Making Merry In Red Bank

By Gena Ansell-Lande

The holidays are officially upon us, and December in Red Bank is particularly charming. Decked out in holiday cheer, the warmth of this small community is infectious. Sparkling lights, festive decorations, and plenty of ways to celebrate all make Red Bank the place to be this holiday season.

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Now through December 18

Join the holiday fun and visit over 40 participating businesses to figure out which holiday song inspired the window decorations. Once shoppers determine the songs, they can enter to win a Red Bank Grand Prize Package. Pick up and drop off your completed entry forms at participating businesses. Visit for details.

Holiday Horse and Carriage Rides

Saturdays through December 24, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Enjoy classic horse and carriage rides through the business district on Saturdays. The two locations are The Robinson Ale House, 26 Broad Street, and Danny’s Steakhouse, 11 Bridge Avenue.

Holiday Harmonies

Saturdays through December 24, 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Enjoy traditional carolers, choirs, brass bands, and jazz and blues musicians as they bring holiday tunes to the sidewalks of Red Bank. Musical entertainment will take place on the sidewalks at various locations in the Red Bank business district.

Pictures with Santa

Saturdays & Sundays through December 18, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Visit the Galleria at 2 Bridge Avenue every weekend for your special visit and photograph with Santa. Packages will be available.

Town Menorah Lighting

December 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Join your friends at the Red Bank Train Station for the annual menorah lighting.

For more information on these and other upcoming events, please visit