Bask in the Holiday Spirit in Red Bank this Season

Red Bank Holiday Lights

From Red Bank River Center:

If you’re spending the holidays with a friend or a loved one, or you simply want to bask in the holiday spirit of this quaint New Jersey town on your own, you’ll find yourself in for a treat when you visit Red Bank this December. Here are the five ways you can celebrate the holidays in Red Bank:

1. Pictures with Santa

Christmas won’t be complete without the annual photo shoot with Santa! If you want to snap a photo with the jolliest man in town either to send to your friends and family or just a simple keepsake, be sure to head over to The Galleria at 2 Bridge Avenue. Santa Claus will be there every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., starting from Nov. 24 to December 22.  This gives you the perfect opportunity to have your loved one’s picture taken with Santa Claus.

TSS Photography is offering different photo packages so you can be sure that you’ll get the kind of photos that you want at a price you can afford. Be sure to drop by and take your family or friends with you.

2. Holiday Horse & Wagon Rides

This December, Red Bank’s business district will be dressed to the nines for the holidays and what better way to enjoy the colorful decorations and festive atmosphere than to see them aboard a holiday horse and wagon? Sponsored by Pauline Poyner of Sotheby’s International Realty, this activity lets you marvel and delight in the sights and sounds of the business district specially prepared for Christmas during a free classic horse and wagon ride. The best part about these rides…  they are free for people of all ages!

The Holiday Horse and Wagon Rides are available from 1pm to 5pm every Saturday, from November 24, 2018, through December 22, 2018. Ride seekers can board the wagon from 11 Bridge Avenue (near Danny’s Steakhouse) or from 26 Broad St. (near the Robinson Ale House).

Red Bank Holiday Lights

3. Winter on Broad Street

On Sunday, December 9, 2018, get ready to ice skate on Broad Street in Red Bank! In addition to the pop-up ice skating rink there will be a life-size Snow Globe, Scavenger Hunt, and Holiday Bazaar for shoppers, skaters, and sightseers to enjoy.  The hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

4. Holiday Harmonies

Many would agree that one of the best things about the holidays is the music. This probably explains why Christmas carols never go out of style, as compared to Top 40 songs whose popularity wanes over time. To celebrate this festive occasion, Red Bank has organized Holiday Harmonies. From November 24 to December 22, you can immerse yourself in festive holiday melodies and harmonies performed by the best traditional carolers, choirs, brass bands, handbells, and rock, folk, and jazz musicians from the Red Bank area. 

The performers will be stationed at various locations throughout the business district. A number of performers will also wander around town, serenading shoppers and holiday goers. Performances start from noon until three in the afternoon.

5. Town Menorah Lighting

Celebrate the Festival of Lights by participating in Red Bank’s annual Menorah Lighting for a beautiful evening you won’t forget. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30pm. To take part in the lighting ceremony, make sure that you head over to Red Bank Train Station, which is located at Monmouth St. and Bridge Ave.

Folks at Red Bank surely know how to do the yuletide season right. If you want to get excited and pumped up for the holidays, a visit to Red Bank, New Jersey, is certainly a must. See you there!

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:, email, or call 732-842-4244.