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Pennington’s 31st Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Walk

by Mary Galioto

On Friday December 5th, the Pennington Business & Professional Association is sponsoring the 31st Annual Holiday Walk. A Pennington tradition, the Holiday Walk, marks the beginning of the holiday season, brings the town together for a night of family-friendly events and festivities. It is also a great opportunity to meet and support some of the local businesses in the Hopewell Valley area.

The event kicks off with a tree lighting with Santa in Howe Commons at 65 Main Street at 6pm. At the tree lighting, participants can enjoy hot chocolate and cider, compliments of Pennington Bagel and Chicken Dog Café.

After the tree lighting at 6:30pm, Santa will be accompanied by the Pennington Dance Company and the Hopewell Valley High School Brass Band to Sun Bank where children can take a free photo with Santa, courtesy of professional photographer Sarah Fuller of Purple Circle Photography.

Throughout the evening, there will be a variety activities for the entire family, including a holiday dance performance at 6:45pm at the Trenton Cyrus Lodge at 35 Burd Street. The Wallaby Tales Traveling Zoo will also bring a presentation to the Pennington Library at 7pm.

For teens, the Youth Activity Center at the YMCA, at 62 South Main Street, and the Teen Coffee House in Morrell Hall at Pennington Methodist Church will both be open from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Throughout the evening, the shops and restaurants of Pennington will be open for shopping, dining, and a few holiday surprises!

For the event, Main Street between Academy and the Borough Hall driveway will be closed to trafifc between 6pm and 9pm., as will Delaware Avenue between Eglatine and Burd Street.

For more information or information on parking, please contact the Pennington Police Department at 609-737-2020.

The Pennington Business and Professional Association is a community organization that has been operating for over thirty years. The goal of the PB&PA is to promote local businesses and foster the spirit of cooperation among the community. The PB&PA can also be reached at 609-462-0556.

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