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The idyllic beaches, lush foliage, amazing wildlife and endless options for fun and rejuvenation make the island of St. John an amazing vacation destination any time of year. However, for those looking to escape the cold and snow during the holiday season, this locale transforms into a small piece of paradise for enjoying a Christmas away from home. Create a new family tradition and bring your loved ones with you to a locale where days are marked by endless sunshine and evenings are defined by vibrant sunsets and an island breeze. While the tropical appeal is undeniable, there are also plenty of activities to be enjoyed that keep a focus on Christmas this time of year. The following are a few holiday events in St. John that you’ll definitely want to add to the Caribbean Christmas itinerary.

Visit Maho Bay and Include Some Holiday Cheer

The true intrigue of a visit to St. John in the winter is that all of those summer-specific moments dedicated to working on a tan and soaking up the sun can continue to be enjoyed. Plan on spending some holiday time on the beach at Maho Bay. Known as one of St. John’s most beautiful stops, Maho Bay is easy to recognize by its stretch of sugar-white sand right along the Northshore road. Enjoy your time in the sun and turtle watching in open waters until you’ve worked up an appetite. Craving a bite or beverage means it’s time to head over to Maho Crossroads which is a pop-up village just across the way. Known for its savory tiki bar and food truck, this is a destination that will be brimming over with holiday cheer. Live music, delicious drinks and a lovely view are yours for the taking when you swing by Maho Crossroads during the Christmas season.

Mongoose Junction All Island Holiday Party

There’s no need to worry about packing gifts for your St. John Christmas getaway when a trip to Mongoose Junction at Cruz Bay provides access to all the storefronts you could possibly need. If you happen to be in this area December 14th and 15th, enjoying taking part in the All Island Holiday Party as well. In its 23rd year, this well-loved event is held in the Mongoose Junction courtyard and invites guests to come dressed their best to come enjoy live music, small bites and time spent mixing and mingling in the name of pure holiday fun.

St. John Spice Souvenir Shopping

While traveling to St. John for the holidays is sure to be inspiring, there’s a good chance you’ll still be thinking about loved ones back home. When you’re looking for that ideal souvenir that captures the essence of the island as well as the holidays, swing by St. John Spice in Cruz Bay and browse an impressive collection of island-inspired gifts and products. Items for purchase include everything from food and candles to handcrafted artwork and cookbooks too. St. John Spice is open from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm daily making it a convenient place to stop when the mood for holiday shopping strikes.

Book a Stay Today for Your Caribbean Christmas

When you’re planning a Christmas getaway to St. John or traveling this way at any other time of the year, the team at Cimmaron St. John can handle all of your accommodation details. Contact us today for more information on our many options and to start planning.