More than 50 people turned out Sunday night to sing Christmas carols to their neighbors in Summit.
Starting at Miriam Hospital, which provided hot drinks and cookies, about 5 p.m., the merry group, organized by SNA for the first time this year, sang a few non-denominational carols in the cafeteria, then headed up Sixth Street, laughing, and caroling, all the way.
Various residents came out onto their porches in the unseasonably warm night to join in the choral celebration and to call out thanks to the people in the street. The group, westward leading, still proceeding, wished the neighborhood a holly, jolly Christmas along Bayard and Summit, Fifth and Fourth, until a cold rain began to fall about 6:30 p.m.
A final stop was made in the parking lot of Seven Stars bakery and the grand finale of the evening was the Jewish seasonal Dreidel Song. With joyous wishes of “Merry Christmas!” to each other, the carolers dispersed to Hope Street restaurants and shops or home to dinner, vowing to meet again next year.