U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism and Division of Festivals Announces Schedule Updates for Crucian Christmas Festival

St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (December 23, 2023)— The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism and Division of Festivals announces schedule updates for the 2023-2024 Crucian Christmas Festival.

The Calypso Monarch competition scheduled for December 27 at the Festival Village has been canceled.

“As a staple of the Crucian Christmas Festival tradition, it is unfortunate that we are unable to move forward with this year’s planned event,” expressed Joseph Boschulte, Commissioner of Tourism. “Following efforts by the Division of Festivals leadership to coordinate with the St. Croix Calypsonian leadership, the ultimatum given by the group left our team no choice but to shift instead of risk having an empty night in the village.”

December 27 will now shift to host the first-ever Children’s Night, featuring entertainment and events for the youngest members of the St. Croix community.

“We are excited to host this extraordinary night, celebrating the community’s youth, providing them with an opportunity to experience the village with aspects dedicated to their enjoyment,” added Shamari Haynes, Assistant Director of Festivals.


For up-to-date information on the Crucian Christmas Festival visit, https://www.instagram.com/usvifestivals.

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