Holiday Happenings

Clark: Clark UNICO will sponsor a holiday flea market & craft show at Arthur L. Johnson High School, 365 Westfield Ave. on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Info: 1-201-998-1144

Cranford: On Dec. 15, from 1-4 p.m., children can take free trolley rides with Santa that leave from the township’s gazebo. For info, call the Chamber of Commerce at 1-908-272-6114.

The Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue, will show the little-known classic Christmas movie, “Remember the Night” on Tuesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. Info: 1-908-709-7272.

Edison: The Edison Recreation Department is holding a holiday home decorating contest. The entry deadline is Friday, Dec. 14 with judging to be held Dec. 18 & 19. Applications may be picked up at a community center or the main recreation office, 100 Municipal Blvd., or downloaded at Info: 1-732-248-7312.

Elizabeth: Mayor Bollwage, the City Council and the Office of Youth Services will present the Citywide Winterfest at AMC Theater at The Outlet Collection: Jersey Gardens, 651 Kapkowski Road, on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. – noon. Open to all residents: enjoy a holiday movie, picture with Santa and free gifts for children 12 and under while supplies last. Advance registration required. Info: 1-908-820-4051.

On Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 6 p.m. Councilman Carlos Cedeno, Mayor Bollwage and Santa will take part in the Wilson Park holiday tree lighting. Info: 1-908-353-1231.

Perth Amboy: Get a photo with Santa at the Christmas Village at Fink Park at the corner of Madison and Smith on Fridays Dec. 14 and 21 from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 15, from noon-5 p.m. Photos are free with a receipt from any downtown business or $5 without a receipt. Free hot chocolate.

The Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Ave., will hold an open house on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 1-4 p.m. The free event will offer the opportunity to see the former Royal Governor’s home decorated for the holidays. Info: 1-732-826-5527.

The Proprietary House will hold its annual Christmas Tea on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 1-4 p.m. A choir will sing holiday songs. Tickets are $30. Reservations required; call 1-732-500-2081.

Rahway: Mystic Vision Players presents “Carol Channeling, Caroling!” on Friday, Dec. 14 and Saturday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center Loft, 1601 Irving Street. Tickets are $20. Info: 1-732-499-8226.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, from 8 a.m. – noon, the Rahway High School Bands and Band Booster Association will hold a Pancake Breakfast with Santa in the cafeteria of Rahway High School, 1012 Madison Ave. There will be live holiday music and a chance to take photos with Santa. All profits benefit the Rahway High School Bands.

Roselle: On Saturday, Dec. 22 at 6 p.m., Roselle residents are invited to enjoy a Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Holiday Event at Warinanco Park.

Roselle Park: The borough is holding a holiday home decorating contest. The entry deadline is Friday, Dec. 14 and winners will be recognized at the Dec. 20 council meeting. Download an application at or pick one up at the Casano Community Center.

South Amboy: The Sadie Pope Dowdell Library, 100 Harold G. Hoffman Plaza, will hold a kids holiday party on Friday, Dec. 14 from 3-4:30 p.m. Info: 1-732-721-6060.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m., the Saint Mary Chamber Orchestra and Choral Society will present Handel’s Messiah at St. Mary Church, 256 Augusta St. Suggested donation: $15. Info: 1-732-721-0179.

Woodbridge: The Barron Arts Center’s holiday train show will be open from Dec. 1-28, Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and weekends from 2-4 p.m. It will be closed Christmas Day. Free admission, but donations are welcome. Info: 1-732-634-0413.

Get a photo of your pet with Santa Claus at the Woodbridge Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center, 195 Woodbridge Ave., Sewaren from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16. A $5 donation is requested.

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