The annual Red Bank Holiday Express concert and Town Lighting Ceremony return this week...here's what you need to know!

The Red Bank Holiday Express concert in 2014. (Laurie Cataldo)

Black Friday is a special day in Red Bank as it kicks off the town's 2016 holiday festivities!

Starting at 5 p.m., look for me along with the Point Crew on Broad St. near Garmany and Tiffany & Co.! We'll be hanging out until 7 p.m., so stop by to say hello and you might even win some prizes!

The Red Bank Fire Department will be on hand with free hot chocolate to keep everyone warm, too!

At 5:30 p.m. the Red Bank train station will come alive with the Kathryn Barnett dancers and Atlantic Watch bagpipers.

At 6:44 p.m., the special Santa Express train will depart Little Silver to deliver Santa to the Red Bank station! From there, the Big Guy will lead a parade to Broad Street for the Town Lighting and Holiday Express concert at 7 p.m.

At 7 p.m., Red Bank will flip the switch to light up their holiday decorations throughout downtown and mark the start of the season, with Holiday Express rocking Broad Street with holiday favorites!

Bonus: there's free parking throughout downtown all day Friday and again on Small Business Saturday, so don't miss out! Saturday also marks the start of Red Bank's holiday fun, like Pictures with Santa at the Galleria, Holiday Harmonies on the streets, horse and wagon rides, and the Holiday Hunt!

There's really nothing like Red Bank for the holidays! Hope to see you on Friday!

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