Early Christmas morning, children, dressed in their best or new clothing, take their parents by the hand and accompany them to the spectacular Grand Market (often called Gran Market) as it is considered to be the highlight of the holiday. Gran Market is held in the major towns all over Jamaica, but Kingston has the most outstanding festival.
Christmas Market opens around 6:00 pm and works until the morning! The stalls, houses, and streets are usually brightly decorated, while popular local bands entertain people. Street vendors sell boiled corn, jerk chicken, sugarcane and candy canes.