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Crucian Christmas Festival 2022-2023

After my first visit to St. Thomas for their Carnival back in April/May, returning to the USVI for their Crucian Christmas Festival was inevitable. Most of the fetes kicked-off in December, but the main carnival events took place in the 1st week in January, which is when Team TJJ touched down in St. Croix.


CARNIVAL U.S. Virgin Islands - St. Croix




Wednesday to Sunday. J'Ouvert takes place Thursday morning, the Children Parade on Friday, and the Adult Parade on Saturday. Once again, there are free (yes, FREE!) concerts every day (Dec 30 to Jan 7) in the Festival Village with both local and international headliners.

Parade Day

Adult Parade takes place on the Saturday. Mas bands are called "Troupes" and if a float is included then it is called a "Floupe".


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The US Virgin Islands have a tropical climate. Temperatures throughout the year are between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius (77-86° Fahrenheit). The best time to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands is April to June, when you can expect mild weather and very little rainfall.

TJJ Recommended Hotel

The Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort. The Buccaneer is currently open for leisure and corporate travelers. Overlooking the Caribbean and Christiansted harbor, fronting three distinctive and spectacular beaches, The Buccaneer Beach & Golf Resort is one of the most iconic luxury resorts in St. Croix.

Best places to stay

If you want to be within striking distance to the Carnival action, you should stay in Frederiksted area. If you desire having sand in your toes on a daily basis, then choose any of their popular Beach Resorts.

Communication / Mobile Providers

If you have a mainland U.S. mobile plan, it should operate seamlessly, and without any roaming charges, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. This should definitely be the case for both AT&T and T-Mobile. If you're with another carrier, call and confirm if you're good or will need one of their international/roaming plans.


The best way to get around any U.S. Virgin Island is in a car – either your own rental or a taxi. Special thanks to Warren and his transport team.


Henry E. Rohlsen Airport (STX) located located about six miles southwest of Christiansted on St. Croix. If traveling back to the United States, you will have to clear U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) when leaving the U.S. Virgin Islands, so give yourself extra time (3 hours to be on the safe side).



Cost of a 2 Piece Combo

US$5.99 for a 2 Piece Chicken Combo. Using our KFC global standard, a 2 Pc. Chicken Combo, which includes individual side & medium drink, cost $5.99 in the US.

Late Night Eats

Festival Village as it is locally referred to, has lots of booths that sell local foods and drinks til the wee hours of morning. Johnny Cakes are your best friend, but be prepared for a lil wait.

TJJ Favourite Restaurants

La Reine Chicken Shack (Pollo Tropical style food)
Singh's (Trini style food)

Local Food

Johnny Cakes, Dumb Bread, Kalaloo, Gooseberry (Cherry) Stew, Tamon (Tamarind) Stew, Tart (coconut, pineapple, guava, mango & strawberry).

Local Drinks

Bushwacker, Painkiller. Enjoy their Cruzan® rum. Go brave with the Cane Rum.

Alcohol purchase

The majority of Troupes (J'Ouvert and Mas bands) are drinks inclusive.

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Note: TJJ Recommends Events, Food, Mas Bands and Hotels based on where we have been and the services we have used. For events, we recommend the ones with a vibe of 8 or higher.


Hope to see you guys in April for St. Thomas Carnival.


Peace, Love and Jungle Juice-ness,
The Carnival Ref

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Disclaimer: Professional and experienced TJJ Fet-a-lot-athon® Party Gurus have rigorously tested these Carnival grounds and are providing said recommendations based on the fundamentals that the audience is a healthy rum drinking islander. If while performing any of these actions you begin to feel any dizziness, fatigue or pain please stop and consult your physician immediately.


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