SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – “South Plainfield’s fourth annual Christmas in July will be the biggest and best event to date,” said Jill Ryan from Scarlett Ryan Consulting. On Saturday, July 30th there will be over 85 vendors up and down South Plainfield Avenue from Front Street to Old Hamilton Blvd from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s program is hosted by the South Plainfield Business Association (SPBA), the South Plainfield Business Advisory Group (BAG) and the Scarlett Foundation.

Christmas in July will begin with Breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. at the Bagel Pantry located at 134 South Plainfield Ave. At 10 a.m., the South Plainfield Marching Band, led by Santa, will parade down South Plainfield Avenue to Front Street to kick off the festivities.

There will be a treasure hunt and a tricky tray sponsored by the South Plainfield Band Boosters and performances by South Plainfield’s Summer Drama Workshop, the musicians of Park Community Church, Cory Singer, Asmar Johnson, the South Plainfield High School Robotics Team and the South Plainfield Marching Band.

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The Schedule of Events will be as follows:

Time

Event

9:00 a.m.

Breakfast with Santa

9:50 a.m.

Band Marches into Town

10:00 a.m.

Mayor Welcomes - Kick Off

10:15 a.m.

Asmar Johnson - Performs

10:30 a.m.

Cory Singer - Performs

11:00 a.m.

Treasure Hunt Will Begin

11:05 a.m.

Dunk Tank Begins

11:15 a.m.

Band Performs

11:30 a.m.

Summer Drama Performs

12:00 p.m.

Story Time

12:30 p.m.

Cory Singer - Performs

1:00 p.m.

Treasure Hunt Will Begin

1:30 p.m.

Hula Hoop Contest

2:00 p.m.

Balloon Toss

2:15 p.m.

Robotics Display

2:30 p.m.

Band Performs

2:45 p.m.

Summer Drama Performs

3:00 p.m.

Church Choir Performs

3:30 p.m.

Winners of Tricky Tray

4:00 p.m.

Event Ends

 

This year there will be an antique car and diesel truck show. All funds generated from the show will be donated to Shirley Thompson for her Christmas program, which helps local underprivileged children. Event organizers ask residents to bring a new unwrapped toy to the event. The goal is to fill a pickup truck full of toys to make this coming Christmas very special for children in need throughout the community.

There are a record number of vendors this year from jewelry, clothing, home décor, scentsy, candles, wreaths, hand bags, specialty pens, makeup, candy, Tupperware, leather goods, toys to name a few.  There will also be a number of organizations and groups from town to help round-out this popular community event.

Back by popular demand will be the dunking booth. It is everyone’s opportunity to come by and dunk the Mayor, council people, council candidates and others……

Don’t forget to come to, KC’s Korner, located at 100 Oak Tree Ave. on Friday night.  They will be hosting a Christmas Eve party from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on the patio.

Schedules and maps of the event will also be located at the information booth (booth 66)

The rain date is scheduled for Sunday July 31st from 10am-4pm.