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‘Santa’ fetes VI youths for ‘Christmas on DeCastro Street’

Santa's helpers were left with no other choice but to, from the stage throw the toys into the crowd. Photo: Team of Reporters
One of the many performances to usher in the 'festive season.' Photo: Team of Reporters
One of the many performances to usher in the 'festive season.' Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN Tortola VI – 'Santa Claus' proved once again to be the main attraction of the 2018 edition of ‘Christmas on DeCastro Street’ last evening, December 1, 2018, as throngs of youths and adults flooded DeCastro Street, in the heart of Road Town, Tortola, for the close of the two-day event to usher in the 'festive season.'

The announcement of the arrival of Santa Claus, brought about a literal ‘kids’ stampede—a moment when the emcee, was also flooded with children who lost their parents or siblings in the crowd—that didn't take away from the moment every child was looking forward to.

Santa made his grand entry, glittering and shimmering while accompanied by "Saturday Fusion" dancers, doing their thing amongst the crowd with a jaw dropping performance, which ‘got even better’ as they made their way to the stage front.

What transpired next was a sight to behold!

Santa, who was seated on stage, had to be escorted away as the ‘kids became 'out of control’ in their jostle to secure a vantage point and to get a gift.

Santa's helpers were left with no other choice—aided by organiser and city manager Mrs Janice Braitwaithe—Edwards, but to, from the stage throw toys into the crowd.

Earlier in the evening, the Althea Scatliffe Primary School’s  ‘Striders,’ also proved to be a hit on stage with patrons, as with the several choirs ringing in the Christmas cheers—adding their twist to several of the traditional Christmas songs.

There were also several youth dance groups showcasing their carefully choreographed pieces.

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