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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.

Old Fashioned Christmas festivities will be held 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Emmaus Historical Society. Come see the unique Train Putz and beautifully decorated museum. Kids will love the Candy Cane Lane crafts area noon to 4 p.m. where they can make their own special holiday decorations. The Emmaus Historical Society participates in the Holiday Cheers Trail and Bonus Bites. Register at Emmaus Main Street Partners and get a taste of their signature drink and exceptional treats.

The Friends of the 1803 House will participate in Old Fashioned Christmas with activities at the house, 55 S. Keystone Ave., Emmaus, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors will experience what Christmas was like in 1803 with a fire in an open hearth and holiday treats, a Christmas tree with colonial decorations, Christmas songs performed by Macungie Minstrelaires (noon to 2 p.m.), windowsills decorated by members of the Emmaus Garden Club, ornament crafting and colonial games for children and more.

The Allentown Music Club will present “A Recital of Holiday Music With Sacred and Secular Christmas Music” 2 p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, Allentown. This recital is free to all interested persons. The performers are Jonathan Beitler, piano, Stephen Molloy, tenor, Santa Peters, piano, Robert Premecz, saxophone and The Quarantettes, a vocal group. For more information, call 610-797-2582.

Dec. 7

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will hold a weekly free food distribution every Wednesday in December 2-4 p.m. Signs will be posted to direct you where to park and which door to use to pick up your food. Also Dec. 14, 21 and 28.

Dec. 9

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie will hold its monthly drive-up/take-out free community meal 4-5:30 p.m. Menu will consist of meatloaf, baked potatoes, corn, a roll with butter and chocolate chip cookies.

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.

Santa is coming to town and he and Mrs. Claus will be at the Emmaus Historical Society 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to replicate an old Emmaus tradition. They will be handing out an orange and a box of chocolates to all the children. Come and experience this Christmas memory from yesteryear.

Dec. 14

The Emmaus Historical Society’s next monthly membership meeting and Christmas party is scheduled 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, 501 Chestnut St. Gather for an evening of cheer, friendship and holiday entertainment. Call the museum if you plan to attend and state whether you will contribute an appetizer, side dish or dessert. Don’t forget to wear your favorite Christmas sweater. Programs are free and members and non-members are welcome to attend.