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Old-Time Crucian Christmas

St. Croix Landmarks Society Annual Christmas Party

Wednesday through Saturday, December 17 - 20, 2014, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

St. Croix Landmarks Society welcomes the community to its annual Old-Time Crucian Christmas open house at Estate Whim Museum. This complimentary evening program runs Wednesday, December 17 through Saturday, December 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Come and enjoy the splendor of Estate Whim Museum dressed for Christmas. This year’s theme is “A Calabash Christmas”. Guests will be dazzled by a spectacular light display created by Landmarks team members

The traditional Crucian Christmas tree, Randia aculeata or "Inkberry: lights up the Whim Great House drawing room and is adorned with calabash ornaments created by children and Ms. Veronica Gordon. Junie Bomba’s conchshell creations are also dancing among the branches of another great find by William "Toby" Tobias. Bromeliads, yucca, Tillandsias and ferns adorn the other rooms of the Estate Whim Great House, along with found objects transformed into festive Christmas decor at the hands of many volunteers.

Children’s activities make clear that Old-Time Crucian Christmas is a family affair. A limited number of copies of The Beautiful Inkberry Tree, by Dr. Ruth Moolenaar will be distributed, nightly. In a grand farewell gesture, Hispanos Unidos will sponsor a special children’s celebration and Parranda 101 on Saturday, December 22nd. Lechon, pasteles and traditional sweets will also be for sale that evening.

Food:

Food plates will be available nightly from the cook house for $6.00
Menu:
Chicken with rice and macaroni
Saltfish with breadfruit salad
Saturday Only: Hispanos Unidos serving lechon, pasteles, arroz con dulce, etc.
Also for sale: Johnny cakes, tarts, sweetbread, lassinja, dundusla and peppermint candies
Cash Bar includes: guavaberry & coquito

Music Schedule

Wednesday - Jazzy Blue ,UVI Choir, Southgate and Calvary Baptist Churches Joint Choir
Thursday - St. Joseph Church Choir & Barry Dias
Friday - Bully Petersen & Doc Petersen
Saturday - Jam Session With: Stanley Jacobs, Tony Romano, Helge Jeppesen, Natalie Hollins, Diane Russell, Barry Dias & Doc Petersen

Tickets

Admission is Free! Donations welcome.

Our Sponsors

We are honored to welcome new and returning sponsors of the Annual Christmas Party, and thank them for their generosity. We couldn't do what we do without their support. If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact us.




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