CRANFORD - The Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony tonight at the gazebo, but there will be no public access.

Everyone is encouraged to view the live broadcast on TV35 and the TV35 Facebook page beginning at 5 p.m. with some Christmas carols. Santa is expected to arrive in Cranford around 6 p.m. to help light the Christmas tree that is being decorated by Cranford girl scouts. 

Though this year kids won't be able to take pictures with Santa at the ceremony, the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce is now hosting on Sunday nights "Stories with Santa." Tune into the Cranford Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page at 7 p.m. on Sundays as Santa will go online to read bedtime stories for the local girls & boys.