Safety While Caroling

Caroling can be a fun activity, but safety should be the number one concern!  Image source: Cokesbury United Methodist Church

Caroling can be a fun activity, but safety should be the number one concern!
Image source: Cokesbury United Methodist Church

Christmas season is finally here! And what better way to feel the Christmas spirit than listening to carolers on the street singing beautiful Christmas songs, alluring us to the festive atmosphere!

However, caroling at night is not exactly the safest activity in the world. There had been cases of carolers getting mugged and the like. That’s why we need to prioritize our safety while caroling. Here are ways to do so below.

 

  1. Travel in a group.

As the old cliché goes, there is safety in numbers. This is especially true when venturing out into the dark, snowy evening. As always, a partnering system works best. Also, make sure there is at least one adult for every three children. Otherwise, simply go in one big group just to be sure.

  1. Approach well-lit houses.

See to it that the houses you’re approaching at least have the front porch lit. It’s dangerous to be hanging around in the dark and it’s easy to lose track of others within the group.

  1. If you have one, have a vehicle in handy.

Bringing a car from house to house is not only a convenient choice when it comes to transporting a large group, but it also provides protection on the streets. Getting mugged is certainly not a great way to experience the holiday season, so lean on the safe side and bring a vehicle along.

  1. Bring a flashlight.

Streets can get really dark. You’re going to need a flashlight to light the way from house to house. You could easily get lost in the dark, so some form of lighting should come in handy!

  1. Dress warmly.

Don’t forget that Christmas nights can get awfully cold. Layer your clothes well to prevent problems when you’re out in the dark cold night!

 

Lastly, don’t forget to have fun! What’s the point of going from house to house, bringing people glee, when you yourself aren’t enthusiastic enough? Enjoy!

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