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Locals and tourists staying in ST CROIX RENTALSalike who were visiting downtown Christiansted, around Government House last Saturday, couldn’t help but get into the Christmas spirit.
There was music playing and arts and crafts vendors hawking their wares inside the Government House courtyard, the holiday spirit just filled the air.

Then, to top it all, in the afternoon, the sixth annual Governor’s Children’s Christmas Party began.

Smoothie vendor Hazel St. Ange, decked out in red and green clothing said, “When you come out to this celebration here it’s really nice,” she said. “You can feel the Christmas, and see it, and eat it.”

In Government House’s courtyard, local artisans showcased some of the territory’s culture through their work, hoping that some of those works would become Christmas presents.

“I’m using my art and creativity to keep the culture alive,” said Sandra Michael, who hand-makes Moko Jumbie Christmas ornaments and was selling them for $10 each.

All the children had a visit with Santa Clause to receive gifts, which included a backpack and a book entitled, “I Am the Virgin Islands,” written by Tiphanie Yanique, with images by Moses Djeli.