CHRISTMAS IN QUEEN’S PARK Between 1783 and 1905, Queen’s Park was the official residence of the General commanding the British troops of the West Indies. Since 1909, it has been a designated park, an oasis of serenity in bustling Bridgetown. But not on Christmas Day! On that festive occasion, it is a hive of activity. After their Christmas church service, it is very much a tradition for Barbadians to show off their finery in Queen’s Park.
Christmas is a very special time of the year in Barbados. The sky is bluer, the waters match the sky, the breeze is more intense and it’s much cooler in the evenings. Christmas blooms such as Christmas candle, poinsettia, and snow on the mountain. The century old Christmas morning walk in Queens Park is Crème de la Crème of Christmas Day. Thousands Barbadians turn out in their finest new grabs to “out-do” each other and visitors join in the celebration as observers and participants.