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Nov. 23

There will be a joint St. Peter’s/Huffs Church Thanksgiving eve service 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Union Church, Macungie. All are welcome.

Nov. 24

94th Annual Thanksgiving Sheeprock Trek and Sunrise Service. Hike departs 5:45 a.m. from the Macungie Volunteer Fire Department, 31 S. Walnut St., Macungie. Thanksgiving message by Eagle Scout TJ Seislove. The event is sponsored by Macungie Boy Scout Troop 71. Free and open to the public. Free parking available. Please use only the designated hiking trail which begins at the fire department for access to and from Sheeprock. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the garage area of the Macungie Fire Department starting 5:45 a.m. For more information, contact the Macungie Historical Society at 610-965-0372 or email to MHS@macungie.org.

Nov. 26

The Emmaus Main Street Partners will host Small Business Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shoppers can pick up a tote bag with a map of participating businesses offering promotions while supplies last. The day also will include the Holly Jolly Shopping Spree contest in which shoppers may send a picture of their Emmaus business receipts to 610-739-1273 to be entered to win a variety of prizes from local businesses through Dec. 21. Shoppers also are welcome to take pictures with the event sign on the Triangle and post to social media with the hashtag #ShowtheLoveShopEmmaus.

Macungie Veterans Association, 287 Lehigh St., Macungie will honor and thank military veterans for their service to our country during a program 1 p.m. The featured speaker is Thomas Applebach, Lehigh County director of veterans affairs. Food, refreshments, door prize, raffle and fellowship following the program. Free and open to the general public. Doors open noon. For more information, call the Macungie Veterans Association at 610-966-4949 or the Macungie Historical Society at 610-965-0372.

Nov. 29

Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society quarterly meeting 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township Building, 5671 Chestnut St., Zionsville. The program is “From St. Nicholas to Santa.” Learn how we went from St. Nicholas, a priest born in A.D. 270, to Santa. There will also be a presentation about the early Pennsylvania German tradition of the goose feather tree. If you have a favorite Santa, bring it to share with the group. The program is free and all are welcome.

Dec. 2

Emmaus Public Library Friends’ Holiday Book Sale 6 to 8 p.m. at the library, 11 E. Main St., Emmaus. Items available in the sale include: recent fiction and nonfiction for the whole family, holiday books for all ages, holiday cookbooks and craft books, movie DVDs and music CDs, puzzles and beautiful two-sided art bookmarks. Refreshments will include hot cocoa, hot cider and cookies to go. Organizers request all purchases be made with either cash or check.

Dec. 3

Old Fashioned Christmas in Emmaus noon to 7 p.m. at Triangle Park. The event includes a Candy Cane Lane Trail, Cheers Trail, free showing of the Grinch (2018) at the Emmaus Theater, kids’ activities, Lower Macungie Middle School Cadence Choir, Seven Generations Charter School fourth grade choir, Santa and Mrs. Claus and the tree lighting. For more information, visit the Emmaus Main Street Partners Old Fashioned Christmas Facebook page or email ErinD@LehighValleyChamber.org.

Dec. 10

Macungie Holiday will be held throughout the borough and includes a scavenger hunt 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., a craft show 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 Poplar St., a gingerbread house contest at Kalmbach Memorial Park, 200 Cotton St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., a Santa Parade 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., a Festival of Wreaths at Out of Our Minds art studio, 65 S. Lea St. and carriage rides.

Kalmbach Memorial Park, 200 Cotton St., Macungie, will continue its tradition of a holiday gingerbread contest and display 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contestants will compete in a variety of categories including Remembering Royalty, a new category this year to honor Queen Elizabeth II. Visit the website kalmbachpark.com for information.