With joyful ring. All caroling.
Hidden Treasures organizes carolers to take holiday cheer to the streets around the Valley
If you are looking to share some holiday magic, consider warming others’ hearts in the cold winter weather. For the second year, Hidden Treasures invites you to sing Christmas carols around the Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, or Foster area. Coordinator Lori Schmidt said her goal is to encourage people to get out and do something in their neighborhoods.
“Whether you join one of our groups or start your own group in your own neighborhood,” Schmidt said, “it’s all about a lost tradition that does bring a smile and joy to everyone involved.”
Schmidt started the event because she had carolers come to her house when she was growing up in southern Milwaukee. “It was very magical,” Schmidt said. Last year, the carolers in Chippewa Falls broke up into different groups. Some caroled at Micon Cinemas before a movie, at restaurants, and at houses. Schmidt said several people soon treated them to cookies and treats.
For those who partake this year, there will be pizza, cookies, hot chocolate, and goodies at the different locations. Schmidt said everyone had an awesome time last year, regardless of age or talent. “You don’t have to be able to sing,” Schmidt said. “We have just a warm heart.”
Caroling will take place on December 20 from 6-8pm. Schmidt said the weather was nice last year, but warm attire and a lantern are suggested.
Regardless of the Hidden Treasures event, or if you can’t make that date speficially, get some neighbors together and hit the streets all on your own this holiday season.