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2019 Downtown Westfield Holiday Events 

The holiday season is the perfect time to 'Experience Westfield' with shopping, dining and celebrating in our classic town for modern families! Westfield is the place where families and friends share good food, exchange gifts and create awesome memories together. The events begin Thanksgiving Weekend! 

PHOTOS WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUS AT LORD + TAYLOR - NOVEMBER 29 THROUGH DECEMBER 1

Thanksgiving Weekend kick­s off the Westfield holiday events with Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, November 29 -December 1, 2019­ at Lord + Taylor, Westfield, 609 North Ave. W., Westfield, NJ. Friday & Saturday 1-­6pm and Sunday 12-4pm. One free 5" x 7" photo with a donation of $5 for the Westfield Food Pantry. Nominal shipping fee will apply. Additional online photo packages may be purchased from www.PaulMeccaPhotography.com

BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING IN DOWNTOWN WESTFIELD - NOVEMBER 29, 2019

If you love Westfield, shop, dine and experience Westfield on Black Friday! Enjoy all Westfield has to offer as you do all your holiday shopping! Enjoy free shopper parking all day (November 29, 2019) compliments of The Town of Westfield. Free shopper parking at all on-street meters and pay station lots. Parking restrictions and time limits apply.

EXPERIENCE WESTFIELD - SHOP LOCAL - SHOPPING + EXPERIENCES – SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2019

Experience Westfield on this special Thanksgiving Weekend Saturday! A day that will be filled with great shopping, dining, services and activities! Enjoy all Westfield has to offer as you do all your holiday shopping! Enjoy free shopper parking on Small Business Saturday (November 30, 2019) compliments of The Town of Westfield. Free shopper parking at all on-street meters and pay station lots. Parking restrictions and time limits apply.

WESTFIELD WINTER WONDERLAND AND ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING - DECEMBER 1, 2019 - 3:30 PM - NORTH AVENUE TRAIN STATION

Westfield Winter Wonderland will take place Sunday, December 1, at 4pm at the North Avenue Train Station with lots of fun, family activities. The Annual Tree Lighting with Santa & Mrs. Claus will begin at 5:30pm. Mayor Shelley Brindle and Santa & Mrs. Claus will officiate the tree lighting. Beginning at 4 pm The Westfield Community Band will provide entertainment, The Lion's Club will be serving hot cider, enjoy Ginger Bread Cookies decorating, take family photos in a giant human snow globe and lots of other fun activities!

EXTRAVAGANZAlorious - DECEMBER 14, 2019 - 4 PM  - 5:45 PM- SOUTH AVENUE TRAIN STATION

Wear your Ugly Holiday Sweater and meet us by the South Ave. Train Station Tree for a festive afternoon of holiday cheer for the whole family ― including the 30-minute outdoor movie, An Elf's Story, written by Westfield's own, Kenneth Waddell.

Open ‘Gingerbread’ House
4 pm – 5:15 pm

Bundle up in your festive attire & join us in the Gingerbread tent!

  • Enter in the Candy Cane Pull ― 25 families will win a prize!
  • DJ will be spinning holiday tunes
  • Gingerbread Cookie Decorating
  • Walk-in Snow Globe for family photos
  • Enjoy Kilwin’s hot cocoa
  • Meet Chippey the Elf and Westfield's own resident and writer of the movie, An Elf's Story, Kenneth Waddell
  • Take part in an Ugly Holiday Sweater group photo.

An Elf’s Story  Outdoor Movie
5:15 pm – 5:45 pm

Bring your blankets and chairs for a 30-minute outdoor screening of An Elf's Story.

CAROLERS

Enjoy the songs of the season with Carolers downtown Westfield beginning Small Business Saturday and throughout December. 

  • December 14, School of Rock, 3 pm, North Avenue Train Station Tree
  • December 15, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 10 am, Elm and Quimby Sts.
  • December 19, Roosevelt Middle School, 6 pm, throughout Downtown
  • December 20, RMC Studio, 6 pm, North Avenue Train Station Tree

MENORAH LIGHTING

The Annual Menorah Lighting Ceremonies will take place on December 22 at the North Ave. Train Station and is sponsored by the Union County Torah Center, 908.789.5252. 

FREE HOLIDAY SHOPPER PARKING - SPONSORED BY TOWN OF WESTFIELD

Enjoy free shopper parking for the holidays, December 14, 2019 - January 1, 2020, compliments 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. 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.

GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST - SPONSORED BY TOWN OF WESTFIELD

Westfield is excited to present the second town-wide Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. You are invited to conjure all of your creativity, imagination, and whimsy this holiday season to create magic. To enter the contest and for more information, visit https://www.westfieldnj.gov/gingerbread