Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori will be hosting its 18th annual Holiday Sing-A-Long at the school for neighboring businesses and the community to enjoy holiday caroling.

The event has been an ongoing tradition at Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori, dating back to the first year the school opened.

Meaghan McClung, owner, said the school invites all its neighboring businesses to come out for an hour to listen to the kids sing holiday jingles.

Nearly 100 children participate during the annual Holiday Sing-A-Long, and are given different holiday jingles that are sung in both English and Spanish.

“We try to keep them non-religious, so they’re appealing to everybody and would be inclusive for all members of the community,” McClung said.

Along with the singing montage, 20 kindergartners from Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori will be reciting “The Night before Christmas,” where they are each given different parts to memorize and perform to the public.

“Our school itself is to be a family-oriented school, so we’re looking for every opportunity for that extended family the children, the staff and members of the community to get to come together,” McClung said. “Even if mom and dad can only get a half an hour off of work, just to come and be with everybody and share a really special time together… it makes such an impact.”

The Holiday Sing-A-Long will take place at Ahwatukee Foothills Montessori, 3221 E. Chandler Blvd., on Friday, Dec. 20 from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Coffee, hot apple cider and cookies will also be served during the event.

For more information, call (480) 759-3810.

• Contact writer: (480) 898-4903 or dochoa@ahwatukee.com.

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