Winter Holiday Season

2023 DOWNTOWN WESTFIELD HOLIDAY EVENTS


FREE SHOPPER PARKING COURTESY OF THE TOWN OF WESTFIELD
NOVEMBER 24 – JANUARY 1, 2024 ● PAY STATION LOTS & ON-STREET METERS
Specific hourly restrictions still apply to all spaces.

2023 schedule square

BLACK FRIDAY AND SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY
NOVEMBER 24 & NOVEMBER 25
Free Parking begins on Black Friday so it is easier than ever to shop & dine downtown and support our local businesses.

To add a fun and interactive element to this year’s Small Business Saturday, the DWC is introducing a “Scratch & Save” promotion. Participating businesses will distribute scratch-off cards to customers as they make their purchases. Customers can immediately scratch off the cards, revealing exclusive discounts that will be applied to their purchases at the register. It’s a creative way to surprise and delight shoppers while showing appreciation for their support of local businesses. A full list of “Scratch & Save” participating businesses will be published on westfieldtoday.com and social media closer to November 25.

FREE HOLIDAY GIFT WRAPPING IS BACK
ONE WESTFIELD PLACE PREVIEW CENTER - 76 ELM ST ● NOVEMBER 25 TO DECEMBER 23
This holiday season, we're unwrapping the joy of giving with FREE gift wrapping available to anyone who brings in a Downtown Westfield business receipt. Join us every weekend between November 25 and December 23, at the One Westfield Place Preview Center (76 Elm Street) for a festive touch to your presents. Bring your receipts from downtown Westfield stores, and we'll wrap your gifts with love – absolutely FREE! 

2023 MIRACLE ON ELM STREET SHOPPING SPREE CONTEST
ENTER TO WIN OUR WEEKLY DRAWING FOR A GIFT CARD TO YOUR FAVORITE DOWNTOWN WESTFIELD BUSINESS OR RESTAURANT
From November 24 through December 19, enter to win one of six $50 gift cards* each week this holiday season. Six individual weekly prizes of $50 will be awarded in Downtown Westfield shopping/restaurant gift cards. Just complete the online entry form!

Printed entry forms are also available at your favorite Westfield businesses and restaurants. With the printed forms, simply place your completed form in the special mailboxes located at the corner of Elm St. & E. Broad St. or on the corner of South Ave. W. & Summit Ave. between November 24 and December 19. Mail-in or online entries will be accepted. Limit one entry per person per week. Winners will be randomly drawn on Mondays with the last drawing on December 19, 2023 Must be 18 years or over to enter.

*Gift cards will be issued to winners from the Downtown business of their choice as pre-selected on the entry form. Businesses must be located within Westfield's Special Improvement District.

WESTFIELD CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26 ● 5 PM ● NORTH AVENUE TRAIN STATION
A festive evening filled with holiday cheer and community

  • 5 PM – 5:30 PM
    DJ will be spinning holiday tunes...Cookies....Giveaways!
  • 5:30 PM
    Santa arrives on the fire truck to light the Christmas Tree with Mayor Brindle 
  • 5:30 PM – 6 PM 

    Take pictures with Santa

FAMILY PICTURES WITH SANTA WITH JUST A SOUL PHOTOGRAPHY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2 ● 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM ● HAVE A NICE CLAY  ● 221 NORTH AVE E  ● REGISTER HERE
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10  ● 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM ● INDIGO ARTS STUDIO  ● 22 ELM ST  ● REGISTER HERE
Just A Soul Photography will be offering a photo session with Santa for the whole family. Each photo session will receive two 4 x 6 prints, printed on the spot, with the option to purchase more prints and the digital images at an additional fee. Sessions will be $9.99. Advanced reservations are required.  

FAMILY PICTURES WITH SANTA WITH LITTLE NEST PORTRAITS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3  ● 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM ● LITTLE NEST PORTRAITS ● 109 QUIMBY ST
Little Nest Photography will be offering a photo session with Santa for the whole family. Each photo session will receive a complimentary digital image that can be printed for an additional fee. Other digital images and prints can also be purchased. Sessions will be $9.99. Advanced reservations are required. REGISTER HERE

MENORAH LIGHTING CEREMONY
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 ● 6:30 PM ● NORTH AVENUE TRAIN STATION
Join Rabbi Block at the annual Menorah lighting ceremony

DREIDEL SPINNING TOURNAMENT
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 ● 3:30  –  4:30 PM ● KIRSHENBAUM BAKING CO ● 62 ELM ST 
Get your dreidels spinning and your sweet tooth ready! The ultimate dreidel tournament is on, complete with gelt for the winners. And if that's not enough, Kirshenbaum Baking Co has a mouthwatering selection of cookies and jelly donuts just waiting for you to take a bite. Yum! 

Tournament is free to enter and includes a dreidel and bag of gelt. Donuts, cookies and other refreshments available for purchase while you play! REGISTER HERE.

HOLIDAY MUSIC AROUND DOWNTOWN
SATURDAYS, DECEMBER 2 AND DECEMBER 9 ● 12 NOON  – 2 PM
Enjoy the holiday music of the Harmonics as they stroll throughout Downtown Westfield

HANUKKAH HAPPINESS
DECEMBER 7  –  DECEMBER 9
Look out for the Hanukkah Moose in downtown Westfield businesses! Spot one, keep the moose, take a pic and maybe win a gift card! 

THE BEAUTY OF KWANZAA
DECEMBER16  ●  3:00  –  5:00 PM ● HAVE A NICE CLAY ● 221 NORTH AVE E
As the holiday season approaches, we extend a warm invitation to you and your loved ones to join us in celebrating the rich and meaningful tradition of Kwanzaa, a seven-day festival that honors African heritage and culture.

Whether you are familiar with Kwanzaa or eager to learn more, this celebration is open to all who wish to embrace the spirit of unity and cultural appreciation. Bring your family and friends for this festive occasion.

Face painting for the kids. A special door prize for the first 15 entrants. Traditional music and artwork on display.

Please RSVP by December 9th to ensure we can accommodate everyone and make this celebration truly special.

Tickets: FREE. Due to limited space this event is "First Come, First Served. REGISTER HERE

NEW HOLIDAY DECOR
Experience the magic of the holiday season while shopping in Downtown Westfield. The Town is adorned with enchanting new Christmas lights, casting a warm glow over the streets. New decorations embrace the streets, promising a season filled with light, joy, and festive spirit in every corner of Westfield. Create unforgettable Instagram-worthy memories for all.