2019 Christmas Parade Weekend Events
CHRISTMAS PARADE WEEKEND EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN WEST CHESTER
Friday, December 6 - Sunday, December 8, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019 | All Day | Throughout town
Head downtown before the West Chester Christmas Parade to explore new arrivals, special sales, complimentary snacks & beverages, and more at your favorite local businesses! See more info.
2ND ANNUAL DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY DECORATING CONTEST
December 2019 | All Day/Night | Throughout town
Invite your family and friends downtown this holiday season to explore the beautiful variety of lights and holiday displays both big and small! Winners will be announced the week of 12/9. See more info.
PHOTOS WITH SANTA at JANE CHALFANT
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 3pm-5pm | 123 N High St
Stop by before the West Chester Christmas Parade for a free photo-op with Santa! Don’t forget to bring your camera or cell phone. All ages are welcome. Visit JaneChalfant.com.
21st ANNUAL MINIATURE SHOW at SUNSET HILL FINE ARTS GALLERY
Through December 24, 2019 | 23 N High St, 2nd Floor
Displaying a variety of artwork from twenty-one different Chester County artists, this exhibit is one of the largest collections of unique, beautiful, and smaller sized original paintings! See more info.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR at THE HICKMAN
December 6, 2019 | 4pm-7pm | 400 N Walnut St
Stop by the Hickman’s Community Room for unique holiday gifts including ornaments, jewelry, festive decorations, and sweet gifts made by Hickman Residents! See more info.
WEST CHESTER DOWNTOWN FOUNDATION CAROLERS
See the festive holiday Carolers at various locations throughout town! See schedule.
CHESTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 5pm-7pm | 225 N High St
Stop by to enjoy hot cider and check out the new exhibit “Lighting the Season” before the West Chester Christmas Parade begins! Free admission. See Facebook event.
KEY FINANCIAL HOLIDAY VILLAGE
December 6, 2019 | 5pm-9pm | High St between Gay & Market St
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.
SOUP & SANDWICH PARLOUR at THE KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 5:45pm-8:30pm | 116 W Market St
Stop in before the West Chester Christmas Parade for assorted hot and cold sandwiches, soups, snacks, and desserts at family prices! Entertainment will be provided. See more info.
THE BULLIES CHRISTMAS CAROL & HOLIDAY CHEER CONCERT at UPTOWN!
Friday & Saturday, December 6 (5pm) & 7 (1pm), 2019 | 226 N High St
Don’t miss this family-friendly show to get you in the Holiday Spirit! On Friday evening – you’ll be out in time to see the West Chester Christmas Parade. Purchase tickets here.
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE JINGLE ELF RUN
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 5:30pm Registration; 6:30pm Start; 7:05pm Awards
The Jingle Elf Run begins with a children’s race, followed by a two-mile run, and a one-mile walk. Registration (5:30pm): Bryn Mawr Running Company, 24 S High St. Start/Finish Line (6:30pm): E Market St, between High & Walnut. Awards (7:05pm): Main Stage, High & Market St. See more info.
40th ANNUAL QVC WEST CHESTER CHRISTMAS PARADE hosted by the GREATER WEST CHESTER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Friday, December 6, 2019 | 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 groups, dancers, and of course – Mr. & Mrs. Claus! See more info.
BREAKFAST with SANTA at the CHESTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 9:30am-12pm | 225 N High St
Kick off the Holiday Season with a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa! Children get to sit with Santa, share their Christmas lists, and of course - take a photo! Must pre-register to attend: Register here.
WEST CHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY’s 9TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 10am-3pm
Join the WC Public Library for their largest fundraising event of the year featuring ten beautifully decorated homes that are diverse in size, age, and architectural style! Purchase tickets here.
THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS at UNITED METHODIST CHURCH of WEST CHESTER
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 1:30pm | 129 S High St
The 12 Days of Christmas is part of a 30+ year West Chester Dance Works tradition of providing original chorography and productions for West Chester’s Christmas Parade Weekend! Purchase tickets here.
THE MAINLINERS CHORUS presents “WONDERFUL TOO!”
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 2pm | Henderson High School, 400 Montgomery Ave.
Join The Mainliners Chorus for a musical adaptation of “It’s A Wonderful Life” and get into the holiday spirit with traditional and sacred Christmas favorites in this four-part harmony! Purchase tickets here.
WCU’s 98TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 3pm | 700 S High St
Join WCU’s Wells School of Music as they present their 98th Holiday Program at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, located in the Philips Memorial Building. Seating is reserved. Purchase tickets here.
WEST CHESTER RAILROAD: SANTA’S EXPRESS
Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 2019 | 11am; 1pm; 3pm; 5pm | 230 E Market St
Join Santa for a 90-minute journey through the Chester Creek Valley with live entertainment onboard by Greg Wright & Friends! A photo-op with Santa will be available inside the Historic Glen Mills Train Station. Additional dates for this event include: 12/15, 12/21, & 12/22. See more info.
WEST CHESTER RAILROAD: CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIN
Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 8am-10am | 230 E Market St
Enjoy a festive train ride to Wiggins Tree Farm to select and cut down your Christmas Tree!
Additional dates for this event include: 12/15. See more info.
Sunday, December 8, 2019 | 1pm | Begins at Henderson High School, 400 Montgomery Ave.
Brian’s Run is a 5-mile race through the heart of downtown West Chester. Bring the whole family to participate, or come to watch! Register and see info here.
See Parking Information here.
For questions, please contact the West Chester Business Improvement District office at 610-738-3350.