Minding your own business at a food court and…

BAM! A Christmas caroling flash mob. A whisker under 40 million views on Youtube. 100 Chorus Niagara members spread throughout the dining crowd at the Welland, Ontario food court surreptitiously. And then…they light it up. Check out the faces…priceless. VOLUME UP.

Noted that this event occurred in 2010.  I must be the only adult Canadian who hasn’t seen the clip.  Thank you John E. Smith for the inspiration. Check out John’s post for another Flash Mob in Philadelphia.


  1. David, I love this. I have seen it before, numerous times and it still brings tears to my eyes. Beautiful. Love the part where the mom reaches for her young son’s hand. Every time I hear this song, I get goosebumps, especially when sung by people who do it as well as this group.


    • Laurie, I’m with you. I’ve been running it on a continuous loop for 30 minutes. And yes, I love the Mother-Son connection that you reference. I found this clip incredibly moving and offering a much needed sense a community.


  2. A perfect book-end to the morning’s post. Connections, community, flash-mob-love. And still I cried..


  3. Craving Arby’s & Chinese food!! Oh the clip…I would be the second adult Canadian who hasn’t seen it either. Congrats to those Canadians for a flash mob that gave some meaning.


  4. I don’t know what it is about those things…that gets right to the center of your heart. It’s like it’s an unexpected gift, freely and generously given, all to bring smiles and happiness to everyone watching. Thanks David.


  5. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    I’ve probably seen this a dozen times – equivalent to you seeing it 50! I remember the unexpected delight and joy an amazement the first time I saw it 🙂


  6. Michael Zahaby says:

    I loved the Phila piece. It’s my hometown and I recall going to that old Wanamaker store with my late wife and kids there for years and listnening to that organ. Simply awesome and heart warming. Handel’s Messiah!. what could be more wonderful this time of the year. Thanks for sharing an dbring back sweet memories


  7. Thanks for Sharing this David it was wonderful to see it Again!


  8. Thanks for sharing David. And you aren’t the only adult Canadian that hasn’t seen it. I haven’t either. Its a beautiful video. I was just wondering last week whether Canada ever had any flash mobs and here we go, its like you read my mind. 🙂


  9. Flash mobs always make me weep. I can’t imagine being in the middle of one. I’d have a total melt down… or I’d stand up and sing with them.


  10. Wonderful. I would SO love to participate in something like this, as one of the singers.


  11. Alex Jones says:

    I never seen this video either, nice find.


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