How do we know it is winter in the Cayman Islands? That wonderfully cool, caressing flow of air that is dubbed “The Christmas Breeze” by anyone who has lived here for at least a year.

No need for coats, boots, gloves and scarves, but perhaps a light jacket is in order when the sun goes down. It’s no wonder that we are a top tourist destination when other places are covered with ice and snow.

Our Christmas feature has everything you need to know about hosting a festive party at home, what fashions to wear for all those sparkling functions, how to create the perfect holiday cocktail and where to go for the hottest brunches and New Year’s Eve events.

This may be a small island, but there is a lot going on every weekend in December, whether it is a live music performance, a stage production, a firework display or craft market. There are lots of family-friendly functions on the calendar to keep the children occupied, including numerous opportunities to have a photo taken with Jolly Old Saint Nick himself.

This is the time of year to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air without overheating, so take advantage of it. ‘Tis the season.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at What’s Hot!