The Christmas Walk, annual house tour, has become an event that the community looks forward to year after year. The Caldwell Woman’s Club started the Christmas walk more than 40 years ago.
When asked, the Kiwanis Club of Caldwell/West Essex took on continuing this wonderful tradition in 2011. This year’s Walk is set for Sun., Dec.11, from noon to 4:30 p.m.
Generally five or six homes plus two historic sites are included in the tour. This year there are three houses in Essex Fells, two in Caldwell and one in West Caldwell. Delight in the eclectic charms of five exceptional local homes, and two historic 19th century homes: Caldwell’s Grover Cleveland’s 1832 Birthplace; West Caldwell’s Zenas C. Crane 1854 House – all open with hosts available to answer questions.
Pine boughs, ribbons, aromas of the season, distinctive collections, and unique décor of homes filled with pride and respect for the structures, welcome in the joyful holiday season .
Kiwanis offers a meeting place at Caldwell Flowerland where complimentary refreshments are served. Rockin’ Joe’s provides the coffee service, Shoprite donates 400 cookies and Foodtown donates paper products.
If participants present their tickets at the partnering restaurants and shops they’ll receive a discount. Participating businesses include Cloverleaf Restaurant, Forte, Somewhere in Time and Smith and Company.
For tickets call 973-226-5796 or email Kiwanis006@aol.com. Tickets will also be on sale at Caldwell Flowerland throughout the month of Nov. up to the day of the event.