Celebrating 50 Years of Carolling at City Hall

November 30 – December 4 (Except Thursday, December 3)
Victoria City Hall, Antechamber, noon – 1 p.m. (Sing-along 12:45 p.m. – 1 p.m.)

The longtime tradition of filling the City Hall Antechamber with the festive sounds of Christmas returns for its 50th year.

Bring out the joyful spirit of the season by joining us at Victoria City Hall this week to listen and sing along to Christmas carols performed by Greater Victoria schools and special guests.

Carolling Week is part of a longstanding tradition for 89-year-old Ron Berod, who returns for his 36th year on keyboard, while Al Ferraby will be the Master of Ceremonies for the 11th year. Ferraby is the host of the CFAX 1070 morning show and has been broadcasting for over 25 years.

School Choirs at
50th Annual Carolling Week

Monday, November 30 - noon - Margaret Jenkins Elementary School, 12:25 p.m. South Park Elementary School
Tuesday, December 1 - noon - George Jay Elementary School, 12:25 p.m. Frank Hobbs Elementary School
Wednesday, December 2 - noon - Eagle View Elementary School, 12:25 p.m. Strawberry Vale Elementary School
Friday, December 4 - noon - Glenlyon Norfolk School, 12:25 p.m. Marigold Elementary School 



Monday and Friday’s sing-along will feature local celebrity 11-year-old Lily Cave, well known for her anthem performances at Victoria sports events or busking around downtown Victoria. Most recently Lily sang the Can Canadian anthem in Centennial Square for the City’s returning Pan Am and ParaPan Am games athletes. Lily is also one of last year’s Vancouver X-Mas Factor winners and is honored to lend her voice to Victoria’s own singing celebration for the holiday season.


Performing at Tuesday and Wednesday’s sing-along is Vancouver Island jazz and blues recording artist Maureen Washington, who is known as a popular performer at the Victoria International Jazz Fest. Washington was named 2014 Black Canadian Award’s Best Jazz and Soul Artist.



Complimentary tea, hot chocolate, oranges and candy canes will be served.


For more information on other exciting events downtown during the holiday season, visit: downtownvictoria.ca/christmas.