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daveb722
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Hello,
My wife and I are flying down again and this will be our first Christmas on STX. I have a few questions.
When does everything shut down, as we will need to stock up on food and Christmas cheer :D, I want to make sure we get there on time.

Are there any events on Christmas Eve that we may want to see.

What do you all do on Christmas day, we are usually stuck in our homes watching snow, so this will be definitely different this year.

While I'm thinking about it, what about New Years Eve? Any special events?

Thanks in advance.

Dave

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Alana33
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http://www.stcroixtourism.com/christmas_festival.htm

http://www.gotostcroix.com/events/crucian-christmas-festival/

http://stcroixtourism.com/st_croix_events.htm#December

Most of the large grocery stores close Christmas day but I'm sure many smaller Arab owned convenience stores will remain open.

Have fun.

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speee1dy
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i can not remember when things shut down on christmas eve. i have lived here for 12 years and it just escapes me.

there are events leading up to christmas

i cant remember the website-someone on here will, im sure

there is christmas is spoken here at the botanical gardens
the gallows bay open house
the boat parade
the village

if you get here before thanksgiving there is a jump up the friday after thanksgiving

places have parties on new years eve. the local paper will have more info.

what do people do instead of watching snow-go to the beach.sail. go to buck island. cook out. or stay home and watch the sun.go for a hike.....cane bay might be the beach to go to.

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roadrunner
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A few years ago, I had friends visiting for the holidays, and on Christmas Eve, we went kayaking with Virgin Kayak in the bioluminescent bay. I know that doesn't sound very Christmasy, and we really just did it because that's when we had time, but it ended up being a beautiful Christmas "light show" with the stars above and the lights in the water below. We then went home, made dinner, and sat on the balcony listening to the waves and enjoying the breeze.

As for Christmas Day, I agree with the above -- hiking and beaches!

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daveb722
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Thanks, sounds like an awesome night. I see there are 2 companies that provide tours, any feedback on Virgin Kayak or Sea Thru Kayak? I can't wait to have sand instead of snow under my feet.

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