Annual Christmas Walk set for Dec. 4

The Annual Bay Head Christmas Walk will look a little different this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, but will still offer residents a chance to enjoy some holiday shopping and a socially distanced visit from Santa. [DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS]

BAY HEAD — For nearly four decades the annual Bay Head Christmas Walk has offered community members a weekend full of shopping, delicious treats and more holiday fun.

Festivities will look slightly different this year as organizers condense plans to ensure the safety of community members amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Stores are going to be open on Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.,” Bay Head Business Association President Mary Glass told The Ocean Star.


“As of right now what is happening is between 6 and 7 p.m. there are going to be carolers [from the Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan], that will sing by the firehouse [on Bridge Avenue] and then the mayor will light the tree at 6:30 p.m. 

“Santa will arrive at 6:30 by fire truck but only drive around in the firetruck. They’ll be no person to person [interaction with] Santa.”

The annual “Nutcracker in the Sky” performance will once again be held at the Bay Head School of Ballet & Violin and will commence at 7 p.m. at 56 Mount St., with ballerinas telling the story in the studio’s window displays.

A bell choir will perform as well in front of Andi’s, located on the corner of Mount Street and Lake Avenue.

This year the Bay Head Business Association will be offering another fun event as part of the borough’s Christmas festivities.

The Bay Head Christmas Nutcracker Scavenger Hunt will be open to everyone from Dec. 4 to Dec. 21. The drawing is Dec. 23 and there will be two winners, with each one receiving a $100 gift card.

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