This weekend, Berwick welcomes the start of the holiday season with the town’s annual WinterFest event from 4 PM – 8 PM. The main attraction is the opening of the 71st annual Berwick Christmas Boulevard – a mile of lights along Market Street. This is one of the oldest Christmas light displays in the state, and has delighted children and adults alike for many generations. After walking the Boulevard, attendees can enjoy the many free downtown activities provided by businesses and local organizations. At 5 PM, Santa will light the main Christmas Tree in St. Charles Park, and the Boulevard will open at 6 PM.
To kick off the day of festivities in Berwick, there will be a free showing of The Polar Express at The Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts at 2 PM. In the downtown, from 5 PM – 8 PM, there will be live music by the Bennett Brothers Band. Stop by Xtreme Row to see an O-gauge model train layout and a pop-up art exhibition by The Exchange. Many local artists, including students at New Story and Northwest, Millville and Bloomsburg, as well as professional artists, have made work for the show. Every piece sells for $25, with the artist receiving $20. Throughout the evening, music, food, crafters, and shopping opportunities can be found inside and outside many of the shops along Front Street. Other activities include free cookie decorating, face painting, and horse & carriage rides. At the Shoppes at Woodin Place, there will be live ice sculpting from 4:30 – 6:30 PM along with a fire pit for marshmallow roasting. For more information about this year’s WinterFest event, visit www.experienceberwick.com.