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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Practice Your Christmas Carols for Kawartha Lakes Christmas Carol Challenge!

Kawartha Lakes Carolling Olde Fashioned Fun with a New Twist!

Do you have some favourite Christmas Carols? Did you know Kawartha Lakes has a Christmas Carol Challenge? Police Chief John Hagarty even showed how you can take part even if you don't sing! This post contains a playlist of Christmas carols you might want to practice with your family to join in the holiday fun, a few gift ideas for carollers on your list, as well as a list of Kawartha Lakes carolling opportunities as we find them.
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Kawartha Lakes Christmas Carolling

Do you have fond carolling memories? We have fond memories of carolling in the village of Omemee, going door to door with a youth group when dinosaurs roamed the earth, then later in front of the Trinity United Church by the Clock accompanied by the carillon bells, and also going to the seniors residences, singing favourites with residents.  We found several videos with people in City of Kawartha Lakes carolling, and we'd love to add our readers' footage too!
Do you have friends who enjoy carolling? Perhaps you might put together a carolling party either at your home, or go from coffee shop to coffee shop, carolling along the way. Traditionally carolling is done to raise money for the underprivileged, so take along a smart phone and have people donate online, so they know the charity is receiving the money.
You could give your carolling friends a little goodie bag to take home, or a mug and a bag of "Snowman Soup" With this free printable "Snowman Soup bag topper from Craftsy.
  Freebie -Free Printable -Snowman Soup Bag Topper on Craftsy
Freebie -Free Printable -Snowman Soup Bag Topper on Craftsy

This got us to thinking about Christmas Gifts. What would be some great gifts for the carolling enthusiasts on your list? We've found a few ideas, and welcome your input too.
image Kawartha Lakes Mums 2014 Gift Guide - Gifts for Carollers shows children wearing scarves singing
Kawartha Lakes Mums 2014 Gift Guide - Gifts for Carollers

Popular Christmas Carols Sung in City of Kawartha Lakes

What is your favourite Christmas Carol? Here is a list of some of the Christmas Carols you might find people in City of Kawartha Lakes singing at winter carolling events.
  • White Christmas
  • Let it Snow 
  • Jingle Bells
  • Little Drummer Boy - very popular with even the tiniest singers who enjoy singing the Rum-pa-pum-pums This Crayola No Mess Little Drummer Boy Kit for ages 3+ includes a 24-page Colour Wonder colouring pad and 5 Colour Wonder Markers. Perfect for enjoying out and about while keeping skin, clothes and furniture mess free. 
    image Little Drummer Boy Colour Wonder Veggie Tales Set -  10,99 Day Spring shows Larry
    Little Drummer Boy Colour Wonder Veggie Tales Set -
     10,99 Day Spring
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer 
  • Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas 
  • Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • All I want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth
  • Silver Bells
  • Away in a Manger 
Here is a playlist of Christmas Carols from YouTube. Do you have a favourite carol singer? If you're shopping for an extra special gift - Check out If Only. If Only gift experiences with stars are gifts that keep giving.
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As you can see Christmas Carolling can happen anywhere in City of Kawartha Lakes. Grandpa Chris even captured a Flash Mob  in Sobeys Fenelon Falls! Do you have a youtube we should add to this list? Let us know about it!
Kawartha Lakes Christmas Carollers -Recognize Anyone?

Christmas Carolling Opportunities in City of Kawartha Lakes

Why wait for a Christmas Carolling Opportunity? Grab the reindeer by the horns, and host a Christmas Carolling party of your own! Tiny prints is offering 30% off site wide  using coupon code SWDEAL

Charming Carol - Flat Holiday Party Invitations with Square Corners

Online Christmas Carol Challenge:
To help bring Christmas cheer to Kawartha Lakes and raise some much-needed donations for the Kawartha Lakes Food Source, the City’s Economic Development department is launching the Kawartha Lakes Carolling Challenge. Don't sing? Neither does Chief John Hagarty - Check out Lindsay Police Chiefs Carol submission.Anyone can join in the fun and festivities by following these simple steps:
  1.  Take a video of you or a group of your friends, classmates, or co-workers singing a Christmas carol.
  2. Post your video on your Facebook page and use the hashtags #KLCarolChallenge and #ChristmasInKawarthaLakes so we can see them and share.
  3. Make a donation to the Kawartha Lakes Food Source.
  4. Challenge three of your friends to do the same.

Don’t wait to be challenged, record a video and start challenging others today! You can challenge individuals, departments, organizations, classmates or businesses. Your donation to the Kawartha Lakes Food Source can be non-perishable food items or a monetary donation.
Donations can be dropped off at the Kawartha Lakes Food Source or visit us at the Economic Development office at 180 Kent Street West in Lindsay where donation boxes have been set up.
You don’t have to be a professional singer to participate, the key is to have fun and be enthusiastic! Check out the Economic Development department’s challenge video  in the playlist above.
Carol -Silent Night Plaque -12.99 DaySpring
Nov 13 - 16 - Kawartha Settlers Village Bobcaygeon See details of the 17th Annual Festival of the Trees - Take a step Back in time!
Christmas Carollers Snowglobe at Dayspring
Nov 14  5:30pm- Tree Lighting Ceremony hosted by Lindsay Downtown Business Improvement Association 125 Kent Street West, Lindsay in the Parkette on Kent Street beside Lingerie Loft.
Hot chocolate will be available for attendees while they enjoy listening to the seasonal songs performed by the St. Dominic's School Choir.
Christmas Carol - Yea Lord We Greet Thee - DaySpring
November 29th - Annual Jolly Jog - Lindsay Formerly known as the Santa Shuffle See details of this annual fun walk. 
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What is your favourite Christmas Carol?
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