St. Croix Foundation Launches 2nd Annual Christmas Lights Competition

St. Croix, USVI – The St. Croix Foundation announces the launch of the 2nd annual island-wide Christmas Lights Competition to usher in the 2014 Christmas Season.

As an extension of the Foundation’s “Believe …” Campaign, the contest seeks to inspire and unify residents and businesses to come together and spread good cheer by lighting up our community. Through this contest, the Foundation hopes to revive the ‘ole time’ tradition where families toured the island at night to enjoy Christmas decorations.

Residents and businesses who wish to participate in the competition should contact the Foundation at 773-9898 to fill out an application form. The decorative theme should reflect Virgin Islands culture and should be creative, eye-catching, and incorporate the “Believe…” theme. Judging for the Christmas Lights Competition will take place Saturday, December 20th through Tuesday, December 23rd and all displays must be visible from the street. The competition is open to St. Croix residents and businesses only.

The Foundation kindly encourages everyone to use high efficiency LED lights for their displays, but this is not a requirement. There will be a maximum of six winners with prizes ranging from $75 to $400 to offset energy costs. Applications are currently available at the St. Croix Foundation’s office at 1023 Market Street, Christiansted, VI 00820 (or on the Foundation’s website at and must be turned in by Tuesday, December 16, 2014.

The Foundation would also like to encourage businesses and individuals to donate to this festive celebration of the Season. For more information about the St. Croix Foundation’s “Believe …” Campaign or how to support the Foundation’s work in public safety, education, and community revitalization, please contact the Foundation directly at 340.773.9898 or visit their website.