YARDLEY BOROUGH >> The public is invited to come to the Old Library by Lake Afton to meet Santa’s sister, Auntie Claus, and welcome Yardley’s new little Christmas tree growing in its place of honor on the Lake’s shore.
The Yardley Historical Association will host two days of festivities. On Saturday, December 15 Auntie Claus will be visiting from 4 to 6 p.m. followed by a tree lighting at 6:15. A Holiday Gathering will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 16.
The Old Library will be decked out in its holiday best to greet Auntie Claus, who will be coming to Yardley from her penthouse in the Bing Cherry Hotel in New York City. She will tell young and old about her adventures in New York and the North Pole and give out her special presents because she truly believes that it is better to give than receive.
Her guests can see a tall fir tree decorated Auntie Claus-style and enjoy mulled cider and cookies. “Yardley” gifts – tea towels, books, notepaper, ornaments, and prints – will be on sale to benefit the maintenance of the Old Library. At 6:15 p.m., Auntie Claus will do the honors of making the new little Christmas tree sparkle for the first time. Her guests are welcome to bring along a “1st” ornament to decorate the tree.
The Holiday Gathering on Sunday, December 16 at 5:30 p.m. is the perfect chance to share the season’s cheer and meet new friends. An old-fashioned covered dish supper will be the highlight. Please bring along your favorite hors d’oeuvre, entrée, salad, or dessert to share. Beverages, spirited and soft; plates, and utensils will be provided. There will be caroling, too.
The public is invited to both events, which are free. Donations are always welcome. Proceeds will benefit the Historical Association’s efforts to maintain the Victorian library building and its collections of books, documents, and ephemera related to Yardley’s history.