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 complemented with curbside eats, ice skating, a holiday marketplace in Ironside Newark, and games.
Private Igloos + Heated Pods
Attendees can enjoy food and hot cocoa from local businesses inside one of the heated private pods or igloos. The igloos are regular size (up to 5 guests) and XL (up to 8 guests) and are available by reservation only.
The main attraction is the spacious ice skating rink. Note: Reservations are required online. Guests can reserve skate rentals online. Admission, with rentals, is Adult -$15; Child- $10; Own Skates – $10.