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Christmas/NYE parties? #78644
12/17/2015 08:53 AM
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Good Morning--
For those who are in SXM for the holidays, does anyone know of any events or get togethers? Thanks! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/dine.gif" alt="" />



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Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: lizzied2003] #78645
12/17/2015 09:19 AM
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Papaguyos at Club Orient has a "double Buffett", land and sea with appetizers @7:30 and dinner Buffett @ 9pm. Also music with dancers for 120. It sounds expensive, but their Thanksgiving Buffett was huge and very good. Oh, and you don't have to worry about what you wear.

Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: lizzied2003] #78646
12/17/2015 09:22 AM
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For Christmas eve, I have heard about a caroling party held at Mary's Boon. Don't really know anything about it though.

As far as NYE, traditionally there are fireworks at Philipsburg and at Maho and at Orient. I have heard that for this year, the guy from Lal's is trying to organize a fireworks display over the Lagoon, so that the bars and restaurants in Simpson Bay can get in on the action for NYE. I don't actually know the status of that, whether he got enough money to do it or not.


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Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: lizzied2003] #78647
12/17/2015 11:43 AM
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Waikiki at Orient Bay has a NYE party that is great !

Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: dlbert] #78648
12/17/2015 12:18 PM
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I've never been to it, but Palm Beach has one as well.

Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: GaKaye] #78649
12/17/2015 12:30 PM
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I've never been to any of them either, haven't been on island for NYE since the Millenium, (which we spent at Papagayo's, which was GREAT!). We had to leave to go home on NYE last year. The parties on Orient at Waikiki, Palm Beach, etc., sound fabulous, but they are pretty pricy. Can't remember the price, but something like 350 E per couple. Not sure it would be worth it to me, personally, as I often don't even make it through till midnight.


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Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: Carol_Hill] #78650
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That is pricey, and I'm thinking they're going after a younger crowd than I, lol.

Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: lizzied2003] #78651
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On New Year's eve, Orient Beach features one of the biggest fireworks displays in the Caribbean.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-l_BwWIp28



A fabulous beach front (under cover) dinner party at Wakiki Beach Bar for $200 Euros per person (food included/ drinks extra) starting at 8 PM. Reservations required. After dinner there is a huge beach party with music and fireworks called the Mega Party.

Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: Carol_Hill] #78652
12/17/2015 03:08 PM
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The price this year is 120 Euros pp. Includes a champagne toast at midnight.


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Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: Biturbo] #78653
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For Papagayo?? To me, that's a lot, if it's a buffet...


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12/17/2015 03:47 PM
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Guess I was low on my cost estimate at Wakiki! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" /> 200 E per person, PLUS drinks???


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Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: Carol_Hill] #78655
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It includes shrimp, oysters, smoked salmon, seafood salad, crab back etc for appetizers. Lobster tail, Beef Tenderloin, Lamb Chops, Stuffed Chicken etc. for main meal and several desserts. It does sound like a lot, but it does include entertainment (The Island Band with Ricky The Fox and the Foxy Dancers) and is in line with other places on the Island.

Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: NakedAsAJaybird] #78656
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Dreams...Fire and Ice NYE Party.......Dinner 8pm (al-a-carte), Show, Party, International DJ Thiago Mereilles , Fireworks...Party starts at 11pm (no entrance fee) .NYE

Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: Carol_Hill] #78657
12/18/2015 10:14 AM
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Hi Carol,

We were invited to Waikiki last year, our son's good friend & his family from NYC, come every year, they had a table for 20. We didn't dine, the private area was loaded with older people, the other section was full of young people. We actually snuck back into the younger section as it was more fun. Dancers on tables, same old, same old.
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Then to Palm which had a party after midnight with dancing. No dining. We will be babysitting this year. Champagne at home this year.

Merry Christmas to you & Eric. Happy New Year!

xo
Lyn & Capt. B

Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: Lreserve] #78658
12/18/2015 10:43 AM
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Yeah, we'll be home for NYE this year too, but NOT babysitting! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" /> Merry Christmas to you and the Captain too!!


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Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: Carol_Hill] #78659
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Thanks!

Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: Lreserve] #78660
12/18/2015 02:19 PM
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Hmmmm, home for NYE with the baby and the champagne? Just don't agree to any wild and crazy vacations..... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

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Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: pat] #78661
12/18/2015 06:50 PM
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Hmmmm, home for NYE with the baby and the champagne? Just don't agree to any wild and crazy vacations..... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />


A touch of champagne, full supply of mother's milk..not mine.TMI <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />
Happy New Year Pat! Big kiss to your hubby!
Lyn

Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: lizzied2003] #78662
12/19/2015 06:13 PM
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My one piece of advice for New Year's Eve is to get reservation for that night somewhere. Almost everywhere is by reservation only and do not serve dinner until quite late. We decided to wing it one New Year's Eve and had a hard time finding a place to eat.

Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: lizzied2003] #78663
12/19/2015 09:46 PM
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Here's a note for some of the old timers.
We've spent the holidays in SXM for most of the past 25 years we've been going there. A long time ago, the Greenhouse offered (and advertised) free drinks to anyone who showed up nude on New (or "Old" as they used to phrase it)Years eve.
Even though they back pedaled to say it was just a joke a day or two before, they had some folks show up naked to a packed house.

Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: Carol_Hill] #78664
12/29/2015 08:07 AM
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I have heard that for this year, the guy from Lal's is trying to organize a fireworks display over the Lagoon, so that the bars and restaurants in Simpson Bay can get in on the action for NYE. I don't actually know the status of that, whether he got enough money to do it or not.


I saw on Facebook where Lal is advertising for the lagoon fireworks display on NYE. It's being funded by donations of spare change which have been collected at various bars and restaurants over the year, and any excess funds will be donated to local charities.

He was excited about his plan when we were there in 2014, but I wasn't sure if it had actually materialized, as I didn't see any of the donation cans while we were there this past November and December. Apparently it worked out!

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Re: Christmas/NYE parties? [Re: GaKaye] #78665
12/29/2015 08:17 AM
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I saw in the Daily Herald yesterday that there were fireworks permits issued for P'burg, Maho, Simpson Bay and also Cupecoy, so there are also supposed to be fireworks somewhere in Cupecoy. With fireworks in Simpson Bay (or more likely the lagoon), and apparently also in Cupecoy, looks like there will be a couple more options to see fireworks this year, without necessarily spending big bucks. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Thumbsup.gif" alt="" />


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