Holiday Spirits Twinkle at Westfield Heritage Village!
For many, the holiday season would not be complete without a visit to Westfield, where the festive spirit comes to life in the twinkling lanterns and moonlit woodlands of the Village. Step back in time to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Christmas past and experience the magic of an evening at Westfield Heritage Village, Saturdays December 2, 9 and 16, from 5 to 9 p.m.
The ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas program includes fireworks over the Jerseyville Train Station, starting at 6 p.m. sharp – slightly earlier than previous years. Carol sing-a-longs will be each night at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Mountsberg Church, led by talented pianist and vocalist, Scott Whittington.
At Westfield you can stroll through the lantern-lit village, surrounded by the scent of fresh pine, cinnamon and the smell of fresh baked Christmas goodies coming from some of the 30 historic buildings. This year, visitors can enjoy an enchanted “Christmas in the Woods” and experience Christmas as it would have been celebrated in the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras. Little ones can even send a telegraph to the North Pole at the Railway Station, have a visit with Father Christmas, and make a traditional Christmas craft at the one room log schoolhouse.
Hungry visitors will enjoy stopping by the Ironwood Hall for delicious foods prepared by the Farmhouse Kitchen. The menu features a variety of seasonal offerings, both sweet and savory, including light meals, desserts and hot and cold drinks.
In the spirit of the season, Westfield will be accepting donations for local food banks. Help fill the sleigh at the admission gates with non-perishable food donations!
Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the gate.