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Caroling in the Park

2016 Caroling in the Park

Date: December 17th

Time: 4pm-6:30pm

Location: Gypsy Hill Park Bandstand

Caroling in the Park is an annual event held at the Gypsy Hill Park bandstand on the third Saturday in December. This event is sponsored by Staunton Parks and Recreation and The Celebration of Holiday Lights Committee. With the help of wonderful community choirs, businesses, and volunteers this event brings music, joy, and the spirit of the Christmas season to our Staunton community.





  • Local Choirs perform Christmas carols and songs at the bandstand
  • Free photos with Santa Claus for children and adults
  • Free hot chocolate and cookies
  • Free hayrides through Gypsy Hill Park
  • Warm open fires to stand around while enjoying the music
  • Accepting donations for the Valley Mission. List of donation items


Choir information:

We have been very fortunate to have a few very talented local choirs volunteer their time to perform at this event.

2016 Choir Performance Schedule

4:15pm- The Virginia Girlchoir
4:45pm- Staunton Choral Society
5:30pm- Harrisonburg Harmonizers

2014 and 2015 participating choirs- Harrisonburg Harmonizers, Staunton Choral Society, and Lee high School Advanced Chorus.

If your school, church, or community choir is interested in participating in the 2016 Caroling in the Park event please email Steven Taetzsch at or call the rec office at (540) 332-3945.


2016 Event Sponsors and Participants:





 open fire

If your business or organization is interested in sponsoring or participating in this event please call the rec office at (540) 332-3945


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