Winter on Broad Street returns Sunday, Dec. 8
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. event has ice skating, giant snow globes, chalk art, and elves
RED BANK, NJ — From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, you can enjoy time-honored and new holiday traditions in the heart of Red Bank: ice skating, hearing live holiday music, looking for the Red Bank Elf, and posing for holiday photos inside one of the two 15-foot tall snow globes. All of these activities are free at Winter on Broad Street.
Held on one of the most picturesque downtown streets in America, Winter on Broad Street is a festive experience like no other; offering fun for all ages and holiday shopping throughout town with special deals and discounts from 30+ retailers.
Families, children and adults can also channel their creative sides and create a chalk art masterpiece on Wallace Street. For $5 you, your children, family, or friends may secure a 3 foot by 3 foot on Wallace Street to create a holiday or seasonal image (extra points if Red Bank is included in some way). Use our chalk, or bring your own. Prizes will be awarded. Reserve your spot in advance. Check-in between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Art must be completed by 3:45 p.m.; judging at 4 p.m.; awards at 4:30 p.m.
As part of RiverCenter’ Holiday Happenings musical series, The Calvin Ringers from Tower Hill Presbyterian Church will perform from 11a.m. to 1p.m., the Calvary Baptist Church youth choir from 1 to 2p.m. and The Wag will perform at 4 p.m.
Thanks to a synthetic ice surface that requires no water or refrigeration, you and your family and friends will have an opportunity to glide across Broad Street between White and Monmouth Streets. Skaters can bring their own skates (without a toe pick) or rent skates at the rink. Skate rental is $5 for children and $10 for adults. Skating sessions are free.
Of course, there will also be plenty of delicious food available on and off of Broad Street. Whether you are looking for a quick bite or a sit-down meal at one of Red Bank’s 80 plus restaurants or eateries, you’ll find something to please your palate and your group. Red Bank favorites Sugarush and Antoinette Boulangerie will team up to sell hot chocolate and specialty cookies and Sickles Market will sell hot cider, donuts, and chocolate chip cookies.
Entry forms for the free Red Bank Elf Scavenger Hunt will be available, too. The Red Bank Elf with red and white striped leggings has been spotted in more than 40 locations in Red Bank. How many will you find? You may want to download your copy of the popular annual Scavenger Hunt and get started during your next visit to Red Bank. The deadline to complete the Scavenger Hunt is Dec. 24.
Winter on Broad Street is organized by the borough’s downtown business district, Red Bank RiverCenter. The free event will offer fun for all ages and encourage families and friends to enjoy the holiday lights and activities in Red Bank.
Winter on Broad is being presented by North Pole sponsor Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center. Snow Angel sponsor for the event is Saxum Real Estate.
“Red Bank’s wonderful business community really shines during the holiday season,” said James Scavone, Executive Director of Red Bank RiverCenter. “Red Bank’s Christmas tree and menorah are at home in Riverside Gardens Park with a beautiful view of the Navesink River. We want people to visit Red Bank, shop local, eat local, and enjoy our magnificent downtown.”
To make room for Winter on Broad to roll out across downtown Red Bank, Broad Street, between Monmouth and White streets, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Additionally, part of Wallace Street, closest to Broad Street, will also be closed to traffic for the event.
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About Red Bank
Red Bank is an all-season destination to residents and visitors who look to retreat to the New Jersey coastline for relaxation without compromising their craving for culture. The town's rich historical roots, combined with world-class shopping, outdoor fairs, and festivals, are just some of the reasons families and friends journey to the riverside town. Traditional and contemporary art galleries, award-winning theaters and performing arts venues, gourmet and casual dining, luxury boutique hotels and pristine landscapes exemplify why residents and visitors, near and far, choose Red Bank.
About Red Bank RiverCenter
The Red Bank RiverCenter is a 501c3 not-for-profit alliance of local businesses, property owners, residents, and other stakeholders working to enhance and promote Red Bank’s downtown district as a mid-Atlantic destination for dining, shopping, and culture. RiverCenter helms the town’s Special Improvement District to promote Red Bank businesses through special promotions. Since 1991, RiverCenter has supported the business community by recruiting new businesses to fill commercial vacancies and helping them navigate the various start-up procedures in town. For more information, please visit: http://www.redbank.org/rivercenter/, email [email protected], or call 732-842-4244.