An Allentown church wants to make Christmas a little merrier for area families--and they're starting with a free Christmas tree.

The City Limits Assembly of God, located at 302 Ridge Avenue, plans to give away more than 1,000 free live Christmas trees of all sizes on Friday, starting at 7 p.m.

Church officials say the giveaway will be accompanied by live Christmas music, free hot dogs and hot chocolate.

The church says it is dedicated to reaching out and meeting the material and spiritual needs of the community.

The church has been giving away trees for the past 19 years.