Mystic Seaport to Host 70th Community Carol Sing

A new addition to the beloved seasonal tradition this year is a Holiday Hat Contest.

Free admission Sunday, Dec. 17, with a non-perishable food item

Mystic, Conn. (December 7, 2017) — The 70th annual Community Carol Sing at Mystic Seaport will be 3-4 p.m. Sunday, December 17. A new addition to this beloved seasonal tradition this year is a Holiday Hat Contest.

The Museum will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item or by cash donation. All contributions will be donated to and distributed by the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center.

The Mystic Seaport Carolers will perform a holiday concert in the Greenmanville Church at 2 p.m. The carol sing will commence at 3 p.m. in the McGraw Quadrangle, led by Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Connecticut Jamie Spillane (now in his 32nd year directing this event) and backed by the Museum Carolers and a brass quartet.

Guests at the Carol Sing are always in the holiday spirit, and often their headgear gives new meaning to “merry and bright.” This year, judges will be circulating through the crowd, and prizes will be awarded to the top hats! Winners will be announced during the concert.

Also that day, the Treworgy Planetarium’s 2 p.m., program, “The Star of Bethlehem,” explores the winter skies, merging science, mythology, religious observance, winter traditions, and music. A holiday craft workshop will be hosted in the Howell Classroom (lower level of Planetarium) from noon to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit mysticseaport.org/carolsing.

About Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the country. The Thompson Exhibition Building provides a state-of-the-art gallery to host compelling, world-class exhibitions, including the upcoming Murmur: Arctic Realities opening January 20, 2018. The Collections Research Center at Mystic Seaport provides scholars and researchers from around the world access to the Museum’s renowned archives. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. Admission is $28.95 for adults ages 15 and older and $18.95 for children ages 4-14. Museum members and children three and younger are admitted free. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/  and follow Mystic Seaport on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.