It is starting to become “busy season” on Ambergris Caye. Not only do the tourists start returning much to the pleasure of business owners, but by this, I mean it gets very busy as we lead up to Christmas in Belize. Events and invitations are popping up daily, pretty soon we will be able to take all the island events and make an Island holiday Advent calendar 😀
Taste of the Caye
November 29 was the Taste of The Caye event hosted by ECI Development from 4:00 pm – 5:30. As always it was a great time. Not only did I get to socialize with my friends but I got to enjoy some great food and drink courtesy of local restaurants. This time the line up was: Patz’s Delicatessen & Bakery, Casa Picasso, Black & White Garifuna Restaurant, Island Wonder Kitchen & Bar, Crocs Sunset Sports Bar, Caye Coffee. The Garifuna drummers and dancers provided cultural entertainment we ate and socialized. After the two complimentary beverages offered at the event, drink sale proceeds were donated to Hope Haven Shelter.
Annual Tree Lighting
Lighted Boat Parade
Official viewing stations for the final holiday boat parade are: Hurricanes Ceviche Bar, Wayo’s Beach Bar, Sandy Toes Beach Bar, Sandbar Beachfront Restaurant, Palapa Bar & Grill, Fido’s Beach Bar, Estel’s Dine by the Sea, with the turn around point at Crazy Canucks Beach Bar.
Any time I’m not in the parade, I have always chosen Palapa Bar as my spot to view because it is across the beach road from Sandbar and the after-party. No matter where you opt to watch from, head on over to the Awards Ceremony to see which creative boat designs win their share of $10,000 in cash and prizes.
Saving Alligator High – A Play By Jankunu
Holiday Party & Tree Lighting
Celebrate the manifesting power of the full moon with a High Five Yoga and Ayurveda Full Moon Wellness Retreat. December 12th, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Pier 366 Restaurant Banyan Bay.
The retreat includes yoga practice, a workshop to understand the Ayurvedic perspective of the influence of food on your health and well being and a group meal at Pier 366 Seafood House (included in price). There will also be plenty of time for personal nourishment: swim in the sea, meditate on the beach, journal, congregate or sit in silence…. the freedom is yours.
To Learn More or Register: Call Nathalie: 635-4199 or Shannon: 608-5043. Cost $75.00 BZD
Benefit Christmas Concert
Help Save a Life – Give Blood San Pedro Belize Red Cross Blood Drive. Saturday, December 14th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Polyclinic II, Manta Ray St.
Refreshments will be provided.
Another reason to go donate, you will receive a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream at The Truck Stop – valid December 14 only at the Holiday Craft Fair, Bake Sale, and Cookie Bake-Off from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. They’ll have big prizes for the baker of the best cookie, and bakers will sell their cookies all afternoon.
Also in regards to saving a life, a young 18-year-old Daven Duncan needs help in his fight against Cancer. If you have a few dollars to spare please visit Daven’s go fund me page. If you would like more information please contact his father David Duncan 628-8612.
If you are in support of helping people with Cancer in Belize please remember to use tacogirl flight code horizon in the promo section on the Tropic Air website. At no extra cost to you, you will be not only helping the Belize Cancer Center and Blue Water Grill community whose current beneficiary is Hope Haven Shelter. You will also be assisting me to keep helping great charitable organizations countrywide.
3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Party
New Years Eve
All pictures except featured imagen Taste of the Caye collage and blood drive are courtesy of each event’s Facebook page.