December 5-6-7, 2014
USA Today called West Chester's Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration "one of the top ten places to experience the arrival of Santa Claus during the holiday season." The weekend is alive with scores of events throughout the town. Old-Fashioned Christmas is presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce.
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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS. . .
OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS PARADE
Friday, December 5 | 7:15pm
West Chester's grandest parade is the highlight of the Winter holiday season with hundreds of dancers, performers, and musicians making the event a true extravaganza. Dozens of events surround the parade so come downtown early and enjoy all the Christmas spirit. Presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. See parking information.
SANTA'S EXPRESS on the WEST CHESTER RAILROAD
November 28, 29, 30 | Dec 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
11am, 1pm, 3pm
Additional 5pm departures on Dec 13, 14, 20, 21
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.
HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
Saturday, December 6, 2014
A walking tour showcasing ten beautiful homes each with its own special charm and history. As a bonus, Tanglewood, the home of West Chester University Presidents, will be also be open. 10am to 3pm; snow date December 8. Ticketed event benefiting West Chester Public Library. For details, visit WCPublicLibrary.org.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 | 2pm
WCU Live! and the National Marionette Theatre present Carlo Collodi's story about a puppet who wants to become a real boy. Recommended for family audiences ages four and up. Running time about one hour. At Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre Performing Arts Center. Tickets at wcupa.ticketleap.com or call 610-436-2266.