Celebrate the final 12 days before Christmas – how appropriate! – with an old-fashioned afternoon of Christmas caroling in Belmont Center.
For the third-year running, families and anyone who likes to sing (with no actual vocal skill required) are invited to come to the town’s Christmas tree next to Bellmont Cafe and the BankAmerica branch office this Saturday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. (weather date: Sunday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m.) for an hour of singing familiar songs. There is the good chance passersby will be corralled to join the singing.
The weather Saturday is for a slight chance of snow showers before 11 a.m. with the chance of precipitation at 20 percent. The high will be 39.
“This is for anyone and families with small kids who want a holiday activity with almost no planning or effort required,” says organizer Amanda Retting.
Retting observed that the caroling is a good kickoff for anyone going on the Parents of Music Student’s Holly Jolly Trolley Holiday Lights Ride leaving from Belmont Savings Bank around that time.
The caroling will have the same format as previous years: everyone gather around tree, bring your own illumination (sunset will be at 4:12 p.m.) and print out your own lyrics. Children are invited to run around in circles around the tree instead of singing if that’s more festive to them.
This year, the Belmontonian will be bringing hot chocolate and decaffeinated coffee (it is 4 p.m.) to the event.
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Below is the song list from previous years. Its likely that only the first two verses will be sung: The website for lyrics is http://www.carolingcorner.com/
1. Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
2. Joy to the World
3. Deck the Halls
4. Jingle Bells
5. We Three Kings of Orient Are (Star of Wonder)
6. 12 Days of Christmas
7. Feliz Navidad
8. Frosty the Snowman
9. Little Drummer Boy
10. O Come, All Ye Faithful
11. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
12. Silent Night
13. We wish you a Merry Christmas
14. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
15. White Christmas
16. Hark the Herald Angles Sing