Plans are finalized for Christmas in the Village in Westfield, a three-day family event that marks the beginning of the magical holiday season in Westfield. From Santa's arrival, horse-drawn carriage rides through the village, to the Hall of Christmas and Victorian Tea, Westfield's Christmas in the Village offers something for every age and every budget. It is a perfect way to get into the holiday spirit and begin your Christmas shopping while enjoying the beautiful and quaint village of Westfield.
On Friday, Family Night, events kick off when Santa arrives to light the Christmas tree in Moore Park at 6 p.m. 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 horse drawn wagon. This year it is anyone's guess! From there, Santa goes to the YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., for visits and pictures with children. Children can also participate in several activities and will be treated to free cookies and hot and cold beverages. Popcorn and other snacks will be available for purchase. This is a perfect Family Outing.
The Hall of Christmas in Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., opens Saturday, Nov. 17 morning at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with purveyors of fine merchandise and concessions. They include A.J's Wood Works, Barcelona Trading Company, Barnswallow, Blessings Are Everywhere, Brick Village Gourmet, Childs' Craft Corner, Crafts from Heaven, Crooked House Candies, Chris Schimel, Debbie's, Deborah's, Garden Image at the Big Blue Barn, Garden Decor Happy Bee Naturals, Mary's, Keepsake Florals, Keep Tryst Farm, Ol' Glory Candles, Parklane, Joanne's Sweet Creations, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One Gifts, Tia's, Touch of Glass, William Karrow, Mary Kay, Valley Treasure Chest, Beth's Parkview Cafe, Gale Street Studios, Lucy's and Sandrelica. Skip Roberts will entertain visitors by singing holiday, pop, country and crooner's music. Free horse-drawn carriage rides from Magic Moments Carriages are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rides depart from and return to Eason Hall.
Christmas in the Village in Westfield is set for Nov. 16 through Nov. 18. Santa will be at the YWCA for visits with children following the Christmas tree lighting on Friday which starts at 6 p.m.
A Victorian Tea will be served at the McClurg Mansion in Moore Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The mansion, built in 1820, also houses the Chautauqua County Historical Society. Beautifully decorated in period fashion for the holidays, patrons will find the Mansion a delightful setting for this formal affair. The tea is $8 per person and the ample menu features the traditional Victorian High Tea fare of scones, savories, sweets and beverages. No reservations are needed.
On Sunday, Nov. 18 the Hall of Christmas will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Eason Hall. Music provided by Doc Hamels. The Westfield Women's Organization will also be holding the 2012 Holly Tour of selected homes decked out for the holiday season. Tickets for the Holly Tour may be purchased at the Hall of Christmas.
Come discover all Westfield has to offer and usher in the 2012 holiday season at Christmas in the Village of Westfield. For more information, contact Marilyn Hemmer at 326-3504 or 753-6043, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.