RED BANK, NJ – Red Bank RiverCenter hosted their second Gingerbread Walk during the holiday season and it was enjoyed by many!

RiverCenter, the not-for-profit downtown management organization, went out in search of local bakers, restaurants, caterers and local schools, who were willing to donate their time to create unique Gingerbread creations.  They were then showcased at a Red Bank business where their Gingerbread creation was displayed from November 26th until December 22nd.

Winning Gingerbread entry provided by Sugarush.

In each participating location, visitors had the opportunity to enter a Red Bank Grand Prize raffle which included an overnight stay at The Oyster Point Hotel, tickets to the Count Basie Theatre and a $300 Red Bank Gift Cheque Shopping Spree! Congratulations to Jackie and Dan O’Leary of Brick who were the Grand Prize Winners! Their name was randomly drawn among hundreds of entries from all of the participating businesses.   They came to Red Bank with their three children specifically to take the Gingerbread Walk and enjoy the Classic Horse and Carriage ride.  While spending the afternoon they visited their favorite store Jay and Silent Bob’s and stopped into Zebu for a treat.

Grand Prize winners

A RiverCenter judging committee viewed all of the Gingerbread creations and unanimously voted for Sugarush’s Gingerbread House which was showcased at Carter and Cavero Old Olive Oil Company which is located 19 Monmouth Street.  Sugarush is the new cupcakery and sweet shop located at 37 East Front Street.

The Gingerbread Walk also supported a great cause for one of the area’s most giving charity organizations, Holiday Express.  Our generous Red Bank businesses collected donations for Holiday Express in support of their wonderful work during the holidays.  Holiday Express is a non-profit organization that delivers music, food, gifts, financial support and friendship to those with the greatest need for the gift of human kindness during the holiday season and throughout the year.  Please visit www.holidayexpress.org for more information.

Thank you to the following businesses who participated in the second Red Bank Gingerbread Walk and to the bakers, restaurants and caterers who contributed their time, talents, and beautiful gingerbread creations!


– Carter and Cavero Old World Olive Company, 19 Monmouth St.

(Gingerbread Creation provided by Sugarush, 37 E. Front St.)


Front Street Trattoria, 31 West Front Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by Ye Olde Pie Shoppe)


CEL-EBRATION! Gallery, 30 Monmouth Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by Tommy Bader)


Pierre Deux, 105 Broad Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by The Molly Pitcher Inn)


Ricky’s of Red Bank, 86 Broad Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by Red Bank Charter School)


Summit Arts and Music, 52 Monmouth St.                                                                          
(Gingerbread Creation provided by McLoone’s Pier House)

-NovelTeas, 78 Bridge Avenue

(Gingerbread Creation provided by NovelTeas)


Riverbank Antiques, 169 West Front Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by Tim McLoone’s Supper Club)


Zebu Forno, 20 Broad Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by Zebu Forno)


Tiffany & Co., 105 Broad Street

(Gingerbread Creation provided by McLoone’s Rum Runner)


Vizzini & Co., The Galleria, 2-40 Bridge Avenue

(Gingerbread Creation provided by McLoone’s Woodbridge Grille)

For more information about Red Bank events, please contact Red Bank RiverCenter at (732) 842-4244 or visit www.OnlyOneRedBank.com.  Red Bank RiverCenter is a not-for-profit alliance of downtown businesses, property owners and residents working toward the economic vitality of Red Bank.

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