IT’S ALL NEW YHIS YEAR! Traditionally, Christmas in the Village of Westfield, is a three-day family event that marks the beginning of the magical holiday season in Westfield. From Santa’s arrival, and horse-drawn carriage rides through the village, to the Hall of Christmas and Holiday Tea; one will discover delightful activities for every age that accommodates every budget. Westfield’s quaint shops and fine restaurants offer special sales and treats for all. Festivities, merriment, and the village lavishly arrayed in holiday splendor!
THIS YEAR SOMETHING NEW HAS BEEN ADDED! We are very excited to celebrate “A Dickens Holiday”! Yes, we will have all the attractions that have made our event a must attend venue. However, this year you will:
- Meet Queen Victoria at Her Victorian Holiday Tea
- Meet Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, The Ghosts that haunted Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and his wife, and other Dickens characters
- Enjoy carolers dressed in Victorian attire as they wander down Main Street
- Visit the Hall of Trees at the Patterson Library
- Enjoy Kim Tenreiro’s performance of “A Christmas Carol”
- Munch on a Roasted Turkey Leg from Scrooge’s Butcher
- Sip on Hot Mulled Wine from our Winemaker
- Purchase flowers from a street vendor
- Enjoy Cider, Donuts and other treats from street vendors
- Feast on Victorian themed Dinners at our Restaurants
- See Village streets, shops, shopkeepers all adorned in Victorian decor
Friday, November 17th
6:00 pm ~ Events on Friday kick off when Santa arrives to light the Christmas tree in Moore Park. Santa will come rain or shine, but we don’t know how he will travel. In years past Santa has arrived on a tractor, a grape picker and a fire truck, so this year it is anyone’s guess. Hot dogs w/a beverage will be available for purchase in the park as the children and their families wait for Santa to arrive. After lighting the tree, Santa will go to the YWCA (58 S. Portage Street) for visits and pictures with children. Free treats, beverages and fun activities will be available.
7:00 pm ~ “A Christmas Carol” ~ Performance by Mr. Kim Tenreiro ~ Presbyterian Church ~ Prologue at 6:15 (Optional) Ticket Donation $10
Contact Rick Mascaro for information: (716) 224-2135
Saturday, November 18th ONLY
10:00 am ~ Holiday Fest ~ Patterson Library (crafts and treats)
11:00 am ~ the Checkers Show Holiday Spectacular ~ Paterson Library
8:00 am ~ 10:00 am ~ Breakfast with Santa ~ Presbyterian Church
11:00 am ~ 3:00 pm ~ “HOLIDAY TEA” ~ will be served at the historic McClurg Mansion (Moore Park, Westfield). Patrons may feel as though they have stepped back in time as they are greeted by Queen Victoria and enjoy delightful and delectable savories, sweets and beverages while basking in the rich and beautiful ambiance of the mansion. Cost per person is $15. No reservations required.
Saturday, November 18th & Sunday, November 19th
10:00 am ~ 4:00 pm ~ The HALL of CHRISTMAS ~ (Eason Hall, Elm Street) is open for patrons to visit artisans and purveyors of fine merchandise ~ (See accompanying list of vendors).~ Concessions available
11:00 am~ 4:00 pm ~ enjoy (FREE) HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE RIDES (provided by Magic Moments Carriage Rides) throughout the historic village. Rides depart and return to Eason Hall
HALL OF TREES ~ 10 am ~ 4 pm ~ Patterson Library ~ Christmas trees decorated for your enjoyment in our beautiful library
Lakeshore Center for the Arts ~ 5 pm ~ 7 pm ~ Presbyterian Church ~ visit the Brenda Eno Art Gallery to view the new exhibit, “For the Love of Ground and Water”, featuring artists Christine French, Karen Glosser and Mara Rubin
Sunday, November 19th
Holly Tour ~ 12:30 pm ~ 5:00 pm ~ visit Westfield homes and businesses decorated for Christmas ~ Dessert and Beverages included ~ Tickets ~ $10
Call Marilyn Hemmer for Tickets & information at numbers listed below.
Come discover all that Westfield, New York has to offer this holiday season at Christmas in the Village. For additional information, please contact Marilyn Hemmer at (716)326-3504, (716)753-0r email firstname.lastname@example.org