News from the City of White Plains cccccccccc DECEMBER 2019

Now thru Dec 16

Santa's Mail Box - City Hall Steps
Sat - Nov. 30th
Small Business Saturday -- Free parking downtown
Sun - 1st
City Lights, Bright Holiday Nights. Kick off the holiday season with fun, family-friendly activities & tree lighting. Court Street. 4 pm - 6 pm. Free
Sun - 15th
Skate with Frosty . Ebersole Rink @ Delfino Park. During Public Session, 1:15 - 3:45 pm. Ebersole skating schedule (great holiday break activity!)
Wed - Mon, 18-23
WinterFest, Unique holiday shopping and entertainment experience. Main & Court Streets
Wed - 25th
Tues - 31st
New Year's Eve Celebration , Main & Court Streets, 10 pm - 12:30 am
  Great Shopping & Entertainment at WinterFest in Downtown White Plains

We all know that holiday shopping has changed in recent years, with most people making their purchases on the internet. While it's definitely convenient to shop online, sometimes not even the internet has what you want and if you are a procrastinator like us, delivery of online purchases in time for the holidays may not be possible. Then, of course, there's the nostaglia factor. The hustle and bustle of the stores during the holidays...Finding that perfect gift or tasty festive treat for everyone on your list.

At WinterFest we aim to provide that cozy holiday shopping experience. Now in its 5th year, this multi-day shopping event will run from Wednesday, December 18th through Monday, December 23 rd  on Court Street (between Main St & Martine Ave) in downtown White Plains.  The City partners with Bensidoun, our Farmers' Market manager, to present artisan food and craft vendors and a fun holiday shopping experience.  

So come with the family or meet up with friends to shop and be social and then grab some holiday cheer at one of White Plains' many downtown restaurants ~ We look forward to seeing you!

New this year: A custom White Plains ornament will be available for sale! A great collector's item!

WinterFest schedule:
Wed, 12/18 - 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thu, 12/19 - 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Fri, 12/20 - 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat, 12/21 - 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sun, 12/22 - 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Mon, 12/23 - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Make Giving A Holiday Tradition
There are many local organizations sponsoring holiday toy, coat and food drives and other special services to help our neighbors in need.
Here are just a few of them:
Holiday Tree Collection
Holiday Trees are picked up at the curb Dec. 26th - Jan. 20th after 8:00 am on your scheduled collection day. Please remove all tinsel, lights, decorations, tree stands and plastic bags from Christmas trees prior to collection.
Many Options for Holiday Fun in White Plains

In addition to the malls, shops, restaurants, movies, and City sponsored events, White Plains is home to a number of venues offering an array of entertainment options this month.

Check out their schedules . . . and enjoy!
Enter the "Do You Know White Plains?" Contest
The answer to last month's question --  How many enrolled voters are there in White Plains? -- was 34,626.

Congratulations to last month's winners Ahmed Danso-Faried and Mary Lou Winter. Each will receive  a FREE Business Improvement District Shop White Plains Discount Card  -- to save at stores all over town.
This month we have a holiday question -- How may snowflakes are there brightening the streets in downtown White Plains? All entries within 50 of the exact number will be winners!
Email your answer to the December question to . Look for the answer, and a list of winners, in next month's newsletter.
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