Photos: People Start To Gather At Elbow Beach

December 25, 2013

People are starting to make their way to Elbow Beach today [Dec 25], planning to spend the day socializing and celebrating the holiday on one of Bermuda’s most popular beaches.

The annual Christmas get together is a long standing tradition, and usually sees the participants wearing seasonal attire. We stopped by just before 11am and found the beach steadily filling with people, with plenty of Christmas-themed attire to be seen, with attendees wearing Santa hats, reindeer antlers and more.

2013 Christmas Bermuda Elbow Beach collage

The police have warned that they will ticket, and possibly tow, vehicles that are illegally parked in the Elbow Beach area today, saying that in the past a “parking nightmare” was created due some individuals parking illegally and causing traffic hazards in the area and blocking emergency vehicles.

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  1. swing voter says:

    looks like fun….on my way!

  2. X man says:

    I can’t knock them for the gathering like this and enjoy themselves.
    Most Bermudians have a Family to spend Christmas with.
    If I was an expat I would do the same thing.
    OH’ not all of them are expats’ I guess everyone can take part.
    I’m sure that the Police will be waiting just outside for anyone who
    decides to drive or ride under the influence and those who dare to park
    in the wrong place.

    • Many Bermudian families go there and it is a great event to had by all who attend. I think one of the most powerful things about it is how the expats are made to feel included in such a special time of the year.

      • Lebron says:

        As opposed to the other 364 days of the year when they feel as welcomed as poop on your shoe.

        Too bad given they control the economic fortunes of Bermy.

        Maybe a resolution there?

  3. Nuffin but da Truth says:

    Clean ya trash up afterwards this year!

  4. Common Sense says:

    What a fabulous way to spend Christmas Day, especially for those who are away from “home”, but also for Bermudians who enjoy getting together with friends from around the world.

    Hope the Police adopt a positive approach to the parking situation and encourage cars to drive around to Bermuda College to avoid blocking traffic.

    Seasons Greetings to all.

    • This event was organised several years ago and it always has fabulous support, but I still feel it is poor planning on the part of the organizers, who for the most part should liaison with the Bermuda police dept,Bermuda college campus,Modern mart and the Evangelic church so that there is more then enough parking, because each year the crowd gets bigger and bigger and the traffic flow gets worst.

      They can co-ordinate with a mini bus company to do the drop offs and pick ups between the parking venue, because many of those who park going down the hill and along the stretch outside of Coral beach on both sides of the road does not care about a $50 fine each year, some of the same people park in the same spot each year and quit happy to pay the $50, but I say slap them with a $50 fine, clamp their wheel to be removed at $100 and then a fine for obstructing traffic flow of $250,if that don’t solve the problem then next year implement removing the vehicle at the owners expense of $500.

      This also needs to be thought about at other venues across the island at different times of the year,government will boost its purse and motorist will take the rules and laws of the road a bit more serious.

      • somuchless says:

        Duane why do you ALWAYS have to write so dang much? I never read your posts and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

        • Some only come on to write negative foolishness and others try to at least offer some suggestions that might just help, and to be honest if you can’t take reading peoples blogs that may offer some support, then it show’s the category you are in and I don’t say that cheek and tongue, I am very serious.

        • Agree says:

          I agree! You are not the only one because neither do I

      • Sandgrownan says:

        Merry Christmas you miserable f****! Jesus, chill out man.

      • Lebron says:

        There are no organizers, it’s a get together.

        Maybe you’d like to have a go Duane, rather than spending your life on here writing absurdly long emails no one reads.

      • Me says:

        This event is not organized or hosted by any particular group or organization. People just turn up and over the years the amount of people has continued to grow.

  5. Sandgrownan says:

    Meh…parking was a disaster due to the Police putting cones all down South Road, preventing parking on the grass verge. Pointless gesture on their part.

  6. wow says:


    we in the neighbourhood appricated the cones this year. Well done BPS!

    • Sandgrownan says:

      Understood, but it’s one day, where folks park on the verge, and even that was verbotten. Kind of miserable and sad.

  7. Jim Bean says:

    Even now there are nasty people

  8. Tank Rain says:

    Parking wasn’t a big deal, what is a little walking when you are headed to have fun?

    As always, my favorite day of the year in Bermuda. Thanks to all who participated and helped spread the Christmas spirit.

    Happy New Year All!