Newark Winter Village has officially opened as of December 1st for the rest of the month. Locals can stop by Mulberry Commons Park just outside of the Prudential Center in downtown Newark for an evening of skating, holiday photo ops, shopping, games, igloo dining, and more. Here’s what to expect at this year’s open-air holiday pop-up festival.
The concept was born out of a need to accommodate socially-distanced fun, according to the site. “We have worked extremely hard to come up with a concept that allows us to take a mental break from the stress and anxiety of it all and enjoy the outdoors in a safe and responsible manner.”
The beautiful winter village design is complimented with curbside eats, ice skating, a holiday marketplace in Ironside Newark, and games.
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Private Igloos + Heated Pods
Attendees can enjoy food and hot cocoa from local businesses inside one of the heated private pods or igloos. Pods and igloos will be cleaned and aired out after each use. Guests must reserve their private igloo online (2 hour reservation time). Private Igloos seating is available for parties of 1-5 individuals. A 6:30PM reservation is for 1.5hrs. Any guests arriving 15mins later than reserved time will automatically forfeit their reservation. Masks are required.
Reservations for up to 5 individuals: (Newark residents) $15
Reservation for up to 5 individuals: (Non-residents) $25
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The main attraction is the spacious ice skating rink. Note: Reservations are required online.
Adult skate rentals: ( Newark residents 17 + up ) $10
Child skate rentals: (Newark residents 16 + under) $5
Adult skate rentals: ( Non-residents 17 + up) $15
Child skate rentals: (Non-residents 16 + under) $8
Newark Winter Village is taking place at 162 Mulberry Street, Newark. To learn more about the pop-up, visit the website. Follow @newarkwintervillage on Instagram for updates.