Nine Mornings Festival swings into top gear
Following the launch in Kingstown on Sunday, December 2, activities for the 2018 Christmas/Nine Mornings Festival in St Vincent and the Grenadines will swing into top gear this weekend with a number of communities lighting up and the start of the Nine Mornings festivities.
Last night, the villages of Carriere, Richland Park and Stubbs had their light up with concerts and candle light marches.
Today, it will be the turn of Barrouallie, Diamond Village, and Fitz Hughes. This evening will also see the staging of the annual Police Carolling Contest.
Tomorrow Saturday, some 16 communities will light up including defending National Lighting Champion Point Village and the first lighting champion Sion Hill. There will also be the start of ‘Nine Nights’ at the Botanic Gardens.
The Nine Mornings Festivities will officially start on Sunday, December 16 from 4.00 am around the country.
In Kingstown there will be a special ‘Christmas In The Square’ program featuring top gospel artistes Ronnie Richardson, Jason Providence, Curtis Williams and Janet Jackson. Persons attending the Kingstown activities will also get the opportunity to be part of the novel ‘Nine Mornings Train’. This is an open deck ride around town to the music of Starlift Steel Orchestra. The ride will be for all ages.
On Sunday, Biabou, Georgetown, Owia and Rose Bank will also light up.
The Youlou Pan Movement is this year teaming with the Nine Mornings Committee in staging: “Nine Mornings on Steel” on Wednesday, December 19 in Kingstown with the involvement of the five leading steel bands.
The 2018 Christmas/Nine Mornings Festival is being held under the theme: “Christmas Is We!”