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Over 45 vendors showing interest in 21st staging of Christmas on deCastro Street

The annual Christmas on DeCastro Street is now in its 21st year, and so far, more than 45 vendors have shown interest in participating in the event.

City Manager Janice Brathwaite-Edwards said the event, which is slated for December 6 and 7, will be done differently this year.

“We are trying to bring some upcoming artistes in music and dance and to get people to showcase their wares, especially things that are being done locally, especially in the pastry department,” the City Manager said.

She said patrons can expect, “a lot more Christmas music”. 

“We are trying to ensure that our DJ’s and our bands play more Christmas music this year on the Virgin Islands side. That’s what we are promoting this year: local Christmas music and local treats by the vendors,” Brathwaite-Edwards explained.

Nearly 50 vendors interested

As the for vendors who have been showing interest this year, the City Manager said: “We are about to shut off because of space. There were a number of the vendors who were there before and new ones that are coming out.”

Patrons can also look out for exotic foods on the menu, Brathwaite-Edwards said.

“We have one vendor who is going to be doing exotic foods like lobster, alligator, rabbit…it is going to be something to come out and see,” she stated.

Additionally, persons who are desirous of undertaking community service this year at the upcoming event can reach out to her; she said as they are in need of a more hands-on deck. 

The event will once again be done in memory of the late legislator Honorable Delores Christopher who was an integral part of this event.

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  1. info says:

    whats the contact number for the city managers office ?

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  3. Eagle eye says:

    The premier have the body to act as a santa.good oppertunity for the kids to meet him.

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  4. NB says:

    You folks will forever remain in your little hole here. After forcing everyone into an entire week of BVI Culture, you making even Christmas a local/BVI culture thing. Why? There are so many nationalities here who all support this event. Diversity is the strength of a country. That’s a fact! What a pity this can’t be recognized by the ‘locals’

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  5. Dianna says:


    The good thing about this is you don’t have to attend. why cant the locals have there culture on display after all we’re in there country. If we go anywhere it the same thing. The culture of that country is always on display. As I say, If you don’t like it, you do not have to attend.

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    • my 2 cents says:

      if not the BVI to highlight local culture/music, then who? as somebody suggested earlier, you can stay home, and I would go as far as saying in the nicest way perhaps homesickness is the issue and going back home might be the answer? life is about choices and living in or leaving from the BVI are choices.

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      • NB says:

        Your 2 cents sound like ‘noncents’ ah what the heck, you might not even get that…If people like me don’t attend there will be NO event. put that in your pipe and smoke it. You might inhale some ‘cents’

    • @dinna says:

      By response just proved my point.. you still in your hole and you stink. Get out, see the light. Live a little.

  6. hmmmm says:

    I find it a bit contradictory if saying promoting local treats but alligator and rabbit and other exotic food will be offered. what happen to the long forgotten corned pork, corned fish and boiled sugar apple and such which people ate around christmas time with some boya.

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