The "Old Fashioned Christmas" celebration began on Friday night, Dec. 2, as the Emmaus Public Library kicked off a fun-filled weekend by hosting their 5th Annual Wine and Cheese Reception and Holiday Book Sale.
Students from Emmaus High School's Jazz Ensemble entertained guests who took advantage of the free food and drinks.
Checks were presented from several groups in support of the library, with the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library donating $16,000. Friday's donation brings their total contributions to the library to $90,000.
The fun continued through Saturday, as a number of local historic Emmaus sites such as Shelter House, 1803 House and Emmaus Moravian Church opened their doors to welcome locals to old-time holiday traditions such as candle-making, ornament crafting, holiday stories and tours of the historic buildings.
Later in the day, horse and carriage rides were offered for a minimal fee. Music and caroling began on Triangle Park, and by 6 p.m. the annual Emmaus Christmas tree lighting took place drawing hundreds of locals to the downtown area.