Asbury Park Announces Boardwalk Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration
The 10th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the Asbury Park Boardwalk lights up The Grand Arcade within legendary Asbury Park Convention Hall on Saturday, 25 November 2017. Doors open at 6pm. The show begins at 7pm. Please note, space is limited and subject to capacity. Please arrive early to ensure you admission.
As always, Santa will be spreading holiday cheer, and the festivities will be hosted by local radio legend Rich Robinson of 90.5FM The Night. Kristian Rex and The St. Nicks will be performing selections from The Beach Boys legendary Christmas catalog, taking a look back to The Beach Boys 1966 performance at Convention Hall. Nashville-via-Neptune-City's very own Nicole Atkins joins the performance, before performing at Wonder Bar later in the evening. Kicking off the festivities will be the "Holiday Beach" sounds of Uke and Drum, and DJ Foggy Notion returns to spin Christmas classics.This year's tree lighting also features the Asbury Park Bazaar, located inside Convention Hall and open until 10pm. Start your holiday shopping with dozens of specialty vendors offering unique gift ideas you won't find at the mall. After the ceremony, be sure to get your complimentary hot chocolate inside Convention Hall (while supplies last) as a special treat.
The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony signals the beginning of a holiday season robust with shopping, dining, and entertainment on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. Highlights include: Asbury Park Holiday Bazaar at Convention HallSat Nov 25 (12 PM - 10 PM)Sun Nov 26 (12 PM - 5 PM)Sat Dec 2 & Sun Dec 3 (12 PM - 5 PM)Sat Dec 9, Sun Dec 10 (12 PM - 5 PM)Sun Dec 17 (12 PM - 5 PM)Sat Dec 23 (12 PM - 5 PM)
- Free Movie Friday: "Goonies" at Paramount Theatre, Friday December 1st
- Pop Break's Locals' Christmas Party, featuring Deal Casino EP Release Party, w/ Gay Guy/Straight Guy, Latewaves, The Vaughns, at The Grand Arcade at Convention Hall, Saturday December 9th
- Neil deGrasse Tyson at Convention Hall, Friday December 15th
- Champagne Jam 2017 featuring The Front Bottoms, AJJ, American Trappist and more at Convention Hall, Saturday December 16th.
- Punk Rock Flea Market at Convention Hall, Saturday December 30th
- New Year's Eve at The Grand Arcade at Convention Hall, Saturday December 31st
The Asbury Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place at 1300 Ocean Ave at The Asbury Park Boardwalk. As always, this community oriented event is free, and all ages are welcome. Remember, space is limited and subject to capacity, so please arrive early to ensure you admission. Find out more at APBoardwalk.com.