It will begin to sound a lot like Christmas on Milwaukee’s north side on Friday, Dec. 14, during the Second Annual Christmas Caroling & Holiday Market on North Avenue. The public is welcome to lend their voices to the seasonal event, sponsored by Business Improvement District (BID) 32.
Carolers will meet at St. Ann Center’s Bucyrus Campus, 2450 W. North Ave., at 10:15 a.m. and take to the street at 11:15 a.m. The Holiday Market will follow from 1 to 3 p.m., and is also open to the public.
Ald. Russell W. Stamper II, BID Chairperson Sharon Adams and Sr. Edna Lonergan, OSF, invite adults and children from throughout the neighborhood to join in the fun family outing.
“The event was a great success last year, so we decided to turn it into an annual tradition,” said Lonergan, a BID 32 board member and president of St. Ann Center. “Caroling brings people together in a spirit of hope and joy. And that’s what is happening along the North Avenue business corridor—it’s full of new life and growing.”
Carolers will meet at the Bucyrus Campus for hot chocolate and cookies. Song sheets and jingle bells will be provided. Singers will walk east on North Avenue past Fond du Lac Ave. to 17th Street, stopping to carol at businesses along the way and then return.
Afterward, they can check out a new addition: a Holiday Market in the Bucyrus Campus’ spacious atrium and featuring items ideal for gift-giving. Vendors interested in participating should contact Monica Yarn at 414-210-2432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.