West Chester Christmas Parade
Brandywine Valley's Greatest Winter Celebration!
Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the 2018 QVC West Chester Christmas Parade on Friday, November 30th!
See the parade televised on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve by tuning into QVC!
Christmas Eve Air Times: 4pm and 9pm
Christmas Day Air Times: 2am, 7am, 10am, 2pm, 7pm, & 12am
(Times are subject to change.)
QVC WEST CHESTER CHRISTMAS PARADE presented by GWCC
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 come downtown early and enjoy all the Christmas spirit. The West Chester Christmas Parade is presented by QVC and will be televised on Christmas Day.
LINCOLN'S GETTYSBURG ADDRESS CONTEST
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 5:45pm
Head over to the Lincoln Building, 28 W Market St, to see students from West Chester area schools as they recite President Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address.
DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY WINDOW DECORATING CONTEST
The downtown retail and restaurant business owners are putting on their creative hats, and stepping up to the challenge to be selected as one of Downtown West Chester’s Five BEST decorated storefronts! The Borough’s Public Arts Commission (PAC) will make their rounds to select winners based on originality, artistic merit, quality of theme, overall interest, and craftsmanship. So bundle up, put on your walking shoes, and enjoy the festive displays of creativity, beauty and lights in Downtown West Chester! See list of 2018 winners.
BREAKFAST with SANTA at CCHS
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 8:30am & 10am
Bring your camera and your Christmas list and enjoy breakfast and a photo opportunity with Santa! Reservations required, please call 610-436-9010.
WEST CHESTER DOWNTOWN FOUNDATION CAROLING QUARTET
See the festive WCDF Carolers at various locations throughout town!
SANTA'S EXPRESS and CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN on the WC RAILROAD
Weekends, November - December, 2019
All aboard! Join the West Chester Railroad for a 90-minute journey on a heated train through the Chester Creek Valley, with plenty of photo opportunities with Santa. OR, enjoy a ride to cut your very own Christmas Tree at Wiggins Farm! Seating is very limited. See details and sign-up here.
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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.