Lola Bard Productions’ Holiday Carolers feature the country's top Chicago & LA vocalists performing a cappella arrangements in four-part harmony, specializing in traditional carols to festive pop Christmas favorites.  From private holiday parties to nightly restaurant engagements, our carolers stroll through the room in beautiful Victorian costumes, taking requests and making spirits bright!  

 

Photo by Thomas Mohr

 

Our clients include:

The Chicago Blackhawks * Navy Pier * Carnivale * City of Chicago * The Goodman Theatre * Stefani Restaurants * Lawry's The Prime Rib * Downtown Wheaton * Village of Lisle * Downtown Oak Park * Magnificent Events * Lake Lawn Resort * University of Chicago * Rockford Hospital * Biltmore Country Club * Hyatt Hotels * Covenant Retirement * LondonHouse Hotel * Revel Global Events * Brookdale Retirement * Ruth Lake Country Club * Vi Retirement * Improv Playhouse * Lincoln Park Zoo * Winter's Jazz Club * Montarra Grill * Three Crowns Retirement * City of Lake Forest * Chicago Yacht Club * Oak Park Country Club * Godfrey Hotel * Choose Chicago * BCR Events * Kehoe Events * Morton Arboretum * Christina Currie Events * Hilton Hotels * Corporate Concierge * Barrington Chamber of Commerce * Bit City Bride * Camping World * Chicago Botanic Garden * Drury Lane * Fifty/50 Restaurant Group * Garlands of Barrington * Glen Flora Country Club * The Union League Club * Ivanhoe Country Club * Beatnix Events * Lake Shore Country Club * Lettuce Entertain You Events * Montarra Grill * Orvis * Riverside Country Club * Sable * Youth Presidents Organization

 

Recommended by Phil Vettel of The Chicago Tribune:

"Lawry's the Prime Rib: This former mansion has a Victorian air to it year-round, but add a tasteful amount of garland and wreaths, throw in a quartet of carolers in Dickensian garb singing during dinner and you have a Christmas tradition."-Phil Vettel, Chicago Tribune

Recommended by ZAGAT:

“You won’t have to sing for your supper, but if you want to hear some carolers, they'll be belting out the tunes while you slice into that steak at Lawry’s The Prime Rib. Carolers dressed in traditional Victorian garb will serenade tables throughout dinner service from December 7-24. For some reason, roasted prime ribs of beef au jus taste better with a side of "O Holy Night."-Sarah Freeman, ZAGAT

 

Recommended by Time Out Chicago:

“You haven’t tasted Yorkshire pudding until you’ve sat in the time warp that is Lawry’s dining room and experienced live Christmas carolers singing to you while you eat. P.S. Those carolers will be in full Victorian-era costume.”-Time Out Chicago

 

Recommended by Best of the Best Chicago:

“Lawry’s brings the sights and sounds of the holiday season to the mansion with their dazzling holiday décor, plus visits from Strolling Holiday Carolers...Delight in the festive sounds of Victorian Era costumed carolers serenading diners tableside throughout the evening. Carolers will perform periodically during dinner hours.”-Dave Lissner, Best of the Best Chicago Dining & Restaurants

 

Our song list includes:

Angels We have Heard on High / Auld Lang Syne / Away in a Manger / Baby, it's Cold Outside / Blue Christmas / Carol of the Bells / Christmas in Killarney / Chipmunk Song / The Christmas Song / Christmas Time is Here / The Christmas Waltz / Coventry Carol / Deck the Hall / Do You Hear What I Hear? / Feliz Navidad / The First Noel / Frosty the Snowman / God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen / Good King Wenceslas / Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas / Here Comes Santa Claus / Here We Come a-Wassailing / The Holly and the Ivy / Holly Jolly Christmas / I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day / Home for the Holidays / I Saw Three Ships / I Wonder as I Wander / I'll Be Home for Christmas / It Came Upon the Midnight Clear / It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas / Jingle Bell Rock / Jingle Bells / Jolly Old Saint Nicholas / Joy to the World / Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! / Little Drummer Boy / Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming / Marshmallow World / Mary, Did You Know? / Mele Kalikimaka / Merry Christmas, Darling / It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year / My Favorite Things / O Christmas Tree / O Come, All Ye Faithful / O Holy Night  / O Little Town of Bethlehem / Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree / Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Santa Baby / Santa Claus is Comin' to Town / Silent Night / Silver Bells / Sleigh Ride / Suzy Snowflake / Twelve Days of Christmas / Up on the Housetop / We Need a Little Christmas / We Three Kings / We Wish You a Merry Christmas / What Child is This / White Christmas / Winter Wonderland

+ Hanukkah Songs

 

Our Client Testimonials include:

  • “Thanks, Rose!”  You guys were great, and we’ll keep you in mind for future events!” - Paul, Chicago Blackhawks

  • “Thank you so much for caroling for our party! It was a wonderful entrance for our guests and set the tone for a great party.  We so appreciate you!” - Claire, Big City Bride

  • “We have certainly appreciated working with you and your carolers. Our guests have had really great things to say and overall I think it has added to a fantastic year of ZooLights.” - Josh, Lincoln Park Zoo

  • “You guys did an amazing job.” - Shannon, Lawry’s The Prime Rib

  • “We have received many wonderful compliments about the evening.  Happy Holidays!” - Debbie, Union League Club

  • “Your carolers were great and everyone commented on how nice they were.” - Fariborz, Lake Shore Country Club

  • “Thank you so much - everyone loved them.” - Dawn, Private Client

  • “Thank you so much, as always, the carolers were a favorite part of the evening...absolutely wonderful!  We received rave reviews about them! Looking forward to working with you again in the future!” - Carrie, Youth Presidents Organization

  • “They were wonderful!   Everyone enjoyed it!” - Darlene, Covenant Village of Northbrook

  • “They were wonderful to hear and to work with!  Yes, we are very interested in working with you next year! - Paula, Downtown Wheaton Association

  • “They were perfect!” - Phill, Private Client

  • “Thanks, Rose. Everyone loved them!” -Hannah, Covenant Retirement

  • “We had a wonderful time with your Carolers .... they were terrific!” - Connie, Private Client

  • “Yes indeed!  The carolers made Windsor Park atmosphere complete (decoration, food and Christmas carols) and ready if not already in the spirit of Christmas.  They have solid voice. Thank you :)” - Carol, Windsor Park

  • “All I can say is THANK YOU. All the planning would mean nothing if we did not have your wonderful smiles, laughs and participation in what I hope was the party of the year!  Marcus Lemonis said he wanted the best for his team...and by the emails I am receiving, we hit a home run!” - Karen, Camping World

  • “Thank you Rose... we really enjoy having you here over the christmas holiday!” - John, LondonHouse Chicago

  • “Thanks Rose, they were definitely a hit!!” - Bambi, BCR Events 

  • “How wonderful our carolers were! They made those two evenings so incredibly special, not only for our patrons, but for the staff as well. Thank you again for everything, and we are already planning to do this again next Christmas!” - Andrea, Montarra Grill

  • “Our guests loved having the live music!” - Lori, Choose Chicago

  • “Rose, your singers were wonderful!  Thank you!” Isabella, Skirt PR

  • “The musicians – huge hit! We really enjoyed the upbeat, jazzy holiday tunes. The great room was loud but no one would move to another room because they loved having live music drifting down from the balcony.” Marilyn, Private Client

  • “Love the carolers, thanks.” - Rick Kogan, WGN Radio‚Äč

  • “We received many wonderful compliments on your holiday carolers -- and costumes.  It made the day a very special event for both prospects and our residents.” - Debbie, Covenant Village of Northbrook

  • “A win win for everyone. We are glad you are part of our holiday.”-Todd, Lawry’s The Prime Rib

  • “You all did an awesome job - we received millions of compliments.” -Julia, REIT Management

  • “Your colleagues are so talented and so brilliant!  Charming, personable and professional. They led the guests on their journey in such a joyous march.  I, Sharon and Phil Stefani are so thankful to you and Lola Bard for your friendship and partnership. Alyssa was personable, professional  and so kind…so organized and thoughtful….a true credit to the LBP organization.”- John, Stefani Restaurants

  • “It was our honor to be invited to such an enjoyable event last night!  The caroling was quite a treat and wonderful compliment to the overall theme.”-Amanda, AT&T Michigan Avenue

  • “The carolers last night were amazing!  Thank you so much for the wonderful music.”-Brenda, Stefani Restaurants