Celebrate the season with exciting Westfield events to get you into the holiday spirit! And once you’re belting holiday carols throughout the house, check out my home decorating tips for your most festive look yet!
Downtown Westfield Events
A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage
On December 4th and 5th, come and see your favorite cartoon characters from the television special on stage in A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! With one show Friday at 7 pm and three on Saturday at 11 am, 2 pm, and 5 pm, there’s no excuse to miss out on this wonderful show.
Home for the Holidays Concert
On Saturday, December 5 at 7 pm, enjoy traditional and contemporary holiday songs performed by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra. Listen, sing along, join in the holiday spirit. Held at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.
Home for the Holidays House Tour
Hosted by Coldwell Banker, this festive holiday event benefits the ContinuoArts Foundation of Westfield. On Saturday, December 5 from 10 am – 3 pm, tour some of Westfield’s finest homes dressed up in holiday splendor. View the latest decorating ideas and get inspired to decorate your own home!
Christmastime in the City Concert
Participation in the Home for the Holidays House Tour guarantees you a seat at this lovely event, but it’s not necessary to attend the House Tour to enjoy the concert! This free event takes place on Saturday December 12th at 7:30 pm at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.
Annual Holiday Due Sorelle Jewelry Trunk Show
Come witness this annual showcase of splendor at the Juxtapose Gallery on Saturday, December 19th from 11 am – 5 pm and Sunday the 6th from 12 pm – 4 pm.
New Years Even Musical Concert
On December 31, help ring in the new year with a musical celebration! The New Jersey Festival Orchestra will be performing Broadway Classics at 7 pm in the Westfield High School auditorium.
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Home Decorating Tips, Tricks, and Neat Ideas
Ready to decorate your most festive house yet, but need some fresh ideas and inspiration? Try out some of these ideas for a truly inspired Christmas home!
Try Some Homemade Decor
Mix up your decor by easily remaking and remixing what you already have. Put some sparkly ornaments onto a cake stand for a bright and simple centerpiece. Coil some strings of white holiday lights into the bottom of hurricane candle holders and set on your mantlepiece for spruced-up lights. Spray an old wreath with some white paint for a snowy upgrade. If you’re feeling crafty and a little bold, you could try your hand at making your own citrus wreath to mix things up a little bit.
Set the Atmosphere
To really bring home the feeling of the holidays, make your home feel welcoming and cozy. Drape greenery around banisters, over doors and mantelpieces, and in windows to bring in a cozy feeling. Create a soft glow of light by setting tealights into frosted glasses or candleholders and grouping them together over a mantlepiece or on tables.
Don’t Forget the Little Spaces
Don’t forget those places that you might not spend as much time in and therefore often go overlooked. That means windows, entryways, walkways, and the general exterior of your house. Spruce up your entryway so visitors immediately experience that holiday vibe, or better yet, line your walkway in bright lights to bring holiday cheer to your yard. Set pine in vases in windows to bring some cheer to your windows.
Keep it Simple
Too often we get caught up in the decorating, and in using every ornament for the tree, every piece of garland or wreath or ribbon, which can lead to contrasting colors and patter and just looks tacky. Instead, pick a theme or color scheme for each room, and keep it simple. Don’t go overboard, and don’t stray from your color scheme.
Try an Organic Look
Tired of the same old bright-and-shiny? Try something totally new and go organic! Dried berries, fruits, and flowers bring a woodsy rustic look to trees. String pinecones together for a wreath or garland, and keep your colors warm.
Westfield in the Holidays… and Beyond
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