Cranford Calendar

Dec
14
Fri
2018
CRANFORD’S 4th ANNUAL HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST @ Cranford
Dec 14 all-day
CRANFORD’S 4th ANNUAL HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST @ Cranford

Get into the spirit of the Holiday Season and join the Cranford Recreation & Parks Department in Cranford’s 4th Annual Holiday Decorating Contest!

Simply fill out the registration form and let us know your house that you’ll be entering in the contest! Forms can be found online at the Rec Department’s web site, FB, Instagram or at the Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Most Outrageous, Most Traditional, All-Around Favorite.

Prizes will consist of a gift certificate to a local establishment, as well as a lawn sign to let everyone know you’re a winner! A committee will be put together to vote. Winners will be announced Thursday evening, December 20.

Registration must be entered by Friday, December 14th. Please email us the registration form at: [email protected]
Or, just drop off the form at the Community Center. Call 908-709-7283 for more information.

 

Downtown Cranford Holiday Shop @ Downtown Cranford
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown Cranford Holiday Shop @ Downtown Cranford

Join us Downtown on Friday, December 14th from 6-8PM for the Holiday Shop.  The Celebration Singers will be caroling downtown and stores will be offering discounts, promotions, treats, and more. It’s a great way to support our local businesses while also getting your holiday shopping done!

6th Annual Cranford SantaCon @ Downtown Cranford Clock
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 11:45 pm
6th Annual Cranford SantaCon @ Downtown Cranford Clock

All you need to do to participate is dress up and show up! Itinerary and details will be posted soon.

Dec
15
Sat
2018
Boy Scout Troop #75 Luminaria Sale
Dec 15 all-day
Boy Scout Troop #75 Luminaria Sale

$9 for a dozen white bags with long-burning candles! Options for ordering below. Deliveries made on 12/15.

WESTFIELD AREA Y MEN’S CLUB ANNUAL TREE SALE @ Elm Street Field
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
WESTFIELD AREA Y MEN’S CLUB ANNUAL TREE SALE @ Elm Street Field  | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

Since 1953, the Westfield Area Y Men’s Club has held its annual Christmas Tree Sale at the Elm Street field.  All proceeds are donated to local charities and non-profit organizations. The event is run by club members from Westfield, Scotch Plains, Mountainside and Cranford, along with many volunteers from area organizations and local youth.

The trees will be delivered and lot set up between November 17th– 23rd.  This is no small feat, as there are approximately three tractor-trailer loads of trees per year!

Opening day is Saturday, November 24th and ends on Saturday, December 22rd, or until the trees run out.   Lot hours are 9:00 am-6:00 pm Saturday and Sunday and 5:00 – 9:00 pm Monday-Friday.

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

Pictured here: Westfield Area Y Men’s Club members and volunteers unload trees from a truck for this year’s Christmas Tree Sale.

Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church | New Jersey | United States

Every Saturday and Sunday till December 16 or until they run out. Home delivery is available via email requests to [email protected]

The 2nd Annual Marketspace at Westfield @ Downtown Westfield
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The 2nd Annual Marketspace at Westfield @ Downtown Westfield | Westfield | New Jersey | United States
Happy Holidays! The Marketspace at Westfield will be open during the first *THREE* consecutive weekends in December. This downtown storefront will feature a revolving selection of local, handmade wares and vintage collectibles. FREE TO ATTEND!
Address: 177 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090 (former Children’s Place)
Saturday & Sunday
December 1 & 2
December 8 & 9
December 15 & 16
10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Don’t miss live entertainment, DIY craft classes for kids, and complimentary photos with Santa at The Marketspace at Westfield 2018!
Photos with Santa Sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce @ Gazebo
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Photos with Santa Sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce @ Gazebo

Photos with Santa at the Gazebo. ($3.00 per photo)

Trolley Rides with Santa sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce @ Gazebo
Dec 15 @ 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 St. Michael Church.

Turini Free Christmas Concert @ 247 Walnut Ave
Dec 15 @ 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!

Styled by Wanda B. 2nd Annual Pop Up Shop @ VFW in Cranford
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Styled by Wanda B. 2nd Annual Pop Up Shop @ VFW in Cranford | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Jewelry. Natural Products Items For Men, Women & Children, Desserts & More.

Turini Free Christmas Concert @ 247 Walnut Ave
Dec 15 @ 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
16
Sun
2018
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Boy Scout Christmas Wreath Sale @ First Presbyterian Church | New Jersey | United States

Every Saturday and Sunday till December 16 or until they run out. Home delivery is available via email requests to [email protected]

The 2nd Annual Marketspace at Westfield @ Downtown Westfield
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
The 2nd Annual Marketspace at Westfield @ Downtown Westfield | Westfield | New Jersey | United States
Happy Holidays! The Marketspace at Westfield will be open during the first *THREE* consecutive weekends in December. This downtown storefront will feature a revolving selection of local, handmade wares and vintage collectibles. FREE TO ATTEND!
Address: 177 E Broad St, Westfield, NJ 07090 (former Children’s Place)
Saturday & Sunday
December 1 & 2
December 8 & 9
December 15 & 16
10:00 am — 6:00 pm
Don’t miss live entertainment, DIY craft classes for kids, and complimentary photos with Santa at The Marketspace at Westfield 2018!
Christmas Carols performed by Michael Dooley @ Eastman Plaza
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm
Christmas Carols performed by Michael Dooley @ Eastman Plaza | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

Michael Dooley, who will be performing the role of Sam Carmichael in Mamma Mia this February at Cranford Dramatic Club will be singing Christmas Carols at Eastman Plaza at 1pm  on Sunday, December 16 (weather permitting).

Come on down and enjoy some free holiday entertainment while you’re doing your last minute Christmas shopping in Downtown Cranford!

SWIM WITH SANTA AT THE WESTFIELD AREA YMCA @ Main Y Facility
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SWIM WITH SANTA AT THE WESTFIELD AREA YMCA @ Main Y Facility  | Westfield | New Jersey | United States

The Westfield Area YMCA invites the community to celebrate the holiday season at the 3rd annual “Swim with Santa” on Sunday, December 16th at the Main Y Facility located at 220 Clark Street in Westfield.

Come as a family! Participants choose a 30-minute time slot between 1:00-3:00pm to swim with Santa and his elves. A parent or guardian must be in the pool with children under age 5 or children who can’t swim.  Before or after your time in the pool, enjoy more fun with arts & crafts.

Registration is open to members and non-members online or in-person at the Welcome Center. Proceeds benefit the Y’s Annual Support Campaign which ensures that no one who lives or works in Cranford, Garwood, Mountainside or Westfield and is experiencing a bona fide financial hardship is denied the opportunity to participate at the Y.  We are a drop off location for the Westfield Food Pantry!  Feel free to bring a non-perishable item.

Questions? Please contact Sharon London at [email protected] or call 908-301-YMCA (9622).

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. For information on all the classes, programs, leagues and events offered at the Westfield Area YMCA, visit www.westfieldynj.org or call 908-301-YMCA (9622).

Dec
18
Tue
2018
Santa’s Mailbox sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce (Nov. 24-Dec. 18) @ Cranford Post Office
Dec 18 all-day
Santa's Mailbox sponsored by the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce (Nov. 24-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 24 to December 18. Santa letters must have a return address.

Dec
22
Sat
2018
Annual Holiday Gingerbread House Making Workshop @ Cranford United Methodist Church
Dec 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Annual Holiday Gingerbread House Making Workshop @ Cranford United Methodist Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

See attached registration form for more information.

Dec
24
Mon
2018
Young Children’s Christmas Eve Service @ Calvary Lutheran Church
Dec 24 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Young Children’s Christmas Eve Service @ Calvary Lutheran Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

This is a Nativity Service for young families where kids can be kids and celebrate the joy of the season!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Festival Service @ Calvary Lutheran Church
Dec 24 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Festival Service @ Calvary Lutheran Church | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

A festival service with Holy Communion, special instrumental music and wonderful holiday choral pieces by the Calvary Choir.