Photos: 2011 Bermuda Christmas At Night

December 25, 2011

Bermudians have decked their homes with holiday cheer during the festive season, with numerous homes island-wide featuring Christmas-themed decorations.

The slideshow below features more than a hundred photos showing properties in St. George’s Town Square, Crawl Hill in Hamilton parish, St. Mark’s Road in Smiths, North Shore Road in Flatts, City of Hamilton, Pitts Bay Road and Shelton Road in Pembroke, Melville Estate Road in Devonshire, South Shore Road and Loughlands in Paget, and Ord Road and Middle Road in Warwick.

The seasonal decor features such holiday-themed adornments as bows, candy canes, elves, Nativity scenes, Santa, stars, gift-wrapped presents, reindeers and more. Areas decorated included roofs, lawns, stairs, balconies, gates, hedges, and walls.

Blending modern technology with traditional Christmas celebrations, some properties boast animated decorations such as a revolving snow globe [complete with illuminated "snow" dropping down], Santa Claus delivering presents in an airplane with the propellers spinning and the Jolly Old Soul popping out of a chimney with the assistance of a reindeer.

One house in Devonshire features a lawn full of handmade wooden decorations. The plywood Christmas items were made by the homeowner, who has spent many years perfecting his craft. Cut and painted Santa Claus, Mrs Claus, snowmen, reindeers, toy soldiers, and angels are scattered all over the property.

One resident in the western end of the island said although he had been decorating his house for a number of years, he had actually not planned to put up the lights this year. But he broke down because area children kept asking him when his traditional Christmas lights would be illuminating the neighbourhood. ”That’s who I do it for, ” he said. “The children.”

Some residents not only had the sights of Christmas on display, but also the sounds, with Christmas music being heard at some of the houses. One homeowner went above and beyond, serving Christmas cookies one evening to people stopping by to see decorations on her house.

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  1. star man says:

    There are so many wonderful photos… too bad we aren’t able watch them in a nice slide show. Awwww shucks.

    In any case, Merry Christmas to everyone!

    • Bernews says:

      The first photo is a slideshow, it plays automatically, or you can click to go back/forward, or use the bottom right link for a full page slideshow. Not the best system we know, hoping to upgrade that in the New Year. Merry Christmas to you also :-)

  2. Doug says:

    Great album, thanks for posting!

  3. Ants says:

    photos are awesome u have the best photographer @ bernews :)

  4. freddyg says:

    Thank you for the diplay of photos ! I love the ” TOWN HALL ” would love a copy.. Can you post on face book?

    • Bernews says:

      Sure, it’s on Facebook now [here], feel free to grab a copy from here or there…

    • Sabrina says:

      The town hall looks like a Gingerbread house all decorated. So pretty!

  5. True Bermudian says:

    Merry Christmas Bernews! Hope next year is even better for you than the last!

  6. Onion Soup says:

    Thanks for all the great photos. I wasn’t able to get around to see all the displays this year, but this is a great substitute. Best wishes to everyone at BerNews for the New Year!