Friday, November 30, 2007

November 24th: Shane's Birthday

A visit to Shane Cashin's 5th birthday party and a chance to get Christmas lists from my friends Batman, Robin and Spiderman.

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Posted by the Asbury Park Press on 11/24/07

RED BANK — Santa and Mrs. Claus waved to the crowd in front of the Count Basie Theatre during a parade leading up to a holiday concert on Broad Street and Christmas tree lighting on Monmouth Avenue in Red Bank Friday.

The annual concert by Holiday Express was their 14th year in downtown Red Bank.

Also part of the festivities was the free, sixth annual Santa Express Train, sponsored by the Red Bank Arts and Antique District, which departs from the Little Silver train station to arrive in time for the parade and concert.

The Christmas Tree is located at its permanent location at 30 Monmouth St. -- The Dublin House Courtyard.

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Friday, November 23, 2007


Santa and his favorite elf, Buddy at the train station in Little Silver, NJ

Santa and Mrs. Claus at the train station in Little Silver.

Santa and some of his helpers getting ready for our train ride and Santa's big arrival in Red Bank.

Just after our arrival in Red Bank we were escorted atop a firetruck for a parade down Monmouth St.

Backstage in Red Bank at the big Holiday Express concert.

Onstage during the Holiday Express concert just before the annual tree lighting.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Santa Arrives by Train on 11/23/07!

On Friday November 23rd (the day after Thanksgiving) the Red Bank Arts and Antique District will be sponsoring my sixth annual Santa Express Train, which departs from the Little Silver train station at 6:15 p.m. and arrives in Red Bank with a parade down Monmouth Street that will deposit Santa at the corner of Canal and Broad St. just in time for the tree lighting and a concert by my friends Holiday Express, performing holiday hits for their 14th year in downtown Red Bank!

The open-air concert will take place on Broad Street at Canal Street. Broad Street from Harding Road to Monmouth Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 4 to 11 p.m.

Then Santa will be at the historic Galleria shops at 2 Bridge Avenue in Red Bank every Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 - 4:00PM through Christmas Eve. There is no charge for a visit with Santa, simply bring your own camera, your Christmas list and your best holiday smile.