The festivities start in December with the opening of the main Festival Village in Frederiksted, St Croix, and run into January, culminating with parades for children and adults following Three King's Day on 6 January. Expect cultural events, soca competitions, fairs and so much more.
The parades themselves are a riot of colour, movement and positive energy with flamboyant costumes, fire dancers, steel bands, live music and DJs. Away from the parade route the weather is warm, the waters are clear and the sand is white. It's everything you need for a Christmas like no other.