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Third Annual Berkeley Heights Winter Walk Kicks Off Holiday Season

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Downtown Berkeley Heights will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland of fun for the 3rd annual Winter Walk held on Dec. 2 from 6 to 9 p.m. following the Township's Tree Lighting and Fireworks Show.
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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The annual Berkeley Heights Winter Walk has proven to be a holiday tradition not to be missed. This year's festivities kick off at 6 p.m. following the Township's tree lighting and fireworks show on Saturday, December 2. Grab your hats, mittens and warm jackets and enjoy your stroll down the winter wonderland of fun made possible by the Berkeley Heights Business Community.

"The Winter Walk is such a great way to bring the community together and to bring a focus to the downtown area and businesses," said event co-chair Cheri Pertesis. "It's grown so much over the past few years and it really shows with the increase of business participation and the year-round buzz that surrounds the Winter Walk."

The Connell Company, Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights and Grain & Cane Restaurant are the presenting sponsors for the second consecutive year. Thanks to the sponsorships and participation of 75 local businesses, this year's third annual Winter Walk will be sure to entertain both young and old, alike. 

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Horse-drawn wagon rides along Springfield Avenue, free caricature drawings, face painting, ice skating, decorate a life size Gingerbread House, ride the trackless train or a pony, visit the petting zoo, say hi to Santa and Mrs. Claus, Princess Elsa returns, take a walk down the red carpet, wine tastings, enjoy Delicious Heights' Beer Garden and ride the bucking Reindeer (for +21), sample the Grain & Cane Gastro Food Truck menu, crafts, and games are just a sampling of the long list of attractions. Visit www.berkeleyheightsdowntown.com for the map of attractions.

This year, the band stand will be centrally located on Springfield Avenue with a full slate of entertainment by the Gov. Livingston Highlander Band, Gov. Livingston Jazz Choir, Pure Movement Dancers, Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Djunk, Missing Pieces and more.

Springfield Avenue between Snyder and Plainfield avenues and Sherman Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. the day of the event for a more pedestrian friendly atmosphere. Additional parking will be available at Columbia Middle School with trolley service that will run from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. between the school to Peppertown Park to transport people to the festivities. 

Come for the memories, stay for the fun!

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