Posted by: islandhideaway | November 29, 2008

Christmas in the Caribbean!!

Hbeachsantaave you always thought that Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the cold funny looking white stuff called snow? Try it in the Virgin Islands. We love the holidays here and celebrations are happening from Thanksgiving right on through Three Kings Day. Here are some for you to enjoy.

The 4th Annual Children’s Christmas Parade in St. John happens on December 6th at 6:30 PM.  It starts in front of Mongoose Junction where Santa will ead the torch lit parade through Cruz Bay. You will hear Steel Pan bands playing and plenty of Reggae. Once the Winston Wells ballfield is reached Santa will give away a Christmas gift to every child.

The 39th Annual Las Vegas Night is being held December 6th at the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Hotel. This is a fundraiser for Virgin Islands Montessori School. You will be able to play your favorite gambling games – blackjack, roulette, craps, texas hold’em poker and use your winnings to purchase items and the famous auction. You could also win $10,000 cash in the famous raffle. A fun way to start the holiday season.

Havensight has their Christmas Tree Lighting on December 9 at 5:30 PM. Santa will be there giving away gifts and local bands will play your favorite songs. The lights are beautiful and you can enjoy the entertainment and pick up some gifts for Christmas from the local arts and crafts vendors.beachsnowman

Miracle on Main Street happens on December 19th beginning at 6PM. A fun night filled with music, shopping and dining. Store stay open late, streets are filled with local artisans, bands, and friends.  And at 6:30 you can watch the lighted boat parade in the harbor.

Pistarkle Theater will be presenting Miracle on 34th Street for the holidays. Each weekend at 2PM and 7PM bring the whole family for a charming show.

On Christmas Day at 6AM you will find the Challenge of the Carols at Emancipation Gardens. Choirs join to show off their volume and talend in a sunrise Christmas morning show of songs. This is a long held tradition that locals and visitors alike love. Great way to begin your Christmas Day.

Merry Christmas and enjoy the holiday wherever you are!!!!!!!!!!!!

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