BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After watching the hourly AccuWeather forecast for Saturday and making several phone calls to township and county authorities, the organizing committee made a decision to move the Winter Walk to 1 - 4 p.m. due to the anticipated nighttime rain fall.
All planned attractions are able to accommodate this time change -- including the artificial ice rink (with skates available), life size snow globe, trackless train, game truck, Letters to Santa, bounce house, football and basketball toss, horse and carriage rides, photo booths, face painters, ballon and caricature artists, Princess Elsa, Olaf and the snowman craft -- even the big guy and Mrs. Claus were able to make adjustments to their jammed packed schedule.
New attractions this year include ice sculptors and snowflake stilt walkers -- also, look for photo ops with Cindy Loo Hoo and the Grinch with his "small heart that will grow three sizes" on Saturday.
Stop at Dimaios' food tent, Delicious Heights Beer Garden, Giovanni's, LaRosa, Goodman's and the Grain and Cane Food Truck to name a few restaurants participating... as well as the many businesses and organizations that will have activities set up along Springfield Avenue.
The Band Stand will have a slate of entertainment that will kick of with the Gov. Livingston Concert Band, Pure Movement, Laura's Dance, Missing Pieces and singers from Elefante.
Make sure to check out the map and plan out your afternoon full of fun and holiday cheer!
At 4 p.m. the community will gather at Peppertown Park for the arrival of Santa Claus in the fire truck to light the township's tree followed by fireworks generously donated by Garden State Fireworks (weather permitting).
Come for memories, stay for the fun.
Updates to Road Closures -
*Road closures begin at 11 a.m. and end at 5:30 p.m.
- Springfield Avenue will be closed between Snyder and Plainfield avenues.
- Sherman Avenue will be closed between Lone Pine Drive and Plainfield Avenue.
- Summit Avenue will be closed between Sherman and Springfield avenues.
- The front portion of the Post Office - Dunkin Donuts Parking Lot will be closed -- the back portion (Stop & Shop) will remain open, as well CVS parking lot. ALL OTHER PARKING LOTS WITHIN THE 'CLOSURE AREA' WILL BE CLOSED.
- Roads will reopen at 5:30 p.m. to thru traffic.
Note: The businesses, organizations, entertainment, public safety, DPW and many volunteers had to make many adjustments to their schedules due to this time change. Business owners are also dealing with their customers' inconvenience due to the road closure on Saturday in order to accommodate the festivities and community enjoyment of the Winter Walk. Make sure to keep it local and patronize our local businesses during the holiday season and all year long.