While Christmas may still be over a month away, we bet you have already seen a few people with Christmas decorations and lights already adorning their houses. To help you get in the holiday spirit, here are some of the best places to go for a Christmas lights road trip near Rahway.
Cranbury Christmas Lights
The Shaw family’s home in Cranbury is illuminated with 120,000 lights all synchronized to Christmas music. It is free to watch the light show; however, the Shaws do encourage a donation to the local food bank. You can also secure a VIP spot to watch the lights from when you make a donation of $100. The lights usually run 6-9 p.m. every night between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The address for the house is 128 North Main St.
T&A Sprinklers Light Show
With over 200,000 lights, the T&A Sprinklers Light Show in Old Bridge is a joy to watch. The lights are set to music and are free to watch. The lights start after Thanksgiving and run through New Year’s. You can see the lights at 18 Central Ave.
Edison Light Show
Head to Edison and eat at Charlie Brown’s restaurant. Right across the street, a beautiful home at 225 Plainfield Ave. goes all out with thousands of lights that sync with the music.
If you’re in need of a new family-hauler to travel to and from these festive events, stop by Bell Mitsubishi! We’ll match you with the right vehicle to suit your preferences and lifestyle.
Though we typically think of winter when it comes to dangerous driving conditions, there are some important fall driving hazards you should know. There are environmental and social factors that make driving more dangerous this time of year. For instance, there’s less daylight, and schools are in session. Keep an eye out for these particularly dangerous autumn driving hazards.
According to AARP, it’s especially important to watch out for children. When driving near schools, slow down and keep your eyes on the road. If there is a school bus, you must stop when it extends the “stop” arm to let children cross. If it’s trick-or-treat night, you should drive especially slowly.
Watch out for damp roads. While sleet and ice are certainly dangerous, it is actually the small pools of water and moist roads that can be the slipperiest. Water mixes with oil on the road, creating a road slick that might not wash away if there isn’t enough rain.
Be aware of sun glares affecting visibility. The sun sets earlier as autumn arrives, lingering closer to the horizon than it does in summer months. Get a pair of sunglasses and clean your windshield regularly—dirt streaks only make glares worse.
We at Bell Mitsubishi wish you and your family a safe, fun fall season.
Looking for fun Halloween events near Rahway? There is a lot to do in the area, from scary haunted houses to pumpkin picking. Halloween is a great time to get out of the house, keeping the kids entertained or going on a romantic date — there’s nothing better than crisp autumn air and a few good scares.
According to New Jersey Haunted Houses, there are a wide range of haunted farms, houses, and mazes in the region. For instance, there’s a child-friendly haunted house in East Hanover, adventure rooms in Montclair, and a Halloween party with DJ Camilo in Elizabeth. You might also take a trip to Passaic to visit the famous Brighton Asylum — a truly scary haunted house.
Looking for something closer to home? There’s a Harvest Festival on Staten Island at the Gateway Church from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 31. There’s also a trick-or-treating event with scarecrow contest in New Providence on Nov. 2.
Looking for parades and costume contests? Check out the Fanwood Halloween Parade. Taking place at the Le Grande Park on the evening of Oct. 31, this event lets you participate for the best costume or watch the parade procession. The parade will arrive at La Grande Park around 6:30 p.m., which is also where you can participate in the jack-o-lantern contest.
There is plenty to do this month in the Rahway area, so we at Bell Mitsubishi suggest you get outside and enjoy the autumn festivities.
Can you hear hot dogs sizzling on a coal-burning grill? Firecrackers popping from the front yard? The horns of classic cars honking in the early morning parade? You must have drifted off to one of those fond memories of a happy Fourth of July in Rahway, New Jersey.
The hometown of Bell Mitsubishi really comes to life on Independence Day every year, with community events, sunny weather, and an out-of-this-world fireworks display to round things off. This Fourth of July in Rahway, be sure to knock these delightful events and activities off your to-do list:
- Pick up some farm-fresh strawberries, blueberries, and cream from Rahway Farm market to make a delicious American flag fruit parfait.
- Drop your jaw at a spectacular fireworks display, featured in the New Jersey Leisure Guide’s list of best fireworks shows in the state. You can enjoy the bangs and whistles from City Hall on Tuesday, July 3rd. The show starts promptly at dusk, so get there early with your folding chairs and blankets to snag a great spot. In case of rain, a make-up fireworks show will occur on July 5th.
- Pack up your towels, swimsuits, and plenty of sunscreen and head to Rahway River Park for some good old fashioned fun in the sun. Rahway River Park features an indoor and outdoor pool, baseball diamonds, a pitch for soccer and football, picnic facilities, and a playground — all you need for the perfect July 4th!
From all of us here at Bell Mitsubishi, we hope you have a happy Fourth of July!
Celebrate the season with these engaging Staten Island holiday events perfect for you and your family, courtesy of Bell Mitsubishi.
Attend the Theatre
Add a little culture to your Christmas traditions by going to see a holiday-themed play. On Staten Island, the St. George Theatre is putting on The Christmas Show for the 14th year in a row, while Little Victory Theatre features the old favorite, Miracle on 34th Street.
Christmas in Richmond Town & Traditional Tree Lighting
Join the people of Richmond Town for this annual ceremony on the first Sunday in December, in which the Historic Village is outfitted for Christmas. The tree-lighting ceremony begins at 5pm, but the festivities continue throughout the night.
Candlelight Tours at Historic Richmond Town
For an admission fee of $24 per guest ($12 for children 12 years old and under), these guided tours provide insight into over 300 years of holiday traditions in America, evoking a sense of nostalgia for the festive traditions over the years.
Cool School Holiday
Head to the Staten Island Children’s Museum on December 26th to witness the Cool School Holiday event. Not only is this festivity free, but it will captivate you and your family with educational fun all day long.
If you’re looking for ways to get into the Christmas spirit, these Staten Island holiday events are sure to satisfy.