NEW CANAAN — The voice of over a thousand people filled God’s Acre on Monday night, proving that a century-old tradition is still going strong.

“To me, this is the epitome of what a small town community should be, to gather and sing Christmas carols,” said Scott Gress, who helped form the God’s Acre Christmas Caroling Foundation to attend to the organizational details of the annual event.

Following various church services in the area, a swarm of New Canaanites arrived to fill a closed-off Park Street and surrounding areas. A stage set before the lighted Christmas tree featured a small band that accompanied the voices of many hundreds of holiday celebrants, who ran through various favorites.

“It’s doesn’t get any better,” Gress said.