DRACUT — It was Christmas in July.

Kids attending this year’s Vacation Bible School, hosted by the Christ Church United of Dracut, sang Christmas songs, decorated a tree, and refreshed their memories of the Nativity story.

“The Christmas story doesn’t have to be regulated to December,” said the Rev. Sylvia Robinson, VBS director. “They decorated the tree with bows and learned the meanings of different religious symbols. We had games, Bible stories, crafts, songs. Oh, and of course, you can’t forget the snacks.”

Average attendance for the weeklong event was about 15 children, most from Dracut but also several visitors from The Place of Promise, a Lowell nonprofit organization that assists families in need.

“I think we may have more helpers this year than we do children,” Robinson said. “One of the children said we shouldn’t do this for an entire week. Then he said we should do it all year.”