BNT Christmas Walkabout Set For This Friday

December 5, 2019

St. George’s is gearing up to host thousands of people as the annual Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout is set to take place on Friday evening [December 6].

A spokesperson said, “St. George’s is the place to be this Friday evening to enjoy the magic of the Annual Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout. Now in its 41st year, this event is a highly anticipated Christmas pastime that brings the community together with all the hustle and bustle associated with the festive season.

“Head east to discover and explore some of the oldest continually occupied buildings in the New World. BNT historic homes like Old Rectory, Bridge House, Stewart Hall, Buckingham, Tucker House, Reeve Court and the Globe Hotel will each offer its own yesteryear experience.

“The National Trust’s members’ area will be located on the ground floor of the National Trust Museum at the Globe Hotel. There, you will find National Trust branded merchandise and locally made crafts and gifts on sale. New memberships are on offer at a special 50% discount for this night only.

“The Trust, with the cooperation of the Department of Marine and Ports, is providing a ferry Friday evening. The ferry will depart at 5pm from Hamilton Ferry terminal and leave St George’s at 9:15pm. Tickets are being sold on and only people with tickets will be able to board the ferry. This service is provided to reduce traffic and free up the limited parking areas. We strongly recommend carpooling as an alternative.

“The Bermuda National Trust could not hold this event without a huge amount of community support, the Corporation of St. George’s, Trust volunteers and the generosity of our sponsor, Butterfield, which is supporting the event for the 13th consecutive year. We look forward to seeing you there and sharing the true spirit of Christmas.”

Slideshow of the 2018 Christmas Walkabout



In providing information about the transportation options, the BNT said, “Parking – Tiger Bay, St. George’s Prep, East End Primary. Ferry – Beat the traffic and take a ferry from Hamilton to St. George’s or a shuttle ferry. From Marginal Wharf and Hunter’s Wharf.

“Ferry Schedule & Pricing [while tickets last] Leaves Hamilton Ferry terminal at 5pm and departs St. George’s at 9:15pm. Adult Hamilton to St. George’s Return $20. Child Hamilton to St. George’s Return $10. Shuttles from Marginal Wharf to Hunter’s Wharf $5 6:30 & 7:00. Last shuttle back to Marginal Wharf 8:30pm. Check to buy tickets. Availability is limited. ”

Evening Highlights

Butterfield – our generous sponsor
Please stop by their festively decorated, historic banking hall for mulled wine, chocolate truffles and popcorn.

King’s Square – Master of Ceremonies David Frith
6:00pm BSM Suzuki Strings [rain venue, Stella Maris]
6:20 pm Indigo
6:30pm Bermuda Dance Academy
6:50pm Dignitary Speeches
7:00pm DanceSations
7:20pm Highland Dancers
7:40pm Vision School of Dance
8:00pm Jackson School of Performing Arts
8:20pm In Motion School of Dance
8:40pm Bermuda Island Pipe Band followed by Royal Bermuda Regiment Band

The Globe Hotel [built in 1699] and Trustworthy Gift Shop
Bermuda Guild of Stitchery demonstrations throughout the evening
6pm-7pm Heritage Bermuda Wind and String Ensemble

Ebenezer Church
Live Nativity Scene

Bridge House Confections
Pop by and visit them on their opening night. They will have special Hot Chocolate Gift Treats from the Dutch Pops and samplings of eggnog and other nibbles.

Water Street
6:00-6:45pm Menuhin Foundation Cello Ensemble
6:45-7:15pm Menuhin Foundation Adult Ensemble
Rain location is the Old State House

Smith Garden
The Smith Garden is maintained by the volunteers of the Garden Club of Bermuda. Come join them for mulled wine and homemade cookies and see this little gem for yourself.

Stewart Hall
Built in the 1700s, Stewart Hall is a Trust-owned property that now houses the Lili Bermuda Perfumery.
6:30pm St. George’s Preparatory School Choir will perform. There will be eggnog, homemade baked goods and snow!!!

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