Holiday Walk Committee Members From left: Bob Eastham, Hopewell Valley Community Bank, Eric Kollevoll, Kollevoll and Associates, Barbara Cromwell, The Bank of Princeton, Brit West, Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International, Linda Martin, Flutter Boutique, PB&PA President, Chris Murphy, The Front Porch, PB&PA Secretary, Guy McPhail, The GM Group, PB&PA Treasurer, Erwin Harbat, Agrain. Not pictured: Kim Waters, Zoe Graphics, PB&PA Vice President, Doug Pszcolkowski, Hopewell Valley YMCA, Bill Meytrott, Director of Public Safety.

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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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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