Christmas on St. Croix is a fun and festive time of year! Locals and visitors alike have the opportunity enjoy countless outdoor events, Crucian Christmas Carnival activities, cultural fairs and more. If you have the pleasure of being on St. Croix this Christmas and you are looking for place to enjoy a Christmas dinner, lunch, or even brunch, take advantage of some of the amazing meals being served at our local resorts, hotels and restaurants. Whether you are looking for traditional holiday fare, something a little more gourmet, or local Caribbean flavors, Christmas meals are being offered island wide and there is something for everyone! Here are a few of our favorite places if you want to enjoy a delicious Christmas meal this year:
On the East End:
The Buccaneer is offering a scrumptious buffet of gourmet and specialty Christmas fare featuring carving stations, chef attended action stations and more, the holiday menus are not one to miss out on. Christmas day celebrations will also include a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as live music at Mermaid Beach. The buffet starts at 6pm and closes at 10pm, and the cost is $75 per person, $30 children 12 and under (gratuity not included). Reservations are required, so call (340) 712-2100 to make yours today!
Divi Carina Bay Casino will be serving up a wonderful Christmas spread starting at 4pm and going until 8pm. Enjoy baked honey ham, fresh baked turkey and mahi mahi along with all your favorite holiday trimmings. While you indulge in your Christmas dinner, you will be serenaded by the melodic tunes of local steel pan artist Bill Bass. The buffet is or only $24.95 for adults, $12 for children ages 6 to 12, and Free for children under 6. For reservations please call (340) 773-PLAY.
You can choose between Christmas brunch OR dinner right on the Christiansted Boardwalk at Rum Runners Steaks & Seafood. Christmas brunch will be available from 8am until 2pm. Following brunch, Rum Runners will be offering their standard mid-day menu from 2pm until 4pm, then Christmas dinner with all the trimmings will commence at 5:30pm and be served until 9:30pm. Call (340) 773-6585 for more information or to make reservation. Don’t forget to wave to the world as you pass by the GoToStCroix.com Harbor Cam on your way into Rum Runners by the Deck Bar!
On the North Shore:
Indulge in a world of flavors at the Christmas Buffet at Saman Restaurant located at the beautiful Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort and Spa. The buffet will feature jerk pork, glazed ham, and and an assortment of sides, salads and desserts. Seatings are available at 12pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3pm and 4pm, and the cost is $55 per person, plus a 20% gratuity. To make reservations, please call (340) 778-3800.
If you want something a little closer to mid-island, satisfy your traditional Christmas food cravings and enjoy some local Caribbean favorites at The Palms at Pelican Cove. The Palms will be serving up a Christmas buffet, complete with live music from Mercy Child, from 11:30am to 2:30pm. The cost for the buffet is $32 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $20 for children. Please call (340) 718-8920 for more information or to make your reservations. The Palms will also be offering a special Christmas Eve menu on Wednesday, December 24th from 6pm until 9pm as well as live music. The Palms will also offer their standard breakfast menu from 7:30am-10am, and dinner menu from 6pm-9pm on Christmas Day.
On the West End:
Spend your Christmas day enjoying a lovely beachside lunch or dinner at Beach Side Cafe, located at Sand Castle on the Beach in Frederiksted. Enjoy a specialty Christmas menu from noon until 9pm. For reservations, please call (340) 772-1266.
Please visit our Calendar of Events for the most up-to-date information about where to get your Christmas feast. Please note that prices, menus, and seating times are subject to change, so please call your restaurant of choice to confirm and to make reservations. Whether you are spending the holiday at home with friends and family, or you opt for one of the delectable dining options above, the GoToStCroix.com Team wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
-Jennie Ogden, Editor
Editor’s Note: This post was last updated in December 2016. Updates for 2017 will be made as they become available.