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Welcome Home to Westfield - Holiday Events

welcome home to westfield logoThe holiday season is the perfect time to enjoy shopping, dining and celebrating with your family and friends. Since there’s no place like home, Westfield is the place where families and friends gather to share good food, exchange gifts and create memories together.

The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is proud to bring you the following holiday events each year:

  • Photos with Santa at Lord & Taylor
  • Small Business Saturday Shopping & Entertainment
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Menorah Lighting
  • Holiday Entertainment
  • Free Holiday Parking
  • Miracle on Elm St. Shopping Spree Contest

Photos with Santa at Lord & Taylor

Thanksgiving Weekend kick­s off the Welcome Home to Westfield holiday events with Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, November 25-27, 2016­ at Lord & Taylor, Westfield, 609 North Ave. W., Westfield, NJ. Friday & Saturday 1-­7pm and Sunday 1-4pm. One free 5" x 7" photo with a donation of 2 cans of non­perishable food for the Holy Trinity Westfield Food Pantry. Nominal shipping fee will apply. Additional online photo packages may be purchased from

Small Business Saturday Shopping + Entertainment 

It’s a big day for everyone in downtown Westfield on November 26, 2016. Help fuel the local economy. If you love Westfield, shop downtown and enjoy FREE PARKING ALL DAY during Small Business Saturday, courtesy of The Town of Westfield. Entertainment is sponsored by Downtown Westfield Corporation as follows: Santa & Mrs. Claus strolling downtown from 10am – noon; Yuletide Carolers singing throughout downtown from 1–2pm; The Harmonics singing throughout downtown from 3–5pm; NJ Workshop for the Arts Brass Quintet playing throughout downtown from 2:30–4pm. 

Tree Lighting

The Annual Tree Lighting with Santa & Mrs. Claus will take place Sunday, November 27, 5:30pm at the North Ave. W. Train Station. Mayor Andy Skibitsky and Santa & Mrs. Claus will officiate the tree lighting. The Westfield Community Band will provide entertainment. 

Menorah Lighting

The Annual Menorah Lighting Ceremonies take place at the North Ave. Train Station, sponsored by the Union County Torah Center, 908.789.5252.

Holiday Entertainment 

The DWC sponsors family entertainment during the holidays in December, typically on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. The fun roaming musical entertainment has been a Westfield tradition for decades and includes Yuletide Carolers, Watson Highlanders Bagpipe Band, NJ Workshop for the Arts Alphorns and Brass Quintet, The Harmonics and Barbershop Quartet. Schedule of events for 2016 is as follows: 

Harmonics Quartet: Thursdays • Strolling Downtown • Dec. 3, 10 & 17 • 6:30–8:30 pm

The Yuletide Carolers: Saturdays • Strolling Downtown • Dec. 3 & 17  • 1–2 pm, Saturday • Lord & Taylor • Dec. 10  • 1–2 pm

Watson Highlanders Bagpipe Band: Saturdays • Strolling Downtown • Dec. 3, 10 & 17 • 2–5 pm

NJ Workshop for the Arts Alphorns: Saturday • E. Broad St. & Elm St. • Dec. 3 • 12–1 pm, Saturdays • E. Broad St. & Elm St. • Dec. 10 & 17 • 2–3 pm

NJ Workshop for the Arts Brass Quartet: Sundays • Strolling Downtown • Dec. 4, 11 & 18 • 2:30–4:30 pm

Twisted Mustache: Sundays • Strolling Downtown • Dec. 4, 11 & 18 • 1:30–3 pm

Free Holiday Parking

Shoppers, diners and visitors may enjoy the gift of free metered parking at designated 2-hour on-street meters and 4-hour parking lot pay stations compliments of the Town of Westfield. Parking restrictions and time limits will be enforced to ensure turnover of the parking spaces. The meters and pay stations will be covered with red meter bags. This year free parking will be December 17-26, 2016.

Miracle on Elm St. Shopping Spree Contest

Enter to win a weekly drawing for gift cards to your favorite downtown Westfield businesses or restaurants! From mid-November through mid-December, enter to win one of six $50 gift cards* each week during the holiday season. Six individual weekly prizes of $50 will be awarded in Downtown Westfield shopping/restaurant gift cards of your choice. Your email address will automatically enter you into our bonus drawing for a $25 parking card each week. Printed entry forms are available at your favorite Westfield business and restaurants and when completed, may be placed in the special mailboxes located at the corner of Elm St. & E. Broad St. or on the corner of South Ave. W. & Summit Ave. Mailed entries or on-line entries will be accepted. Limit one entry per person per week. Must be 18 years or over to enter. *Gift cards will be issued to winners from Downtown businesses of their choice. Businesses must be located within Westfield's Special Improvement District. Winners will be randomly drawn on Fridays beginning November 25 with last drawing on December 23, 2016. To enter the contest online, click here.

Congratulations to the Weekly Winners of Miracle on Elm St.

Winners of the December 2 drawing of Miracle on Elm Street $50 gift cards were Karen Capone, Sophie Young, Billy Callahan, Kristen Tulli, David Peregrin and Sarah Paulino. Leo Grove won a parking card.
Winners of the December 9 drawing of Miracle on Elm Street $50 gift cards were Harriet Schulman, Karen Broedel, Natalie Thau, Carmen Vitale, Heidi Hylan and Kent Diamond. Luke Hiltwein  won a parking card.