Thanks to everyone who joined us last weekend for the amazing holiday festivities around Town! From the beautiful menorah lighting to kick off Hanukkah, to the excitement of the Santa Convoy driving down our streets, the new Winter Wonderland activities in Foundation Park, and the Hanukkah Hoopla activities downtown, the mood was festive and bright.
Don’t miss the 23 incredible entries in the Westfield Wonderland Holiday Lights Contest! You have until the end of the day on December 26 to cast your vote at westfieldnj.gov/holidaylights. Be sure to join us on December 24 at 1:00 for Hanukkah Chalk the Walk (rescheduled from December 23 due to weather) and December 26 for Kwanzaa Chalk the Walk from 1:00 - 3:00, both on the Central Avenue sidewalk near Banana Republic. There will also be a Kwanzaa Book Reading at the library on December 28 at 6:30. I’m grateful to the DWC, Recreation, Police, Fire, and EMS for putting together so many holiday experiences this month for the community to enjoy!
Please use caution with the incoming weather system that is expected to produce heavy rain and strong winds today and tomorrow, followed by extremely cold temperatures that will last through the weekend. Public Works has been clearing storm drains in known problem areas, and we will send a Nixle notification if conditions warrant road salting. PSE&G has advised that power outages are possible. You can report an outage and receive status updates by texting OUT to 4PSEG (47734).
As a reminder, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, December 26, as well as Monday, January 2. We will hold our Annual Organization Meeting of the Town Council on Tuesday, January 3, at 6:00. I look forward to recapping a successful 2022 and discussing our goals as we look ahead to an exciting 2023 for Westfield.
As Hanukkah continues, and both Christmas and Kwanzaa approach in the coming days, I wish you all a joyous holiday season filled with peace, health and happiness.