The holidays here in St John can feel a little unorthodox... palm trees strung with Christmas lights, 80 degree temperatures and bikinis on Christmas day, the only white on the ground - sand. Still, here at St John Brewers we've developed a few traditions that really help us get into the holiday spirit.
The first tradition, which really kicks off the season for us, is centered on snowflakes. Snowflakes, you say? In St John? 'Tis true. Paper snowflakes, just like the ones you made in grammar school, to decorate the Tap Room. Everyone contributes: our staff, our customers, Mongoose Junction neighbors... and when they're all done, they hang from the ceiling in the bar like a tropical blizzard.
If you've spent the holidays in St John with us, you know that the hanging snowflakes can only mean one thing... SWEATER PARTY! This year our third annual Sweater Party is on December 19th, and all over the island, people are scrambling to find the most awful holiday sweaters they can (not an easy feat down here!)... Check out the Photos page here on the website to see pictures from 2008's party, and stay tuned for pictures of this year's holiday festivities.