Springfield Avenue Dazzles for the Holidays

Businesses are decked out for the season for the Avenue's "WinterFest."


The following information is from the Springfield Avenue Partnership.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa – on Maplewood’s Springfield Avenue.

Local business and commercial property owners from the Springfield Avenue Partnership have created a festive atmosphere on the Avenue with colorful garland, lights and bows on light poles, and decorative planters.  A holiday window-painting program has decorated the windows of 26 storefronts in the district with a variety of colorful designs and greetings of the season, adding to the holiday cheer. 

“During the holiday season, we encourage people to shop and dine locally in Maplewood and the holiday spirit so evident in the Springfield Avenue District makes it a fun atmosphere in which to do so,” noted Jim Nering, President of the Partnership, in a press release. “Springfield Avenue businesses offer a wide range of products, plus personal and professional services that make great holiday gifts. There’s also a world of dining choices on the Avenue, including restaurants for special occasions, casual and family style dining, plus top notch catering services that will make your holiday celebrations memorable.” 

Laura Cumberton of Trimarco Jewelers (1847 Springfield Avenue) was thrilled when the Partnership introduced the WinterFest program, because it reminded her, other family members and longtime employees of her father, Nick Trimarco, who started the business 63 years ago.

Mr. Trimarco, who passed away several years ago, loved the holidays, including the decorations and lights and playing Santa, dressing up as “Saint Nick” to the delight of his family and friends.

“We jumped at the opportunity to participate in the Partnership’s holiday decorating efforts,” added Cumberton, “because they add to the appeal of Springfield Avenue’s wonderful streetscape for the people who shop and dine on the Avenue, and for the people who live and work here.”

For complete listings of businesses and restaurants, plus information about programs and services in Maplewood’s Springfield Avenue District, visit the Springfield Avenue Partnership website

To see more photos of Springfield Avenue businesses gussied up in their holiday finest, check the Partnership's Facebook page. 

Mindy SchwartzBrown December 12, 2012 at 04:15 AM
I knew Nick Trimarco via family. He was a lovely man.
Jamie Foxx December 12, 2012 at 08:26 PM
does anybody actually celebrate kwanza? I mean, actually celebrate it.
Carolyn Maynard-Parisi December 12, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Jamie: good question. I would love to hear from any readers that do celebrate Kwanzaa and what their traditions are.
Trimarco Jewelers Inc. February 01, 2013 at 08:56 PM
Dear Mindy SchwartzBrown, Thank you for the lovely note. Wishing you and your family a Healthy ,Happy New Year.


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