The late legislator, Honorable Delores Christopher will be honoured at the 20th annual Christmas on DeCastro Street which begins on Friday, November 30.
The event will culminate on Saturday, December 1 in Road Town.
City Manager Janice Braithwaite-Edwards told BVI News that, as a founding member of the annual Christmas event, Christopher wanted a number of changes to be effected in the event. Those changes, the city manager said, will be implemented this year.
Changes will come in the form of the type of music and the street and stage décor, she said.
“Mrs Christopher is one person who would not want us to do Christmas on DeCastro Street focusing on her. But, one of the things that she did prior to her departure is she gave us some instructions that she would have liked to see. So what we are trying to do is honour her legacy by doing things that we know she would have liked,” Braithwaite-Edwards said.
“One of the things that she would have liked us to focus on was a lot of Christmas music. We are going to have some carolers coming out, to ring in the Christmas season,” she added.
She further said the stage décor will not be limited to Christmas colours but it will include the BVI’s colours as per the late legislator’s wishes.
The two-day event will kick off from about 10 am and will end late into the night on both days.
Among the highlights will be the Her Majesty’s Prison Band who will perform on Friday.
On Saturday, a disk jockey will provide entertainment throughout the day followed by steel pan music. A number of other acts are also slated to perform.
Santa will also be making his appearance on Saturday, riding a bicycle with dancers ushering him into the venue bearing gifts.
This year, some 35 vendors will be selling a variety of items at the location, which represents a rise from last year’s 20 vendors who participated.
The City Manager encouraged all residents to join the planning committee to ring in the Christmas season for another year.
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