Hundreds gathered Monday evening in the New Milford village center to enjoy the New Milford Commission on the Arts' annual Carol Sing.

Leading the throng from the bandstand on the Village Green were past and present New Milford High School choral directors Al Bayers and Bob Keck, joined by members of the current NMHS chorus.

Santa Claus arrived via a ride from Water Witch Hose Company No. 2 firefighters of New Milford.

The carol sing was inaugurated in 1977 in conjunction with the New Milford Commission on the Arts by Skitch Henderson, then the conductor of the New York Pops and a New Milford resident. Mr. Henderson died in 2005.

Photography by Trish Haldin