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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Nelson’s Dockyard Christmas Day Champagne Party

Everyone is welcome! 

Friday December 25, 2015 - 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This popular annual party has been held for over 25 years at the 
historic Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua

Photo Credit: Royal Naval Tot Club of Antigua & Barbuda

There is no entrance fee,, and there will be an abundance of food/drinks which can be purchased from island vendors or at the Dockyard restaurants.

Approximately 500 bottles of champagne start flowing at breakfast. 

The bottles are dispensed out of a dinghy filled with ice, and the party ends when the drinks run out! All the champagne sales go to the Hourglass Foundation for island charities.

The Dockyard has lots of activities for the kids, and live entertainment is provided by calypso, soca and reggae bands. There are also masqueraded characters on stilts called Dancing Jumble or Jumpa-Ben who perform Kwuya or Stilt Dance to the music of drums and wind pipes.  

If you plan to spend the entire holiday season on the island, put the annual Nelson’s Pursuit Race yacht race on your calendar. 



Photo Credit: On Deck Sailing
 
It is held at the Antigua Yacht Club, and takes place on New Year’s Eve. Up to 40 or more yachts take part in the race, and afterwards you can enjoy fireworks conducted by the National Parks at the Dockyard. More info at On Deck Sailing http://ondecksailing.com/caribbean/nelsons-pursuit-race.htm




Happy Holidays,
Linda