top of page

Tree Lighting and Caroling, Dec. 2rd, 2023

Saturday, at 6:30 pm. at

Rush Library Gazebo & Town Pavilion

The Rush Historical Society will ushers in the winter celebration of lights on Saturday, December 2nd at 6:30pm, with the Annual Tree Lighting on the lawn of the Rush Town Hall, with caroling with the Roth Junior High School Dedicated Voices

at the Library Gazebo, followed by free refreshments at the Rush Town Pavilion! Dress warmly and join us for this beautiful way to light up the snowy skies in our beloved RUSH!


Hosted by the Rush Historical Society and the Rush Town History Office.

Paper copies of the program including lyrics will be available that evening.



Tree Lighting Ceremony Program

Includes lyrics for you to sing along!


· Welcome Remarks

-By Supervisor Gerald Kusse


· Dedicated Voices from Roth Jr. High School


· Caroling


· Refreshments (in the Udicious Pavilion)


Carol of the Bells

Performed by Dedicated Voices of Roth Junior High School

Led by Jamie Kazacos


Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow

In a one-horse open sleigh

O'er the fields we go

Laughing all the way

Bells on bobtails ring

Making spirits bright

What fun it is to ride and sing

A sleighing song tonight


[Chorus]

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way

Oh, what fun it is to ride

In a one-horse open sleigh, hey

Jingle bells, jingle bells

Jingle all the way

Oh, what fun it is to ride

In a one-horse open sleigh


A day or two ago

I thought I'd take a ride

And soon, Miss Fanny Bright

Was seated by my side

The horse was lean and lank

Misfortune seemed his lot

He got into a drifted bank

And then we got upsot


[Chorus]




Jingle Bell Rock

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock

Jingle bells swing and jingle bells ring

Snowin' and blowin' up bushels of fun

Now the jingle hop has begun


[Chorus]

Jingle bell, jingle bell, jingle bell rock

Jingle bells chime in jingle bell time

Dancin' and prancin' in Jingle Bell Square

In the frosty air

What a bright time, it's the right time

To rock the night away

Jingle bell time is a swell time

To go glidin' in a one-horse sleigh


Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet

Jingle around the clock

Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet

That's the jingle bell rock


[Chorus]


Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet

Jingle around the clock

Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin' feet

That's the jingle bell, That's the jingle bell

That's the jingle bell rock




Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Oh, the weather outside is frightful

But the fire is so delightful

And since we've no place to go

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!


Man it doesn't show signs of stopping

And I brought me some corn for popping

The lights are turned way down low

Let it snow! Let it snow!


When we finally kiss goodnight

How I'll hate going out in the storm

But if you'll really hold me tight

All the way home I'll be warm


And the fire is slowly dying

And, my dear, we're still goodbying

But as long as you'd love me so

Let it snow! Let it snow and snow!


When we finally kiss goodnight

How I'll hate going out in the storm

But if you really grab me tight

All the way home I'll be warm

Oh, the fire is slowly dying

And, my dear, we're still goodbying

But as long as you'd love me so

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!



Candlelight

A song for Hanukkah performed by Dedicated Voices of Roth Jr. High School

Led by Jamie Kazacos


Deck the Halls

Deck the halls with boughs of holly Fa la la la la, la la la la

'Tis the season to be jolly Fa la la la la, la la la la

Don we now our gay apparel Fa la la la la, la la la la

Troll the ancient Yuletide carol Fa la la la la, la la la la

See the blazing yule before us Fa la la la la, la la la la

Strike the harp and join the chorus Fa la la la la, la la la la

Follow me in merry measure Fa la la la la, la la la la

While I tell of Yuletide treasure

Fa la la la la, la la la la

Fast away the old year passes,

Fa la la la la, la la la la

Hail the new, ye lads and lasses Fa la la la la, la la la la

Sing we joyous all together Fa la la la la, la la la la

Heedless of the wind and weather Fa la la la la, la la la la



Angels We Have Heard on High

Angels we have heard on high

Sweetly singing o’er the plains,

And the mountains in reply

Echoing their joyous strains


Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!


Shepherds, why this jubilee?

Why your joyous strains prolong?

What the gladsome tidings be,

Which inspire your heavenly song?


Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!


Come to Bethlehem and see

Him Whose birth the angels sing,

Come, adore on bended knee,

Christ the Lord, the newborn King.


Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!


See Him in a manger laid

Jesus Lord of heaven and earth!

Mary, Joseph, lend your aid,

With us sing our Savior's birth.


Gloria, in excelsis Deo!

Gloria, in excelsis Deo!



Good King Wenceslas


Performed by Dedicated Voices of Roth Junior High School

Led by Jamie Kazacos


Thank you for attending our Tree Lighting Ceremony


Our annual Tree Lighting began in December 2017 to launch our Town’s 2018 Bicentennial. This has become an annual event other than the year 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic made it unsafe to gather.


A special thank you to Bruce and Ann O’Neil for donating and planting the tree in celebration of our Town’s 200th birthday. The tree is thriving and continuing to grow taller each year.


Thank you to the Dedicated Voices from Roth Junior High School for leading us in singing Christmas carols and helping us to welcome the holiday season each year.


This event is collaboratively sponsored by the Rush Historical Society and the Rush Historian’s Office.



Commentaires


Les commentaires ont été désactivés.
bottom of page