Christmas Comes To Town!

November 24, 2011
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Workers installed the downtown Red Bank Christmas tree outside the Dublin House on Monmouth Street last Sunday, November 20. The holiday season officially begins in Red Bank on Friday, Nov. 25, when the tree and town lighting takes place and the Holiday Express band returns to town for their annual concert on Broad St. And it’s also time for the Gingerbread Walk — while you are in town, be sure to visit the 15 participating businesses that will be displaying unique, hand-crafted Gingerbread creations throughout the holiday season.  Area bakers, restaurants and local schools were matched with Red Bank businesses and have donated their time and creativity to this fun holiday event.

Visitors are encouraged to stop by as many Gingerbread Walk locations as they can, as there will be an opportunity to enter a Red Bank Grand Prize raffle at each stop.  The more you visit, the better your chances to win an overnight stay at The Oyster Point Hotel, tickets to Count Basie Theatre and a $100 Red Bank Gift Card or one of the Gingerbread creations themselves!

RiverCenter and the Red Bank businesses are also hoping the Gingerbread Walk will help to support a good cause by also collecting donations for Holiday Express.  Holiday Express is a non-profit organization that delivers music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year.  Please visit for more information.

Participating Gingerbread Walk locations include:

– Carter and Cavero Old World Olive Oil Company, 19 Monmouth St.

Black Friday Football Rivalry Bigger Than The Game

(Gingerbread Creation provided by McLoone’s Rum Runner)


– Fragile Earth Stuffed Animals, 9 Monmouth Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by Readie’s Café, 39 Broad St)


– Frame to Please, The Galleria, 2 Bridge Ave

(Gingerbread Creation provided by McLoone’s Asbury Grille)


– Hobbymasters, 62 White Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by the Red Bank Middle School)


-Kathryn Barnett Studio of Dance, 37 E. Front Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by Sugarush)


– Monmouth Street Emporium, 27 Monmouth Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by Cupcake Magician)


– Professional Pharmacy, 134 Broad Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by Red Bank Regional Baking Arts Class)


– Rare Breed Footwear, 16 White Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by Nina’s Waffles & Sweets)


– Ricky’s of Red Bank, 86 Broad Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by Red Bank Charter School)


– Riverbank Antiques, 169 West Front Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by McLoone’s Pier House)


– The Cheese Cave, 14 Monmouth Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by The Culinary Education Center of Monmouth (Collaboration of Brookdale Community College and Monmouth Vocational School District)


– The Melting Pot, The Galleria, 2 Bridge Avenue

(Gingerbread Creation provided by The Gingerbread Man)


– Tiffany & Co, 105 Broad Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by Molly Pitcher Inn)


– Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza, The Galleria, 2 Bridge Avenue

(Gingerbread Creation provided by J&M Bakery)


– Yestercades, 80 Broad Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by St. James Elementary School)



For more information about the Gingerbread Walk or other Red Bank events, please contact Red Bank RiverCenter at (732) 842-4244 or visit

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Happy Holidays!!

Workers prepare to install the Red Bank Town Christmas tree on Monmouth Street.



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