Tonight: Carol on the Town Green

Second annual event aims to bring community together for holiday fun.

Last December, Laura Goyer gathered up friends and neighbors on short notice to go caroling on the Vienna Town Green -- a tradition she remembered fondly from her childhood in Massachusetts.

More than 150 people showed up to that event to sing Christmas Carols by the light of an iPod. And this year it looks like the tradition will stick.

Goyer and Vienna Elementary School music teacher David Lee Reynolds Jr will be back on the Green at 7 p.m. Thursday to lead Vienna residents young and old in some of the season's favorite tunes. And this year, they have some more surprises, too.

Local musician Robbie Schaefer will be on hand for the fun, helping Reynolds lead the crowd in song and accepting donations for the Vienna Jammers, the school's audition-only percussion group.

Worried about the cold? The day looks clear, hovering around 50 degrees, and at night will drop to the low 30s or upper 20s. Whole Foods in Vienna will provide hot cocoa and cider.

The group plans to have a screen set up with lyrics, according to its Facebook page.

But in case you want to practice, here's the lineup:

Jingle bells 
We wish you a Merry Christmas 
Carol of the bells 
Santa Claus is coming to town 
Oh Christmas tree
Frosty the Snowman 
What child is this 
Silver bells 
Little drummer boy 
Joy to the world 
Silent night 
White Christmas

Do you have a favorite holiday tradition? Tell us in the comments.


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