BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 5th Annual Berkeley Heights Winter Walk surpassed attendance from prior years making the 2019 Winter Walk an unprecedented success. “This year we planned the event during the day to encourage more families and seniors to come out” mentioned co-chair Cheri Pertessis of Anything Floral, “And that was a good idea and really contributed to the success of the 2019 Winter Walk.”
As a community-oriented event, it provides games, treats and activities for both young and old, all in the spirit of giving back to the community. Even Santa Claus came to pay a visit and was there to light the Christmas tree in the park. Check out the video montage of the event produced by the Berkeley Heights Communications Committee that highlights the crowd, the activities and the businesses that make the event possible. Hey, maybe you made the video, too.
The Winter Walk is a free event that is underwritten by the Berkeley Heights business community in gratitude to the local residents that both support their business as well as enable the Berkeley Heights downtown to be vibrant. A signature event of Berkeley Heights, it attracts residents of many neighboring towns and serves to introduce the Berkeley Heights downtown to people who may not otherwise visit. “I always felt that having the businesses provide a free event for the community is a wonderful way to create interaction between the community and the business owners, “ said co-chair Bobbie Peer of TAP Into Berkeley Heights, “Clearly, based on the support we have seen grow over the last 5 years, it is working.”
The Winter Walk is on the first Saturday of December, so mark your calendars now for the 2020 Berkeley Heights Winter Walk to kick off your holiday season!
TAPinto asked our local sponsors, "Why do you support the Winter Walk year after year?"
Anything Floral, 411 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights 908.464.5445
Cheri Pertisis and Hilary Boothby (and event co-chairs)
"The Winter Walk is our favorite way to kick off the holiday season. We love seeing all of our customers and meeting new people, and most of all seeing the smiling faces of the kids. We organize the event and sponsor as a way to say thank you to the community for keeping their business local and supporting our family business."
Robinwood Kitchens, 500 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights 908.665.5900
"We love sponsoring such a wonderful event in Berkeley Heights. The Winter Walk really brings the community together to celebrate the holiday season and has become a fun tradition for many. We're grateful for all of our past and present clients and this is one way we can say thank you!"
Pure Movement, 111 Industrial Road, Berkeley Heights 908.464.PMDC
Lindsay Doris and Dana Millette
"We love to support the winter walk because we enjoy being out in the community meeting with new clients and current clients and celebrating this great town. There is something magical about bringing everyone out into the streets to enjoy each other's company and kick off the Holiday season."
Berkeley Hardware and Paint, 503 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights 908.464.2900
"All of us at Berkeley Hardware love being a part of Winter Walk, because it brings such joy to all of our customers, friends and neighbors! On the day of Winter Walk, Berkeley Heights becomes a cross between Bedford Falls and Stars Hollow! Can’t wait for next year!"
Pearly Whites, 501 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights 908.464.6789
Michael Skolnick, DMD, Owner, Pearly Whites
"The Winter Walk is important because we love supporting our town, participating with local businesses, but, most of all, always enjoy celebrating with our friends and neighbors."
Smith Chiropractic Foundation, 134 Snyder Avenue, Berkeley Heights 908.464.8899
Dr. Patrick Smith
"At the Smith Chiropractic Foundation our mission is helping create a strong and healthy community and we could not think of a better example of this than the BH Winter Walk as this event presented by the local businesses brings the community together in such a positive way helping beautiful downtown BH come to life. Winter Walk creates a place where everyone is invited and welcome making us stronger and healthier."
Taylor Rental, 284 Springfield Avenue, Berkeley Heights 908.464.9111
"The townspeople of Berkeley Heights have supported Taylor Rental for 50 years and the Winter Walk gives us the opportunity to say “thanks” to past, present and future customers. It’s great to meet customers on the street with their families in a non business setting."
Autum Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights, 35 Cottage Street, Berkeley Heights 908.897.1000
"It's a feel good happy day that gets everyone in the spirit of the holidays. Our business Autumn Lake Healthcare stays involved because it's a beautiful event to be involved in. Very well attended and very upbeat."
TAPinto Berkeley Heights 908.230.5760
Bobbie Peer (and event co-chair)
"Year after year, I measure the success of the Winter Walk by the smiling faces that fill Springfield Avenue. Seeing the multi-generational crowd warms my heart, and I hope the Winter Walk is a tradition that continues for years to come. Let's keep our business local for the holidays and all year long."
Come for the memories, stay for the fun!