Cheap Date: 5 Places To Christmas Carol For Free In NYC


Christmas caroling is one of my very favorite things to do during the season.  I mean, it’s like karaoke…only communal!  And everyone knows all the words!  And need I mention the obvious?  Hot chocolate!

Plus, it’s such a fun date night!  All bundled up, cozying up next to each other sounds pretty great, right?  And who couldn’t have a great time singing renditions of Frosty The Snowman with a group of happy New Yorkers?!

NYC has plenty of opportunities to get your caroling on for free all around the city.  Here’s a few we’re looking forward to checking out this year:


1. Caroling at the Carl Schurz Park

WHEN: Sunday, December 6th, 2015 at 5:00pm

ABOUT: A cherished, family tradition: carols, Cantori choir, Orbital Brass, candlelight, candy canes, hot chocolate… and an evening your family will cherish for years to come.

2. Unsilent Night

WHEN: Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 6:45pm

ABOUT: Meet at Washington Square Park and carol your way with a big ol’ group to the East Village’s Tompkins Square Park.

3. Caroling on the steps of St. Bart’s

WHEN: Monday, December 14th, 2015 at 5:43pm

ABOUT: A personal favorite of mine, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to sing on the steps of the gorgeous St. Bart’s to all the folks walking by on Park Avenue.  A special visitor (St. Nick!) joins and sings along.  Warm up with hot chocolate, cider, and cookies afterwards!

4. The West Village Chorale’s Greenwich Village Caroling Walk 

WHEN: Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at 4:30pm

ABOUT: Come carol around the historic, Dickensian streets of the Village neighborhood singing everyone’s favorite holiday songs.  Then come back to Judson Memorial Church for more caroling and refreshments by the piano!

5. Washington Square Park Caroling

WHEN: Wednesday, December 24th, 2015 at 5pm

ABOUT: The Rob Susman Brass Quartet and the revelers from all over the city will gather to sing out the familiar tunes.  Caroling books will be distributed, but chances are you’ll know them all by heart!

What’s your favorite Christmas carol? Share below!


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