The Old Library by Lake Afton will be dressed in its holiday best as the Yardley Historical Association celebrates “An Ornamental Christmas, Shiny and Bright.” This year’s festivities include two events. A Community Open House will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 1 to 5 p.m., and there will be a Holiday Covered Dish Dinner on Sunday, December 8 at 5:30 p.m.
As the crowds flock to Main Street for Yardley’s annual parade on December 7, visitors will be welcomed to an Open House at the Old Library to enjoy the spectacle of a tall spruce tree decorated as it would have been in the early 1900’s with German figural glass ornaments, candles, and tinsel. A layout of working model trains will lend its charm and remind visitors of the railroad’s role in Yardley’s history.
Homemade cookies and mulled cider will be served, and, for those who have “Yardley presents” on their lists, a variety of items will be available for purchase, including Old Library tote bags, tea towels, wine glasses, notepaper, and Yardley, the Images of America book by Vince Profy that contains old photographs of the town and its people.
The Holiday Covered Dish Dinner on Sunday, December 8 at 5:30 p.m. is a perfect chance to share holiday cheer with neighbors and meet new friends. Please bring along your favorite six-serving covered dish and enjoy sampling the offerings of your fellow great cooks. Plates, utensils, and beverages will be provided. The evening’s entertainment is always a surprise.
Both “Ornamental Christmas” activities will be held in the Old Library by Lake Afton, 46 West Afton Avenue, Yardley. Proceeds will benefit the Historical Association’s efforts to maintain the Victorian library building and its collection of books, documents, and ephemera related to Yardley’s history.