The holiday season is officially a go in Red Bank, as the town quietly turned on its holiday lights during a small gathering down by Riverside Gardens Park on Friday, November 28. Mayor Menna, along Tim McLoone and other members of the Red Bank council and borough, were all on hand to turn the holiday lights on — with the Christmas tree being the star of the show.
In years past, the Holiday Express concert helped to kick off the holiday season, which also coincided with the town’s official holiday lights event. However, due to the rising cases of COVID-19, the concert did not happen and the lighting ceremony was held as a low key affair.
Despite that, the holiday lights in Red Bank continues the town’s charm of attracting visitors near and far. Even though the pedestrian plaza is going away, it paves the way for more holiday decorations and lights throughout the busy downtown area. As many of you know, the pedestrian plaza transformed downtown Red Bank’s identity since the beginning of summer — so many people approved of it.
As we continue the holiday season, you can expect to see more holiday decorations spread to other places in Red Bank. Don’t forget to check out some of our photos from the lighting ceremony below!