Whip City celebrates 11 years of holiday fun!

Now in its 11th magical year, Westfield Dickens Days is an exciting community-wide event inspired by Charles Dickens & the Victorian Age. It’s a December of holiday traditions, theatre, visits with Santa, children’s activities, concerts & sparkling lights throughout Westfield’s city center..

Dickens Days featured events are family-friendly. They include an interactive Dickens Dinner, Royal Music Halls, a wonderful Lanternlight Parade and the Mayor’s Tree Lighting. More than ever, it’s a Dickens of a December in Westfield!


Upcoming Events

Lanternlight Parade

Saturday, November 29th

5:30 p.m. — The festive march features musical units, community groups, giant puppets, Dickens Days spirits and of course, dear old Santa Claus. The Parade winds down Elm Street from Franklin Street through the District and ends at the beautiful new green, where the mayor will light the city tree.

The Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, November 29th

6:00 p.m. - Join us at Park Square on the green.

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House Tours

Sunday, December 7th

This event has been cancelled.

A Dickens Days Stroll
on Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 29

Pick up shopping bags with map, info, coupons and more at Ebenezer’s Emporium, the Holiday Pop-Up Shoppe at the Westfield State University Downtown Art Gallery, 105 Elm Street from 10 pm – 3:00 pm. FREE!

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Santa Arrives at APCM!

Friday, November 28th at 10am

Stop by Amelia Park Children's Museum at select times throughout December to visit with the Jolly Red Elf himself!

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Dickens DInner

The 6th Annual Dickens Dinner

Friday, December 19 at 6:30pm

The Carriage House at Genesis Spiritual Center in Westfield

Dinner/Show at 6:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Combine “food, glorious food” with a rollicking, interactive version of Dickens’ magical “A Christmas Carol."

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