DecemberFest

WOW’s DECEMBERFEST 2022 continues with the 5th ANNUAL TREE JUBILEE, the Creative Arts Center Holiday Lottery wall and the Lighting of the Menorah with the Latkes and Lighting Party!

“There is no better time than Westfield at the holidays and WOW is so happy to be presenting DecemberFest 2022,” Bob Plasse, WOW’s President and Co-Chair of DecemberFest explained.  

MAYOR’S TREE LIGHTING,COCOA AND CAROLS

A fabulous success, the annual tree lighting and visit with Santa and Mayor Mike was held on November 26 on the town green!

Holiday Marketplaces and CREATIVE ARTS CENTER HOLIDAY LOTTERY WALL

Special thanks to our vendors and all of our shoppers during Small Business Saturday on November 26, December 3 and 4. Many wonderful wares and our CREATIVE ARTS CENTER HOLIDAY LOTTERY WALL. The drawing for the wall worth $250+ in lottery tickets will be Friday, December 9 at 12 PM. Still need tickets? Click here.

THE 5th ANNUAL TREE JUBILEE winds down on December 7 at 11:59pm

Westfield on Weekends 5th Annual Tree Jubilee continues until Dec. 7 at 11:59pm and is a special fundraiser that supports WOW’s community programming. For the third year, it is taking place online, as well as at Roots Athletic Center at 181 Root Road, where visitors may view a wonderland of trees, wreaths and, new this year, tablescapes, donated by area individuals, businesses and organizations.
Winners can pick up their displays on December 10th from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Roots Athletic Center. Tickets may only be purchased and submitted online through WOW’s website at westfieldonweekends.com. All proceeds from this event help to fund future Westfield on Weekend's events. Please contact Lisa Sunderland Burns at (413) 568-9619 or lmsburns24@gmail.com for more information. To purchase raffle tickets, please use this link!

DECEMBERFEST's UP CLOSE AND MUSICAL

This year's Holiday Concert, produced with the Music Department of Westfield State as part of WOW’s Up Close and Musical series will take place at Scanlon Banquet Hall at Westfield State University on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 pm. It will feature faculty and students of the Music Department presenting a holiday program. Our final musical performance will be "An Evening of Jazz" featuring Westfield State student Jazz Ensembles on Thursday, December 8, 7:30pm in room 127 at the Catherine Dower Center.

Hanukkah and the Lighting of the City's Menorah

To celebrate Hanukkah, a menorah lighting ceremony led by Rabbi Shahar Colt of the Ahavas Achim Congregation, with assistance from WOW and the city of Westfield, will take place on Sunday, December 18 at 6:30 pm on Park Square. It will be followed by a Latkes and Lights party at the First United Methodist Church at 16 Court Street, Westfield. The menorah will be lit nightly at sunset for the duration of Hanukkah. All are welcome to attend.

HOLIDAY LIGHTS TOUR

The 3rd Annual Holiday Lights Tour offer's families the opportunity to take a self-guided drive-by tour of the city’s outdoor holiday displays. An interactive map can be found HERE and on WOW’s Facebook page, where Westfield residents may also register their homes and businesses and vote for their favorites. Want to join the map? Message WOW on Facebook with your address and we will add you.

FUNDERS/SPONSORS

Major funders for DecemberFest include the Future Fund of Westfield Bank and Lisa Olesak-Sullivan of Coldwell Realty, with assistance from the City of Westfield (Mayor’s Office, Police Department, Auxiliary Police, Public Works, Parks and Recreation and Community Development). Additional funding has been provided with a grant from the Westfield Cultural Council, a local program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Westfield on Weekends, Inc (WOW) is a 501 (c)(3) volunteer not-for-profit organization, founded in 2003 to produce diverse, accessible and affordable events that enhance and celebrate diversity and community life in Westfield.

Upcoming Events Presented By Westfield On Weekends

We're currently planning the upcoming schedule. Check back soon!

Westfield On Weekends Is Made Possible With Contributions From Local Businesses & Organizations Such As:

John & Sharon Davies • Joanne Papadimitriou, Realtor, Neilsen Realty, LLC • Witalisz & Associates Real Estate • Park Square Realty • Betts Plumbing & Heating • Attorney Richard “Kick” Sullivan • Mayor Mike McCabe • New England Realty Services Group in Westfield • State Representative Kelly Pease • State Senator John Velis • At-large City Councilor Kristen Mello • At-Large City Councilor James Adams • Ward 4 City Councilor Michael Burns • Ward 5 City Councilor John Beltrandi • At-Large City Councilor Richard K. Sullivan • Ward 3 Councilor Bridget Matthews-Kane • Ward 2 Councilor Ralph Figy

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