St. Croix, USVI – This year marks the 17th year that Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights (TSK) and WTJX (TJK) have partnered to bring the St. Croix community the Crucian Christmas Foreday Serenade. TSK and TJX will be bringing traditional quelbe Christmas music to as many neighborhoods as possible.
On the foreday morning of December 21, the team will start from its base in Ginger Thomas and travel through Strawberry, Bonne Esperance, Mon Bijou, Colquohoon, and Grove Place, where we will stop at the home of Inez Williams to eat and drink. We’ll return to the road and traverse through Estates Whim and Campo Rico. We’ll then head to the Frederiksted Post Office where we’ll assemble and tramp through Frederiksted town to Buddhoe Park. There, we will have another opportunity to have a Crucian breakfast.
On the foreday morning of December 23, the team will once again leave from Ginger Thomas, after having breakfast there at band member Kevin Christian’s home. We then head to Peter’s Rest, Anna’s Hope, Orange Grove, Golden Rock & Harbor View, Princesse, and Estate St. John, where we’ll stop at the Schjang’s home. We’ll then head to King Street in Christiansted and drive to Eliza’s Retreat where we’ll stop at Annette Hendricks’s home. We’ll then head up Company Street in Christiansted and gather at Time Square and tramp to WTJX’s office in Estate Richmond where we’ll be met with yet another opportunity to enjoy a Crucian breakfast.
The Crucian Christmas Serenade is sponsored by the Virgin Islands Lottery, the Virgin Islands Department of Health, the Economic Development Authority, FirstBank, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority, Caravelle Hotel & Casino, AARP, Diageo USVI, Virgin Islands Port Authority, and the USVI Department of Tourism-Division of Festivals.
“When we say we’ve been doing this for 16 years, that is not a misnomer, we have held this serenade during the height of the pandemic; however, without house stops,” said WTJX CEO, Tanya-Marie Singh. “We are happy to return to the stops at family homes which make the serenade so unique.”
TSK and TJX especially thank the Virgin Islands Police Department who has been our true partner in the resurgence of the serenade. For more information on the serenade, text or call (340) 690-6696.