Get your last minute shopping done tomorrow at Men’s Shopping Night at KALY! Find the great designers and artisans designers you love at the newly-renovated KALY. Men are invited to a special shopping evening just for them on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. Men’s Shopping Night features shopping help, free gift wrapping, beer and cookies! Stop in from to Kaly 5:00pm to 8:00pm. For more information on the event visit Kalyclothing.com.
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 Glen Mills Station, where there’s plenty of photo opportunities on Santa’s lap, so remember your cameras. There will also be live music by Greg Wright & Friends. Incase you get hungry along the way the on board snack car offers hot dogs, hot chocolate and various snacks (cash only). Santa’s Express is scheduled for multiple weekends this holiday season including: December 6-7, 13-14, 20-21 @ 11am, 1pm, 3pm and additional 5pm departures on December 13-14, 20-21. For more information on the event or to learn more about the West Chester Railroad click here.
Mark your calendars for the annual Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration throughout Downtown West Chester! 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 events will take place December 5-6-7, and is presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. For a full list of events click here or visit Downtownwestchester.com. Below are a few Old Fashioned Christmas events to look forward too!
- Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade | Friday, December 5: 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.
- 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.
- Holiday Concert by West Chester Studio Singers | Friday, December 5, 2014: The West Chester Studio Junior and Senior Singers present their Holiday Concert at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High Street. FREE for the whole family.
Prepare yourself because coming this February is the annual WinterFest in Downtown West Chester! This year the event will be taking place from February 14th through the 16th. During the two day event Downtown West Chester comes alive with events, retail specials, and performances! The event includes Carriage rides, ice sculpting, retail sales and restaurant specials along with musical performances at select venues. The annual WinterFest is sure to brighten your winter season. See the full list of scheduled of events by visiting http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
Tonight, grab the girls and head downtown to visit the many shops that are staying open until 8 p.m. and offering refreshments, discounts and holiday cheer! Finish your Christmas shopping or just treat yourself to something special! Some of the stores staying open late include: The 5 Senses, Main Line Custom Mens, Penwick, Kaly, Malena’s, and many more. For more information visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
Filed under Blogs, Events
Wondering where to park in Downtown West Chester this holiday season? The video below is a very useful and helpful guide to parking in the Borough. Also, remember to shop local this holiday season to support our community. West Chester offers more than 75 retail shops and boutiques offering a diverse and unique shopping experience for everyone. For a complete retail directory visit www.downtownwestchester.com.
All aboard Santa’s Express! This Sunday (December 22, 2013) join Santa for a 90 minute journey through the Chester Creek Valley. Santa will be greeting everyone at Market Street Station and then going along for the ride to Glen Mills. Once at Glen Mills passengers can disembark and explore the historic station. There are plenty of photo opportunities on Santa’s lap inside the station; so don’t forget your cameras! Upon return to West Chester, all passengers receive treats from Santa! Passengers will also enjoy the live music of Greg Wright and friends singing all of your favorite Christmas songs. For ticket information visit www.westchesterrr.com or click here.
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.
The annual Old-Fashioned Christmas parade will be taking place tonight at 7:15pm (rain or shine). More than 30,000 spectators come out to enjoy it and the entire parade route is free and open to the public. Due to its popularity, the downtown will be crowded. It is advisable to come into town early (the streets begin to close in the late afternoon), find parking, and enjoy dining and shopping before the event. Old-Fashioned Christmas is presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce. For more information on the event visit www.downtownwestchester.com.
- Old-Fashioned Christmas (mywestchesterpatown.com)
The Santa Band is a local West Chester group of musicians who have acquired a loyal following by playing holiday music and spreading cheer in local establishments during the holiday season. This year they are taking their performances one step further to help raise funds for Safe Harbor. To Participate: Donate $40.00 to Safe Harbor and receive a wristband which entitles you to a voucher kit filled with deals from participating West Chester businesses. For more information on the holiday event visit www.safeharborofgwc.org or click here.