How to Spend Christmas in Style in Turks and Caicos 

Dreaming of a tropical Christmas? Consider spending the most wonderful time of the year in beautiful Turks and Caicos. The island enjoys warm, balmy weather year-round. Trade the cold and the snow for warm, white sands and crystal-clear waters. Here are a few ways you can celebrate the holidays in style in Turks and Caicos.

Christmas in Providenciales

The holiday season lasts from late November to New Year’s Day and is a festive time on the Island. Visitors are treated the dazzling Christmas displays all over Grace Bay Beach. It is not uncommon for a resort to have a glowing Christmas tree in the main hall or decorations in your hotel room.  In the spirit of the season, some restaurants offer a special Christmas dinner service.

Maskanoo Street Festival

Maskanoo is an annual street festival traditionally held on December 26th (Boxing Day). The event features colorful masks and heart-pounding rhythms. A fusion of masquerade balls and traditional African culture, Maskanoo is loved by both locals and tourists. Drink and be merry with live music and delicious food sold by local vendors.

The parade takes place on Grace Bay road between Regent Village and Salt Mills Plaza. Please be advised, as Grace Bay road is closed between these location for the duration of the event.

Post-Christmas Beach Party

Still in a festive mood? The Post-Christmas Beach Party on December 28th is right up your alley. Enjoy sailboat and kayak races while noshing on local dishes offered by restaurant vendors. Listen to live music while checking our local artisan wares for the perfect souvenir.

Old Year’s Night

Old Year’s Night occurs on New Year’s Eve.  The event features Christian (mostly Catholic) locals attend late night church services. After the service, churches and attendees ring out the old year with bells. This done to encourage good luck and prosperity for the new year.

Jump Up Junkanoo

The Junkanoo festival starts right at the stroke of midnight when revelers take to the streets to celebrate the new year. Junkanoo has its origins in the 16th century, when enslaved workers tending to the salt ponds of Salt Bay and South Caicos were allowed one day off during the Christmas season. Like Maskanoo, the event is enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.

Junkanoo is a colorful festival of sights and sounds as groups compete against each other in wild, outlandish costumes. Enjoy traditional African music and dance until the wee hours of the morning. There are Junkanoo events happening all over Turks and Caicos.

Plan Early for Your Christmas Vacation to Turks and Caicos

Ready to escape the cold? There is no time like the present to start planning for your holiday vacation to Turks and Caicos. With temperatures averaging around 80F, Provo is the best place to escape the dead of winter.

If you have questions or would like to get started planning, please contact us!

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