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Christmas on Main Street opens for business!

- Opening ceremony slated for 6 p.m.
Within the next few hours Main Street will be buzzing with activities. Photo: VINO
Approximately 54 booths are opened for business. Photo: VINO
Approximately 54 booths are opened for business. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A grand concert awaits residents this evening as the annual Christmas on Main opened for business at 11 a.m. this morning, Friday December 2, 2011.

According to co-Chair of Christmas on Main Street, Janis Braithwaithe-Edwards, the booths are ready for locals and tourists to sample succulent local dishes, get refreshed with local drinks and pick up some delightful arts and crafts that would be ideal as presents.

“I am encouraging persons to come down, browse and buy whatever they like. There are a variety of items to choose from,” she told Virgin Islands News Online. “I am also pleased with the interest shown by the businesses.”

Approximately 54 booths are lined along the commercial thoroughfare.

Governor Boyd Mc. Cleary, Minister for Communications and Works and 4th district representative Mark Vanterpool and Minister for Education and Culture, Myron Walwyn, are expected to speak at the opening ceremony that is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Sir Olva Georges Plaza.

After that, a grand concert highlighting local bands and artistes will follow.

The two-day event, which concludes tomorrow Saturday December 3, 2011, has boosted business for vendors and Main Street businesses and is a jumpstart to the Christmas season.

3 Responses to “Christmas on Main Street opens for business! ”

  • ann (02/12/2011, 15:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    this does be a good event
  • jack be still (02/12/2011, 16:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i muss say i do enjoy this even throw the prices are too hope Santa Claus there? My step son and grand children always look forward to that....
  • Lilly (03/12/2011, 08:41) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I went looking tart from a young man who makes some wonderful tarts ole thyme way but he's not that there can anyone tell me how I can get in contact with him before I leave for Europe in 9 days? He has dreads and he keeps them nice and clean but someone told me that he's also a chairman for the festival in road town festival committee!!! I got to get some tarts from that young man to take back. My family and I had a few from him during the festival food fair this year.

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