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Nov. 23

The 95th annual Thanksgiving Sheeprock Trek and sunrise service will start with a hike 5:45 a.m. from the Macungie Volunteer Fire Department, 31 S. Walnut St., Macungie. State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-187th, will give the Thanksgiving message. The free event is sponsored by Macungie Boy Scout Troop 71. All are welcome. Free parking available. Participants are asked to 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 inside the Macungie Fire Department starting 5:45 a.m. For more information, call or text the Macungie Historical Society at 610-965-0372.

All are welcome to the free Thanksgiving Day Dinner 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jordan United Church of Christ, 1837 Church Road, Allentown. Free will offerings will be accepted. For additional information, call 610-395-2218.

Nov. 25

Annual Veterans Appreciation Day, 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Macungie Veterans Association, 287 Lehigh St., Macungie. Event is hosted by the Macungie Memorial VFW Post 9264 and Auxiliary. All veterans and their families are welcome. Food, refreshments, door prizes and raffle. Proceeds go toward the Auxiliary’s Veterans Holiday Cheer and other veterans programs. For more information call the Macungie Veterans Association at 610-966-4949.

Nov. 28

The Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society will holds its quarterly meeting and free program 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township building, 5671 Chestnut St., Zionsville. The program is titled “Harvest Home Celebration - The Original Pennsylvania German Thanksgiving.” Bob Gerhart will present the program.

Nov. 30

The Carbon Model Railroad Society will hold a holiday open house, 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown. Also Dec. 7, 2023 and Jan. 4, 2024. Open house hours are 7 to 9 p.m. The society also is open 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 25 and 26, Dec. 2 and 3, 9 and 10, 2023 and Jan. 6 and 7, 2024. Admission is free; donations are welcome. For more information, call Garry at 610-826-6636.

Salisbury High School will hold its winter concert 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Dec. 1

The Emmaus Public Library Friends’ Holiday Book Sale will be held 6 to 8 p.m. at the library, 11 E. Main St. Items available for purchase will include holiday craft and cookbooks, puzzles, two-sided art bookmarks, music CDs, movie DVDs, recent fiction and nonfiction books and holiday books for all ages. Light refreshments will be available to go. Purchases must be by check or cash.

The Emmaus High School band will present its winter concert 7 p.m. at the school, 500 Macungie Ave. The concert will be held in the school auditorium.

The Lower Macungie Tree Lighting Celebration will be held 6-8 p.m. at the Lower Macungie Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road. There will be live music, crafts for kids, photo opportunities and refreshments. Lower Macungie Fire Department will partner with the township for this event.

Dec. 2

The Friends of the 1803 House will host an “Old Fashioned Christmas” at the 1803 House 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 55 S. Keystone Ave., Emmaus. Visitors will experience what Christmas was like in 1803 including holiday treats and a Christmas tree dressed in period decorations. The Macungie Ministrelaires singing group will perform Christmas songs noon to 2 p.m. Other highlights include windowsills decorated by members of the Emmaus Garden Club, a display of scale Emmaus historic building models by Andre Fatula, a decorated wreath sale, a raffle, a children’s craft and house tours. The Emmaus Historical Society, the Knauss Homestead and the Shelter House also will be open.

A breakfast with Father Christmas will be held 8 a.m. at Christkindlmarkt, Bethlehem. Also Dec. 9 and 16. Event highlights include photos with Father Christmas and arts and crafts for kids. Tickets are required and available for purchase through the website www.Christmascity.org/christkindlmarkt. Christkindlmarkt is open through Dec. 17 at PNC Plaza at SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 2336 S. Ninth St., Allentown, will host a holiday vendor/craft sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature a variety of crafters and vendors, a silent auction and food sales, including hoagies, apple dumplings and baked goods. Shoppers are welcome to bring canned goods, pasta or rice to support the church’s community outreach mission.

Dec. 6

The Ancient Oak Women’s Organization will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s UCC in Trexlertown. The group will hold its annual Christmas party and will welcome women of all ages in the area to join for fun, refreshments and fellowship. Bring a wrapped regift (something you already have) and play a fun gift stealing game. A voluntary cash donation will be collected to give to a needy family in the area to make their holidays brighter.

Dec. 7

Salisbury Middle School will hold its winter concert 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Dec. 9

Macungie Holiday will start 9 a.m. at various venues and businesses throughout the borough. Highlights include a scavenger hunt through the borough; a craft show at Macungie Memorial Park, Poplar Street; a gingerbread house display at Kalmbach Park, Cotton Street; visits with Santa at the Macungie Institute, surrey rides and more. Visit the Macungie Holiday Facebook page or www.MacungieHoliday.com for more information.

Dec. 10

The Lower Macungie Historical Society will hold a holiday open house at the log house at the Wescosville Recreation Center 3-5 p.m. Luminaria will light the pathway. There will be a fire in the hearth, homemade cookies, tours and harp music. The museum will be closed for the event.

Dec. 16

The Lower Milford Township Fire Company will host a movie night 5-8 p.m. at the fire station, 1601 Limeport Pike, Coopersburg. The film “The Polar Express” will be featured. Other highlights include photos with Santa, games, hot chocolate and popcorn and hayrides, weather permitting. The screening will start promptly 6:30 p.m. There is a cost for tickets and proceeds benefit the fire company. Visit the website lowermilfordfire.org/polar-express-party/ to buy tickets.