Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting
It’s been 2 years since I had done this show. Wow! Forgot how much fun it was! Myself and Chuck Ciany did this tree lighting gig with our upbeat style of caroling for a long time. About 8 or 9 years in a row. Last one was in 2016 I believe.
12/1/18 marked the 48th Annual Tree Lighting for Bowen’s Wharf in Newport, RI. Thousands of people show up every year. This years crowd was no exception. The weather was great, the kids were fantastic (there were so many), Frosty, the Clauses lots of shopping, eating, drinking and of course, singing! My sister joined us this year and added some awesome harmony too. Thanks sis.
Every year we would get the kids up on the stage and sing a few of the favs like Rudolph, Jingle Bells and Santa Clause is Coming To Town. They are so darn cute. This year was a little sad as I had put together over 50 gift baggies for the kids and we ran out so there were a few crying little ones. Broke my heart.
In any event, it was amazing and got me more into the holiday spirit than I already was. Just seeing those people out there, singing, smiling and forgetting about the world for a while was truly a blessing to see and experience. A special thank you to Bowen’s Wharf for having us and if you missed the show, here’s a little video you can check out.