Medford went for the Guinness Book of World Records’ mark for most people caroling in Santa hats at its annual holiday celebration Saturday.
Despite an impressive 1,500 Santa-clad carolers turning up in Medford Square, the city fell short of Bob Jones University’s ridiculous record of 15,000. The Christian university in South Carolina broke Medford's old record last winter.
Also on Saturday, the city’s Jingle Bell 5K Walk/Run had over 390 runners. The race raised money for Medford High School athletic teams and clubs.