Cranford Calendar

Dec
15
Sun
2019
Holiday Shop in Downtown Cranford @ Downtown Cranford
Dec 15 all-day
Holiday Shop in Downtown Cranford @ Downtown Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Holiday Shop – Friday, December 13th, 6-9 pm – Saturday, December 14th – 12-4 pm (Participating businesses all-day specials) – Sunday, December 15th (Participating businesses all-day specials)

Join us for this year’s Holiday Shop at our downtown merchants! There will be holiday caroling, in-store specials, promotions, discounts, and more. This is a great opportunity to wrap up your holiday shopping!

21st Anniversary Concert: The Pipes of Christmas @ Central Presbyterian Church
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm
21st Anniversary Concert: The Pipes of Christmas @ Central Presbyterian Church | Summit | New Jersey | United States

From the bold sounds of bagpipes and the harmonious blend of brass, strings and percussion, to the poetic and lyrical words that complement them, The Pipes of Christmas has become an annual tradition in New York and New Jersey since its inception in 1999. The Pipes of Christmas celebrates the great history and legacy of Scots and Highland culture in a well-loved, sold-out concert each December holiday season.

Dec
16
Mon
2019
CHS Madrigal Choir and Toys for Tots Event! @ Kilkenny House
Dec 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CHS Madrigal Choir and Toys for Tots Event! @ Kilkenny House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Join us for a special evening of traditional holiday songs with the Cranford High School Madrigal Singers!
We are so grateful to the very talented Madrigal Singers for their beautiful caroling every year! The event is also a fundraiser for Toys for Tots with Cranford Family Care, so please bring an unwrapped toy so we can get them to those in need! We will donate 10% of the evening’s proceeds back to the Cranford High School Music Department.  Come support two wonderful causes!
Seatings will be at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Call (908) 276-3414 to make your reservation, tables fill up quickly!
CHS Madrigal Choir and Toys for Tots Event! @ Kilkenny House
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CHS Madrigal Choir and Toys for Tots Event! @ Kilkenny House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
Join us for a special evening of traditional holiday songs with the Cranford High School Madrigal Singers!
We are so grateful to the very talented Madrigal Singers for their beautiful caroling every year! The event is also a fundraiser for Toys for Tots with Cranford Family Care, so please bring an unwrapped toy so we can get them to those in need! We will donate 10% of the evening’s proceeds back to the Cranford High School Music Department.  Come support two wonderful causes!
Seatings will be at 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Call (908) 276-3414 to make your reservation, tables fill up quickly!
Dec
18
Wed
2019
Santa’s Mailbox sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce (Nov. 29-Dec. 18) @ Cranford Post Office
Dec 18 all-day
Santa's Mailbox sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce (Nov. 29-Dec. 18) @ Cranford Post Office | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Santa’s Mailbox will be at the inside entrance to the Post Office from November 29 to December 18. Santa letters must have a return address.

Dec
21
Sat
2019
WESTFIELD AREA Y MEN’S CLUB TREE LOT OPENS SATURDAY, 11/30
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
WESTFIELD AREA Y MEN’S CLUB TREE LOT OPENS SATURDAY, 11/30

The Westfield Area Y Men’s Club Annual Christmas Tree Sale has been a community tradition since 1947, with all proceeds benefiting local charities and organizations. This year’s tree selection includes top quality Fraser Firs and Balsam Firs.  This year also features a new hybrid tree called a “Fralsam”.  This is grown in Vermont and combines the needle longevity of a Fraser with the evergreen smell of a Balsam.  It’s a very full and long lasting tree  Sizes range from 3 foot “table top” Balsams all the way up to 12 foot Balsams.  Also available are Wreathes, Evergreen Roping, Grave Covers and Tree Stands.

The tree lot is located on the Elm Street Athletic Field, across from Stop & Shop. Opening day is Saturday, November 30th and the sale continues through December 23rd or until the trees run out. Lot hours are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Monday thru Friday.

Selling Christmas trees has been the Club’s primary fundraising method.  Since its inception, the Y’s Men have raised over $2.5 million for community charitable donations.  Some of the many organizations that have benefitted from the money raised include the Westfield United Fund, Contact Caring, Children’s Specialized Hospital, Imagine, Resolve Community Counseling, Scotch Plains and Westfield Rescue Squads, Westfield Crew, Master Gardeners Club, and Westfield Area YMCA.

For more information, please visit https://www.westfieldynj.org/get-involved/community-partners/ys-mens-club/ or visit us on Facebook at Westfield Area Y’s Men’s Club Christmas Tree Sale.

Holiday Pajama Party Series at Cranford Theater @ Cranford Theater
Dec 21 @ 9:30 am
Holiday Pajama Party Series at Cranford Theater @ Cranford Theater | Garwood | New Jersey | United States

We’re thrilled to partner with Cranford Theater on a Holiday Pajama Party Movie Series! Children should feel free to attend these movies in their pajamas, and Santa will be making an appearance at the theater as well. The schedule is as follows:
Dec. 7th: The Polar Express
Dec. 14th: Elf
Dec. 21st: The Grinch

Tickets are $7 for adults, $11 for children (which includes a kids combo pack).

Dec
22
Sun
2019
Santa on Parade @ City of Rahway
Dec 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Santa on Parade @ City of Rahway

As he prepares for his Christmas Eve rounds, Santa will tour Rahway, escorted by the Mayor, City Council Members, Rahway PD, Rahway FD, and Rahway EMS.

Santa’s Parade will start at City Hall and end on Main Street with his route taking him through the City!

There will be stops along the way where kids can visit with Santa for photos, candy canes and gifts!

MEET SANTA AT THESE STOPS:
(All times are approximate)

4:30pm – JFK Community Center – 763 E. Hazelwood Ave.
5:30pm – Maple Ave. Fire House – 619 Maple Ave.
6:15pm – Hamilton Stage – 360 Hamilton St.

Dec
24
Tue
2019
Christmas Eve Services at First Presbyterian Church of Cranford @ First Presbyterian Church of Cranford
Dec 24 all-day
Christmas Eve Services at First Presbyterian Church of Cranford @ First Presbyterian Church of Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States
4:00pm Children’s Christmas Eve Service 
If you’ve got kids and family obligations Christmas Eve, the 4:00pm service is ideal! The children’s choirs, first to sixth graders, will present the children’s Christmas Cantata. Always a little mayhem and unexpected laughs, but a moving and fun experience for the young and young at heart. Under the direction of Elsa Hahn and accompanied by Ann Weeks, this year’s children’s Christmas Cantata is entitled “The Little Bell Who Wouldn’t Stop Ringing.” All are welcome!
8:00pm, Traditional Family Worship Service
Rev. J. Christian Kile will lead a traditional Christmas Eve service with familiar Christmas carols, perfect for families and all those who wish to celebrate with full choirs and organ music.  During the final hymn, “Silent Night, Holy Night”, the lights will be dimmed and candlelight will fill the Sanctuary.   All are welcome!

11:00pm Candlelight Service with Holy Communion
There will be a moving and beautiful candlelight service with Holy Communion. The service ends with dimming of the lights and the singing of “Silent Night, Holy Night” by candlelight.  All are welcome!
Children’s Christmas Eve Service @ Calvary Lutheran Church
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Children’s Christmas Eve Service @ Calvary Lutheran Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

A kid-friendly loud and joyful celebration of Jesus’ birth. Service usually lasts about 45 minutes. Dress as you feel comfortable. This is Christ’s church, and there is a place for you here.