Glen Rock is a small town in York County, Pennsylvania. Most people who look at this town would not think anything too special would go on here, but to all that call this place home, there is much more than meets the eye. Glen Rock is very well-known for the Glen Rock Carolers, a group of singers who travel the streets of Glen Rock at 12 am. This has been a beloved tradition for 168 years.
Who They Are
The carolers are a group of men who go out and sing at the start of every Christmas morning at twelve am and all though the morning until they stop at the Christmas tree to sing the Doxology at 6 am.
The carolers first sang in 1848 with only 5 members at the time. These members were Charles, Mark, & James Heathcote, Mark Radcliffe, and George Shaw. The idea of caroling came from the traditions of the Heathcote's old home in North-Western England.