Hello Sirenian Bay friends!
Well, it’s that time of year again: the time when we usher in a new one! And in Placencia we plan on doing that in serious style. We’ve spent the last few weeks enjoying fun and festivities, and that shows no sign of changing.
Let’s do a quick roundup of some of the exciting events that have caught the attention of our picture-perfect town and beyond.
The End of the World Marathon
On December 10th our local fitness buffs laced up their sneakers and prepared for the Placencia End of the World Marathon. Why the scary-sounding name? The first such marathon was held in 2012 just days before the end of the Mayan calendar on December 21. Fortunately the world didn’t end, meaning that we’ve enjoyed a few more marathons since. This year’s race involved 41 marathoners and 165 half-marathoners. Juan Bulum crossed the finish line at an incredible 3h 2 minutes. Well done, Juan!
Placencia Players Theater
The Placencia Players Theater is a local community group passionate about theatre and the performing arts. You can regularly catch them performing around town, but during the holiday season you’ll spot them at the Tipsy Tuna with a Christmas-themed performance. A few weeks back they reprised last year’s local smash-hit, A Miracle on Elf Street, with all proceeds to the Rotary Club of Placencia. An incredible $2460 was donated. Well done to all involved!
The Naia Mistletoe Ball
Now in its 18th year, the Naia Resort and Spa’s Mistletoe Ball has long been a local favorite. Featuring a formal sit-down dinner, a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses, and dancing set to the tunes of local DJs, it’s a great way to get into the festive spirit. This year’s event drew the crowds – and plenty of raffle winners as well. Congrats to all who came away with a prize!
Placencia Christmas Boat Parade
Another boat parade, you say? Of course! When you live right on a crystal-clear turquoise bay, you’ll take any excuse to get out on the water. On December 25 we all gathered around the Placencia Municipal Pier to cheer on the boats and guess who’ll take home the prizes. Led by the Placencia Princess, the parade travelled from the Pier to Chabil Mar before heading back. And we all made the most of the snacks, drinks and festivities on offer!
Placencia New Year’s Eve Party
Last, but absolutely not least, we’ll be rounding up the year with a party. Expect plenty of food, dancing, drinks and an incredible fireworks show over the water. Not a bad way to end an unbelizeable 2017!
Want to join the fun? Make plans to be here for NYE 2018!
This is Hugh Manatee signing off for now – stay tuna-ed for the next installment from the Resort!