Asbury Park Gets Cooler With These Winter Holiday Events




From iStar Asbury Park:

Asbury Park is one of the Tri-State area’s coolest year-round destinations. Here’s a round-up of holiday and winter events will keep you busy throughout the chilly months:

2nd Annual Ice Rink Launch Event at The Asbury Hotel
When: Friday, November 24 from 12 pm – 8 pm

Where: The Asbury, 210 5th Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Skate off that second serving of stuffing the day after Thanksgiving to some holiday DJ beats while giving back to a good cause. Proceeds from the launch party will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County and Tomorrows Children’s Fund, an NJ charity that benefits local children with cancer. A food truck with seasonal snacks and beverages will be on-site, offering s’mores, mulled wine, hot cocoa and more.

  • Tickets: $8 per person and skate rental is $4 per pair
  • Seasonal Hours: Fridays from 4 pm – 8pm and Saturday/Sunday from 12 pm – 8 pm

Christmas Tree Market at The Asbury Hotel
When: Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26 or until the trees sell out at The Asbury
November 24-26, or until the trees sell out at The Asbury
Where: The Asbury, 210 5th Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ

Members of the Boys and Girls Club will assist in finding that perfect tree to light up your home this season and even deliver it right to your car.

Asbury Park’s 10th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Convention Hall
When: Saturday, November 25 at 7 pm (Doors open at 6 pm)
Where: Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park

Avoid the Rockefeller Christmas Tree’s crowds and head to Asbury Park this year to see another epic Christmas Tree hosted by 90.5 The Night’s DJ Rich Robison with performances by Kristian Rex and the St. Nick’s. Located within one of Asbury Park’s most historic landmarks, Convention Hall, here are a few fun facts about the lesser known tree:

  • Asbury Park’s Christmas Tree is “kissing cousins” with Rockefeller Center’s, having grown up on the same farm
  • The tree is one of the largest indoor Christmas trees in the country
  • This year the tree is 30 feet high and covered with over 40,000 LED lights
  • It will take14 people a week’s worth of effort to debut the beautiful Norway Spruce
  • This year marks the 10th annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Convention Hall

Asbury Park Winter Bazaar
When: Saturday, November 25 from 12 pm – 10 pm ; December 2-3, 9-10, 17 and 23 from 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park

Asbury Park’s seasonal market is back for its fourth year with local art, live music, and handmade and local goods, all in the Grand Arcade at Convention Hall. Find unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list on the select dates in November and December.