Edmonds: ‘Jingle Those Bells' at amateur caroling contest

Nov 20, 2017
Courtesy of: Jonathan Schmidt Carolers sing out in Edmonds during a recent holiday season.

The city of Edmonds and members of the Edmonds Downtown Alliance (ED!) are sponsoring the debut of “Jingle Those Bells,” a holiday caroling contest.

It will be held 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, on the outdoor patio of the Red Twig restaurant, 117 Fifth Ave. S, Edmonds.

“Jingle Those Bells” is an opportunity for amateur singers, wannabe singers and even not-so-great singers to get together with friends, family and colleagues and compete in a light-hearted caroling competition.

Groups of up to a dozen people can be accommodated in the patio space, but small groups are welcome as well. Given the time frame, there is room for five groups, and each group will be expected to sing two carols.

Each group should come up with a catchy, holiday-themed name.

Those interested in participating can send an email to Royce Napolitino at royce.napolitino@edmondswa.gov with the number of carolers in the group, what two carols will be sung, and what the caroling group’s name will be.

The deadline is noon Monday, Nov. 27.

“Over the past few years more fun and activities have been added to the holiday season to make downtown Edmonds an even more attractive destination for the holidays,” Edmonds Economic Development Director Patrick Doherty said.

“It’s all a part of the joint holiday promotional campaign the city and Ed! are collaborating on to encourage locals and visitors to visit downtown Edmonds for the holidays – this year with the slogan ‘Create Your Tradition.’”

Other holiday activities arising from the collaboration between the two include the free Holiday Trolley, scheduled to run 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturdays December; the Saturday Holiday Market, Nov. 18 and and Dec. 2, 9 and 16; a free holiday movie for the kids Friday, Dec. 8 (cartoons 4 p.m., movie at 5:30 p.m.); and Edmonds-Woodway High School jazz and brass ensembles performances at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Dec. 14 and 21 on the Red Twig patio.


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