Nightspots in Nassau & Paradise Island are centrally located, either in walking distance from the cruise port or a short drive from any of the major hotels. The harbor front has a number of open-air bars and clubs for live music and dancing to the latest sounds spun by local and international deejays. Two world-class casinos here—the Atlantis Casino on Paradise Island and the Crystal Palace Casino in Cable Beach—offer state-of-the-art slot machines as well as blackjack, roulette, baccarat, craps and Caribbean stud poker. Major celebrations here include Fox Hill Day, the oldest festival in the country which commemorates the freeing of enslaved Africans in The Bahamas. Hollywood celebrities, and local and international film buffs converge in paradise for the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) every December. At Christmas time, you can enjoy the Festival of Lights float parade in the moonlit Nassau Harbour, where vessels cruise the waters decorated with brightly colored lights. Plus, there’s Bahamian Junkanoo, a truly unique experience, and there is no place in the world where the stage is grander than in Nassau.