25 Holiday Ideas in 25 Days
Your favorite holiday compact discs are in your car, but when was the last time you sang along with those Christmas classics in public? This year, experience the sense of community that settles over a group of holiday singers by attending special sing-alongs. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra holds an annual "Happy Holidays from the Pops" concert featuring end-of-show sing-alongs. For a more ambitious task, try participating in a sing-along version of Handel's Messiah. Washington University in St. Louis holds a sing-along Messiah, while a "Do-It-Yourself" Messiah takes place each year at the Civic Opera House in Chicago. Want a laid-back venue? Try Biwabik, Minnesota, where visitors sing carols during Weihnachtsfest. Or simply organize your own group of carolers. Stroll the neighborhood in old-fashioned style, or set up a time to regale the residents of a nursing home. You'll be surprised how raising your voice in song lifts your holiday spirits.