A Twelfth Night colonial celebration is planned for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 4 at the historic George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets, Catasauqua. The day’s festivities are open to the public.
The Twelfth Night holiday stems from a belief that it was unlucky to leave Christmas decorations hanging after the 12th day after Christmas — or Jan. 6. It is a tradition originally attached to the festival of Candlemas Day.
Lisa Haynos opened the doors of Bridge Street Family Restaurant to a rush of families looking forward to having breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus Dec. 14.
“We came in from the North Pole and wanted to get breakfast,” the Christmas duo said as they arrived at the eatery, 215 Bridge St., Catasauqua.
The deal Haynos worked out with Santa was free breakfast if he and his wife talked to the kids. The Clauses quickly agreed.
Santa went from table to table, talking to each of the families while they enjoyed their breakfast.
Tiffany Henne is one of the parents who had her children enrolled in day care at the former St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, and who hoped to continue her children’s early education and care at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall.
The day care is now not going forward as planned.