Twenty-six candles, one for each victim, were lit at midnight Monday near a huge sidewalk memorial filled with teddy bears, flowers, candles, posterss and other tributes to the dead.
Volunteers are taking three-hour shifts Tuesday to ensure they remain burning.
Police officers from other communities are filling in for Newtown police so they can have the holiday off.
And well-wishers from around the country continue visiting the town to pay their respects.
At Christmas morning services, congregants were told that good always overcomes evil.
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