Come out to support the annual "Little Lincolns" at the Gettysburg Address Competition taking place on the balcony of the Historic Lincoln Building, located at 28 West Market Street in Downtown West Chester. This event encourages youth to become more involved in their community and more deeply appreciate local history.
Voted “Best Local Parade” and “Best Family-Friendly Event” by readers of Main Line Today, the parade delights more than 20,000 fans of all ages. Parade night kicks off December 1st at 6:30 p.m. with the official lighting of West Chester’s stunning 25-foot-tall Christmas tree on the lawn of the Historic Chester County Courthouse. The spectacle continues at 7 p.m. with the West Chester Christmas Parade!
The perennially popular Holiday Home Tour will take place on Saturday, December 2 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and will showcase eight homes in the Northwest and Southwest quadrants of the Borough decked out for the holidays. Ranging from petite to grand, the homes blend original details with modern updates and display the homeowners’ art, collectibles, and antiques.
Brian’s Run began in 1978 as a one-time fund raising event to benefit Brian Bratcher, a West Chester Henderson High School football player who sustained a life-challenging spinal cord injury at the age of 15 during a scrimmage. Brian was paralyzed that year, and his friends, their parents and the community as a whole wanted to help. Brian’s Run will be in Downtown West Chester on Sunday, December 3rd starting at 1pm. It will have a 5k and a 5 mile option this year!