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Best Places To Go Caroling Around Boston

Bring along your favorite song book of carols and join these exuberant groups of singers who volunteer to bring cheer to their neighbors of Boston. If you're finding it hard to get into the spirit, or know of some "Bah Humbuggers," bring them along because the joy is infectious. It's almost impossible not to get into the festive mood once you've gone caroling.
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The Boston Merry Christmas Caroling Mob
Green Street MBTA Station
S.W. Corridor Park
Boston, MA 02130

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

This will mark the 10th annual caroling mob event in Boston, meeting up at an MBTA station rain, snow or shine. The Loose Canon Chorale and its organizer Joe Sindelar put together a four-part harmony caroling crew that makes its rounds through Jamaica Plain, finishing up to warm their toes and take off their mittens at a local area restaurant. It's a great adventure and tons of fun. Meet carolers of all types while spreading good cheer, smiles and laughter. Dates, times and location are subject to change, so be prepared. Music will be provided.

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Christmas by Candlelight
1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge, MA 01566
(800) 733-1830

Date: Dec. 13-15, 20-22, 2013 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Old Sturbridge Village continues its role as a museum of olden times with a Candlelight caroling event each weekend in December. Bringing cheer, gingerbread houses and candlelight, the museum features a Victorian caroling performance with you as the special guest. Bring along the ear muffs and Santa hats and settle in among the Christmas railroad display and authentic decor aglow with the warmth of happy carolers. Take home a special keepsake of the adventure this season, and be sure to return each year to brighten up the holidays with music and laughter.

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The Christmas Revels
Harvard University
45 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-2222

Date: Dec. 13-27, 2013

"The Christmas Revels" is a joyous winter show that transcends time. It has just the right amount of holiday spirit to get the heart pumping and the song list dusted off and ready for following. This is a wonderful evening that will get you on your feet and dancing with the music. Stick around after the show because at 5 p.m. on December 15 and 16, the Memorial Church will hold its 104th Annual Christmas Carol Services. Enjoy this long-standing tradition and sing a carol or two with friends and family at Harvard University.

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Christmas Eve Extravaganza
G.A.R Park at Winter St.
Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 238-8463

Date: Dec. 24, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Bring the family to an early evening of caroling and candlelight at the park. It's a Christmas Eve celebration of giving the joy of music and light. The Vine of Haverhill brings along homemade mittens and hats made of fleece for the taking as well as warm blankets for those in need of a bit of extra comfort and joy this season. It's all about community, neighbors and families sharing and caring during the holidays. An ample supply of candles will be readily handy, making this evening a beautiful time to spend in the merriment of caroling to your heart's content.

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Boston Holiday Pops
Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 266-1200

Date: Through Dec. 24, 2013

For those who prefer to go caroling indoors this year, make your way to this event. The Boston Pops Holiday concert includes a special Kids Matinee Performance including a holiday carol sing-a-long with plenty of Christmas tunes to warm your toes. It's an event brought to you by the Boston Symphony Orchestra program and the Boston Pops led by Keith Lockhart. The Boston Holiday Pops is an exceptional show of talented performers who are excited to share these holiday favorites. Working hard all year long to create the best possible presentation of beloved Christmas carols, bring your most hearty singing voice along and join this group in celebrating the season.

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