Holiday Events at the Jersey Shore
As we’ve said many times both here and on our Facebook page, the fun never ends when you live at 365 Ocean! This is especially true when it comes to holiday events at the Jersey Shore.
Kicking off the 2020 holiday season on Saturday, November 21 (the Saturday before Thanksgiving) is the 40th Annual Granny’s Attic Show. This long-running craft lover’s event is being held outdoors this year at Bell Works from 8 AM to 5 PM. Bell Works is the reimagination of the historic former Bell Labs building in nearby Holmdel, New Jersey, less than 15 miles from 365 Ocean. The Bell Works Metroburb has evolved into a cultural heartbeat for the region.
Prepare to be wowed on Sunday afternoon, November 29, at a concert celebrating Frank Sinatra’s 105th Birthday with A Frank Sinatra Christmas starring Michael Martocci at The Vogel. The Vogel is a two-level, balconied performance space at The Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, New Jersey, just a 15-minute drive from 365 Ocean. Dean Schneider & The Ol’ Blue Eyes Orchestra and special guest comedian Jeff Norris round out the performance, which begins at 3 PM. Strict safety and social distancing measures will be in place for this sure-to-be-memorable event. Get your tickets now, before they are sold out.
Speaking of music, traditional carolers, choirs, brass bands, handbell choirs, rock, folk, and jazz musicians bring their individual flavor of holiday tunes to the sidewalks of Red Bank every Saturday from November 28 through December 19 from 12 Noon to 3 PM. While you shop or pause for a bite to eat, you’ll find performers stationed at various locations throughout the Red Bank business district, while others stroll throughout town.
[UPDATE: The Long Branch Holiday Bazaar 2020 has been canceled. But you can still shop the Bazaar vendors virtually! Details are here.]
Closer to home (and by home, we mean 365 Ocean, of course!) is the Long Branch Holiday Bazaar 2020 at Pier Village. This open-air market will be held at Pier Village Festival Plaza and will feature shopping, holiday workshops, festive decor, music and entertainment, holiday-inspired food and hot drinks, photos, and more. The event will kick off on Black Friday weekend, Nov 27, 28 & 29, and continue every Thursday through Sunday until Dec 20 under a giant tent. Don’t miss it!
Another way to enjoy the scenery and spirit of the holiday season is by attending the 28th annual Red Bank town lighting event on Friday, November 27. As of this writing full details are still pending, but surprises have been promised and the festivities are expected to begin around 7 PM. Be the first to know by checking this site periodically.
And for those who just can’t get enough of those holiday lights, there’s the PNC Bank Arts Center’s Magic of Lights. From November 13 through January 2, this unparalleled drive-through light experience will dazzle and delight both the young and young-at-heart. BONUS: There’s a discount if you order your tickets in advance here.
Make your holidays even brighter! If you’re planning to visit Long Branch and some of the surrounding towns to take in the holiday events at the Jersey Shore, be sure to contact Ted Hanley beforehand to schedule your private tour of our luxury oceanfront condominium residences at [email protected] or 732-749-5797.