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Pennington’s 32nd Holiday Walk, sponsored by the Pennington Business and Professional Association, will once again take place in the center of town, on Friday, December 4th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  The Holiday Walk is a Pennington tradition that signals the start of the holiday season and brings together the community for a night of family-friendly festivities.

It all begins at 6:00 pm with the arrival of Santa at Howe Commons, 65 Main Street. Santa will arrive just in time to light the tree. Hot chocolate, cider and holiday cookies will be served at the tree lighting, compliments of Pennington Bagel and The Place, both local eateries, and holiday music will be played by the Hopewell Valley Central High School Brass Band.

Next, dancers from Danceworks will lead the parade, as Santa on his sleigh makes his way down Main Street to Sun Bank, where at 6:30 pm, children will line up for their free photos with Santa, courtesy of Heather Raub, FrontRoom Images.

Festivities abound throughout the evening, including a holiday dance performance, performed by the talented dancers of the Pennington Dance Company, at 6:45, at Trenton Cyrus Lodge #5,  131 Burd Street. The Wallaby Traveling Tales, a beloved Holiday Walk tradition, is scheduled to start at 7:00 pm at the Pennington Library. From 7:00 to 8:00 pm, Twirl Toy Shop will be offering holiday crafting for kids at the Holiday Market, at the Pennington Presbyterian Church, 13 South Main Street.

And for teens, there are lots of activities planned, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, at the Youth Activity Center at the YMCA, 82 South Main Street, and the Teen Coffee House in Morrell Hall, at the Pennington Methodist Church, 60 South Main Street.

Local stores and restaurants will be keeping their doors open throughout the evening for shopping, dining and a few holiday surprises!

This year local businesses donated Holiday Gift Baskets and the drawing for those eight baskets will happen right at Howe Commons, just prior to the lighting of the tree. Tickets for the drawing are available at most local businesses, and no purchase is necessary. Holiday baskets are presently on display at Sun Bank.

The Pennington Business and Professional Association is grateful to the numerous volunteers and generous sponsors who help make this annual community event possible.

The Pennington Business and Professional Association has been serving the Pennington business community for over thirty years and has over one hundred active members.  Its purpose is to promote local businesses, while supporting the interests and well-being of the community.

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