Decades-long holiday tradition continues in East Falls this week

East Falls’ 26th Annual Holiday Carol Sing will be held in McMichael Park at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. 

This long-stranding tradition brings out hundreds of Fallsers each year for a candlelit community Christmas carol sing. The pathway to the Memorial in McMichael Park will be trimmed with luminaries, and the air buzzing with music played by a brass ensemble beginning at 6:45 p.m.

After the last carol is sung, everyone is invited to East Falls Presbyterian Church at the corner of Midvale Avenue and Vaux Street for hot apple cider and homemade cookies—made by bakers from around East Falls.

We have received word form the North Pole that, indeed, Santa Clause will meet everyone at the church again this year. 

One of this event’s founders, retired East Falls Branch librarian, Wendy Moody, will return with a group of local singers who have named themselves The Wendellas. The group has enjoyed singing together for the Fall Festival’s local talent night. We are excited about their return as the Carol Sing’s song leaders!

As always, this year’s celebration is sponsored by The East Falls Community Council, The Friends of the Falls of Schuylkill Library and the East Falls Presbyterian Church. The sponsors will be soliciting community bakers to provide cookies for the reception. Contributions of goodies may be brought to the East Falls Presbyterian Church any time during the day on Dec. 14th.

This is a rain or shine event. In case of inclement weather, the Carol Sing will take place indoors at the East Falls Presbyterian Church, only one block down Midvale Avenue from the Park.

Mark your calendars – Dec. 14th. See you in the park!

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