Saint Lucia set to host Festival of Light Ceremony, welcome local artists, performers 

Saint Lucia is all set to host the Festival of Light Ceremony under the "A New Begining: Love, Light and Peace" theme on Monday, December 12, 2022

Saint Lucia set to host Festival of Light Ceremony, welcome local artists, performers
Saint Lucia set to host Festival of Light Ceremony, welcome local artists, performers

Castries, Saint Lucia: Saint Lucia is all set to host the Festival of Light Ceremony under the “A New Beginning: Love, Light and Peace” theme on Monday, December 12, 2022. The event will be held Derek Walcott Square, Castries, at 7: 30 pm.

The Festival of Light Ceremony has always been a joyous occasion and one of the most anticipated pre–national day family events. It will be staged under the patronage of the Acting Governor General of Saint Lucia, Errol C.M. Charles.

Saint Lucians can look forward to performances by local artists and performers- Invader, Ashanti, Royal Saint Lucia Police Band, Silver Shadow Performing Arts Academy, Ronald “Boo” Hinkson, and many more.

The festival experience includes an evening of good music, entertainment, performances, a lantern parade and display, switching on of the lights, and an exciting countdown to a fireworks display.

The CDF invites all Saint Lucians and visitors to be a part of this traditional Christmas occasion. Under the distinguished patronage of Acting Governor General of Saint Lucia, Errol C. M. Charles. 

The Festival of Carols will be held on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at Good Shepard RC Chruch, Babonneau at 6 pm.

Let’s usher in this Christmas season with 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄 , 𝐋𝐈𝐆𝐇𝐓 & 𝐏𝐄𝐀𝐂𝐄 !! 𝐉𝐎𝐈𝐍 𝐔𝐒 for one night of riveting musical performances by our local talented musicians, choirs, groups, soloist…. 𝐄𝐍𝐉𝐎𝐘 performances by Barbara Cadet, Ashley Jules, National Secondary School’s Combined Choir, Gersham, Anwar Leonty, and much more!!

Service will be officiated by Reverend Father Albert Smith, the new parish priest for Babonneau.

The Festival of Carols is open to the public, all Saint Lucians and Visitors are invited to participate.

Students have been working hard this last month to get ready for the lantern festival competition. The results were AMAZING!!!! Many thanks to their mentors from CDF and also Popo and O’Brien who chaperoned. We would like to also thank the parents who came to the event. We didn’t realize it would have been an entire day but they stayed with students and supported throughout. 

The creations featured in these photos were built applying techniques and skills learned from the CDF’s Learn To Impact: Train the Trainers Lantern Construction Workshop funded by the Embassy of the Republic of (China) Taiwan in Saint Lucia under the Spotlight Taiwan Project.

The Annual December Festivals – Lantern Competition was held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at the National Cultural Centre under the theme “A New Beginning: Love, Light Peace. Over forty (40) lanterns were judged by a panel of five. Winners will be announced at the Festival of Light Ceremony on Monday, December 12, 2022 at Derek Walcott Square, Castries.

The National Cultural Centre is buzzing with excitement as participants, young and old present their masterpieces to the judges for adjudication. At this stage, lanterns are judged for CRAFTSMANSHIP. This entails Assessment of construction, Quality of finish and Neatness.