On Sunday: Christmas Spoken Here – A Crucian Christmas Shopping Tradition

Santa, his elf and the Grinch were seen recently checking the accommodations for meeting children and parents at the St. George Village Botanical Garden on Sunday. (Photo curtesy of SGVBG)

The St. George Village Botanical Garden will be full of Christmas delights on Sunday, including music, food, arts and crafts booths and, of course, Santa. 


Gate admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members with children 12 and under free. Tickets can be purchased in advance on Eventbrite or on the SGVBG Facebook page and website. 


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As in past years, the entire garden will be open for all to explore and enjoy the historic buildings, many blooming orchids and numerous other plants and trees. 

Lea Ann Robson, of From the C Handmade Sea Glass Jewelry, shown in 2004, is a longtime supporter of Christmas Spoken Here. Many vendors plan all year for this event. (Source photo by Linda Morland) 

“Starting at 11 a.m. and running until 5 p.m., all actives will be centered around the Bodine Pavilion,” said Joan Kupfer, secretary of the board. “There are 52 vendors expected with a variety of holiday items for all ages as well as hot food and many baked goodies. The SGVBG bar will be selling holiday cheer to brighten the season.


Activities and entertainment include:

  • Santa from 11 a.m-3 p.m. in the Bodine Center
  • Gyesi Clarke playing from 10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m
  • Mercy Child preforming from 1-3 p.m.
  • The Children’s Museum pop-up in Laura’s Garden
  • The St. Croix Animal Welfare Center puppy kissing booth