If looking to experience a holiday wonderland, the Newark Winter Village has all things winter and holiday-related to capture memories that will last a lifetime. 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 when going to the Newark Winter Village.
About Newark Winter Village
The Newark Winter Village is an open-air experience located in downtown Newark. The beautiful winter village design is complemented with curbside eats, ice skating, a holiday marketplace, and games. Food and drinks are served by selective local businesses. More specifically, since the event is held outdoors, hot beverages are expected — perfect to warm up after a day out on a cold day.
There are many activities that families can enjoy at the Newark Winter Village. One choice can be to take a chance on the ice bumper cars — a winter-inspired version of the regular bumper cars. The only catch is that these bumper cars are found on an ice rink.
To capture moments and cherish them forever, the Newark Winter Village also has photo ops throughout the experience. Santa also makes an appearance for photo opportunities.
Private Igloos + Heated Pods
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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. A regular-sized igloo costs $50 and is only for a one-hour reservation. As for an XL igloo, the price is $75 and has a one-hour time frame too. These igloos are transparent and guests will still be able to take a look at the festival from the inside.
The main attraction is the spacious ice skating rink. Please note that reservations are required online. Guests can reserve skate rentals online here. Admission, with rentals, is $15 for adults; and $10 for children; and if you bring your skates, it’s only $10.
The Newark Winter Village is open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3PM – 8PM. It also opens on weekends from Saturday to Sunday from 12PM – 8PM.