PLEASE DO NOT EAT THE EXHIBITS

rb-gingerbreadA gingerbread house made by employees of Foodtown of Red Bank on display at Monmouth Street Emporium. (Click to enlarge)

Here’s a nice little addition to the holiday atmosphere in downtown Red Bank: gingerbread houses.

Fourteen businesses throughout the business district have locally made gingerbread creations on display through December 23.

At each stop, visitors can sign up for a chance to win some nifty prizes, described below. They can also make donations to Holiday Express, the charity-minded, cheer-spreading musical ensemble.

Participating are:

Bath Junkie, 58 Monmouth Street

Better Housekeeping, 46 Monmouth Street

(Gingerbread creation provided by Via 45)

Front Street Trattoria, 31 West Front Street

(Gingerbread creation provided by Ye Old Pie Shoppe)

Monmouth Street Emporium, 27 Monmouth Street

(Gingerbread creation provided by Foodtown)

Murphy Style Grill, 26 Broad Street

(Gingerbread creation provided by Murphy Style Grill)

Pierre Deux, 105 Broad Street

(Gingerbread creation provided by Marie Jackson (Flaky Tart) & Janet Scott (Indigo Moon)

Ricky’s of Red Bank, 86 Broad Street

(Gingerbread creation provided by Silk Cakes)

Riverbank Antiques, 169 West Front Street

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

Sassy Chic Boutique, 13 Monmouth Street

(Gingerbread creation provided by Molly Pitcher Inn)

selve, 54 English Plaza

(Gingerbread creation provided by Cravings Gourmet Desserts)

Surray Luggage, 132 Broad Street

(Gingerbread creation provided by McLoone’s Pier House)

Ten Thousand Villages, 69 Broad Street

(Gingerbread creation provided by Claire Ryan)

Tiffany & Co., 105 Broad Street

(Gingerbread creation provided by McLoone’s Rum Runner)

Vizzini & Company, The Galleria, 2-40 Bridge Avenue

(Gingerbread creation provided by The Atrium at Navesink Harbor)

White Butterfly at Red Bank, 14 Monmouth Street

(Gingerbread creation provided by McLoone’s at Favorites)

Enter at participating stores for your chance to win an overnight hotel stay at the Oyster Point Hotel, tickets to the Count Basie Theatre and a Red Bank Gift Cheque shopping spree, with a total value of $700.

The more participating stores you visit the more chances to win. And if you visit all participating businesses, you have a chance to win an additional $50 in Red Bank Gift Cheques.

Donations collected at participating stores to benefit Holiday Express.