WESTFIELD ON THE WEEKENDS – DICKENS DAYS HOUSE TOUR FEATURES 7 DECORATED LOCATIONS, CARRIAGE RIDES, CAROLERS AND COSTUMED CHARACTERS.
Back by popular demand, Westfield on Weekends, Inc. (WOW) will present the eighth “Dickens of A Day” Holiday House Tour Sunday, December 4, 2016 from 12 noon to 4:00 pm, beginning at the Westfield Creative Arts, 105 Elm Street in downtown Westfield as part of Westfield Dickens Days.
Seven locations will be featured in this eighth edition of the popular Dickens Days tradition that has proven an extremely popular event during Dickens Days, according to Tania Vancini, WOW Secretary and chair of the 2016 tour. “This year’s edition is exceptional with houses, representing a wide variety of American architecture, each decked out for the holiday season,” Vancini said. “It really is a celebration of city treasures from colonial times through the Victorian era to 20th Century modern abodes.
Each home will offer the home owners’ perspective of the season with musical performers, Dickens Days spirits, including Scrooge, The Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present from “A Christmas Carol” and members of Father Frost’s court.
“We are also pleased to feature the Meeting House of Stanley Park, which is an exact replica of the first civic structure in Westfield,” Vancini continued. “Stanley Park has gone all out with beautiful decorations, carolers and even carriage rides through the park for participants.”
The tour will begin at the Westfield Creative Arts Gallery, where participants will be given a program booklet with a map and descriptions of the tour stops and where they can shop at “Mr. Schnitzel’s Holiday Market,” a pop-up store in the spirit of European Christmas markets, offering special gifts made by regional artists and artisans.
Tickets prior to the house tour are $15 online at dickensdays.com and at the Westfield Creative Arts Gallery at 105 Elm Street and will be $20 at the door this Sunday.
Annually, Stanley Park partners with the Salvation Army to help a Westfield family in need by donating non-perishable foods and a Christmas tree. Please join them in helping this family by bringing a non-perishable food item and/or an ornament to decorate the tree that will be presented to the family. Baystate Dental is also decorating a mitten Christmas tree. So, bring an ornament for the Stanley Park Christmas tree and/or a pair of mittens to hang on the Baystate Dental tree! Both are donating what you bring to needy families this Holiday Season.
Now in its thirteenth year, Dickens Days is a signature program of Westfield on Weekends, Inc., an all-volunteer 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with funding provided in part by Easthampton Saving Bank.
For more information, please visit http://www.westfieldonweekends.com