Bajans expected to flock to New Year’s Eve events

Barbadians are expected out in their droves tomorrow night to ring in the new year, according to organizers of some of the most popular events.

The Food and Beverage Manager at the Hilton Barbados Resort which will host All That Glitters told Barbados TODAY that they have been receiving a lot of bookings prior to Christmas Day.

Although Ramon Watson did not reveal the number of reservations the hotel had received for their $350 New Year’s Eve event, he said that a fantastic time was assured.

Meantime, Director of Elevate Entertainment, Mario Greene said all systems are go for Sunday night.

The event, in its fourth year, will be held under the theme Open Ball at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC). This will mark the first time that Elevate will be held indoors. Greene disclosed that this surprising change was due to the unpredictability of the weather which has been an issue in previous years.

“The main driver behind that has been the erratic weather patterns that we have had . . .  so, we decided in the interest of our patrons to actually hold the event indoors while giving the same level of execution that we will have for our outdoor events,” he said.

With tickets selling at $180 for females and $200 for males, Greene said that sales have been steadily progressing.

“Generally Old Year’s night is a lot of fanfare and excitement as we look forward to the New Year but the fact is we have had a very difficult year economically and many people are still trying to figure out how they will make ends meet and that has filtered through the economy,”  he said, adding that taxes such as the National Responsibility Levy and the foreign exchange tax had affected promoters and sponsorship as well.

Despite this, his team is expecting hundreds to be in attendance at the LESC ringing in the New Year.

Although the organizers of Limerz Cruise don’t have the spectacle of fireworks, their event First Light which is held on New Year’s Day, remains one of the must-attend events.

Co-director Tricia Yearwood told Barbados TODAY that the success of the event was due to its inexpensive pricing, while offering its patrons a good time as they celebrate.

“Our event is kind of catering to persons who do not want to do an extravagant event or spend tons of money on the clothing and the fanfare,” she said.

The Cooler Party which will be held at East Point Grill, St Philip is already sold out – two days before the event.

13 Responses to Bajans expected to flock to New Year’s Eve events

  1. Alex Alleyne December 31, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Really ? , the saying is “we ain’t got no money”. At $350 per head, who fooling who ???????????.

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  2. Alex Alleyne December 31, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Tickets going at FEMALE $180 and MALE $200. In this day and age , everything under the sun is “EQUAL”, and most of all “HOW YOU KNOW WHO IS WHO ?……….seriously.

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    • jennifer December 31, 2017 at 9:28 am

      ur funny. equal???

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  3. cleo sandi December 31, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Let’s hope “Law enforcement” is out in force. to curtail these low life gang banger’s from a shooting spree, as it seem event’s held, for one reason or another in Bim these day’s, attract the wrong sort of guest.

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  4. Ossie Moore December 31, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Why are tickest $180 for females and $200 for males ?

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    • jennifer December 31, 2017 at 11:18 am

      WOmen carry more clout than men – simple.

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  5. Ossie Moore December 31, 2017 at 10:33 am

    . . . from Old Years Night . . . .to New Years Eve ! ! !

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  6. Marlon Stewart
    Marlon Stewart December 31, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Shelling out $1000’s of dollars tooo…..Very interesting indeed….. Xpressmath Tutoring Services is still the better choice for Mathematics Education in Barbados….

    Reply
  7. Ossie Moore December 31, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Yeah Lady J , but you can’t spell woman or women . . . man _ men ! ! ! !

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  8. Ossie Moore December 31, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Yeah Lady J , but you can’t spell woman or women withoput the last letters . . . man _ men ! ! ! !

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    • jennifer December 31, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      True but notice the WO=WOE is in FRONT. hahaha. And we know what woe means. It is the westerners plot.

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  9. Olutoye Walrond
    Olutoye Walrond December 31, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    BT, New Year’s Eve is an Americanism; in Barbados we call it Old Year’s Night.

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  10. John Bailey
    John Bailey December 31, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Well happy new year from the uk have a great one Barbados

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