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Annual Westfield Tree Lighting Set for 5 p.m. Today

Franklin Junior Troop #645 will be collecting new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves and socks for needy families throughout New Jersey.

Westfield's annual tree lighting will take place at 5 p.m, Sunday, Nov. 25 at the North Avenue train station. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by fire truck for the festivities which include hot chocolate provided by Xocolatz, hot cider courtesy of the Lion's Club of Westfield, goodies, and entertainment by the Community Band of Westfield. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Westfield Corporation.

Note: A collection box will be available at the Tree Lighting for the Girl Scouts Annual Mitten Tree Project. Franklin Junior Troop #645 will be collecting new mittens, gloves, hats, scarves and socks for needy families throughout New Jersey. Your donations will then be distributed as gifts during the holiday season to local charities.

The DWC also sponsors the following holiday events:

Miracle on Elm Street Shopping Spree

November 23 - December 22, 2012

Enter the DWC's weekly drawing for gift cards to the downtown Westfield businesses or restaurant of your choice! Six individual weekly prizes of $50 will be awarded. Entry form is available at your favorite businesses or online at www.westfieldtoday.com (beginning Nov. 23). Just place your completed form in the special mailboxes located at Elm & E. Broad and also on South & Summit Avenue.

Gift of Free Holiday Parking

The Town of Westfield is pleased to offer complimentary parking in metered spots on streets and in lots December 16-26, 2012.

The Yuletide Carolers

Roaming downtown streets, Saturdays • Dec. 1, 15 & 22  • 1 to 2 pm

Lord & Taylor, Saturday, December 8 • 1 to 2 pm.

Watson Highlanders Bagpipe Band

Roaming downtown streets, Saturdays • Dec. 1, 15 & 22 • 2 to 5 pm

Harmonics Quartet

Roaming downtown streets, Thursdays • Nov. 29, Dec. 6, 13 & 20 • 6:30 to 8:30 pm

NJ Workshop for the Arts Alphorns

Saturdays • Central Avenue near Quimby St • Dec. 1, 8 & 15 • 2:30 to 3:30 pm

(Raindate Thursday Evenings)

For more information, please call the DWC 908.789.9444 or visit www.westfieldtoday.com.

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