BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Shane Connell, Executive Vice President of The Connell Company, recently presented a check for $10,000 as presenting sponsor of the Berkeley Heights Winter Walk.

Connell presented the check [on behalf of The Connell Company, Embassy Suites by Hilton Berkeley Heights and Grain and Cane] to Cheri Pertesis, owner of Anything Floral and Berkeley Heights Winter Walk event co-chair, at The Connell Company's newly renovated headquarters.

In its fifth year, the Winter Walk is a tradition the families of Berkeley Heights and surrounding communities look forward to kick off the holiday season. The planning is well underway thanks to the commitment of the Berkeley Heights business community that has once again stepped up to sponsor and participate in the event.

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This year, the Winter Walk will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 3 to 6 p.m. (rain or shine) with the Township's tree lighting and fireworks immediately following at 6 p.m. at Peppertown Park [across from Berkeley Heights Train Station on Plainfield and Sherman avenues].

The Winter Walk event is organized by the Berkeley Heights businesses to bring the community downtown to enjoy a festive atmosphere of entertainment, attractions, raffles, free gifts, dining and shopping.

Downtown Berkeley Heights will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland of fun with businesses set up handing out hot chocolate and treats while the downtown business district will be alive offering a variety of free entertainment and give aways.

Through generous business sponsorships, the Winter Walk will offer attractions, entertainment and food that includes a synthetic ice rink (skates available), two horse drawn carriages, trolley rides, life size snow globe, ice sculptures, entertainment trailer, Grain & Cane Bar & Table Food Truck, grab and go food with refreshments in parking lot of Delicious Heights..... and much more.  A map of participants, attractions and raffles will be available at the event, published on TAPinto Berkeley Heights, as well as on the mobile friendly Berkeley Heights Winter Walk website.

Questions regarding the Berkeley Heights Winter Walk can be directed to Cheri Pertesis and Hilary Boothby at  or Bobbie Peer at