Things to do in Jamaica in December

Ocho Rios is one of the most alluring towns in Jamaica with several highlights and activities available to the discerning traveler. Staying in Ocho Rios anytime of the year is hugely appealing. However, there are some added elements available during the Christmas season that makes your stay so much more amazing. We will explore!

To thoroughly enjoy the wonders of Ocho Rios for Christmas, you will need to stay in a private Ocho Rios villa or Jamaica Rental property.

This will allow you to explore the town freely without being confined to a hotel; you can dine where you want to and enjoy a myriad of local events and activities.

Dining out at the more than twenty local restaurants in the town.

The local restaurants will alter their menus to include Christmas specials such as gungo peas, roast chicken, and the local Christmas drink sorrel.

You can try a new restaurant daily to get a variety of unique dining experiences. You can also have the Chef at your villa prepare the local treats for you if you just wish to stay in with your family on any day.

Ocho Rios villa staff have various dining options

Warm weather throughout the Christmas season with limited rainfall

Ocho Rios has warm weather throughout the Christmas season with limited rainfall; you can, therefore, enjoy outdoor activities such as local tours, local parks and the beautiful beaches in the town.

Some of the local tours that you should try with the family for Christmas in Ocho Rios is the Dune Buggy rides at Chukka Cove Ocho Rios – this is a fun-filled and thrilling adventure that everyone in the family will enjoy including the kids.

Another family oriented activity is swimming with the Dolphins at Dolphin Cove; this is an excellent way for the family to bond while enjoying one of the coolest things to do in the world!

Your Ocho Rios Christmas visit will not be complete without climbing the legendary Dunn’s River Falls; you can see which family member will reach the top of the falls first!

You can also take the family to the Turtle River Park for a picnic, to relax and play some games, or just enjoy the breezy calming environment.

The beaches in Ocho Rios are never crowded, not even during the Christmas season; it’s a great time to get your toes in the sand or play a game of beach volleyball with another family.

Beach in Ocho Rios Jamaica

Grand Market – December 24 | Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve, the place to be is in the Ocho Rios town center enjoying the Grand Market.

This is the best way to interact with locals because everyone from the toddlers to the grandparents is at this event, the event is also extremely family friendly and a Christmas tradition in Ocho Rios that goes way back and is undoubtedly one of the wonders of Christmas in this alluring town.

These are some of the exciting things for you to do in Ocho Rios for Christmas 2023, you will be more likely to get the opportunity to enjoy these wonders of Christmas if you stay in an Ocho Rios Villa. So, go ahead and book your Christmas vacation at the Ocho Rios Villa of your choice, you will have total control of your holiday if you do!