Clifton Candyland –
A Sweet Treat For Residents
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Recreation Department conducted their annual Clifton Candyland event on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at the Municipal Complex. The event was a sweet treat for over 400 residents who enjoyed an evening of crafts, snacks & food, games, character visits, photos with Santa, flashlight candy cane hunt, rides and a trackless train through the complex. Participants could wander through Candyland and engage in the various activities ride the train, listen to music played by the Clifton Office of Emergency Management, guess how many candies were in a jar for a chance to win a bag full of toys, then have some cookies, juice and hot chocolate provided by the Clifton National Little League Division while Gerry D’s Catering offered dinner options for the participants. Candyland visitors tried their luck in our candy cane play-station and played games such as the peppermint frisbee toss, peppermint par-tee golf game, hook line and sinker candy cane fishing and candy cane hoop-la hula hoop toss for small prizes & candy. Children of all ages were searching high and low with flashlights for candy canes in the ever popular Candy Cane Hunt. Other participants couldn’t pass up a visit with Santa in the Clifton Arts Center taking photos, giving Christmas wish lists or a simple hug. All children who visited Santa received a candy cane and coloring books from his elves. Local resident, Greg Baron performed holiday songs on the piano while participants enjoyed their visit with Santa. Costume Characters such as Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer and a Polar Bear added extra excitement to the event as they strolled through the area taking photos with the children and their families.
The event was a huge success and enjoyed by all. We look forward to another exciting event next year. A special thank you goes to the hardworking volunteers who made this event possible as well as the event sponsors Clifton National Little League, Liberty Tax Services –Clifton, Avenue of Flags, CHS Key Club, Greg Baron, Gerry D’s Catering, JC Promotions, the Clifton Art Center, Lester Herrschaft Center, Adult Opportunity Center, Clifton Special Police and the Clifton Office of Emergency Management.