Make Music Winter on December 21!

Make Music Day

We are delighted to announce this year’s national schedule of 30+ free, participatory, and socially-distanced music events on the winter solstice, Monday, December 21!

Make Music Winter‘s outdoor celebrations, with participants spread out at a safe distance, are among the rare in-person events still viable this holiday season. Highlights include a world premiere choral sound installation at the New York Botanical Garden in New York, NY; musical processions in Montclair, NJ; a tractor-led musical parade in Columbia, SC; and sleigh bell and hand bell events in Land O’ Lakes, WI and Chequamegon Bay, WI.

Around the country, musicians will also share the joy of live music with isolated older adults through Window Serenades in Boston, MA, Hartford, CT, Milwaukee, WI, and Ossining, NY, bringing solo artists or small groups to play outside nursing home windows for those who request a song.

And in the virtual realm, musicians will stream a citywide performances of “Jingle Bells” in El Paso TX, perform a collaborative songwriter showcase in Portland, ME and Santa Fe, NM, enter music video contests in Hawai’i, and perform Beethoven piano sonatas in New York, NY.

Look for all of these, and many more, at

And then join a music-making event near you!