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71st Crucian Christmas Festival Concludes with Cultural Showcase and Record Attendance

  • Staff Consortium
  • January 09, 2024

The V.I. Department of Tourism, in collaboration with the Division of Festivals, has concluded the 71st Crucian Christmas Festival, a cultural celebration known as the signature event for St. Croix. Starting on December 26 and spanning twelve days, the festival offered a wide array of events showcasing the island's rich cultural heritage. Kicking off in Frederiksted Village, the festival’s lineup included the Prince, Princess, Dutch, and Duchess Show, and the Queen Pageant, culminating in the energetic Soca Monarch competition. In a first for the festival, the Kid Ville event was dedicated to the island's youngest revelers, providing them with their own night of celebration. The festivities continued with International Cultural Night, which began on December 29th, offering seven nights of free concerts. The event featured a mix of local and international musical talents, including performances by Cool Session, Charlie Aponte, Destra, Nadia Batson, Adam O, Capleton, Edwin Yearwood & K...