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Holiday Entertainment & Sponsored Events Downtown in December

Holiday Entertainment & Sponsored Events Downtown in December

The holiday season is the perfect time to enjoy shopping, dining and celebrating in our classic town for modern families! Since there's no place like home, Westfield is the place where families and friends share good food, exchange gifts and create awesome memories together. The Downtown Westfield Corporation (DWC) is proud to sponsor the following holiday events in December:

  • Menorah Lighting
  • Free Holiday Parking
  • Holiday Entertainment
  • Miracle on Elm St. Shopping Spree Contest


Menorah Lighting

The Annual Menorah Lighting Ceremonies will take place at the North Ave. Train Station on December 2 at 5pm and is sponsored by the Union County Torah Center, 908.789.5252. 

Free Holiday Shopper Parking

Enjoy free shopper parking for the holidays, December 15, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 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.

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 23 through December 21, 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 will be 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 23 with last drawing on December 21, 2018. To enter online, click here:

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 For Stories Quartet. Schedule of events for 2018 is as follows: 

Harmonics Quartet: Thursdays • Strolling Downtown • Nov. 29 & Dec. 6, 13 & 20 from 6:30–8:30pm

The Yuletide Carolers: Saturdays • Strolling Downtown • Dec. 1, 15 & 22 from 1–2pm •  Saturday • Dec. 8  •  Lord & Taylor from 1–2pm

Watson Highlanders Bagpipe Band: Saturdays • Strolling Downtown • Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 2–5pm

NJ Workshop for the Arts Alphorns: Saturdays • E. Broad St. & Elm St. • Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 2:30 –3:30 pm

NJ Workshop for the Arts Brass Quintet: Sundays • Strolling Downtown • Dec. 2, 9 & 16 from 2:30–4:30 pm

For Stories Quartet: Sundays • Strolling Downtown • Dec. 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 1:30–3 pm


Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

Westfield is excited to present the first ever town-wide Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. You are invited to conjure all of your creativity, imagination, and whimsy this holiday season to create magic. Completed projects, presented on a cake board or a wooden board must be dropped off to Savory Spice during normal business hours between December 13 and 17. Your house, iconic Westfield building or village should not be larger than 2' x 2'. Judging will be People's Choice, and winners will be announced on New Year's Day in the following categories:

  • Grand Prize
  • Kids Only Effort (14 yo and younger)
  • Family Effort
  • Iconic Westfield Building

To enter the contest and for more information, visit 


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