What a wonderful afternoon for the Community Carol Sing-Along today in downtown Plymouth, Michigan at Kellogg Park.
Led by Dr. Jerry Smith, the music director at my church, I joined several hundred people from the community for an afternoon of joyous carol singing.
Downtown Plymouth was filled with the sounds of Silent Night, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and more.
Many members from our church attended; you could see us waving to each other across the crowd during the carols.
I missed last year’s community sing-along, but heard several people in the crowd say it was a lot nicer this year, since there was no snow and the temperatures were warmer. And I heard the fellow next to me say this year’s crowd was more than double last year’s crowd.
I’ve always enjoyed walking through the downtown Plymouth area during the holidays. Holiday music softly plays in Kellogg Park while parents queue up with their children at the Santa Hut to see jolly Old St. Nick.
The sidewalks in Kellogg Park are lined with Christmas trees decorated by our local community groups, schools, and businesses. It’s always hard for me to walk through the special section of the park designated for Christmas trees decorated in memory of people who have died.
Street lights are decorated throughout the downtown area and many of the stores have festive painted windows. I can’t wait to see movies like The Polar Express and Miracle on 34th Street playing at the Penn Theater across from the park. Who can resist a holiday movie for $3.00?