Tomorrow, we enter the final month of the year. And the City of Cranford wants to make sure to end 2018 with a bang. They’ve scheduled tons of great holiday events over the next few weeks. Since I’m sure you won’t want to miss anything, I’ve put together this list of upcoming 2018 holiday fun in Cranford. Which ones will you be participating in?
2018 Holiday Fun in Cranford
Homes for the Holidays House Tour
Visit four beautiful Cranford homes decked out in all of their holiday finery this Sunday, December 2nd on the Holidays House Tour. For just $25 per person, take a self-guided tour of these properties. Inside each home, volunteers share details about the property’s history while guests dine on light refreshments. As a courtesy to the homeowners and for your comfort, please wear low-heeled shoes. This event is open to anyone aged 12 or older. The homeowners also ask that no photos be taken of the homes while you visit either. Purchase tickets before Sunday by visiting the Holidays House Tour Eventbrite website. Then, pick up your tickets and guide book at the Hanson House (38 Springfield Ave) on Sunday beginning at 10:30 am. The homes on the tour open their doors at noon. If you wait until the day of the event to purchase your tickets, it will cost you $5 more per person.
Cranford Menorah Lighting
The first day of Hanukkah takes place this Sunday, December 2nd. On December 5th, all faiths are welcome to watch as the Cranford menorah is lit up for this season. The menorah is located on Springfield Ave, directly across from the municipal building. Guests receive free refreshments and traditional Chanukah gelt as well.
Santa Toy Drive
‘Tis the season of giving. One way to be a part of the holiday fun in Cranford is to donate to the Cranford Santa Toy Drive. Simply drop off your new, unwrapped toys at the Cranford Fire Station on Springfield between 5 pm and 9 pm next Wednesday (December 5th) or between 9 am and 1 pm next Saturday (December 8th). All gifts collected will be delivered to our underprivileged families on December 14th and 16th. If you would like to register to receive a gift, please sign up online here. Contact the Cranford Jaycees if you have any questions about the toy drive.
Breakfast with Santa
Make this Christmas one to remember. Sign your child up for Breakfast with Santa at the Garlic Rose Bistro. Santa Claus agreed to take time out of his busy schedule to fly in from the North Pole and sit down for a personal meet and greet with all the good boys and girls that come to have breakfast with him on December 8th. But you must make a reservation in order to get in. Spots fill up quickly. So, make sure to contact Garlic Rose today at (908) 276-5749.
For more holiday fun in Cranford, bring your child to the Cranford Post Office anytime between now and December 18th. Drop off their letters to Santa in the specially marked mailbox right inside the post office’s entrance. Make sure your letter includes a return address. Santa sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. But let’s make it easier for him to send a letter back to your child by including your home address.