Minister of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sports Affairs Silveria Jacobs


Philipsburg — The general public is cordially invited to the #SXMSTRONG Christmas Parade, hosted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth, and Sport (MECYS). It will be held this Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. sharp and begins at the Walter J Nisbeth Road (in front of the Sports Auditorium.

The route will take place in the Philipsburg area and is as follows:- Walter J Nisbeth Road- Percy Labega Street – Kerkhof Straat – Front Street – Emmaplein – Juancho Yrasquin Boulevard – Walter J. Nisbeth Road – Salt Pickers Roundabout – Soualiga Boulevard and ends in front of the Festival Village. Spectators can expect to enjoy the musical tunes of the New Generation Status Drum Band, Dow’s Ebony Steel Orchestra and DJ Pauly.

There will also be special appearances by Funtopia’s Stilt Walkers, Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Elsa and Olaf however no Christmas parade is complete without Santa Claus and his helpers. The Ministry is proud to spread holiday cheer and round off the year of activities with an appropriately themed #SXMSTRONG Christmas Parade.

There will also be giveaways during the parade such as Santa hats, candy canes and SXM Strong T-shirts. We strongly encourage everyone to attend with their families and friends and do remember ‘Tis the Season for Fêting and Merrymaking!”

For further information regarding the Christmas parade, please feel free to contact Janelle Presentacion at Janelle.presentacion@sintmaartengov.org or call at 550-8377 during working hours.