Admission to this family-friendly event is free; guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped gift to donate as part of the Toys for Tots campaign
Vienna, Va. (November 2, 2015) – Join the annual tradition and kick off the holiday season at Wolf Trap’s 2015 Holiday Sing-A-Long! The free community event will take place Saturday, December 5 at 4:00 p.m. at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. Additional details here.
This musical celebration hosts a performance by “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band and a sing-a-long of Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs with local choirs and vocal groups from the metropolitan Washington area. “Special guests” include Rudolph, Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus.
Wolf Trap invites patrons to bring bells to participate in the “Jing-A-Long” during the singing of "Jingle Bells," and a battery-operated candle to join in the Wolf Trap tradition of exiting the Filene Center with an elegant candlelight procession set to a traditional performance of “Silent Night.” Other holiday favorites on this year’s program include “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Let it Snow,” “Hanukkah Dance” and “Dreidel.”
Wolf Trap will also host a Toys for Tots collection at the entrance of the Park. Patrons are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys, which will be donated to children in the greater Washington area. Toy donations are voluntary and are not required for admission.
The Holiday Sing-A-Long began in 1968 when Wolf Trap’s founder, Catherine Filene Shouse (1896-1994), invited local church choirs to her home to sing Christmas carols and share in holiday cheer. Since then, it has grown into a Washington-area holiday tradition. Each year, thousands of families and a multitude of volunteer singers from community churches and choral groups fill the house at the Filene Center to share in the holiday spirit.
“Wolf Trap’s Holiday Sing-A-Long is a time-honored tradition that embodies the togetherness and generosity Wolf Trap aims to bring to our community year round,” said Arvind Manocha, president and CEO of Wolf Trap Foundation. “It’s a free event that is fun for the whole family – so bundle up, pack your candles, and don’t forget your bells!”
Saturday, December 5 at 4:00 p.m., kick off the holiday season at Wolf Trap’s FREE Holiday Sing-A-Long at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. No tickets are required, but patrons are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy donation for Toys for Tots. For more information, visit wolftrap.org.
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally and internationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues: the outdoor Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, located down the road from the national park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. The 7,028-seat Filene Center is operated in partnership with the National Park Service and annually showcases an extensive array of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theatre, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns at Wolf Trap is operated by the Wolf Trap Foundation year round, and during the summer months is home to the Grammy-nominated Wolf Trap Opera, one of America’s outstanding resident ensemble programs for young opera singers. Wolf Trap’s education programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes, grants, and a nationally recognized internship program.
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