There are always so many great holiday events going on around Monmouth County at this time of year. Here’s a full list of events and information:
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Dec. 5 — Belmar Tree Lighting and Festivities, live entertainment, Santa arrival, Pyanoe Plaza, Main St. and 9th Ave., Belmar. Free. Call (732) 681-3700.
Dec. 5 — City of Asbury Park Annual Tree Lighting, music and Santa visit, Fireman’s Park, Main St. between Fifth St. and Sunset Ave., Asbury Park. Call (732) 775-2100.
Dec. 5 — Fair Haven Tree Lighting and Holiday Stroll, complimentary treats at local businesses, live music, Santa arrives on firetruck, Memorial Park, 748 River Rd., Fair Haven. Call (732) 747-0241.
Dec. 5 — Manasquan Tree Lighting and Candy Cane Hunt, candy canes for kids, holiday food drive and tree lighting, Squan Plaza and Business District, Abe Vorhees Dr., Manasquan. Free. Call (732) 223-8303.
Dec. 6 — Downtown Asbury Park Tree Lighting, live music, free trolley to shopping district, Santa appearance, Press Plaza, Cookman Ave. and Emory St., Asbury Park. Free. Call (732) 775-7676.
Dec. 6 — Annual Holiday Lighting at Vietnam Memorial, lighting of a Christmas tree, Menorah, and a story about Kwanzaa, NJ Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1 Memorial Lane, Holmdel. Free. Call (732) 335-0033.
Dec. 6, 13, 20 — Asbury Park Winter Bazaar, holiday market inspired by old time European holiday sales, with vendors, traditional Christmas treats and mulled wine, Grand Arcade, 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park. Free. Call (732) 775-7676.
Dec. 12, 13 — Jolly Trolley, decorated bus ride through Freehold with Santa, Main St., Freehold. $5. Call (732) 333-0094.
Dec. 13 — Santa Train, vintage holiday train rolls through Freehold Borough, Freehold Bus/Train station, Throckmorton and Wedt Main St., Freehold. Free. Call (732) 333-0094.
Dec. 13, 14 — Ocean Grove Victorian Holiday Festival, house, inn and tent tours, doll house exhibit, carriage rides, live nativity pageant, tree lighting. Tour tickets are $25-$30, tree lighting and pageant are open to all. Call (732) 774-1391.
Dec. 14 — Christmas in Manasquan, hayrides with Santa, caroling, Main St. business district, Manasquan. Free. Call (732) 223-3710.
Dec. 18 — Menorah Lighting, a community Chanukah celebration, Hall of Records, 1 East Main St., Freehold. Call (732) 333-0094.
Dec. 21 — Menorah Lighting, a Jewish holiday gathering, Memorial Park, 748 River Rd., Fair Haven. Call (732) 747-0241.
Jan. 1 — Sons of Ireland Polar Bear Plunge, jump in the ocean for charity, Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park. $25 registration fee to participate. Email email@example.com.
Any questions about real estate this holiday season? Contact John today!
John Natale Jr.
The Natale Group – Owner/Operator
Keller Williams Realty East Monmouth
Cell: (732) 546-6177