Modern Gentleman, Bond Quartet, and other great acts, with Fireworks by Grucci as the magical backdrop. The party kicks off at 9:30pm and is open to everyone ages 12 and up (tickets are required!) 

Other New Year’s Eve events at Atlantis include a kids-only party, celebratory dinners at signature restaurants, and champagne popups around the resort, offering guests plenty of opportunities to welcome 2022 like royalty! 

NYE At Marcus Up Top

Wrap up 2021 on a high note – at Baha Mar’s rooftop patio and restaurant! Head to Marcus Up Top for the very best view of the New Year’s Eve fireworks, plus delcious drinks all evening long. It’s the perfect spot to relax and toast the beginning of a great new year in style. 

Doja Cat at Atlantis

“Get into” the new year with Doja Cat! She’ll be performing an exclusive outdoor concert event on January 1 at Atlantis’ Royal Deck, overlooking Paradise Beach. Get tickets to Doja Cat and start 2022 singing along to your favorite tracks with a beautiful beachy backdrop. 

Give the Gift of Travel


Surprise someone special this holiday season with an Atlantis gift card. With denominations from $50 to $1,000 available, it’s the perfect way to treat someone to a little (or a lot) of Paradise! Atlantis gift cards do not expire and can be used for food and beverage, excursions, retail purchases, entertainment, and advance reservations. Visit the link above to see gift card FAQ and purchase online. 

Reasons To Celebrate

There are plenty of reasons to take your holiday celebrations to Paradise this year. Enjoy warm, sunny weather throughout the holidays. Give yourself the gift of escaping the hustle and bustle of last-minute errands, meal prep, and gift wrapping. Experience the fun of new customs and new traditions! Check out our current travel deals and make plans to celebrate in Nassau Paradise Island for festive fun all season long. 

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