Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar Set for Dec. 8 at Pickles in Paradise

Pickles in Paradise on St. John

The Coral Bay Bizarre Bazaar is the largest holiday shopping event in Coral Bay and an important fundraiser for the Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC). This one-day-only event will happen from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8, and will feature local vendors, live entertainment, a silent auction, a 50-50 raffle, food and drink service, donkey rides and Santa Claus.

This is the bazaar’s sixth annual year. It will focus on showcasing and supporting local Virgin Islands businesses, so come out to the Bizarre Bazaar and show support for Love City. Proceeds from the bazaar will benefit the CBCC, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has played a major role in Coral Bay recovery after hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Pickles in Paradise, Coral Bay, St. John

The event is held at Pickles in Paradise in Coral Bay, located on Route 107, just south of the Triangle where Centerline Road intersects with Route 107.

Holiday shopping: Knock those names off the holiday shopping list at the Bizarre Bazaar. Find a variety of locally-made goods, handcrafted jewelry, original artwork and one-of-a-kind island gifts at the holiday market.

Pickles in Paradise

Attractions: Besides shopping, the 2018 Bizarre Bazaar will have live entertainment, including live music and variety acts on the stage at Pickles as well as a 50-50 raffle, donkey rides courtesy of Carolina Corral, food and drink service from local St. John restaurants and private chefs, a silent auction with the chance to win thousands in prizes, and, of course, a visit from Santa with toys for the kids.

Vendors and Artists: Vendors who want to sell their goods at one of Coral Bay’s most popular holiday events can sign up to be a vendor at the 2018 Bizarre Bazaar. It costs $40 to reserve a space under one of the main tents or $100 for a 10 x 10 space in the yard. Registration runs Nov. 1 to Dec. 1; contact: [email protected].

Volunteers/ Entertainment/ Event Staff: Help Coral Bay by volunteering your time at this annual CBCC fundraiser. If anyone can sing, dance, juggle, tell jokes, are in a band or just likes to entertain, please volunteer to perform on the stage! Or if anyone is available to help set-up, volunteer during the event, or clean up after the bazaar, please reach out to the volunteer coordinator at [email protected] and use your talents to help a great island cause. This year’s event is being led by CBCC board member and volunteer Josh Bourassa and his wife Mary Bourassa.

Donations: Bizarre Bazaar is currently seeking donations for the silent auction. Please support this local event by donating an item or service to be auctioned off during the silent auction. The proceeds will go to supporting the CBCC.