In what has become a tradition here in St. James, carolers made their rounds Friday night following the Holi-Bi-Dazzle parade.
Three different groups of carolers were spotted in downtown St. James. They made stops at local businesses throughout the night each singing a few different carols to spectators young and old.
They were happy to see the weather cooperated for the night, and many businesses offered hot beverages to help keep the singers warm and their vocal cords loose.
Carols can be sung during any holiday, in fact the word carol really only means to sing in praise or joy. However, Christmas seems to be the only holiday in which people sing carols anymore.
Carols were first sung during the celebration of the winter solstice, but quickly changed to songs of celebration for Christmas.
Traditionally they are sung door to door on Christmas Eve, but more recently singers have decided to perform carols all throughout the month of December.
Here in St. James, the carols were sung to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season.