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Annual Caroling Contest begins Tuesday

The 15th annual V105.5 Caroling Contest will kick off Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center.

Preliminary competitions will continue Thursday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Preliminary finalists will be announced at the end of Friday’s competition and will go on to compete in the final round of competition, which will be held Saturday at 7 p.m.

The contest will be professionally judged, and tickets to the competition are $5 at the door.

This year, $10,000 in prize money will be awarded to the finalists and there will also be two drawings for $500 each to be given to two of the choir directors.

Over the past 14 years, the V105.5 Caroling Contest has awarded more than $100,000 to area schools, churches and individuals.

Competition performances are recorded and will be played back on V105.5 during the Christmas season.