Christmas in July is not a sponsored event this year in 2018 nor will it be held next year in 2019.
Island businesses used to go all out and decorate just like it was the real Christmas. Garland, lights, bells, and Santa hats abounded. Holiday drinks were on the menu at most of the local watering holes and island hotels and rental homes were filled to capacity. On Saturday Night, there was a traditional parade of Christmas floats that meandered through the downtown area and on Sunday the Christmas themed car parade excited and delighted island visitors young and old. Sadly, this tradition has ended.