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Celebrating in Paradise

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on December 18, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, Nassau & Paradise Island transform into a winter wonderland with a unique Bahamian twist. From dazzling light displays along Bay Street to the rhythmic beats of Junkanoo parades, Nassau & Paradise Island beckons visitors to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in a truly extraordinary fashion. Join us on a journey through festive events and some tips to make your holiday escape the best yet. Embrace the warmth of the sun and the spirit of the season as we explore the vibrant holiday offerings that make the season better in The Bahamas!

Unforgettable Holiday Activities at Atlantis!

This holiday season, you’ll find plenty of celebrations for families to participate in at Atlantis Paradise Island. From December 14 to 25, immerse yourself in the spirit of the holidays with a collection of your all-time favourite Christmas Movies at Atlantis Theatre. The magic continues with the Junkanoo Bahamian Fest on December 15, 22, 26 & 29, as well as January 5 and 12 at Marina Village at 6 pm. Revel in the rich tapestry of Bahamian culture with local artisans, delightful food carts, live music, and more! Tickets aren’t required!

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Get ready to showcase your festive fashion at the Ugly Sweater Party on Friday, December 22. Pack your ugliest sweater — the tackier, the better — and join us for a night of festive games! Space is limited, so secure your spot early. An activity fee applies, and reservations are required for ages 3-12.

On Saturday, December 23, join us for a Christmas Carnival at Atlantis Kids Adventures from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. Children and families are invited to indulge in a holiday extravaganza filled with joy and laughter. Discover more about these and other exciting events at Atlantis by visiting  Atlantis Events Page.

Tis the Season at Baha Mar

Meanwhile, Baha Mar promises a season of family-friendly festivities, including the Kids Holiday Workshop from December 21 to 31. Join the Explorers Kids Club for sessions from 9 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 4 pm, and 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm, featuring exciting games, outdoor activities, prizes, and the creation of unique crafts.

Baha Mar Holidays

The merriment continues at the Palm Lawn with the Holiday Carnival on December 12, 23, 27, and 30, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Enjoy games, treats, and family fun in a festive atmosphere. Make memories on December 25, from 10 am to 12 pm, as Santa visits Baha Mar to spread cheer. This is the perfect time to snap a photo with the big man and thank him for your wonderful gifts!

Discover the joy of the season at Baha Mar and plan your family's festivities by exploring the full range of events happening throughout the season.

Savour the Magic of the Holidays with Culinary Delights!

During this festive season, immerse yourself in the enchanting world where food and holidays come together in perfect harmony. Various hotels and resorts, as well as local restaurants, are offering specialty options to elevate your feasting experience!

Atlantis holidays

Celebrate the season at Atlantis Paradise Island with a Christmas Eve Brunch on Sunday, December 24. Treat yourself to a delicious Christmas Eve experience featuring traditional brunch favourites, complete with a live omelet and crepe station. Secure your spot for this joyous occasion here. On Christmas Day, celebrate with a festive holiday dinner buffet that includes handcrafted pastries, bountiful salads and sides, an iced seafood station, Bahamian classics, and a magnificent dessert spread. Ring in the New Year with an extravagant dinner on Sunday, December 31, at 5 pm, featuring traditional favourites and a dazzling display of desserts. Learn more about these events here.

Baha Mar invites you to savour the occasion with a variety of delicious meals. Experience the warmth of family at the Family Bonfire on December 21, or take part in a Mixology and Appetizers class on December 15, where you'll shake, stir, pour, and garnish your way to festive concoctions. Join the cookie-baking and decorating fun on December 20, making the season even sweeter. Learn more about these enticing offerings and plan your vacation!

For a laid-back dining experience during your vacation, head to Vacation Cafe. This relaxed café, with its natural light and beachy tones, offers classic continental breakfast, lunch, and evening feasts with chef-inspired selections. Guests at Margaritaville Beach Resort can also enjoy 24-hour room service for around-the-clock cravings.

Embark on a one-of-a-kind dining tour through historic Nassau with Tru Bahamian Food Tours. Stroll, savour, and sip your way through charming Old Nassau on a two-hour progressive dining adventure, enjoying three speciality food and drink pairings. This Sunday afternoon adventure is perfect for creating festive memories with your group. Discover more here.

Let the magic of the holidays unfold through the delectable offerings and joyous experiences awaiting you, and explore all our dining options

Countdown to 2024: Memorable Celebrations and Concerts!

Before New Year’s Eve kicks off, dance your way into the new year as Maroon 5 takes the stage under the stars at Atlantis on December 30th! The GRAMMY®-winning sensation will get Paradise grooving with chart-topping hits like “Sugar”, “Moves Like Jagger”, and more. Get your tickets here! 

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Gear up for an exhilarating journey to the new year at the Explorers Kids Club from 6:30 pm to 12:30 am on December 31 for The NYE Kid’s Extravaganza at Baha Mar! The club will be transformed into a speedway of excitement with balloon art, face painting, race car games, a pit stop sweet treats station, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn, and even a movie for the little ones.

For New Year’s Eve, Baha Mar is also holding Dancing on the Moon with a variety of events including some for all ages! As the clock strikes 10 pm on December 31, join us on Jasmine Lawn for the ultimate dance party under the stars. This celestial celebration will feature tasty molecular bites, otherworldly desserts, stellar libations, and, at the stroke of midnight, a breathtaking fireworks display. Dance to live performances by VYNILYN, one of entertainment's trendiest acts, and revel in the high-energy beats of DJ Ovadose, the Caribbean's hottest DJ. Learn more and secure your tickets!

Baha Mar New Year's Eve

Get ready for a  grand New Year's celebration at Atlantis Paradise Island for Party Like a Royal! Join Neil Patrick Harris and musician/producer Timbaland as they usher in the New Year with a legendary concert and an epic rooftop fireworks show. This open-bar event promises an amazing night of music, memories, and fireworks! If you can't be there in person, catch all the excitement on CNN as they broadcast the party to the world. The countdown to an unforgettable night begins at 9 pm on The Royal Deck on Sunday, December 31, 2023. Purchase your tickets and see you there.

Party Like a Royal

After a night out, kick off the first day of 2024 with an elaborate brunch spread at Poseidon’s Table from 12 pm to 3 pm on January 1. Feast on handcrafted pastries, bountiful salads and sides, an iced seafood station, Bahamian classics, and a magnificent dessert spread to start the year on a delicious note!

Nassau Group Activities

Tis the season for rekindling connections with your nearest and dearest, and where better to do so than in the idyllic setting of Nassau & Paradise Island! Here are some enticing ideas to fully immerse yourself in the magic of The Bahamas.

Embark on an epic sailing adventure with Barefoot Sailing Cruises and let the sea breeze whisk you away into a world of bliss. Choose from a diverse sail menu offering half-day sail and snorkel adventures, full-day island cruises, romantic sunset champagne cruises, and private dinner charters. For those with a passion for sailing or a desire to learn, seize the opportunity to "sail your own boat." Engage with your party as much as you like — sheet the sails, take the helm, and decide on the destination for an immersive and unforgettable experience.

As the season unfolds, relax with a spa day in Paradise at The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, Bahamas Spa. Immerse yourself in serenity as centuries-old traditions meld seamlessly with the charm of Bahamian hospitality at this award-winning spa. Let go of stress and rejuvenate your senses in an oasis of tranquillity. For more information, visit The Ocean Club Spa.

Journey into the heart of Bahamian culture at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas, showcasing the Caribbean’s most renowned artists and emerging talents. Nestled in the historic Villa Doyle in downtown Nassau, the Gallery preserves, exhibits, and interprets historic and contemporary art. With four distinct spaces filled with historical treasures and contemporary marvels, the Gallery immerses visitors in The Bahamas’ rich past and dynamic modern art scene. Engage in interactive workshops, hands-on activities, and family-friendly programming that transforms the Gallery into an all-encompassing destination for all ages. Learn more and plan your holiday experience at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas.

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Ocean spa club
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The Holidays are Better in the Bahamas

Ready for your unforgettable holiday adventure? We can’t wait to see you in Paradise! Trade in snow for sand, warm weather, and sun-soaked days — start planning your Bahamian holiday getaway today.

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