Mek di Christmas catch you in a good mood! Are you making plans for how you’ll spend the holidays? There are so many things to do, so many places to go and we have a few suggestions for you. 

Christmas Tree Lighting -  varying dates

Every town has an area that goes all out with their Christmas decorations and they usually make an event of it when they do. This is a fun treat for the kids that really reminds them of the magic of the season. 

Market on the Lawn - December 15 and 22

Market at The Lawn is held on the North Lawn at Devon House in Kingston. This event promotes local artisans and offers free spaces for charities to sell their wares; among them The Jamaica Environment Trust, Mustard Seed Community, and the Special Olympics. Admission is free, making this a cost-effective outing that the family can enjoy. 

Rastafari Rootzfest - December 20 - 22

Though not a traditional Christmas event, the Rastafari Rootzfest is a must-add to your list of places to go if you enjoy celebrating Jamaican culture. The 3-day event will be held in Negril and will include seminars, expos and morning beach yoga. 

Grand Market - December 24

Grand Market is the height of the festivities. All towns host various events that culminate in the biggest night out - and sales night, in the country. Grand Market celebrations usually begin in the late afternoon with activities for the little ones and then continue into the wee hours of the morning with performances and parties. 

Harbour Fest & Fireworks on the Waterfront - December 31

The show of fireworks on the Waterfront of Downtown Kingston is perhaps the most popular New Year’s Eve event on the island. It’s the perfect night out for the family with its kiddie village, craft arcade and live entertainment. If you can’t make it to Kingston, no worries! Every parish has its own fireworks celebrations to ring in the new year! 

Are there any special events that occur in your town? Share with us!