The first annual Winterfest will take place throughout December in Downtown Newark. The festivities will start on Monday, December 1 at Championship Plaza outside of the Prudential Center. On that day, Mayor Ras J. Baraka will conduct a ceremonial lighting of the 40 foot tree at the plaza at 4:45pm. At 5:00pm, there will be live holiday music from the Special Ensemble, an award winning youth performance group. The Special Ensemble will also perform on December 13 at 4:30pm.
On December 4, 11, 13, and 18, horse and carriage rides through Downtown will be open to the public. Tickets are $5 and are free for children ages 12 and under who ride with an adult. The horse and carriage will run from Championship Plaza to NJPAC and return using Mulberry Street. Also on those days, visitors can shop for holiday merchandise at the Winterfest Marketplace at Championship Plaza.
In addition, during December, Fan Fests before New Jersey Devils home games will feature a variety of activities and giveaways.
Winterfest is presented by the Newark Downtown District and the Prudential Center. Click here to learn more.
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