The Caroling Competition has become an eagerly awaited holiday tradition in the City of Coral Gables, since 1987 when the 550 Biltmore Way Building first presented the City with the spectacular poinsettia tree.
The lions don their Santa hats and Biltmore Way becomes the stage for some of the most amazing musical talent in South Florida. It’s a special way of celebrating the holidays, continuing the tradition of the festive sound of children, caroling in front of the holiday tree. It’s HOLIDAY GLEE!
Presented this year by Uhealth Jackson Urgent Care Centers, for 2016, 30 Miami-Dade and Broward, middle and senior high, public, private and parochial schools, over 1,500 young people, compete for cash prizes.
The Competition is a showcase for the extraordinarily talented young people in our community. Today, music programs in our schools have taken a back seat to other agendas. But nothing can ever stop the music! Such talent can’t be hidden, or hushed. We celebrate that music and the children who perform it.
Since 1987, the Caroling Competition has given more than $250,000 in cash prize money to support the music programs in our schools.
The Caroling Competition takes place over five nights on the steps of
the 550 Building. Beginning on Wednesday, November 30th, performances run through Sunday afternoon, December 4th. Six different schools appear each night. Middle Schools perform on Wednesday and Friday. Senior High
performances are on Thursday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoon
from 3 until 6 pm. All evening performances are from 7 until 10 p.m. The concerts are free. The Grand Prize Winners return on Tuesday, December 6th to perform their award winning program and accept their checks, at the Awards Show, beginning at 7 p.m.