Ugly Sweater Party & The Prom Happening This Weekend!

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There are certain things that a hurricane or two can’t take away from this island … its spirit. And that spirit is going to show itself tenfold this weekend!

The fun begins at 8 p.m. on Friday night with The Tap Room’s 9th annual ugly sweater party. Here are the details straight from our friends over at The Tap Room:

It’s that time of year again!! Dust off your mom’s old sweaters, pull out the tinsel, mark your calendars, The Tap Room will be hosting it’s annual Ugly Sweater/creative holiday garb Party!

Live music, rum and eggnog, and of course a little friendly competition for ugliest sweater (open to interpretation) complete with prizes!

The following night is prom night here on St. John, also known as the all-island holiday party. Did you know that the prom started back in 1995 after Hurricane Marilyn tore through the island? It was created to bring the community together for the holidays, and we’re pretty certain that this year’s party will be extra special.

The prom begins at 9 p.m. and everyone is invited – locals and tourists too. The VI Strong Band will provide the music. Shakira Jones is being flown in to perform with the band’s leader, Gregg KInslow. Should be a great time!

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served. There will be a cash bar, a photo booth, and a king and queen will be crowned! The dress is island fancy, and please leave your children and pets at home.

Speaking of children, St. John Scoops will be hosting Santa Claus himself Saturday evening from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Santa will also be offering a small gift to up to 180 children. So the kids get to party first with Santa, and then the adults get to party at night! Hope to see you all there!

3 thoughts on “Ugly Sweater Party & The Prom Happening This Weekend!”

  1. Sounds like so much fun!!! Jenn, I’d love to see you post something about NYE happenings this year! I know many people go to Foxy’s on JVD. This year many people might want to stick to something more local on STJ (and less wild! Lol). Thanks for all that you do!

  2. It warms my heart that such progress is being made there and it sounds like many people there are in good spirits. I love the resilience, Merry Christmas to all of you in St John!

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