Perhaps you still go wassailing (we just wanted an excuse to use the word 'wassailing'), but you still should lend your voice to the annual Caroling on the Common. This year, the event takes place on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 7 p.m. on the common, as the title of the event would imply.
Gather on the common for this town-wide tradition, as song sheets and cups of hot chocolate are handed out to participants. It's also about the camaraderie, so no one will call you out if you lip sync.
The Worcester Brass Consort, made possible by the "Arts on the Green" concert series and music committee of First Congregational Church, Shrewsbury, accompanies the carolers.
While hot chocolate and songs are provided, light is not; it is advised that you bring a flashlight. Participants are also encouraged to bring toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner and/or deodorant, which will be distributed, to the more than 280 families living in Shrewsbury who are served by St. Anne's Food Pantry.