West Chester Christmas 2016
Brandywine Valley's Greatest Winter Celebration
Thank you for making the 2016 Christmas Parade such a success. See you next year!
ADRIAN MARTINEZ EXHIBIT
Open through December 2017
The eighteenth century world as Humphry Marshall knew it is artistically explored through the vision of acclaimed artist and guest curator Adrian Martinez. The exhibit showcases the richness of early Pennsylvanian history, presented in a series of twelve newly completed paintings depicting the evolution of Chester County from frontier-land to farmland. Located at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N High St. See more information.
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QVC WEST CHESTER CHRISTMAS PARADE
Friday, December 1, 2017 | 7:15pm
USA Today called West Chester's Christmas celebration "one of the top ten places to experience the arrival of Santa Claus during the holiday season." The parade comes alive with hundreds of dancers, performers, and musicians making the event a true extravaganza. Dozens of other activities surround the parade, so come downtown early and enjoy all the Christmas spirit. The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce's 37th Annual Christmas Parade is presented by QVC and will be televised on Christmas Day.
See the carolers at various locations throughout the downtown! Times TBD.
SANTA'S EXPRESS on the WEST CHESTER RAILROAD
Weekends, November 19 - December 16, 2017
All aboard Santa's Express! Join Santa for a 90-minute journey on the heated West Chester Railroad through the Chester Creek Valley. Santa greets everyone at Market Street Station, then rides along to Glen Mills. Explore the historic Glan Mills Station where there's plenty of photo opportunities on Santa's lap, so remember your cameras. Live music by Greg Wright & Friends. On board snack car offers hot dogs, hot chocolate and various snacks (cash only). A rain, shine, or snow event. See details.
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PARKING TIP --> Your best option for parking in downtown West Chester are the centrally located municipal parking garages. Park as long as you want and have no fear of getting an overtime parking ticket. Go to the Parking Tab for details. Download the updated downtown parking map. The Justice Center Garage is free after 5pm and on weekends.