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Nov. 30

The Carbon Model Railroad Society will hold a holiday open house, 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown. Also Dec. 7 and Jan. 4, 2024. Open house hours are 7 to 9 p.m. The society also is open 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 and 3, 9 and 10 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 present its winter concert 7 p.m. in the school auditorium at the school, 500 E. Montgomery Ave.

Dec. 1

The Emmaus Public Library Friends’ Holiday Book Sale will be held 6-8 p.m. at the library, 11 E. Main St. Items available for purchase will include holiday craft and cookbooks, puzzles, two-sided art bookmarks, CDs, 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, 55 S. Keystone Ave., Emmaus, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors will experience what Christmas was like in 1803 including holiday treats and a Christmas tree dressed in period decorations. The Macungie Ministrelaires 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 sale of decorated wreaths, a raffle, a children’s craft and house tours. The Knauss Homestead and Shelter House also will be open to visitors.

The Emmaus Historical Society, 218 Main St., will celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. See the train putz and special holiday displays with the museum fully decorated with vintage artifacts from the collection. For the children, join in the celebration at Candy Cane Lane noon to 4 p.m. For the adults, come to participate in the Holiday Cheers Trail and Bonus Bites. (This is a ticketed event through Emmaus Main Street Partners noon to 5 p.m. Must be 21 years old to participate.) Bring a new scarf, hat, gloves or socks to donate for their “help those in need” holiday project.

Faith Presbyterian Church, Second and Cherokee streets, Emmaus, is once again offering free luminary kits to residents to help “light up our community” on Christmas Eve. Like last year, the church will be distributing the kits, while supplies last, at the church’s “Holiday Craft Fair” 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as well as at the “Old Fashioned Christmas” event on the Triangle in downtown Emmaus, 4-7 p.m. These disposable luminary kits consist of a paper bag, sand and a candle. To satisfy as many residents as possible, there is a suggested limit of 10 per residence. For questions, call 484-201-0388.

A breakfast with Father Christmas will be held 8 a.m. at Christkindlmarkt, Bethlehem. Also Dec. 9 and 16. 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, 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. 3

Macungie Band will present “Holiday Melodies, Past and Present” 3 p.m. at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, 3441 Devonshire Road, Allentown.

Dec. 6

The Ancient Oak Women’s Organization will meet 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.

Dec. 7

Salisbury Middle School students will present a winter concert 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 3301 Devonshire Road.

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. 14, 15

Salisbury Elementary School will host student winter concerts 9:15 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. each day.

Dec. 16

Eastern Salisbury Fire Department will hold its Santa Run. Follow their Facebook page for additional details as they become available.

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.

The Lower Macungie Fire Department will hold its annual Santa Run in Alburtis and Lower Macungie Townshp starting 2 p.m. The rain date is Dec. 17. Routes and estimated times will be posted; check www.firestation30.org or Facebook for updates.

The Emmaus Historical Society, 218 Main St., Emmaus, will once again welcome Santa and Mrs. Claus 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your children and grandchildren to replicate the yesteryear tradition of Emaus/Emmaus with an orange and a box of chocolates for the first 50 children. Bring a new scarf, hat, gloves or socks to donate for their “help those in need” holiday project.

Dec. 20

Join in the Christmas celebration with the Emmaus Historical Society for the annual covered dish party 5:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St. The society will provide the main dish. Guests are invited to bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert. Please call the museum with how many guests will be attending and what you may be adding to the potluck dinner. Put on your favorite Christmas sweater and let’s eat, drink and be merry.