Chippewa Valley's Hidden Treasures
Kicks Off Our Eighth Annual
Hometown Caroling Campaign...
And Asks You To Join!
By Amanda Schmidt
Most families have special holiday activities and traditions - Elf on the Shelf, trimming evergreen trees,
ugly sweaters, Christmas cookies, wrapping stuff, unwrapping stuff, eating, a lot of eating.
But there is a unique holiday tradition of olde that has somehow disappeared from
the Christmas celebrations... CAROLING!
Many favorite holiday movies, (Elf, Jingle All the Way, and A Christmas Story are my personal
favorites!) feature memorable Christmas caroling experiences - you may remember the
scenes I'm talking about! Buddy the Elf said it best,
"The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!"
As a five-year veteran of Hometown Caroling, I can tell you there is something uniquely magical
about the night! Wassailing among the snow, spreading Christmas cheer, and seeing the
surprise and excitement of those caroled to is an incredible experience.
And who doesn't love singing about reindeer games, Frosty and his button nose,
and falalala-ing!? I know I do!
If you are looking for a new Christmas tradition or even if you just want to have some holiday fun
and spread cheer - Hidden Treasures invites you to take part in Hometown Caroling!
We are asking you to bundle up, bring a candle, lantern or flashlight,
(you can even bring some jingle bells!) venture out into your neighborhood...
and spread the Christmas cheer!
It Is That EASY!
Just call, text, or tweet your friends, relatives, co-workers, or even gym buddies NOW
and tell 'em you want to meet and plan your Hometown Caroling event!
In years past we have had a designated "Hometown Caroling night" - but we have had such
an impressive turn out that we are opening it up to whatever day works for you!
Hidden Treasures has even developed a Hometown Caroling
Starter Kit that is available for the asking!
Take a few pictures of your caroling group and send them to us!
You may be featured in next years Welcome to Winter issue! We hope that Christmas 2015
will find carolers and carolees in all the towns and villages around the Chippewa Valley!
Hometown Caroling In Wisconsin
2016 GATHERING SPOTS
Weather Permitting... Watch For Updates
Sun, Dec 11 • 3pm
Fun activities from 11 to 3,
followed by caroling!
Barn Again Lodge
(S 683 Lovely Rd)
Mel at 715-279-0553
Mon, Dec 12 • 6pm
Hetzel Care Center
(1840 Priddy St)
Dawn at 715-829-7038
(Confirm date & time with Dawn)
DOWNTOWN EAU CLAIRE
Tues, Dec 13 • 6pm
Porter Place • 914 Porter Ave
(One block southwest of the YMCA)
Refreshments to follow
Bobbi Jo at 715-829-8852
Tues, Dec 13 • 6pm
Hot Spot Cafe
(East Lincoln St - Hwy 12)
Carol at 715-286-5013
SORRY FOLKS, CANCELLED BECAUSE OF BAD WEATHER
Fri, Dec 16 • 6pm
Altoona City Park
(Corner of 10th & Hayden)
Lori at 715-835-0611
Tues, Dec 20 • 6:30pm
(Chippewa Mall Dr)
Anita at 715-271-6098
For more information contact Lori at email@example.com or 715-835-0611.