BATH – The Chocolate Church Arts Center will present its annual community singalong at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20.

This is a free gift to the community; tickets aren’t required. Doors open at 7 p.m. and as many people as possible will be admitted, up to the Chocolate Church’s capacity, said a spokesman for the arts center.

Often the event has 275 people singing together.

“Sing! It’s Christmas” was started in 1974 by Diane Francis, and has been a local tradition since. The children who went up front to sing old favorites are now bringing their own children to the singalong.

The original carol leaders were Christie and Ralph Snow and Martha Huotari; this will be Martha’s (now Mayo) 30th year of leading the carols. The format has remained the same: groups of carols separated by performances by soloists and groups. After the show, Santa Claus will drop in to hear what the kids want for Christmas.

For more information about upcoming events, people can visit the Web site,

The singalong is free.

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