Artisans & Businesses Urged To Get Involved

November 12, 2015

The City of Hamilton announced their “Christmas in the City” schedule, with plans for extra activities to draw people to Hamilton shops and restaurants in the six weeks leading up to Christmas, and the City is calling on local artisans and Hamilton businesses to  get involved.

The City’s Christmas Events Co-ordinator Tamara Bradshaw said; “This year we’re hosting a Kris Kringle Market in front of City Hall, to extend the shopping opportunities and to attract families to Hamilton on Fridays in December for late night Christmas Shopping.”

Local Artisans And City Businesses To Get Involved

The Kris Kringle Market will feature Bermuda-made gifts, crafts, art and more, as well as snacks and Bermuda-themed unique gift ideas.

With musical entertainment onsite, the City hopes to extend the festive atmosphere from Reid Street through to Church Street. Kris Kringle Markets are on December 4th, 11th and 18th.

“We are calling on all local craftspeople and vendors of Bermuda-made gift items, festive food and drinks, to apply for a stall at the Kris Kringle Market,” said Ms. Bradshaw. All interested vendors should email

Christmas in the City and late night shopping begins November 27th, where Reid Street and E.F. Gordon Square on Court Street, are closed to traffic so that retailers, entertainers and snack food stands take to the streets, for pedestrians only.

It all kicks off with Santa’s arrival on the roof of City Hall on Friday, November 27th, the Friends of Hospice Lighting of the Tree, and the entire city’s Christmas street lights switch on at the same time.

The Hamilton Christmas Window Contest is also underway with the City encouraging all Hamilton businesses, including North Hamilton, to register their window display. Registration forms are online and from City Hall offices.

Shoppers will vote on the Christmas Window displays by ‘Liking’ the photo on Facebook of their favourite window. Voting opens on from November 27 until December 16th, and ballots can be cast at the City Hall offices. The winning businesses receive gift vouchers from Logic and advertising from radio station Ocean FM.

The campaign was created in 2013 and supported again this year by a committee from City of Hamilton, Bermuda Chamber of Commerce, BELCO and BEDC representatives, to encourage residents to spend and keep their Christmas dollars in Bermuda.

For more information please visit the City of Hamilton website or email

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  1. Cup Of Tea Anyone? says:

    Pee eL Pee sux.
    anoyone who clicks disagree, agrees with me


    • Onion Juice says:

      U.B.P. days are numbered, it will take a miracle for these Dreamers to get back in, or the Fools who didn’t vote.

  2. Cup Of Tea Anyone? says:

    also, to clarify for the binfords sitting up at Alaska hall, clicking like aslo means you agree with me ;)