BNT Christmas Walkabout Set For Tonight

December 2, 2022

The Bermuda National Trust [BNT] Christmas Walkabout will be held today [Dec 2] from 6.00pm to 9.00pm in St. George’s.

A spokesperson said, “The World Heritage Site of St. George’s is the place to be tonight for the Bermuda National Trust Christmas Walkabout from 6.00pm to 9.00pm.

“BNT historic homes including Tucker House, The Old Rectory, Bridge House, Buckingham, Reeve Court and Stewart Hall will all be beautifully decorated and open free for the public to enjoy. Join us at the Globe Museum for some Christmas cheer, where you can also browse our Trustworthy Gift Shop.

“Many other buildings and cultural sites in the Old Town will also be open to the public and providing entertainment on the night, including St Peter’s Church, the St George’s Historical Society’s Mitchell House, Stella Maris Church, State House, and more.

“Musicians and dancers of all ages will entertain the crowds from the stage at King’s Square, with Town Crier E Michael Jones acting as MC for the evening.

“Local shops will be open on the night, so you can get some Christmas shopping done too. When you need refreshment, there are several local eateries and bars to choose from or you can head over to Ordnance Island, where there will be a food court featuring Four Star Pizza, Ashley’s Lemonade, De Graff’s food truck, Funnelicious, and Casa Acores.

“Goslings will have a bar with festive cocktails on Ordnance Island and in the Globe Hotel garden, and an opportunity for wine tastings at various stations in the town.

“The event is sponsored by HSBC, Goslings, Butterfield & Vallis, the Department of Culture and Belco, and supported by the Corporation of St. George.

Traffic Advisory

  • “King’s Square, Water Street West & Queen Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from 3:00 pm until 11:00 pm
  • “Duke of Kent Street will be one way for the duration of the event.
  • “Featherbed Alley will be closed.
  • “Duke of Clarence Street will be one way going southerly direction.
  • “There will be no parking on York Street and central St George’s. On-street parking restrictions will be strictly enforced by police.
  • “Access to Old Maids Lane and Queen Street will be restricted to residents only

Parking And Shuttle Buses

“Parking will be available in the following locations:

  • “Kindley Field: Free parking at the east end of Kindley Field [Ferry Reach stretch] just before the Swing Bridge. From there free shuttle buses will run to and from the town [drop off at Tiger Bay end] from 5:00pm to 9:30pm, or until the return queue is cleared.
  • “Pre-paid parking at Tiger Bay/Penno’s Wharf is sold out. Only holders of pre-paid parking vouchers and disabled persons badge holders will be able to access the Tiger Bay/Penno’s Wharf parking lot.
  • “East End Primary: Free parking is available at the school, with a free shuttle into town.
  • “St George’s Prep: Parking is available on the school field with a donation to the PTA requested.
  • “Parking space at the schools is likely to fill early on. After 6:30pm it is advised to stop at Kindley Field and take the shuttle.”

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