Westfield on Weekends (WOW), partnered with ESB Bank has announced that the 2023 edition of DecemberFest, Westfield’s annual holiday celebration that mixes some popular traditional offerings with exciting new elements starts in November this year!
“Holidays in Westfield have always offered numerous opportunities for us to celebrate our diverse, active and vibrant community and our seventh annual DecemberFest calendar has many ways for families to make memories together,” said Bob Plasse, WOW President.
"We are proud to work with our premiere partner, ESB Bank, to bring this year's exciting new and traditional past events to life and we hope you will all join us in Downtown Westfield to make it a festive season," said Kathi Bradford, WOW's Director of the Creative Arts Center.
The impressive talents of Westfield artists -then and now - are on display through January 20 at both WOW’s Creative Arts Center, 105 Elm Street and the Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm Street. This historic, fine art celebration, produced by WOW and the Athenaeum is not to be missed during regular hours at the Center and the Athenaeum. .
Join us for our final Holiday Pop-Up Marketplace on Small Business Saturday, November 25. Many wonderful wares and our CREATIVE ARTS CENTER HOLIDAY LOTTERY BOARD will be available for purchasing. The drawing for the Board, worth "A Grand in the Hand" will be done on Saturday, December 9 at 3pm at the center. Click here to purchase your tickets!
Westfield on Weekends 6th Annual Tree Jubilee is a special fundraiser that supports WOW’s community programming. For the 4th year, it is taking place online with photos of each item, as well as at the Roots Athletic Center at 181 Root Road, where visitors may view a wonderland of trees, wreaths and tablescapes donated by area individuals, businesses and organizations, 7 days a week from 8:00 AM-9:00 PM, except Thanksgiving Day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The purchasing link will be open from Monday, November 20 until 11:59 PM on Wednesday, December 6. Please buy your tickets here to support Westfield on Weekend's community programming!
Small Business Saturday, November 25, 2023 will feature the Mayor’s Tree Lighting on Park Square in downtown Westfield. A city tradition for decades, Mayor Michael A. McCabe will host the festivities that will offer Cocoa and Carols at 6:00 pm.
Join us on Friday, December 1 for our 3rd Annual Children's Holiday Ball with our beautiful Enchanted Rose Princess and maybe, a surprise guest or two! Celebrate the season from 6:30-8:00 PM with music, traditions, songs, games and fun at the Creative Arts Center. Please reserve your spot here!
This year's holiday events, produced with the Music Department of Westfield State University will take place on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 pm on the Dever Stage featuring faculty and students presenting a Winter Concert with the Westfield State University Wind Symphony. Our final musical performance will be "An Evening of Jazz" featuring Westfield State student Jazz Ensembles on Thursday, December 7, 7:30pm on the Dever Stage. For additional musical programs, please visit the Westfield State University Music Department Performance Calendar HERE.
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 10 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. The menorah will be lit nightly at sunset for the duration of Hanukkah. All are welcome to attend.
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. We will provide an interactive map 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.
Special thanks to our Premiere Sponsor, ESB Bank
Sponsors in 2023:
Premiere Sponsor of DecemberFest - ESB Bank