Bright window displays, the mouthwatering aroma of Christmas black cake in the air, and the familiar sound of bamboo bursting in the distance can only mean one thing. A good St. Lucian Christmas. While there aren’t any chimneys for Santa to climb down, St. Lucians still ensure that all presents are delivered on time every year and everyone thoroughly enjoys their Christmas.
Why Spend Christmas in Saint Lucia?
Why not trade in those harsh icy winters for a relaxing beach vacation with a guaranteed sun kissed glow. Explore the lush island vegetation and the many tropical species of flora and fauna unique only to the island. Relax on a 40 ft. catamaran in the presence of our majestic twin peaks. Trade in those mittens and snow hats for a swimsuit and some of our delicious locally made rum punch.
What to Expect at Christmas Time in the Caribbean
Nearly all St. Lucians open their homes to each other during Christmas. They enjoy the festivities by going “house to house” where they enjoy black cake, whiskey and whatever else persons have to give, before moving on to the next house.
At Christmas time, throughout the Caribbean and especially in St. Lucia, households generally have Christmas black cake, ham, peanut punch, rum punch, whiskey, stewed pork and sorrel as part of their Christmas feast.
How to Get Christmas Gifts to Family & Friends
Sadly, Santa doesn’t receive a Christmas list from St. Lucia, however there are always lots of shopping options where you can purchase gifts and hand crafted souvenirs for your friends and family back home. Peruse the Castries market for locally made crafts, clothing and spices, before visiting the Duty free Shopping complex at Point Seraphine where you can purchase fine jewelry and fragrances. You can visit all those places and more with the Shop the City half day tour that Barefoot Holidays operates weekly.