Christmas Holidays in Belize Thankfully today we are getting our showers out of the way early so we can hopefully have a dry New Year’s Eve. Tonight the view in the picture will be alive with people. If you are in town head to Nook (on the left, above) for some pre-party dinner. Make it a unique holiday experience, when the road becomes foot traffic only they put tables out front. Tonight will be lots of fun at Nook as well as the other venues listed below.
Outdoor Xmas Meal
First off, what’s Christmas without a few Reindeer. I was invited to a small dinner by my friend Cindy being held on our friend Diana’s Veranda. So I decided to make Cindy’s daughter Tinker (Océane) a reindeer frisbee.
As is often the case with Christmas Holidays in Belize, it was a perfect day for outdoor dining. A comfortable 69°F or 21°C. I layered and wore a light long sleeve shirt just in case but I really did not need it and was glad I left my scarf at home.
As a sugar girl, Cindy made it my main party job to bring Tinker Sodas. I made a colorful holiday choice of a lesser-known Belizean brand from Orange Walk Town that I buy at Save On – Belize’s Old Fashioned Lemonade. Of course, being a good holiday “auntie taco,” there was no policing going on of the soda after it was gifted. We watched her promptly open up four bottles and start playing mix master, coming up with a lovely shade of emerald green for Christmas.
The food was fabulous thanks to all the cooks. For dessert, we had some yummy shortbread cookies (wishing I had one now). I took a couple of my favorite treats – Rocky road and turtle brownies from the Greenhouse market.
Notice the absence of sargasso? The beach and shoreline are still looking fine right now.
A few colorful holiday pictures from around downtown San Pedro Belize.
Christmas always brings festively decorated golf carts.
Sunset on the lagoon.
Another bicycle-based business.
Front Street looking south all lit up.
2019 Party Line up
The fireworks pic below was from last year’s party at the3sixty rooftop bar at Playa De Sala. That was super fun watching the fireworks in town from down south. See the seven parties I hit the previous year (2017) in my Hitchhikers Guide to Ambergris Caye. That was a fun time as I traveled by foot and hitching rides. Starting in town to fairly far south at Black Orchid all the way north across the bridge with a few stops along the way, and then back to the Palapa Bar for midnight fireworks.
South Ambergris Caye
Black Orchid Restaurant & Lounge
Make it a happy new year by treating your tastebuds. In house sparkling wine (Montes Brut) at $5 BZD per glass starting at 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm today. Join them for dinner and drink up before the new year gets rung in. Reservations limited, call 206-2441
Crazy Canucks New Year’s Eve Bash
Why not ring in the new year winning some cash and prizes? Head to the Hermit Crab Races beginning at 6:30 pm and DJ until 1:00 am. Free champagne toast at midnight and free party favors (while they last).
Downtown San Pedro
Nook Restaurant and Bartique
The perfect parkside option to start your new year. Join them for a tasty three-course meal. 600-6235 to make your reservation.
The French Touch Lounge Bar & Restaurant
Ring your new year 2020, with a delicious multi-course menu. Limited seating, make your reservation at 631 0026.
Palapa Bar and Grill
Join them for their rockin’ New Year’s Eve 2020 throwback party and annual hangover party on January 1st. Journey through the best music of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s with DJ Patron and DJ Albert. There will have a complimentary glass of champagne at midnight. As an added bonus you’ll have a perfect view of the San Pedro Town fireworks from the restaurant or the deck.
San Pedro Town Council Central Park Party
This party is always packed and great for people watching. Dance the night away with DJ Debbie and Groupo Montana from Merida Mexico. There will be fun party favors and a spectacular fireworks display at midnight.
North Ambergris Caye
The Dive Bar
This is a good choice for north parties with food. You can start off the night with a tasty 4-course meal and some great live music by Amaurys. For reservations call: 226-3365 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crocs Sunset Sports Bar
This is going to be a fun two-story party. The festivities start at 8:00 pm with live music, free champagne toast, and a private fireworks show at midnight.
The Truck Stop
Also a good party starter; New Year’s Family Feud. They will be randomly selecting eight teams from the audience. The game show signup starts at 6:30 pm.