Downtown is decked out with Christmas garland and a fabulous Christmas Tree, thanks to the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce and their volunteers, all adding to the joy of the season. Enjoy shopping at downtown boutiques, dining at award winning restaurants, while strolling carolers entertain on weekends. Also, make sure to see Santa’s schedule around the West Chester area and don’t miss all the continued Old-Fashioned Christmas events and performances! For more information on all the holiday events visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
Here are some local places to find the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season! For more information check out the original article posted by WestChester.Patch.com by clicking here.
- Wiggins Christmas Trees: A family operation since 1972, Wiggins Christmas Trees are grown locally in Chester County. They supply both pre-chopped, at a lot located at 1301 West Chester Pike, and cut-your-own trees. Though cutting down your own tree is a bit more expensive — $45 versus as little as $19.95 for a pre-cut tree — it may provide a memorable family experience. The cut-your-own lot is located at 1257 Westtown Thronton Rd.
- Tricolor Tree Farm: Tricolor Tree Farm is located just outside West Chester — 1480 Hall Rd. — and offers cut-your-own Christmas trees. Not only can you cut down your own tree, but there’s hot chocolate, provided saws and weekend hayrides. The farm is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. until dark.
- Buck Run Evergreen Farms: Buck Run Evergreen Farms, 1479 Hall Rd., has a lot where you can buy your own trees. It’s open on weekends until Dec. 23.
- Holiday Hayride at Arasapha Farm (mywestchesterpatown.com)
- Christmas Tree Safety (kimberleyvassalinsurance.wordpress.com)
Arasapha Farm presents a Holiday Hayride for all ages! The hayride includes a delightful ride on one of the sound equipped hay wagons, through the rolling hills of Arasapha Farm, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland filled with huge light displays, decorated trees and buildings, bridges and brooks. Come face to face with real, live Reindeer and see a beautifully animated Santa’s workshop. The hayride last about 20 minutes and is choreographed with all the favorite songs of the season. After the hay ride, relax by the bonfires or warm up with a cup of cocoa. This all new holiday hayride is perfect for all ages. Have your picture taken with Santa, and get an up close look at the famous live nativity scene that features real animals and actors. Choose from hundreds of beautiful, fresh cut Christmas Trees as well! For more information visit Arasapha Farm website www.holidayhayride.com
Wander through half a million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias, and magnificent Christmas trees. Beautifully lit fountains dance in the starry holiday wonderland, and enjoy concerts presented daily! This season, enjoy A Longwood Christmas, the region’s most popular winter attraction, through January 6th. West Chester’s very own Hotel Warner will be offering a “special Hotel Warner Package” or you can visit Longwood Gardens webpage for ticket availability as timed admission tickets are required. There is no admittance to the Gardens without a timed admission ticket if you are not a Member. Make sure to purchase a timed tickets now to avoid disappointment! Remember tickets are limited and sell out quickly.
This just in from the Borough of West Chester, local residents take note. Effective January 1, 2013 the Borough will no longer offer curbside tree limb chipping. Instead, there will be a new yard waste program, for Borough residents only.
Curbside Collection: The Borough will provide Friday curbside collection of yard waste and branches once per month:
• First Friday: Northwest Quadrant
• Second Friday: Northeast Quadrant
• Third Friday: Southwest Quadrant
• Fourth Friday: Southeast quadrant
Curbside collection will include bundled branches and yard waste only. Branches and yard waste must be tied with biodegradable twine (cotton or hemp) into manageable bundles no longer than 4 feet. Biodegradable paper bags are acceptable also. NO PLASTIC BAGS. Branches thicker than 4 inches will not be collected. Loose, uncontained yard waste will also not be collected.
Yard Waste Drop-off Site
Public Works Drop-off site is open one time per month:
• The fourth Saturday of each month, 8AM-4PM
• Drop-off site remains at the Public Works Department, 205 Lacey Street
Borough residents only; residents must show proof of residency to site attendant. Borough drop-off site will accept loose yard waste, yard waste in biodegradable bags, leaves, grass clippings and tree branches cut 4 feet or shorter, and no thicker than 4 inches diameter. No contractors permitted at drop-off site.
• Christmas tree collection remains the same (first two weeks following New Year’s Day).
• Fall curbside leaf collection remains the same.
Shrubbery and also tree branches up to 8 inches in diameter or 8 feet in length may be taken to the Lanchester Landfill in Honey Brook for composting or shredding. There is a charge for this. Lanchester Landfill will not accept root balls, dirt or stones. Please call the Landfill at 610-273-3771 for more information.
Little Sprout’s Village is offering a Holiday Art & Craft workshop for children on Thursday, Dec 15 9:30a to 11:00a. They will immerse you in the holiday spirit by creating a festive and unique craft each week, including learning about different holiday traditions from around the world. During registration, they encourage you to let them know whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or some other holiday or have special holiday traditions. Children will be able to share their unique holiday experiences during class and learn about how other families embrace this special time of year. For more information call (484) 639-9202.
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West Chester celebrates Old-Fashioned Christmas with a four-day event! On the evening of December 2, the Tree Lighting occurs at 6:15pm with the Jingle Elf Run at 6:30pm. Christmas Parade begins at 7:15pm. The entire celebration features more than forty activities including guided walking tours of the historic downtown area and performances by a wide variety of musicians from gospel choirs to quartets. See details at the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce.
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