Some of the artists participating in the 2022-2023 Crucian Christmas Festival Village, named Daddy Jones Musical Kingdom.
The 70th Crucian Christmas Festival set for Dec. 11 through Jan. 7 promises to be a memorable experience for Virgin Islanders and visitors alike, as St. Croix kicks off its first full celebration of culture since the Covid-19 pandemic shutdown activities in 2020.
From the pageants, to Food Fair, Jouvert, Children's and Adults Parades, Village Nights, Soca Monarch and more — not to mention a plethora of privately organized events — St. Croix is the place to be for the holidays.
While all the activities are garnering excitement and the parades are the main showcase of the festival, the Festival Village — named "Daddy Jones Musical Kingdom" this year after legendary Virgin Islands artist and producer, Daddy Jones, (Alwyn Baptiste, Jr.) — traditionally has had the most visitors and lasts the longest.
This year, the Village lasts for nine nights (Dec. 30 through Jan. 7) and features both local and international artists.
Here's the full lineup (more artists may be added leading up to the festival):