Singing to ring in the holiday season

EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Thousands of carolers took to the street in East Aurora, looking to break an unofficial record for most people singing Christmas carols on the same street at once.

“It’s a really fun time to come out,” said Andrew Gordon, one of the carolers. “The whole community comes together. Everyone has a really great time. It’s like a movie come to life.”

It’s a tradition going on through the village for more than 40 years and it is continuing to grow with each holiday season.

“I grew up in the area,” said Amy Gipe who is at the caroling event with her family. “My mom tells me she brought me here in my pink snow suit when I was one and then we didn’t come for many years.”

Now she brings her children every year.

“It’s pretty wonderful to have a lot of people coming together and singing and having a good time together in a positive way.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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