Updated: December 6, 2023
Caroling in Monroe Park & Holiday Market
3rd Annual Caroling in Monroe Park & Holiday Market Recap
Last Sunday, December 3rd, 2023, Grace & Holy Trinity Church’s (GHTC) third annual Caroling in Monroe Park & Holiday Market saw its largest crowd yet. GHTC invited the Monroe Park community to join in food, crafts, and singing on a section of N. Laurel Street turned into a holiday market from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Food vendors River City Wood Fire Pizza and JC Desserts provided pizza, cronuts, drinks, and more. Visitors shopped through homemade gifts by over 10 local vendors. Ornament painting for the kids and photos with Santa in his Model T turned into activities for all ages. A brass quintet and our caroling musicians presented beautiful music as the sun set and GHTC’s new tower bells rang.
This event could not have happened without the help of our Caroling Committee, church staff, volunteers, choirs and musicians, vendors, food trucks, and especially our community who showed their holiday spirit! Thank you again to the brass quintet, Grace & Holy Trinity Vocal Ensemble, RVA Street Singers, Hood Temple Music Ministry, and Greater Richmond Children’s Choir for bringing us together with music. Thank you to Santa and our vendors; River City Wood Fire Pizza, JC Desserts, Melt by Griffin & House, Accessories by the Passage, Nest Academy RVA, JD Knots, Hoping4pens & Lori Daniel Artwork, Robjent Designs, Wreaths by Sandra Hartley, Knitted Hats by Betsy Featherstone & Molly Howell, Dresses by Singith Perera, and Pillows by Glenice Boykin Coombs. Special thanks goes to Meredith McGuire for leading our Caroling Committee through a great event, and her husband Billy McGuire, who helped Meredith from the handmade signage to the Model T that Santa drove and more.
GHTC looks forward to bringing you an even bigger 4th Annual Caroling in Monroe Park in 2024.
2nd Annual Caroling in Monroe Park Photo Recap
What do AME Hood Temple, the RVA Street Singers, the Greater Richmond Children’s Choir, and Grace & Holy Trinity have in common? A love of great music!
Our first ever caroling last year was a great success!
More than 350 people gathered for the singalong of religious and secular music.