Last Tuesday we went to Camana Bay's Christmas Tree Lighting with Nate and Jenn. We got there a little late and were lucky they saved us seats. We had no idea how crowded it would be! Here's what I'm learning about Grand Cayman - if something out of the norm is going on, people will come out in hordes to see it.
The evening started with carols sung by a couple different choirs.
The tree had huge silver ornaments - I couldn't resist turning around to capture the crowd's reflection:
Brent and I in front of the tree (further evidence that I should not attempt to wear my hair down on this island)
Here it is all lit up (picture actually taken from a distance as we were leaving)
It was funny because the guy on the microphone did a long, drawn-out countdown for Santa to turn on the switch, but then at "zero" nothing happened. Something about waiting for the electrical current to reach the tree? It probably took a minute after the countdown for the lights to come on. A little anti-climatic if you ask me...
Fake snow (really only visible in the street lights)
We met up with Jeremy, Sheena, and Wes after the show. Haagen-Dazs was having a promotion - buy two scoops get one free! I got Banoffee, Cappuccino Caramel Truffle, and Baileys Irish Cream. More ice cream than anyone would ever need to eat, but I loved it all. Deal goes through November, Cayman residents!