NEWS FROM OUR FRIENDS DOWN THE SHORE-The Holidays Still Shine on the Asbury Park Boardwalk.

Just a few weeks after Sandy, the magical tree lighting 

kicked off a strong holiday season full of cheers, tears and hope 

 Asbury Park, NJ (November 27, 2012) - This past weekend, the Asbury Park Boardwalk proved itself that there is no off-season on the boardwalk. The energy and excitement was high-octane as over 700 people celebrated life in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. All shows and events for the Holiday Season will resume as scheduled based in Convention Hall during the ongoing restoration to the boardwalk.  This was the first tree lighting on the Jersey Shore which symbolized perseverance and hope for the entire state of New Jersey.

 There will also be FREE PARKING UNTIL JANUARY 1st.

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The Grand Arcade has been transformed into a magical holiday marketplace where buyers and browsers will be able to shop for unique gifts from your favorite boardwalk stores like Carla Gizzi Jewelry and Home Decor, Style Rocket Boutique, Laplaca Pottery Works and many more. A complete Gift Guide can be found online at Enjoy seasonal music while sipping on warm winter drinks, and of course rock around the 30 foot tall lit and decorated tree.

The “Holiday Bazaar” and a full-service bar “härTH” in Convention Hall’s Grand Arcade will be open until Christmas every Friday 4:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M., Saturday 12 Noon -10:00 P.M. and Sunday 12 Noon-6:00 P.M.

 Superstar bands will also be performing this holiday season including Daughtry and 3 Doors Down on Friday, November 30th at Convention Hall.


The 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Party in the Grand Arcade will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 7:30 PM. This annual kitschy holiday mixer gives you the chance to wear that holiday sweater you wore in 1985 and dance to a music playlist curated by DJ Values. Wear your worst!

“Scrooge”, the classic holiday musical for everyone, returns to The Paramount Theatre on Saturday and Sunday December 8th and 9th, and Saturday and Sunday December 15th and 16th. Visit for tickets.

The Grand Arcade will also host Children’s Toy Making events, taking place December 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th from 12 Noon to 3:00 PM. To participate, bring an unwrapped toy or make a $2 donation and be part of the holiday gift giving spirit supporting the Asbury Park Police Department/Mayor’s Ball Foundation Annual Toy and Coat Drive.

This year more than ever, we hope to see everyone come out and enjoy these holiday events.

ABOUT THE ASBURY PARK BOARDWALK: The Asbury Park Boardwalk has been undergoing a remarkable transformation. It is a mix of modern amenities and soulful authenticity that transcends today’s perception of the Jersey shore. The New York Times describes it as a place where “the past stands vigil over the present” and declared that “Black and white, gay and straight, child-ridden and child-free: there’s a little of everything and everyone seems to feel at home.” This unique atmosphere has been nurtured carefully by developer Madison Marquette, a Washington, DC based retail real estate owner and operator that assumed control over the boardwalk’s redevelopment in 2006. A legendary vibrant music scene as well as award winning restaurants, shops, lounges and beaches is just a part of what has recently made the Asbury Park Boardwalk one of the most critically acclaimed destinations in the U.S. For more information, please visit