Last Saturday night, colorful lights on 22 boats lit up Christiansted Harbor in the 14th St. Croix Christmas Boat Parade.
Sporadic showers did not stop five seaplanes from Seaborne Airlines starting off the show, performing fly-overs and formations over the harbor. The parade began on schedule at 6 pm. with the Reliance from St. Croix Ultimate Blue Water Adventures leading the entourage.
Hundreds of residents living in ST CROIX RENTALS had been in town early for easy parking, and to stake out the best spots for their folding chairs. Some others had a better view of the boats and the fireworks from their balconies at King Christian and Caravelle Hotels.
On King Cross Street, vendors were selling food and trinkets. Rheyanna Lewis did face painting as a fundraiser for the Good Hope School class of 2013. The V.I. police were out in force and St. Croix Rescue was on hand in case there were emergencies.
Members of the Crucian Brass band played Christmas songs on one boat, while another boat was decorated for carnival, with women dressed in feathers, satin, spandex and sequins dancing to calypso music.