Some call it the miracle on Main Street.
More than 800 people annually have attended a free Christmas Eve breakfast and toy giveaway at Phil Waterford’s Manteca Ford showroom at 555 North Main Street for the past five years.
This year the tradition continues with a free Christmas Eve breakfast on Tuesday, Dec. 24, from 8 to 11 a.m. being staged by Waterford, his family, Manteca Ford staff, and community volunteers.
The first 500 children, 12 and under will receive an unwrapped toy and a chance to meet Santa. The Manteca Walgreens will be on site offering the gift of health with free flu shots from 8 to 11 a.m. as well.
For more information call 239-3561.
Toy giveaway and breakfast
The Place of Refuge, 486 Button Avenue just south of Yosemite Avenue and Highway 99, is staging their annual free pancake breakfast and toy giveaway following a short service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22. Santa will be on hand.
For more information contact the church office at 239-1371.
Church offering caroling fest
Want to make some joyous noise this Christmas season? Then drop by the Southside Christian Church, 314 Locust Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 5 p.m.
They are planning a free Caroling Fest featuring traditional carols, Christmas songs, and other selections.
Golden Bough concert Saturday
Golden Bough is returning to Manteca on Saturday, Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church at North Street and Powers Avenue as part of the Manteca Kindred Arts’ concert series. Tickets at the door are $15 each for adults, $5 each for anyone under 18 years of age.
Chocolate & music
The Ghirardelli Chocolate warehouse store on Roth Road in Lathrop will have 90 students from the Lathrop High choir and band entertaining starting Saturday at noon. Santa will also make a special appearance on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. to visit with children.
It is part of their annual two-day warehouse sale.
Manteca Rainbow Girls Assembly #38 is conducting their annual gift wrapping at the Manteca Kmart on Northgate Drive daily through Dec. 23 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 24.