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Christmas Village Brings Holiday Magic to Hope Town

Residents and visitors alike came together to enjoy a special and unique event in Hope Town as they hosted their Third Annual Christmas Village featuring the Bahamas’ very own ice skating rink.

Children were given the options of several fun games, including golf, where they could win prizes or they could skate the night away on artificial ice (a solid polymer material designed for skating). We even had an igloo movie theater for young kids.

The Village also features a market area with a treasure trove of trinkets and homemade items for sale. Local vendors such as the Sweet Shop – providing coffee lattes and sweets; Bahamas Selfies with framed memorable picture with the third annual Christmas Village on it; Hope town lodge provided eggnog; Firefly brought clothing, jewelry, and kids items geared towards gift buying; Abaco Inn had dog treats and Harl Taylor hand bags; Doterra essential oils; GnM Mellisa had homemade preserves and pickling items; Hope Town Canvas bags; Sea of Abaco collection with jewelry and Christmas cards; Jacob Adams rum and Jen sweets cakes and more.

Of course a bevy of delicious treats provided including funnel cake and spiral potatoes, popcorn and cotton candy, while Hope Town Inn and Marina provided great food. Beverages were provided by Hope Town Liquors.

Organizer of the event, Monica Cook said that they wanted to create a fun family event for the Holidays and bring families together from around the Cays.

She said that funds raised from the event go towards the annual children’s Christmas program and the event wouldn’t be possible without those who help set up and break down the all the stalls and lights and more.

This year’s event also featured the musical talents of Sailor Jane and the Hurricanes out of St. Augustine, Florida.

About Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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