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 • Nov. 30 & Dec. 7, 14 & 21 • 6:30–8:30 pm
The Yuletide Carolers: Saturdays • Strolling Downtown • Dec. 2, 16, & 23 • 1–2 pm, Saturday • Lord & Taylor • Dec. 9 • 1–2 pm
Watson Highlanders Bagpipe Band: Saturdays • Strolling Downtown • Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23 • 2–5 pm
NJ Workshop for the Arts Alphorns: Saturdays • E. Broad St. & Elm St. • Dec. 2 , 9, 16 & 23 • 2:30 –3:30 pm
NJ Workshop for the Arts Brass Quintet: Sundays • Strolling Downtown • Dec. 3, 10 & 17 • 2:30–4:30 pm
Twisted Mustache: Sundays • Strolling Downtown • Dec. 3, 10 & 17 • 1:30–3 pm
The Annual Menorah Lighting Ceremonies with music and refreshments will take place at the North Ave. Train Station on December 13 at 7pm, sponsored by the Union County Torah Center, 908.789.5252.
Free Holiday Parking
Enjoy free parking for the holidays, December 16, 2017 - January 1, 2018, courtesy of the Town of Westfield. 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.
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 November 20 through December 22, 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 from the business where card was distributed. Provide your email address to enter 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 Westfield Special Improvement businesses where card was distributed.
Winners will be randomly drawn on Fridays beginning November 24 with last drawing on December 22, 2017.
Photo of Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Miracle on Elm St. Box on E. Broad and Elm Streets by Paul Mecca of Westfield Neighbors Magazine, Meccography.com