The Friends of the Easton Public Library are adding a Gingerbread House contest to their annual Holiday Market and Tree Lighting festivities. Individuals and groups of all ages are encouraged to participate. We are now accepting entry forms: send email to See below for more details. Contributed photo

The Friends of the Easton Public Library are hosting their third annual Holiday Market and Tree Lighting gathering on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. Crafts, hot chocolate, Santa, Ms. Claus Sing-a-long, and the Joel Barlow Chamber Singers: It’ll all come together, culminating in the tree lighting itself at 5:15 p.m. Save the date and please join us!

This year the Friends have added a Gingerbread House competition to get us all in the mood for the season and to allow our creative juices to flow. All houses will be on display during the Market itself on Dec 3, and then on display in the library through Friday, Dec 15. Library patrons and visitors can vote on winners in three different categories: 1) Most Traditional 2) Most Creative 3) Best in Show, Ages 5 to 10. Note all items used to make the houses must be edible.

To secure your spot, you can make a reservation HERE, and/or contact us at with your name and contact info (email, phone, address). We kindly ask for a minimum donation of $10/entry as a way to support the Library Friends, who in turn support the Library.

Also New This Year: Easton Organizations Can Showcase Themselves at the Market.

Another new element to the Holiday Market this year: the Friends are offering space to Easton organizations and not-for-profit groups to showcase themselves to neighbors, and to allow the community to learn more about their group. If you are a member of an Easton group who might be interested in participating, please email right away; there is limited availability but we’d love to have you share your work with the town.

See you Sunday, Dec. 3 from 3 to 6 p.m.

We look forward to enjoying your creations. And then we’ll see you at the Market and Tree Lighting on Sunday Dec. 3, 3 to 6 p.m., when we can admire our town’s artistic creativity, learn more about our great town and all that it has to offer, and enjoy some holiday good cheer.

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