Newark Winter Village returns for the holiday season

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Newark Winter Village returns for the holiday season

Enjoy ice skating, games, an outdoor holiday market, heated igloos and more

NEWARK, NJ, November 23, 2022 – Newark Winter Village, a much-loved holiday tradition, will return for the season to transform downtown Newark into a winter wonderland. The festive event at Mulberry Commons Park, located just outside the Prudential Center, will open November 25, Wednesday through Sunday, and run through January 31, 2023.

Visitors of all ages can enjoy ice skating, go-karts, various games and activities, an outdoor holiday market with local vendors, and cozy private heated igloos to enjoy hot chocolate and snacks. treats. There will also be plenty of Instagram-worthy photo ops available throughout the Winter Village.

Newark Winter Village is presented by the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau (Newark Happening) in partnership with the City of Newark and generous sponsors.

“Newark Winter Village has brought so much joy to families and visitors since its launch in 2020. We are thrilled to once again offer this festive experience at Mulberry Commons Park,” said Ricardo Salazar, President and CEO of Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau. .

In addition to fun winter activities, visitors can shop in the stylish outdoor Holiday Market with produce from local vendors. There will be food and sweets to buy, as well as hot chocolate to warm you up after a few spins around the rink.

“I’m thrilled that Newark Winter Village is returning to our vibrant downtown, where families and visitors can gather over the holiday season,” said Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka. “We are happy to be able to offer festive activities in the heart of our city and to support our local businesses through the holiday market place.

The Newark Winter Village will be open Wednesday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations and tickets are required for ice skating and private igloos. Reservations can be made online and ticket fees are as follows:

Ice skating: $15 per adult (17 and over), $10 per child (under 17)

Igloo rental: $40: 60-minute reservation

Newark Winter Village is supported in part by corporate sponsors which include: Spring Point,

Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau, Prudential Financial, NJEDA, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, PSEG, Cityplex 12, NJPAC, Berger Organization, Newark Downtown District, City of Newark. A full list of sponsors is available here.

“Small businesses are what give iconic New Jersey cities like Newark their appeal to local residents and visitors,” said Tim Sullivan, CEO of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA). “We are thrilled to be a sponsor of Newark’s Winter Village, as it brings together many unique and diverse elements that make this city so beautiful. Governor Phil Murphy and Mayor Baraka recognize how essential small businesses are to thriving communities. The Winter Village not only supports Newark businesses, but also creates an exciting holiday season experience for people throughout New Jersey and beyond.

A program of special events and activities is planned throughout the season.

About the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau (Newark Happening)
The Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau (GNCVB) is the official destination marketing organization for the city of Newark, New Jersey. GNCVB was established in 2008 and is a private New Jersey 501(c)(6) non-profit corporation and the first DMO in the State of New Jersey to become a Tourism Improvement District (TID). The GNCVB is primarily funded by Newark hotels through a Tourism Improvement District, committed to creating economic growth and increasing employment in Newark.

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