West Chester Christmas Parade
Brandywine Valley's Greatest Winter Celebration!
Join us for the 40TH ANNUAL QVC WEST CHESTER CHRISTMAS PARADE hosted by The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce on Friday, December 6, 2019! 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 be sure to come downtown early and enjoy all the Christmas spirit!
Key Financial Holiday Village | 5:00pm-9:00pm
High Street between Gay & Market Streets
Step inside a giant inflated slow globe for a holiday family photo, meet the Berenstain Bears, try out pedal-karts or a giant trampoline, grab some local goodies, and enjoy Christmas Classics by 97.5BenFM before the parade begins! Free and open to the public. See more info.
United States Air Force Jingle Elf Run | 6:30pm
5:30pm | Registration at Bryn Mawr Running Company, 24 S High St
6:30pm | Start/Finish Line, E Market St between High & Walnut Streets
7:05pm | Awards, Main Stage, Intersection of High & Market St
The Jingle Elf Run begins with a children's race, followed by a two-mile run and a one-mile walk. See more info.
40th Annual QVC West Chester Christmas Parade | 7:15pm
Gay & Market Streets
The highlight of the holiday season! Enjoy a seasonal mix of traditional elements with a modern twist as local businesses and organizations join alongside decorated floats, performance and dance groups, and of course...Mr. & Mrs. Claus! See more info.
WEST CHESTER DOWNTOWN FOUNDATION CAROLERS
See the festive holiday Carolers at various locations throughout town! See schedule.
- See 2019 Parade Route Map
- See Parking Information
- See 2019 Christmas Parade Weekend Events
- High St between Gay & Market will close at 10:00am
- W Market St between New St and Bradford Ave. will be closed 3pm-10pm
The following streets will be closed from 5pm-9pm:
- Gay St between Matlack & New
- Market St between Matlack and Bradford Ave.
- Walnut St between Chestnut and Miner
- High St between Chestnut and Miner
- Church St between Chestnut and Market
- Darlington St between Chestnut and Wollerton Alley
- New St between Chestnut and Market
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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. The QVC West Chester Christmas Parade has a $10.00 flat rate entry fee at the Bicentennial & Chestnut Street garages and parking lots. See the Parking Tab for more details, and download the updated downtown parking map here. Additionally, West Chester University is providing free parking in M lot - approximately 8 blocks from the parade.