Castries, Saint Lucia: The SRDF, in collaboration with the Soufriere Events Management Committee and the Soufriere Town Council of Saint Lucia, officially launched “Christmas Village” on Sunday, 4th December 2022, at Soufriere Square.
Student choirs set the tone for the Christmas season with melodious carols, and the SRDF unveiled this year’s Christmas Tree at the Sunday launch of Christmas Village.
The aim is to help reinvigorate the spirit of joy and love among the public and encourage goodwill by hosting events that allow families and communities to come together for wholesome fun.
Friendly water sports competitions, family fun, and a music concert were the highlights of National Day / Christmas Village activities in Soufriere on Tuesday, 13th December.
Residents received cash prizes for taking part in canoe races, swimming competitions, and greasy pole. National performers Arthur Allain, Ezra D Fun Machine, Donaton, Prado, and Shemmy J kept the crowd entertained with hit after hit song.
On the heels of the successful hosting of the activities under the Christmas Village banner, the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation (SRDF) is set to continue its Christmas Village calendar of activities on Saturday 17th December 2022.
Some 150 underprivileged residents will be fed breakfast on the 17th December at 6 a.m. at the Soufriere Square. The activity will be held in collaboration with the caregivers’ program and the office of the parliamentary representative. As part of the Christmas Village calendar, the Soufriere Constituency Council will also gather local vendors for a flea market beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
Come 7 p.m. Saturday 17th December, the Soufriere Waterfront will come alive with the glitz and glam of a fashion show showcasing what Soufriere boutiques have to offer. The show will feature some of the hottest IG models, like male model Shanii Mesmain, Bernel St. Rose, and former Miss OECS Earlyca Fredrick and former Miss Independence Sancia Charlemagne. The evening will culminate with a festival of carols by four local choir groups.
The public is invited to enjoy the free events as the SRDF seeks to spread Christmas cheer and bring joy to the community