Christmas Wonderland is back

After a 12-year break, Simpson Motors is reintroducing Christmas Wonderland.

From December 9 to 12, the Simpson Motors showroom at Warrens St Michael will be transformed into magical wonderland, and CEO Debbie Simpson told last evening’s press launch that families were in for quite a treat.

“Our showroom will be completely transformed into something you have never ever seen before, our past wonderlands all together,” said Simpson.

CEO of Simpson Motors Debbie Simpson.

The event was first conceived in 1993 and this year it promises to be a delightful experience for children and families as they take in the sights and sounds of Christmas.

The public will be asked to make a minimum donation of $5, the proceeds of which will go towards the Barbados Cancer Society, the Diabetes Association of Barbados, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

“We hope that at Christmas people will pull their pockets, recognising the important work that these organisations do,” Simpson said.

Senator Maxine McClean and CEO of Simpson Motors taking in the sights and sounds of Christmas Wonderland.

Explaining the purpose of the Christmas Wonderland, Simpson stated: “Our company is founded on biblical principles and we really believe that everything we do should be family centric so Christmas wonderland is really and truly what we are all about, getting families together, having wholesome entertainment”.

18 Responses to Christmas Wonderland is back

  1. Alicia Brathwaite
    Alicia Brathwaite October 22, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Diana Walthrus i remember you taking me here as a child.

  2. Adrian Reid
    Adrian Reid October 22, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    The company that cares.

  3. Anne Ince
    Anne Ince October 22, 2016 at 10:55 pm


  4. Olutoye Walrond October 22, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    But wait a minute. Something’s not quite right here. Isn’t there supposed to be a much bigger celebration taking place before we get to Christmas?

    Yes. It’s the 50th. anniversary of independence. Remember the big count-down that’s going on.
    That’s going to be a big clash. And I suspect Christmas is going to win, especially since the Chairman of the planning committee is lapping it all up at the Wonderland experience.

    • Coralita October 23, 2016 at 12:17 pm

      Isn’t the 50th anniversary big celebrations for independence taking place in November? Simpson Motors fundraising event commences from December 9th – 12th.

      Everyone knows that because our independence is so close to December that there are always lapses/clashes with celebrating both. Par for the course.

      That being said, bajans like to party and they will attend events.

  5. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes October 23, 2016 at 6:02 am

    I love Christmas and would love to see it as long as I can 🙂

  6. Tony Webster October 23, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Olutoye: I never knew we Bajans had a grinch!!! Happy evahting to you: 50Th Bashment; Rihanna; Sorrel; baked pork; Christmas-Morning service. Evahting. Bah Humbug??? Nah…those people are just getting set-up…spreading some joy…pasting happy smiles on the kids faces. So what effin dem sell a few more cars in the bargain? Their Sir Kyffin’s heart, and those close to him, are in the right place, I assure you from personal knowledge. Relax…and Happy Evaht’ing to you and yours!

    • Olutoye Walrond October 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm

      Tony, I’m not sure why you need to “assure” me that the Simspons’ hearts are in the right place. I never doubted that. My comments were not meant to be a reflection of where their hearts are.. They clearly want to bring cheer to the children. But if we are getting excited about christmas even before the end of October what is going to happen to the national focus on the independence jubilee?

  7. Jennifer October 23, 2016 at 7:04 am


    I agree with you. This is what you call the Sheeple. Just follow – while these people financially feed off our people. The whole thing is nothing but a money making spree. They still hate our guts too.

  8. Nadia Maynard
    Nadia Maynard October 23, 2016 at 7:06 am

    I remeber this as a lil girl, I know my kids will really enjoy it

  9. Mario Jones
    Mario Jones October 23, 2016 at 7:46 am

    To bad I’m a adult now sigh

  10. Phil October 23, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Ms. Debbie, I thank and congratulate you and the Simpson Group. Our little children and the Diabetic Assoc. will benefit. Olutoye, Everything”s correct here. Think man, think.How many Bajans know what independence means. A lot of them are in their forties and are still living under their parents’ roof. They do not contribute even a roll of toilet paper or a tube of toothpaste. And they are looking forward to inheriting everything. Until every one learns God bless the child that has its own, we are getting no where and getting there fast. You get the Nation Group and Massey and that lot to contribute. Instead they’re in their board rooms planning advertising and marketing strategies.. God Bless You Debbie.

  11. Sophia Jones
    Sophia Jones October 23, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Can’t wait to see it

  12. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond October 23, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    Veroniva be careful what you say. You might get deleted if they don’t agree with you.

  13. Maurine Boyce
    Maurine Boyce October 23, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    It’s about time they bring it back

  14. Coralita October 23, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    There are persons who strongly believe that because Barbados is experiencing economic and social challenges, high taxation, poor water distribution, poor garbage management, etc; that bajans should go in holes, go underground and cease to exist, in other words, STOP LIVING.

    I will say this emphatically, my social life is not influenced by who in or out of government (Bs, Ds, NDPs, the new wanna Bs upcoming parties), my social life is influenced by what I love to do socially and if I want to spend my hard earned money or not for any occasion. If I want to go to all the 50th anniversary fetes, that is my business, if I want to go to all the Christmas parties, that is my business, my choice. That does not mean that I am unaware of the challenges and the fact that some people are having it rough, but I have a life to live.

    We can do what some want; shut down our lives, do not support any activities in the country, fetes, shows, charities or anything for that matter. I can see the fallout in business for hairdressers, nail technicians, boutiques, shoe stores, hair retailers (lol), food distributors, caterers, musicians, hire cars and list can go on.

    If we are to keep economic activity going and keep those businesses I mentioned afloat we have to support the activities that will generate business for them. I don’t give a rats tail about people’s political affiliation and they trying to deter people from supporting activities to make the government look bad. I have to see the bigger picture, those small business who are depending on the activities to get a little extra income to stay afloat and keep people employed. I does think for myself.

    Like it or not, bajans are going to go out and enjoy themselves. It was said that quite a few bajans from abroad are already booked to come home for the 50th anniversary celebrations. Whether birthday, wedding or other, you only get to celebrate 50 years once. Um aint missing me!!!!

  15. Manny October 23, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    Well said coralita. If you were near me I would give you a hug.

  16. James Morton January 14, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Good people.


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