WESTFIELD - Plans are finalized for Christmas in the Village of Westfield for 2012, a three-day family event marking the beginning of the holiday season in Westfield.
From Santa's arrival to 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 the holiday season.
Family Night, Friday, Nov. 16: Events on Friday kick off when Santa arrives to light the Christmas tree in Moore Park at 6 p.m., rain or shine. From there, Santa goes to the YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., for visits and pictures with children. Children can 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.
Free horse-drawn carriage rides are just one aspect of Christmas in the Village happening Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18.
The Hall of Christmas, Saturday, Nov. 17: The Hall of Christmas in Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., opens Saturday morning at 10 a.m., with purveyors of fine merchandise and concessions. Skip Roberts will entertain visitors by singing holiday, pop, country and crooner's music. Free horse-drawn carriage rides from Magic Moments Carriages begin at 11 a.m., and continue throughout the day until 4 p.m. The rides depart from and return to Eason Hall. The Hall of Christmas includes: A.J's Wood Works; Barcelona Trading Company; Barnswallow Fibers and Yarns; Blessings Are Everywhere; Brick Village Gourmet; Childs' craft corner; Crafts From Heaven; Crooked House Candies; author Chris Schimel; Debbie's seasonal wreaths; Deborah's biscotti and hand-painted wine bottles with twinkle lights; Garden Image at the Big Blue Barn; Happy Bee Naturals; Mary's holiday table runners; Keepsake Florals; Keep Tryst Farm; Ol' Glory Candles; Parklane Jewelry; Joanne's sweet creations; Tastefully Simple; Thirty One Gifts; Tia's painted wine glasses and mugs; Touch Of Glass Jewelry; William Karrow photography; Mary Kay Cosmetics; Valley Treasure Chest Ceramics; Beth's Parkview Caf; Gale Street Studios carved stone and stained glass; Lucy's antique. unique gifts and collectibles.
A Victorian Tea, Saturday, Nov. 17: 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. Dressed for the holidays, patrons will find the mansion a delightful setting for this formal affair. The tea is $8 per person and the menu features the traditional Victorian High Tea fare of scones, savories, sweets and beverages. No reservations are needed.
The Hall of Christmas, Sunday, Nov. 18: The Hall of Christmas will be open again on Sunday 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.
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.