Lehighton Area Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will welcome Santa Claus to Lehighton on Friday, Dec. 2. The organization will give away bicycles, candy canes and other items to the children that attend this event.

Girl Scouts will hand out hot chocolate, the Lehighton Fire Department transports Santa, and the Lehighton Band will play Christmas tunes. The organization is seeking sponsors to contribute toward the cost. Contact the Lehighton Area Council by Nov. 12 at (610) 377-2191 or to get additional information.