Where has 2010 gone? I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is a mere 2 days away, it may be closer than that by the time I actually finish this post. The on-set is the very pre-cursor for the holiday season. Thanksgiving hardly has a chance to vacate November 25th before we start preparing for holiday shopping and cheer. Some businesses are starting the shopping bonanza before the clock strikes midnight on Thursday and people will surely be lining up around that time for the larger box store sales. Not for you? Me either. Enjoy the weekend with more traditional activities highlighted below.
Red Bank has many holiday celebrations during the weekend immediately following Thanksgiving. A much awaited event is the Santa Express that leaves the Little Silver Train Station on November 26th at about 6:25pm. Santa and the Mrs. will be available for pictures starting at 4:30pm. Ride the New Jersey Transit Santa Express from the Little Silver Station into Downtown Red Bank to join in the parade to the concert on Broad Street.
Holiday Express and the Lighting of Downtown Red Bank will happen at 7:00pm after the arrival of the Santa Express. Holiday Express will be in concert and the town of Red Bank will light up for the holidays. A festive evening for all ages!
Carolers, Choirs and musicians will line the streets of downtown Red Bank on Saturday, November 27th and will continue on Saturdays until December 19th. Holiday Harmonies fill the town with sounds of the season from 12pm to 3pm.
The Gingerbread Walk will be set up during store hours starting November 26th and running through December 22nd. Professionally created gingerbread creations will be displayed at participating businesses. Gingerbread items and other great prizes can be won by purchasing a raffle ticket to benefit of Holiday Express to win the gingerbread creations and other great prizes.
Take an old fashioned horse and carriage ride through the historic Red Bank running Saturdays November 27 to December 19th. Meet your ride at either Bridge Avenue across from the Galleria or the Murphy Style Grill at 26 Broad Street.
Sunday, November 27th from 1:00pm- 4:00pm, the Barbizon models become the Barbizon Holiday Mannequins and liven up the shop windows of Red Bank shops and boutiques.
Bring the kids to get their pictures with Santa on Saturdays and Sundays starting in December from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at The Galleria, 2 Bridge Street.
The Westside Christmas Tree Lighting will is Saturday, December 4th at 4:00pm in Westside Park at the intersection of Drs. James Parker Blvd and Shrewsbury Avenue. The Menorah Lighting will be Sunday, December 5th at 6:00pm with fun, Hanukkah songs and dances at the Red Bank Train Station.
For more information on any and all of these great Red Bank Holiday events visit the Red Bank RiverCenter website.