Dockyard Hosting ‘Smaller Festive Attractions’

December 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Large annual Christmas events in Dockyard have been cancelled due to Covid-19, but a variety of smaller festive attractions are still set to go ahead – with booking in advance advised where possible.

West End Development Corporation said that the annual Tree Lighting, Santa’s Workshop, Carols with the Dolphins, and the Festival of Trees competition will not be held this year.

“Having to cancel these large events is extremely disappointing as they are increasingly popular year after year drawing large crowds while promoting a festive and lively atmosphere that allows our Dockyard community of entrepreneurs, artists and business owners to engage with the wider community, but due to the sheer size of these events we realise it would be inappropriate and irresponsible to go ahead with them this year,” said Stephanie Rodill, WEDCO’s Marketing & Events Manager.

She added: “However, while the large-scale events are not happening this year, some of the individual businesses at Dockyard are planning events which will be much smaller in scale or in-store sales on gift giving products and services. The entire Dockyard community is committed to following all safety protocols and guidelines. We encourage all of our Dockyard guests to be safe, practice physical distancing, wear your masks properly and wash your hands often when visiting us.”

On Sunday, December 20, 2020, from 12pm to 5pm the Clocktower Mall will host a Shopping Day where participating stores will offer a discount on purchases, Café Amici will offer a 10% discount on meals, Nannini Haagen Dazs will offer light refreshments, and Mr. Fosco Nannini will host a book signing of his new book Il Classico Boss.

The Frog & Onion will still be hosting lunch with Santa from 1pm to 3pm on Sunday, December 6, 13, and 20 with live music from 1pm to 4pm for diners. Santa will require physical distancing and masks to be worn. The Frog and Onion is also continuing its Quiz nights every Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8.30pm with Mike Bishop. Reservations are strongly recommended, and all health protocols must be followed.

The Taste of Bermuda: Christmas Edition by Frog & Onion, The Bermuda Craft Market and the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard will also take place on Sundays in the Atrium and just out front of the atrium if weather permits from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Tastings of cassava pie, fish chowder and beer will be available along with local crafters and artisans selling their creations. Artists will also be doing live demonstrations each week.

The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard will be hosting Storytime on Sunday, December 6, 13 and 20 at 2pm. Each week will feature a different Bermuda book for children to enjoy.

On December 13, 2020, the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard will also be hosting the Bermuda Plein Air Painters. If anyone would like to join for on location painting in Dockyard, he or she can call 534-2809 for more information.

Dolphin Quest will also be hosting Christmas themed dolphin demonstrations on Sunday, December 6, 13, and 20 at 1.30pm. Admission to the Museum is required.

Locked on the Rock’s Holiday Dash Scavenger Hunt will take place on Sunday, December 6, from 11am to 3pm and those interested can sign up online here. The grand prize for the LOTR Holiday Dash Scavenger Hunt is a Prince Alfred Terrace Staycation donated by WEDCO.

Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge will be offering Christmas Dinner Take out. For more information on menu, how to order and collection dates and times, call 232-1345 or email anchorrbl@gmail.com.

Ms Rodill added: “WEDCO has also started a 24 days of Christmas campaign on Dockyard’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Each day will feature a product or special/discount offer for an item or service that would make an ideal Christmas gift. We want to do everything we can to assist our Dockyard businesses in getting the word out on their incredible products, services, and sale offerings.”

“In addition, we are also running a Purchase to Win competition. If you purchase from any Dockyard tenant in the value of $50.00 or more, email a photo of your receipt with your name and contact number to marketing@wedco.bm to be entered to win a $500.00 Dockyard Gift Voucher.” Purchases between December 1, 2020, to December 24, 2020, are valid and the draw will take place during the week of December 29, 2020.

“Dockyard Gift Vouchers are also for sale from WEDCO during our office hours of 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. Vouchers can be used at any WEDCO tenant, which opens an endless array of choices for the recipient. Dockyard Gift Vouchers are purchasable in $20 and $50 denominations.”

Most Dockyard businesses are open on varying hours and days of operation in the month of December as follows:

Bone Fish Bar & Grill

  • Open daily from 11:30am to 8:30pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

Fryday’s Trampoline Park

  • Currently open Friday from 3:00pm to 7:00pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 7:00pm.
  • From December 17 onwards, open Monday through Thursday from 11:00am to 5:00pm; Friday from 11:00am to 7:00pm; and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 7:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The Bermuda Craft Market

  • Open Monday through Saturday from 10:30am to 4:30pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:30pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Frog & Onion Pub

  • Open Monday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm, Tuesday to Thursday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm, Friday to Saturday from 12:00pm to 9:30pm and Sunday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day.

Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard

  • Open daily from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

The Dockyard Pastry Shop

  • Open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm and Saturday through Sunday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

Island Outfitters

  • Open Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

National Museum of Bermuda

  • Open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day.

Dolphin Quest

  • Open daily from 8:30am to 5:00pm. Exclusive experiences offered daily from 11:30am to 2:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day.

Bermuda fun Golf

  • Open Thursday to Sunday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Starting December 17, open daily from 12:00pm to 8:00pm.
  • Closed on Christmas Day.

Jon Faulkner Gallery

  • Open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day.

Makin’ Waves

  • Open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

Bermuda Transport Museum

  • Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:30pm to 4:00pm. Open Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Open Monday, December 21, 2020, and Thursday, December 31, 2020, from 12:30pm to 4:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

Anchor Restaurant, Bar & Lounge

  • Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00am to 8:00pm with later hours if busy.
  • Christmas even open for lunch only from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

Pier 41 Dock Shop

  • Open daily from 8:00am to 6:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

Dockyard Canvas

  • Open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

West End Yachts

  • Open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Can be contacted via telephone outside of normal working hours.
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

West End Development Corporation

  • Open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day.

Prince Alfred Terrace Staycation Rentals

  • Available online at www.princealfredterrace.com or by telephone at 516-3855.

Rubis Boaz Island Gas Station

  • Open Monday through Saturday from 6:30am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 7:00am to 7:00pm.
  • Holiday hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm.
  • Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Clocktower Mall Stores:

  • Clocktower Mall is closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Bermuda Triangle

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Lisa Rego Art Gallery

  • Open Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Grand Bazaar

  • Open Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Grand Bazaar Home

  • Open Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Studio 8 Glass

  • Open Wednesday through Monday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Side Kicks

  • Open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Modern Lifestyles

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Café Amici

  • Open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:00pm to 8:00pm; Friday from 12:00pm to 9:00pm; Saturday from 9:00am to 9:00pm; and Sunday from 9:00am to 8:00pm.
  • Open Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Fair Trade

  • Open Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.

Harris

  • Open Saturday and Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Littlest Drawbridge

  • Open Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:00pm

Haagen Daz Ice Cream Parlour

  • Open Wednesday to Monday from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.
  • Open Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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