Cranford Calendar

Dec
8
Sun
2019
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church | New Jersey | United States

Every Saturday and Sunday till December 15 or until they run out. Home delivery is available via email requests to [email protected]

Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford Annual Holiday Boutique @ Historic Crane-Phillips House
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Green Thumb Garden Club of Cranford Annual Holiday Boutique @ Historic Crane-Phillips House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

All are welcome to Green Thumb Garden Club’s Annual Holiday Boutique at HISTORIC CRANE-PHILLIPS HOUSE,
December 7th, Saturday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
December 8th , Sunday, 10:00am – 3:00pm

The Club’s long tradition of crafting “Boxwood Trees” (diminutive fresh trees decorated in miniature) have long captured the imagination of boutique attendees. Expertly decorated wreaths will be available to deck the halls and front doors. Green Thumb also offers beautiful fresh arrangements for every size and space in every home. Signature long-lasting fresh green Porch Pots (suitable for outdoors), specialty ornaments, and baked goods will be available as well as miniature arrangements that make for wonderful hostess gifts. The garden club will once again be selling our Landmark Series of noteworthy Cranford buildings and homes. Please join Green Thumb Garden Club members at our new Holiday Boutique Venue (previously Hanson House).

Proceeds from the sale are used to beautify township plantings that are maintained by Green Thumb, as well as the new waterfall in the atrium of the Cranford Community Center.

Green Thumb will take “pre-orders” of the Boxwood Christmas Trees or Porch Pots until Dec 4th. Visit our Facebook page for more details.

Celebrate the Season! Skate with Santa. @ Warinanco Sports Center
Dec 8 @ 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Celebrate the Season! Skate with Santa. @ Warinanco Sports Center | Kenilworth | New Jersey | United States

Ho ho ho! Celebrate the Season Tickets are now on sale.
Your chance to Skate with Santa, listen to the Carol Singers and do some fun crafts with your family. Tickets are limited to 325 people.
All guests need tickets, even if you are not skating. These tickets sold out fast last year so don’t delay!

http://warinancoparkstore.com/golf/ecom_v2/ecom.php

DETAILS:
The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites you to this special event at the new Warinanco Sports Center.
Celebrate the Season at Warinanco! Skate with Santa and his elves will be on Sunday, Dec. 8th 2019 from 11am-1pm!
Bring your family & kick off the holiday season at the newly modernized Warinanco Sports Center

Skate on the newly modernized rink
Visit with Santa & skate with the elves
Enjoy holiday carols
Kids crafts & face-painting
Sit by the fire
Dine in the café
Tickets include entry to the event, skate rental, hot chocolate and cookies!

Choose from: 11am-1pm, 1:30-3.30pm, 4-6pm.

TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE PRE-SALE THERE WILL BE NO TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY- STRICTLY 325 PEOPLE PER SESSION.

All people wanting to enter the building will require a paid ticket if they are skating or not. Under 2’s are free of charge. There will be no opportunity to buy a ticket on the door so please ensure you have accounted for everyone in your group when purchasing tickets, including spectators.

Home For The Holidays House Tour @ Throughout Cranford
Dec 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Home For The Holidays House Tour @ Throughout Cranford

Our 30th Annual Home for the Holidays House Tour is a self-directed tour featuring 4 beautiful Cranford homes lovingly decorated for the holidays. Attendees will be guided through each home where volunteers will share information on the special details of each one. Stop by our Hospitality House, where you are invited to share in some light refreshments. In your interest, and our homeowners’, please wear low-heeled, comfortable shoes. Please, no children under 12 or photography.

Check-in/ticket pick up: Booklets are available for advance pickup on Thursday 12/5 from 6pm-9pm and Saturday 12/7 from 10am-1pm at the Cranford Community Center Atrium (220 Walnut Ave). Please note: Tour Booklets are required for entrance to the homes.

Additional tickets may be purchased on the day of the Tour for $30 each at the Hanson House. The price of $25 is for advance sales only. Thank you!

Dec
12
Thu
2019
Sip ‘N Shop at Cougar HQ @ Cougar Headquarters
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Dec
13
Fri
2019
Holiday Shop in Downtown Cranford @ Downtown Cranford
Dec 13 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!

Celebratory Taize` Evensong Service & Reception @ Trinity Episcopal Church
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Celebratory Taize` Evensong Service & Reception @ Trinity Episcopal Church

Father Andy Kruger has been elevated to Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, becoming only the 19th Rector in Trinity’s 147 year history. To celebrate Father Andy’s elevation, a Taize`-style Verspers or Evensong service will be held on Friday December 13, 2019 at 7:30PM. A reception will follow the service. Everyone is cordially invited to attend the this very special event.

Dec
14
Sat
2019
Holiday Shop in Downtown Cranford @ Downtown Cranford
Dec 14 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!

@ St. Michael’s School Cafeteria
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am

If you would like to attend the Breakfast with Santa, please fill out the order form below. Return the bottom portion of this flyer in an envelope labeled “Santa Breakfast” with payment no later than Wednesday, December 11.

The cost is $10.00 per person for both adults and children with a family maximum of $30.00. Everyone must check-in – entrance is through the door at St. Michael’s Lane.

Print out your registration and return to St. Michael’s
https://smscranford.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Santa-Breakfast-School-2019.pdf

4th Annual Jingle Bell Jog @ Nomahegan Park
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
4th Annual Jingle Bell Jog @ Nomahegan Park | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

‘TWAS THE 14th OF DECEMBER AND ALL THROUGH THE PARK NOT A BELL WILL BE RINGING UNTIL WE EMBARK! THE BELLS WILL BE WAITING TO BE COLLECTED WITH CARE IN HOPES THAT THE JINGLE JOGGERS WILL SOON BE THERE!

Join in the fun at the 4th Annual Jingle Bell Jog on Saturday December 14, 2019 (RAIN DATE December 15th).

Walk, jog, run, or stroll on the beautiful pathway around the lake. Get a jingle bell for each lap you complete. Enjoy the jingle getting louder and louder throughout the event!

After the jog, recieve a raffle ticket for every jingle bell you collected. Raffle baskets, provided by local businesses, will be raffled off after the event. (The jogging part will last for approx. 30 minutes).

Children, strollers, and leashed dogs are all welcomed!

>>>>>This event is not a sanctioned 5k or competative race. (although you know you want to get the most jingle bells to impress your friends)<<<<<

TICKETS WILL SELL OUT- reserve your spot ASAP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-jingle-bell-jog-2019-tickets-80475182437

OPERATION WARM HEART DONATIONS: Gently used or new hats, gloves, scarves, and jackets, Keurig coffee and tea, laundry pods, sewing supplies, disposable/unopened tableware, bottled water, monetary donations. https://theelizabethcoalition.org/operation-warm-heart/

BEST FRIEND DOG AND ANIMAL ADOPTION: Canned dog and cat food (no Alpo or Pedigree please), cat and dog treats, rugged toys, black Kongs, monetary donations. https://www.bfdaaa.com

 

Holiday Vendor Sale @ St. Thomas Parish Center
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Holiday Vendor Sale @ St. Thomas Parish Center

A special, Holiday Gift Sale will be held in the parish center located at 1407 St.Georges Ave. Rahway. This handicap accessible center can accommodate 60 vendors at each market.

The Vendors have beautiful gifts for children and adults, as well as household items, collectibles,
toys and antiques.

Our Kitchen prepares food to eat-in or take-out!

At every Vendor Sale and Flea Market: Everyone is eligible to enter the “FREE” 1:00PM Raffle – for a $25.00 Gift Certificate. On Dec. 14th, our St. Thomas Parish Gift Shop is open from 9am to 1 pm Religious gifts items for all Ages.

WESTFIELD AREA Y MEN’S CLUB TREE LOT OPENS SATURDAY, 11/30
Dec 14 @ 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 14 @ 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).

Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church | New Jersey | United States

Every Saturday and Sunday till December 15 or until they run out. Home delivery is available via email requests to [email protected]

Christmas Shoppe and Soup Fest @ 201 Lincoln Avenue, Cranford, NJ
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Christmas Shoppe and Soup Fest @ 201 Lincoln Avenue, Cranford, NJ

2019 Christmas Shoppe and Soup Festival
Dec. 14th, 2019 at Cranford United Methodist Church

Hosted by Neshanic Valley Beekeepers, LLC and Cranford United Methodist Church, NJ

The Cranford United Methodist Church will host its 9th annual Christmas Holiday Shoppe and Soup Fest on Saturday, December 14, 2019, 10 am – 3 pm. This is a family-friendly event where kids and adults alike can to do their holiday shopping.

Over 45 vendors will offer a large variety of merchandise, crafts and gifts. There is sure to be something for everyone in the Christmas Shoppe and Soup Fest!

Five fabulous homemade soups will be available as part of the event and re-packaged soups (quarts & pints) for take-out will also be available until supplies last. Come early – these soups sell out quickly!

Baked goods and lunch will be available for purchase, too. So, skip the mall, the crowds and the hassles and join us for a great day of unique shopping!

The event will take place in the church’s education building at 201 Lincoln Avenue, corner of Walnut and Lincoln Avenues, Cranford. Admission is free. There is plenty of free parking.

For information, please call Angela at (908) 276-0936 or send a message to [email protected]. Website: cranfordumc.com.

Seventh Annual Christmas Shoppe and Soup Festival @ Cranford United Methodist Church
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Seventh Annual Christmas Shoppe and Soup Festival @ Cranford United Methodist Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Christmas/Holiday Shoppe with lots of vendors and… The soup Festival. Hot and Ready or To Go.

Trolley Rides with Santa sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce @ Gazebo
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Trolley Rides with Santa sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce @ Gazebo | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Free Trolley Rides  & Singing Holiday Songs with Santa. Leaving every 15 minutes from the Gazebo. Sponsored by Two River Community Bank and Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce.

Turini Free Christmas Concert @ 247 Walnut Ave
Dec 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Turini Free Christmas Concert @ 247 Walnut Ave | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Stop by 247 Walnut Avenue this Saturday, December 15 at 2pm or 6pm for a FREE outdoor holiday concert and some hot cocoa and cider with friends! Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and cozy up!

Turini Free Christmas Concert @ 247 Walnut Ave
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Turini Free Christmas Concert @ 247 Walnut Ave | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Stop by 247 Walnut Avenue this Saturday, December 15 at 2pm or 6pm for a FREE outdoor holiday concert and some hot cocoa and cider with friends! Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and cozy up!

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!