2014 Events in Downtown Red BankRed Bank RiverCenter is proud to announce its free event schedule for the 2014 Holiday Season, which includes a full schedule of our traditional holiday events, along with some new additions for children, residents and visitors to enjoy. We hope to bring joy and spirit to everyone this holiday season.
Kick off the season with the annual Holiday Express Concert & Town Lighting on Friday, November 28. The Santa Express returns again this year, departing from the Little Silver train station to Red Bank at 6:44pm. After arriving in Red Bank everyone will parade withSanta who rides a firetruck down Monmouth Street to the concert on Broad. Now in it's 22nd year in Red Bank, Holiday Express will be rocking the streets with all of your favorite tunes with plenty of special guests. Sponsored by Jersey Mike's Subs and Shore Point Distributing Co. Red Bank Fire Department will be on hand with hot chocolate, 94.3 The Point will be there with music, fun and giveaways!
Our tree will again be located in the picturesque Riverside Gardens Park on W. Front Street. This stunning riverfront park is a gateway to town and now features the beautiful Red Bank holiday tree throughout the season. For the first time in many years our tree was donated by area residents, the Clay Family of Holmdel. It will be removed from their yard and delivered on November 23. Investors Bank has generously sponsored the installation, decorations and lighting of the tree this year. We appreciate our generous sponsors! Escape to an old-fashioned winter village complete with all the trimmings!
TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SCAVENGER HUNT
Visit over 40 participating businesses to find an item inspired by The Twelve Days of Christmas in their holiday decorated windows. Once shoppers find the items in store windows, they can enter to win Red Bank prize packages. Pick up anentry form in any participating store.
SANTA EXPRESS & PARADE
Festivities before and after the train arrives starting at 5:30, train from Little Silver to Red Bank departs at 6:44. Sponsored by The Galleria Red Bank
HOLIDAY EXPRESS CONCERT & TOWN LIGHTING
Featuring Tim McLoone's Holiday Express Band 94.3 The Point will be on-site with prizes and giveaways! Holiday Express presented by Jersey Mike's Subs and Shore Point Distributing
Red Bank Business District, 12-3pm. Traditional carolers, choirs, brass bands, rock, folk, jazz & blues musicians bring holiday tunes to the sidewalks of Red Bank! Sponsored by 94.3 The Point
MIX N' MINGLE WITH KRIS KRINGLE FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
Stop in to Carlo's Bakery at 86 Broad Street and mingle with Santa, get 20% off your purchases and a free tote bag (while supplies last, one per group). Then continue your day with shopping throughout our business district. Shop smart, shop small. Sponsored by American Express.
CLASSIC HORSE & WAGON RIDES
Every Saturday afternoon, from 1-5pm, ride through the Red Bank Business District and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season! 2 Locations: Bridge Avenue (across from the Galleria) and 26 Broad Street (Robinson Ale House.) FREE! Sponsored by Pauline Poyner.
PICTURES WITH SANTA
Kids young and old will enjoy Pictures with Santa taking place from 12-4pm, at The Galleria, 2 Bridge Avenue. Photo packages are available by TSS Photography. Go to www.thegalleriaredbank.com or call 732-530-7300 for more information.
BARBIZON HOLIDAY MANNEQUINS
Come out and see Barbizon's best models "liven up" the store windows at participating businesses throughout the Red Bank business district! Sponsored by Barbizon of Red Bank Modeling, Acting and Professional Development.
Join Red Bank's fabulous flavours for the culinary event of the season! Proceeds will benefit the Parker Family Health Center and the Red Bank Flavour Culinary Alliance. www.RedBankFlavour.com for tickets
Join in the fun with Chanukah songs and dance at the Red Bank Train Station
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Red Bank will be alive with holiday decorations, open stores, refreshments, sales, specials and so much more. Holiday carolers and live music will fill the streets! New this year, Selfies with Santa, watch for a strolling Santa throughout the business district for candid pics. Special night of Pictures with Santa at The Galleria from 6-9pm
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