Newark Winter Village returns to Mulberry Commons, to open Friday

Newark Winter Village, a festive event at Mulberry Commons Park, located just outside the Prudential Center, will open Friday and then run Wednesdays-Sundays through Jan. 31.

City officials said visitors of all ages can enjoy ice skating, go-karts, various games and activities, an open-air holiday marketplace featuring local vendors, and cozy heated private igloos to enjoy hot cocoa and treats. There also will be many “Instagram-worthy” photo ops available throughout the winter village.

The event, which began in 2020, is presented by the Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau in partnership with the city and other sponsors.

In addition to fun winter activities, visitors can shop in an open-air holiday marketplace.

“I’m excited that Newark Winter Village will return to our vibrant downtown area, where families and visitors can come together during the holiday season,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said. “We are happy to be able to offer festive activities in the heart of our city and support our local businesses through the holiday marketplace.”

The Newark Winter Village will be open Wednesdays through Fridays from 3-8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1-8 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations and tickets are required for ice skating and private igloos. Reservations can be made online, and ticket fees are as follows:

  • Ice Skating: $15 per adult (age 17 and up), $10 per child (under age 17);
  • Igloo Rentals: $40: 60-minute reservation.

Newark Winter Village is supported in part by corporate sponsors that include: Spring Point,
Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau, Prudential Financial, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, Public Service Enterprise Group, Cityplex 12, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Berger Organization, Newark Downtown District and the city of Newark.