BATH — Families throughout the region will gather at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., for 42nd annual Sing! It’s Christmas community sing-along. Always held the Monday before Christmas, people gather at 7 p.m. to experience the collective holiday spirit through music. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for open seating.

This year, the Morse Concert and Mixed Choir, led by Sandy Foreman, will fill the stage and sing “In the Dark of Midnight.” Dancers from Studio 48 Performance Team, lead by Bethel Keith and Kate Andreau, will perform. Local tenor Andy Barber will sing “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” And Pretty Girls Sing Soprano will harmonize “Who Comes This Night,” by James Taylor.

What began as a fundraising celebration with carols led by Christie Linwood and Mrs. Raymond Huotari (known now as musical maven Martha Mayo) has grown into a touchstone of the holiday season. Children await the arrival of a special guest who never fails to excite and add the final Christmas touch to this special event. After the show, Wendy Jung of Soggy Dog will be taking pictures of children on Santa’s lap.

Admission has always been free, but hats are passed for donations to the Chocolate Church. For more information call 442-8455.