Fanwood Holiday Celebration, Hendel's 'Messiah' at Fanwood Presbyterian Today

What's happening today in Scotch Plains and Fanwood.

Fanwood Holiday Celebration: Fanwood's annual holiday celebration will take place on Sunday on the lawn at the historic Fanwood train station on North Avenue. Join in to for Santa's arrival, holiday snacks, hot chocolate, seasonal music, holiday crafts and refreshments – all for free. The celebration concludes at 5 p.m. when Mayor Colleen Mahr lights the Fanwood town tree. Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m.

Handel's Messiah 
at Fanwood Presbyterian Church: 
A chorus of more than 75 singers, professional opera singers and a full professional orchestra under the direction of Tom Berdos will perform the joyful Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah. Tickets are $20.00 and are available at the church office during business hours. Instructions for mail-in ticket orders are available by calling the church at 908-889-8891, ext. 17. Sunday, 4 p.m.

Fanwood police collecting cell phones: Drop off old cell phones at the Fanwood Police Station, 75 N. Martine Avenue, now through Jan. 14 and help the police department and the Union County Domestic Violence Response Team provide hope to victims of domestic violence.

Fanwood police holiday toy drive: The Fanwood Police Department is coordinating a holiday gift donation for the Parents as Teachers program in Union County. A giving tree with ornaments for each child will be located outside of Borough Hall. To participate, please take and ornament and return the unwrapped gift (with the tag attached) by Friday, Dec. 13 to either the Fanwood Police Department (ask for Dianne) or bring it to Borough Hall. More details here.

Fanwood Christmas tree sale: 
The Fanwood Fire Department and the Fanwood Lions Club have joined together once again to sell Christmas trees at LaGrande Park. They will be selling Balsams, Douglas Firs, Frasier Firs and wreaths. All proceeds benefit local charities. More details here.

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