UNION COUNTY, NJ – A crowd gathered in the rotunda at the historic Union County Courthouse as county employees and residents gathered for what has become a 60-year Union County Christmas Eve day tradition, the Annual Christmas Carol Sing-Along.

“It is wonderful to have the opportunity to get together with employees and residents to celebrate this holiday season,” said Freeholder Vice Chairman Bruce Bergen, master of ceremonies. “It may be warm, but it is still the holidays, and it is wonderful to be together.”

The Sing-Along was also a chance to unmasked hidden talents among the employees. Bill Lee from the Superior Court of Union County sang "Silent Night." Kim Moskwa from the Union County Department of Human Services entertained with "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." Detective Kelly Reider from the Cranford Police Department also lent her voice to the festivities, and the band keyboardist, Glenn Merritt, was from the Department of Public Works and Facilities Management.

This year’s tree was donated by the Mignone family of Clark. It is on display throughout the holiday season and may be viewed during regular courthouse hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for holidays.