Five reasons why a ‘yaadie’ Christmas in Jamaica is the best
Christmas in Jamaica is undeniably a special experience. While Jamaica remains a prime destination choice throughout the year, spending Christmas in the 876 holds a unique charm that makes your heart do cartwheels.
Perhaps it’s the anticipation of the delectable spread served up on Christmas Day, or maybe it’s the idea of lazing away on one of the many white sand beaches scattered across the island—sipping cocktails under the warm sun. Whatever it is, Jamaica should undoubtedly be considered when deciding where to spend your holidays.
And just in case you aren’t convinced, we’ve prepared a list of the top five reasons to make your choice even easier this season. If you haven’t decided where you’ll be in the days leading up to December 25th, Observer Online is here to help make up your mind.
Christmas Gran’ Market
Gran’ Market is typically held across the island on Christmas Eve and is the place to do last-minute shopping while enjoying the company of family and friends as you explore major towns and cities. Businesses stay open late, and the time is marked by bargains, good music, and even better vibes. It’s an all-around ‘mood’! If you’ve never experienced the excitement of a ‘yaadie’ Christmas, Gran’ Market will undoubtedly leave you feeling satisfied you chose the Rock to spend your holidays.
The Events Calendar
There’s a reason Jamaica is dubbed the ‘entertainment capital of the world.’ We are known to party all year round, but at Christmas, we kick things up a notch. School’s out, and entertainment is in during Christmas. The events calendar during the Yuletide season is loaded with live events and street dances that will most definitely keep you on your toes. If you are an entertainment junkie or just simply looking for a good time this Christmas, then Jamaica is the place for you.
Not bragging or anything…well, maybe a little because Jamaica at Christmas time is absolutely gorgeous! While a ‘white Christmas’ is hyped up and no doubt special in its way, what can beat spending your days on a beach marinating in the warm island sun, sipping cocktails? And to make things even more special, this time of year is generally cooler as the sun is complemented beautifully by an enviable ‘Christmas breeze.’
Perhaps the highlight of the Christmas season is the feast on December 25. Diets are discarded during this time of year as people fully indulge in a gastronomical experience that is guaranteed to leave their taste buds wanting more. From the succulent Honey-glazed ham to the rum-spiked sorrel drinks to the decadent fruit cake (Christmas cake), food is the absolute best at Christmas time.
The Coming Together of Family and Friends
Tis’ the season for family reunions. This is the time of year when family and friends pencil in quality time to spend with their loved ones. Nothing beats the joy of having all your favourite people in one place, laughing and just having a good time. It is said that the true meaning of Christmas is nestled in these moments—the ones shared lovingly with your people who usually come from near and far to unite in one spot for the Holidays.
Whatever your reason, if you’re spending Christmas on the ‘rock’, you won’t be disappointed. From our family here at Observer Online, have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.