There is no shortage of fun and fabulous events to go to on New Year's Eve in the Cayman Islands, particularly Grand Cayman which will live up to its reputation as the Caribbean’s most exciting place on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Here are some of the many events going on as we boot out the old year and kiss in the new one.
8 pm - late
All along Seven Mile Beach New Year's Eve is a fantastic event in Grand Cayman. Fireworks light up the whole stretch of Seven Mile Beach where bars and restaurants hold events. Either enjoy a great meal at one of the restaurants or bring a blanket, get a group of friends together and sit on the beach to enjoy the show. A great night for everyone.
The Lions Aquatic Centre: Concert with the Nelons
The Nelons are an American family band performing gospel, hymns, contemporary, acapella, bluegrass and much more. The Nelons comprise of Kelly Nelon Clark, her husband Jason Clark, and daughters Amber Nelon Thompson and Autumn Nelon Clark. The Nelons, from Atlanta, Georgia were inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2016.
Kaibo: NYE Beach Party
A family-friendly party in palm-lined paradise that boasts one of the best views of firework displays across the sea. Enjoy incredible unlimited BBQ buffet, with a table on the beach. Kaibo releases the first fireworks at 9 pm, then a DJ takes to the decks at midnight to bring in 2019 with more fireworks and partying.
Beach Party including BBQ buffet (adult) $85
Beach Party including BBQ buffet (under 12s) $55
Beverages are billed on consumption
6 pm – 12:30 am
Phone: (345) 947 9975 Kaibo, Water Cay Road, Cayman Kai, North Side
Camana Bay: New Year's Eve Party
Welcome a new decade with a bang with the restaurants of Camana Bay this New Year’s Eve. All are invited to welcome in 2020, the start of a new decade, with a free firework show. The restaurants of the Town Centre are presenting a firework show, perfectly timed for the beginning or end of a festive New Year’s Eve dining experience enjoyed at any of Camana Bay’s eateries. All are encouraged to reserve their tables early to avoid disappointment.
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman: Masquerade Ball
Toast in the New Year at an elegant masquerade ball. Wander through a delectable buffet with exquisite action stations and delightful delicacies before partying it up on the dancefloor. Triggerfish band will provide the perfect upbeat backdrop offering partygoers the perfect party vibes. At midnight, head over to Seven Mile Beach and enjoy the sounds of a live DJ as the sky illuminates with the highly-anticipated annual fireworks spectacle.
Children 6-12 years $100
Children 3-5 years $50
Dinner served from 7:30 pm
Phone: (345) 943 9000 Royal Ballroom, The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
Grand Old House: New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Drink, dine and dance the night away at one of Grand Cayman’s finest restaurants. The sparkle of twinkly lights, the tinkling of glasses and the chatter of fellow revellers makes for a memorable night. The exceptional New Year's Eve celebrations commence with a Champagne reception followed by a delicious buffet. The festivities continue into the New Year where you can dance the night away with live music guaranteed to make those final moments of 2019 most memorable.
Price $145, gratuities 15 percent added to the bill.
8:30 pm – 1 am
Phone: (345) 949 9333 email@example.com
Grand Old House, 648 South Church Street, South Sound
Royal Palms Beach Club: New Year’s Eve Under the Stars
Veuve Clicquot presents New Year’s Eve Under the Stars at Royal Palms Beach Club, featuring DJ Lin, DJ Yoyo, DJ Preston, DJ Jardel Mac, Sound Revolution and DJ Von HD all kicking off at 9 pm.
General Admission $15
Under the Stars $65
Platinum VIP Poolside $125
9 pm - 2am
Phone: (345) 945 6358
Royal Palms, West Bay Road
Upstairs at Kaibo: New Year’s Eve 2020
Upstairs New Year’s Eve 2020 is an exclusive event featuring a culinary journey, where executive chef Kyle Jenkins has created a signature six-course tasting menu, with optional paired wines and rum.
Dinner on the sea-view veranda. Enjoy an early warm up firework display at 9 pm, and the main display is at midnight. The after-dinner party is held on Kaibo Beach under the stars. Wine paring, craft cocktails and champagne specials available. See in the new year with sand between your toes and the sky filled with fireworks.
Price Adults $200
Price includes gratuities. No children's tickets available upstairs. Beverages billed on consumption.
From 6 pm. Party continues downstairs at Kaibo until late.
Phone: (345) 947 9975 Kaibo, Water Cay Road, Cayman Kai, North Side
Kimpton Seafire: Midnight Brunch on the Beach
Ring in New Year’s Eve on Seven Mile Beach with the Kimpton's Pirates of the Sea celebration. Where better to indulge in craft cocktails and free-flowing bubbles? The Seafire chefs’ abundant spread will keep guests going from early evening until they dance their way into 2020 against a backdrop of fireworks reflecting on the Caribbean Sea.
Adults (Includes cocktails and bubbles) $250
Children (13-17) $120
Children (6-12) $65
Children (3-5) $35
7 pm – 1 am
Phone: (345) 746 0000 Kimpton Seafire, West Bay Road
Blue by Eric Ripert: Gala Dinner
Celebrate the arrival of the new year with family and friends surrounded by epicurean artistry at Blue by Eric Ripert. Before dining on a multi-course menu specially crafted by chef Thomas Seifried, an elegant Champagne reception awaits with a selection of canapés followed by a gala dinner menu with an exceptional wine pairing to celebrate and toast to the new year.
Dinner with wine pairing $550
Dinner without wine pairing $400
Children (6-12) $95
7 pm Champagne reception
7:30 pm dinner
Phone: (345) 815 6912
Marriott: Go Rogue 2020: NYE Celebration
Join the Marriott whose theme is Go Rogue 2020: A Year to Unleash Your Inner Rebel. Indulge in a scrumptious buffet dinner and all-you-can-drink bubbly at their beautiful oceanfront restaurant, Veranda.
Their culinary offering features dishes from the sushi and raw bar, tapas from the ceviche and tapas station, their popular charcuterie and cheese station, the carvery, the fresh salad bar and irresistible dessert bar.
After dinner, dance under the stars to live entertainment and share the magic of their midnight fireworks display with friends and loved ones.
Kids Club Pyjama Party for ages 5-12 years old for families attending Go Rogue 2020.
8 pm – 1 am
Tillies: Six Course Tasting Menu
Join Tillies for a delicious dinner and dance party with oysters, caviar, Wagyu filet and more. Features a welcome reception with live music, exclusive food offerings, live music from Cuban Quartet Trio Vivo, dance party on the beach with their resident DJ and fun late-night snacks from their ocean-side grill.
6 pm – 2 am