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Caroling Events Around Boston

Do you like to sing Christmas songs? Did your family go caroling when you were little? The Boston area has a few options for those of you who just don’t get into the Christmas spirit until you’ve sung (or heard) your favorite holiday songs.

There are INDOOR and OUTDOOR caroling options so check them out!

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Boston Holiday Pops

Now Through Dec. 24, 2013
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-1200
www.bso.org

Join the Boston Pops for some INDOOR caroling in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-a-long, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus.

The kids’ matinee performances include post-concert photos with Santa and special treats. Special post-Christmas concerts feature screenings of the unforgettable movie classic, Back to the Future, live with orchestral accompaniment, and New Year’s Eve with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra led by bandleader Bo Winiker will kick off the new year in style. Don’t miss the most popular seasonal tradition around!

Christmas by Candlelight

Date: Dec. 13-15, 20-22, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
(800) 733-1830
www.osv.org

Escape the frenzy of a modern Christmas with an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, dance, and a sleigh ride (weather permitting). Meet and chat with Santa Claus (bring your camera!). This year, be on the look out for a new Santa’s village! 

The Christmas Revels

Date: Dec. 13-27, 2013
Harvard University
45 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-2222
www.revels.org

A holiday tradition for more than four decades, The Christmas Revels is a joyful theatrical celebration of the winter solstice that travels the world each year showcasing cultural traditions including music, dance, folktales and rituals.

This year’s Revels follows the original French immigrants who settled on the Canadian border but were later forced southward by the British to a new home along the bayous of Louisiana. Filled with toe-tapping fiddle tunes, lilting Cajun two steps, gorgeous anthems, and familiar touchstones like the Sussex Mummers Carol and Lord of the Dance, this will be a Christmas Revels to remember.

The Boston Merry Christmas Caroling Mob

Date: Dec. 23, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Green Street MBTA Station
S.W. Corridor Park
Boston, MA 02130
www.carolingmob.org

Organized by Joel Sindelar in Jamaica Plain, the Boston Caroling Mob is an open invitation to singers from all over Boston, to gather together in Jamaica Plain and sing carols door-to-door, choro-a-mano. Free and open to merry singers of all ages, abilities, races, orientations, denominations, etc.

The Caroling Mob usually numbers more than 100 singers and lasts about 2 hours, starting at 4pm on the Sunday before Christmas Eve. We meet at a stop on the MBTA’s Orange Line; if it rains, we sing on the T; if it’s clear or snowing, we walk through the neighborhood ringing doorbells.

More Caroling Events

Please share any additional opportunities for caroling with us and we will help spread the joy!

‘Tis the Season!

Caroling in Boston

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