Some 75 carolers followed the lead of St. Rita's Choir, above, and sang Christmas carols Saturday night in Monument Square. By the light of the Nativity scene erected last week, carolers from the Racine Interfaith Coalition of about 20 local churches filled the cold night air with traditional holiday music, while kids sipped hot chocolate and Christmas cookies from O&H Bakery.
The Rev. Glenn Lawson of Plymouth Congregational Church served as emcee and accompanist, and reminded those present that "the first letters of 'Christmas' are 'Christ.' "