Music, hot chocolate enjoyed at Wiscasset tree lighting

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 8:45am

    On Saturday, Dec. 2, Wiscasset fourth through 12th grade choral students provided the music for the Annual Wiscasset Christmas Tree Lighting. The event took place on the town common and the steps of the First Congregational Church. Wiscasset Middle High School teacher Warren Cossette served as the master of ceremonies.

    After brief introductions, the chorus opened the program with “Happy Holidays,” which featured two familiar holiday tunes – “Jingle Bells” and “Over the River and Through the Woods.” Next, students sang a thoughtful piece called “A Wish For Peace,” followed by “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” The next song, “Holiday Lights,” included a choreographed light show with each student moving colored lights in a routine to the music.

    As Santa arrived on a fire truck, students sang “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” and then another medley of holiday favorites just before the countdown to the lighting of the tree. The program concluded with a piece called “A Hot Cup of Cocoa” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” After the performance, everyone was invited to enjoy hot chocolate and cookies provided by Wiscasset Parks and Recreation Department.

    Please join us for our next events: On Thursday, Dec. 14, the Winter Gathering of the Arts will be held at WMHS. There will be an art exhibit walk beginning at 5 p.m., followed by performances by the fourth through 12th grade chorus and the WMHS band at 6 p.m. The art exhibit will also be open after the concert.

    On Friday, Dec. 22 at 10 a.m., Wiscasset Elementary School will have its annual All-School Holiday Sing-Along in the gymnasium. Families are welcome to attend! The WES Chorus will perform and then lead the rest of the students sharing music and movement to many holiday favorites, including “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and many more!