Halloween has always been a time for celebration at Camana Bay, with little ones being thrilled by the eerie happenings at the Town Centre’s annual Halloween event: Spooktacular.
This year, as Camana Bay celebrates its 10th anniversary, it also celebrates another milestone: the 20th anniversary of the global phenomenon that is the Harry Potter series. To mark the occasion, Camana Bay is bringing a wizarding world to Camana Bay! Step into the Wizarding World of Spooktacular at Camana Bay and enjoy a special full week of festivities to mark these significant anniversaries.
To kick off the week, stop by the Farmers & Artisans Market on Oct. 25 for your usual local produce and artisanal goods, but with a spooky flair! Enjoy in-store Story Times with a wizard theme in Books & Books on Oct. 26 and Oct. 28 and at Regal Cinemas with Camana Bay’s Story Time on Oct. 31.
Take in Moonlight & Movies screenings on the Crescent from Oct. 28-31 at 7 p.m. Grab a bag of complimentary popcorn, get comfortable and be transported by the spooky stories shown on the giant blow-up movie screen.
Books & Books will offer a special discount of 10 percent off Harry Potter books, and you can hang out in the shop for a bit to find the Golden Snitch and color in some coloring sheets featuring your favorite Harry Potter characters.
While you’re at Camana Bay, pick up a copy of the Camana ‘Boo’ Times for a spooky spin on the Daily Prophet.
The main Spooktacular
Guests of all ages are invited to come on out on Oct. 28 for the main event, Spooktacular, when the courtyards throughout the Town Centre will be transformed into the four houses of Hogwarts: Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Slytherin and Gryffindor. Step into each of the houses for unique activities such as a Slytherin potions lab, Ravenclaw and Gryffindor games and be careful when nearing the Whomping Willow near Hufflepuff House!
Enjoy creepy crafts in the Great Hall on the lawn in front of KARoo and join in a game of Quidditch on the Quidditch Pitch on the Crescent. Tweens and teens can get their moves on with the Wii Just Dance-Off, before settling down at sunset to take in the film that started it all: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001, PG).
Other areas of the Town Centre will be themed, as well, including the two ends of the Paseo transforming into Dementor Alley and Witches Way.
While adults will no doubt embrace their inner child and all things Harry Potter, there is also Abacus’ annual Diablo Halloween event for those 18 and up to enjoy. On Oct. 27 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. enjoy an all-inclusive masquerade ball offering fine spirits, bubbles, wines, beers and Chef Will O’Hara’s designer tapas all for one price: $90.
Tickets are available at Abacus, KARoo and the Cayman Islands Rugby Club, as the event will also support the Cayman Islands Rugby Club’s junior rugby programs.