Westfield in Lights this Saturday

Downtown Westfield comes alive with holiday magic this Saturday as Westfield in Lights comes to town.

This year’s event features live reindeer, food and retail vendors, wagon rides, carriage rides, train rides, live music, Girl Scout gingerbread house competition and the popular tree-lighting ceremony.

Kids attending the event will have a chance to get their picture taken with Santa Claus at no cost and to send a letter to the North Pole at the Santa Station. Kids can also get free pictures with Frosty the Snowman thanks to Nspire Church.

Attendees to this year’s event will also have a chance to participate in a silent auction for the one-of-a-kind Girl Scout gingerbread houses, with proceeds going to Open Doors. Bidding starts at $25 and the auction ends at 6:30 p.m.

The Westfield Friends Church will once again be featuring a live nativity at Hadley Park, at the northwest corner of Main and Union streets.

The schedule for the main stage area is as follows:

  • 4:30 to 4:50 p.m., Oak Trace Treble Choir
  • 5 to 5:20 p.m., Holiday Stories with Carol Ann Woelfel
  • 5:30 to 5:50 p.m., Reindeer Show
  • 6 to 6:20 p.m., WHS Band
  • 6:30 to 6:50 p.m., WHS Signature Sound Show Choir

The tree-lighting occurs promptly at 7 p.m. The tree-lighting countdown will be led by the winner of the Westfield Welcome Ugly Holiday Sweater Competition. To enter for your chance to win, visit the Westfield in Lights event page on Facebook and submit your photo.

For more information on this year’s Westfield in Lights event, including event map and parking, visit westfieldwelcome.com/westfield-in-lights.