December 1, 2018

Nestled between historic Clinton and Flemington, at the base of Cushetunk Mountain, lies the quaint, historic, village of Stanton. Established as a Dutch settlement several decades before the American Revolution, Stanton continues to be a delightful place to live and visit. On the first weekend of each December, the town welcomes everyone to share the anticipation of Christmas as the residents fling open their doors to celebrate Stanton Holly Trail, the longest established holiday house tour in New Jersey.

The weekend begins with the elegant Friday night Champagne Candlelight Tour at a new venue – The Ryland Inn, followed by the traditional Saturday House Tour and Luncheon.

The charming Christmas Comfort and Joy tour includes five unique and picturesque homes decorated with hand-made Christmas ornaments and crafts. A tasty luncheon is served at Stanton Reformed Church where a Holiday Bazaar and Bakery Booth offer an assortment of holiday gifts and treasures. A respite is provided in the Church sanctuary where live music offered by a changing variety of musicians spreads the yuletide spirit.

Tour-goers also visit two other special homes: the Candy House where delectable sweets can be purchased and the elegant Silver Tea, where Holly Trail’s legendary hospitality is on display as the Holly Trail hostesses offer complimentary home-baked cookies and a relaxing cup of hot tea. Live music in the church sanctuary spreads the yuletide spirit.

This year’s fabulous raffle includes a one week stay at a 3 bedroom, 2 bath Florida home close to theme parks and airports with $750 travel voucher; Sterling Silver Vintage Style Diamond Pendant from Saunder’s Jewelers, and overnight at MainStreet B&B with dinner at Matts Red Rooster. Tickets are only $10 each and may be purchased from any Holly Trail member, at the Champagne Candlelight Tour or at the Church Sanctuary on the Saturday tour.

Stanton Holly Trail is a 501(c)3 charitable organization established for the purpose of raising much needed funds for Hunterdon Healthcare’s Briteside Adult Day Center and Stanton Reformed Church Community Outreach.

December 1, 2018

Tour Tickets and Luncheon Available by Advance Purchase Only

House Tour and Bazaar
8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
10:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Silver Tea
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Luncheon Menu *
Cream of Tomato Soup
Baked Swiss Cheese Foundue
Mixed Green Salad with Pesto Vinagrette
Chocolate Cake with Milk Chocolate Frosting
Tea or Coffee

Tickets will be mailed to you. All parking will be at Round Valley Recreation Area. A map and information sheet will be included with your tickets.

* We regret that we are unable to accommodate special dietary restrictions.