Hop on board the West Chester Railroad and take a 90-minute round trip from downtown West Chester to historic Glen Mills Station along the beautiful Chester Creek. The train departs at both noon and 2pm. The Easter Bunny will be on board handing out treats to all passengers. Also, Greg Wright and Friends will be playing live music, singing all of your favorite Easter songs; they take song requests so don’t be shy! Make sure not to forget your camera because there will be plenty of opportunities for a photo with the Easter Bunny! See ticket information at WestChesterRR.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.
December is right around the corner and you know what that means? Santa is coming to town! Below are some events happening in and around West Chester that are perfect to enjoy with the entire family. For more information visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
Breakfast with Santa | Saturday, December 7: Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast with Santa! Children will have a chance to sit with Santa, share their Christmas wishes, and take pictures with Santa (don’t forget to bring your camera). Limited seating, must pre-register. Download this registration form. Parking at Chestnut Street Garage. Call 610-436-9010 for more information. Buster seats and highchairs are not provided.
- Two-seatings: 8:30am and 10:00am
- Cost: $14 per person (2 years and over)
- Location: Chester County Historical Society, 225 North High St.
Meet Santa before the Christmas Parade | Saturday, December 7: Come downtown before the Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade begins and meet with Santa to share your wish list and have a picture taken (bring your camera).
- Time: Starting at 6:00pm
- Location: DNB First, 2 North Church Street
Santa’s Express on the West Chester Railroad: Families can join Santa for a 90-minute journey on the heated and decorated train 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. Remember 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. They take requests so don’t be shy! See more information at WestChesterRR.net.
- Dates: November 29, 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
- Times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm | additional 5pm departures December 15, 16, 21, 22
- Location: West Chester Railroad, 230 East Market Street
The Pennsylvania Cable Network featured West Chester in the Discover Main Street Series that highlights some of the outstanding communities in Pennsylvania. The 30-minute episode, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Downtown Center, interviews local community leaders, examines historic attractions, and steps inside some of the unique shops and eateries in downtown. See the entire West Chester episode at PCNTV.com or click here.
Movoto Blog, part of a national real estate brokerage firm that “strives to create unique, and most importantly, fun real estate related stories,” has posted what they consider the top 50 communities in Pennsylvania and featured West Chester in the top ten.
“West Chester has all of the ‘good on paper’ qualities to top our list,” said blogger Natalie Grigson. “It has lots of amenities, a median house value 102-percent higher than the rest of the state, and a high school graduation rate that’s 26-percent above average.
“But it is this town’s undeniable, old-world charm that sets it apart from the rest of the state, and really, the entire country. If you are looking for that quintessential, old-world Pennsylvania, grab your horse and buggy and head to West Chester.” Read more about the top ten Pennsylvania Cities at MovotoBlog.
Need a break from football Sunday? Head downtown this Sunday from noon to 5pm for a much needed Sunday off! Various stores will be having specials, including $20 blowouts at Balance Salon, and 10% off your bill between noon and 3 pm at Roots Cafe. Stop by Tish Boutique for a 20% off store-wide sale, as well as free chair massages from Optimal Massage. Show your receipt from any participating location and receive gift with purchase at Tish. For more information on the event visit www.figwestchester.com or click here.
This Saturday, November 3rd, Enjoy a brisk fall afternoon along the Chester Creek Valley from the comfort of an excursion train that takes you on a 90-minute journey to the village of Glen Mills and back. For more information visit West Chester Railroad website, www.westchesterrr.net.
- Adults – $15.00
- Children (2-12) – $13.00
- Under 2 ride free!
Ride the Rails is a nostalgic train ride through picturesque Chester County. Come out for an event to remember as you board the 1930’s style train carts and head down the historical West Chester Railroad to Glen Mills picnic park. Boxcar will provide the food (a rockstar spread), beer (all of there best brews), and live music (stellar West Chester talent of course).
Food, beverage and entertainment will be provided at Glen Mills picnic grove. Please dress comfortably for your ride on the old fashion rails and feel free to bring chairs and blankets for the time at the park. Train will return approximately 9pm. Be sure to get your tickets as they sell out quickly! For more information and to order your tickets visit www.boxcarbrewingcompany.com or click here.
Mark your calendars, next weekend take a ride on the West Chester Railroad Haunted Train as the friendly (and only slightly ghoulish) crew gives out treats (and some tricks) to each of the passengers. Everyone is encouraged to dress up in Halloween costumes. It’s not too scary for the little ones; it’s Halloween fun while enjoying the Chester Creek autumn scenery from the comfort of a heated train which departs at 12pm & 2pm.
Also, don’t forget about the Fall Foliage Express ride taking place this Sunday, October 13th. Enjoy a brisk fall afternoon along the Chester Creek Valley as the West Chester Railroad takes you on a 90-minute journey to the village of Glen Mills and back. For more information on both events visit West Chester Railroad website, www.westchesterrr.net.