On December 21, Make Music Winter!

Make Music Day

We are thrilled to announce this year's lineup of 40+ free, participatory parades and events for Make Music Winter on Tuesday, December 21.

Across the country, join a unique outdoor event to celebrate the first day of Winter!

  • In keeping with the gift-giving season, toy steering wheels, recordable buzzers, and disfigured dolls will create music in The Mutant Toy Parade, a participatory composition by Argentine artist Laureano Cantarutti premiering in New York, Montclair, Salem (OR), Knoxville, Toledo, and Altoona.
  • Back for the second year, Rhythm Band Instruments (RBI) celebrates Make Music Winter nationwide, providing over 300 instruments from bells to Boomwhackers in New York, Ossining/Briarcliff (NY), Land O' Lakes (WI), Montgomery, Toledo, Salem (OR), Montclair, Altoona, Federal Way and Gig Harbor (WA), and Milwaukee.
  • And nothing compares to Make Music Winter in NYC, where 18 musical gatherings and parades will enliven neighborhoods across the boroughs, from Flatfoot Flatbush in Brooklyn to the Melrose Parranda in the Bronx.

But everywhere there are incredible music-making opportunities, like a Frozen sing-along in Pittsburgh, a sound healing in Connecticut, a musical hike in Cleveland, a jam session in Long Beach, an instrument give-away in Macon, and a Maracatú workshop in Rochester.

Look for all of these, and many more, at makemusicwinter.org. And then join a music-making event near you!