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Things to Do in the Virgin Islands for Christmas

a close up of a bookIf you are visiting the Virgin Islands over the holidays, you’re in for quite the treat! Here’s the top things to do in the Virgin Islands for Christmas:

1. Island Hop Your Way Through the Holidays

There’s no need to limit your Christmas cheer to just one island! One of the top things to do in the Virgin Islands for Christmas is to island hop your way across a variety of Christmas events and festivals. Go Sail Virgin Islands offers both captained charters and sailboat rentals over the holiday season, offering you the ultimate flexibility to enjoy the best of the Virgin Islands this Christmas. Learn more about booking a Christmas sailing charter here.  

2. Treat Yourself to a Fancy Christmas Dinner

Not all restaurants in the Virgin Islands will be open on Christmas Day so for your Christmas Day meal, you’ll want to reserve well in advance. For a fancy Prix Fixe dinner on Christmas Day in the Virgin Islands you’ll want to consider options like The Terrace and Ocean 362 on St. John. For Christmas Day brunch, you can head to 13 Restaurant or the Caribbean Fish Market on St. Thomas. Check out more Christmas dining options in the U.S. Virgin Islands on the Caribbean Concierge website

3. Celebrate at the St. Croix Christmas Festival

One of the best places to spend Christmas Day in the Virgin Islands is at the Crucian Christmas festival! Last week we provided a full breakdown of the events and history of the annual St. Croix festival, which you can find here. With great food, lively music, and plenty of holiday cheer, this festival is undoubtedly one of the top things to do in the Virgin Islands for Christmas!

4.Hear Your Favorite Christmas Carols

If you don’t mind waking up early, the “Challenge of the Carols” is a fabulous Christmas Day event to attend in St. Thomas. Beginning at 6am on Christmas morning, this Christmas Day sing-off brings together singers from around the islands! You’ll hear from regulars, like the Merry Carolers and the Bethel Baptist Choir, as well as many other talented carolers. As a reward for your early wake-up, you’ll also be treated to a complimentary traditional Christmas breakfast! Read about last year’s lively event here.