Crucian Christmas Starts this Week


In St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, pre-Christmas festivities start today, Thanksgiving Day. Here is more information about Crucian Carnival:

Launching the Christmas season on the big island, St. Croix’s storied carnival troupes will strut their stuff at noon Thanksgiving Day for a “Carnival Meets the Runway Troupe Launching” at D.C. Canegata Recreational Center, according to the St. Croix Carnival website.

On Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., Herbert Grigg Home for the Aged will see its own mini-carnival. This is the fifth year of the Herbert Grigg Home partnering with the Crucian Carnival committee and residents look forward to the festivities.

Local soca bands will go head to head in preliminary competition to see who will be this year’s soca monarch on Dec. 12 on the Christiansted Boardwalk.

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