2013 Caroling Competition
The Caroling Competition has become an eagerly awaited holiday tradition in the City of Coral Gables. It began in 1987 when the 550 Building first presented the City with it’s spectacular poinsettia tree. It’s become a special way of celebrating the holidays, continuing the tradition of the festive sound of children, caroling in front of the holiday tree. The Competition is non-sectarian and presents the music of the season regardless of its origins.
Only 15 schools participated in the first year of the Competition. In 2013, 28 Miami-Dade and Broward County middle and senior, public, private and parochial schools, more than 1,500 children, compete for more than $25,000 contributed by 550 Building tenants, local businesses and municipal organizations.
If you have never attended this Competition, you’re in for quite a treat. The children are superb. They are a credit to their schools and the teachers who direct them. The Caroling Competition is a celebration of these children. They are the future of our community.