Chippewa Valley's Hidden Treasures
Hometown Caroling Campaign
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 six-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
2019 GATHERING SPOTS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1 • 3PM
Holiday Fun from 11 to 3
Followed by Caroling!
Barn Again Lodge
(S 683 Lovely Rd)
Mel at 715-279-0553
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 • 2PM
Hot Spot Cafe
(East Lincoln St - Hwy 12)
Carol at 715-286-5013
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15 • 6PM
Landmark Christian Church (4140 126th St)
Hot chocolate, coffee and
Church at 715-726-1332
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16 • 5:30PM
Hetzel Care Center
(1840 Priddy St)
Then to Dove Healthcare
Dawn at 715-829-7038
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20 • 6PM
Altoona City Park
(Corner of 10th & Hayden)
Lori at 715-835-0611
For more information or to get your Starter Kit, contact Lori at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-835-0611.