SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains invites residents to a Hometown Holiday Celebration from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. featuring a horse drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo, visits with Santa, hot chocolate and donuts, cookie decorating, face painting and more on Sun., Dec. 8.

Santa will arrive at 3:00 p.m. and goes back to the North Pole at 5:00 p.m. after he lights the town tree. This event is rain or shine. The Holiday Celebration is sponsored by the Scotch Plains Business and Professional Association. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily local news source. Sign up for our free daily eNewsletter and “Like” us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.