The Ghost Tours of West Chester begin again this Friday, September 20, 2013. The popular walking tour includes tales of ghosts, folklore and history. Your guide, dressed as a gentleman from the 1850’s, will lead you on a 90-minute walk through the spooky lanes of downtown neighborhoods where you will explore the place of the shadow people, learn of lost souls of the underground railroad, and stand where the gallows once stood and murderers were hanged. New stories of phantoms, apparitions and witches are added. This event is perfect for the entire family.
The Ghost Tours of West Chester start at The Lincoln Room, 28 West Market Street at Wilmont Mews. It is located in one of West Chester’s most historic buildings, dating from 1833. The room retains its original molded tin ceiling and bead board walls. Abraham Lincoln had his first biography written there. It is said to be haunted by the ghost of a horse thief hanged across the street. . .
Tours are every Friday and Saturday night in late September and all of October. They begin at 8:00 pm and doors open at 7:00 pm rain or shine. For more information on the Ghost Tours visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com or click here!
The annual Chester County Day is coming up on Saturday, October 5th the House Tour is the oldest house tour in the nation. This year, you will experience Chester County’s finest examples of original, reclaimed, restored, new and historically significant homes. While you are enjoying “The Day,” you will also be supporting The Chester County Hospital in its ongoing mission to bring world-class care close to home. If you love architecture, artistry and antiques, you won’t want to miss this premier house tour. For more information check out the video below and visit www.cchosp.com.
This Sunday (September 15, 2013) the annual Chester County Restaurant Festival will be taking place! There will be lot’s of food and fun from noon to 5pm in downtown West Chester. The event is free to attend for the whole family. You will find more than 50 restaurants booths and over a hundred arts & crafts vendors. Three stage areas provide live music. Adults can enjoy the Church Street Cafe where patrons can sit and relax with a pint of refreshing brew. Events include the Chester County Culinary Challenge where chefs compete for the title of Best Chef in Chester County. This year, the festival has expanded to include Gay Street from Matlack to Darlington and Market Street from Darlington to High. Parking in all Borough of West Chester garages is $5 for all day. See more at ChesterCountyRestaurantFestival.com.
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Don’t miss all the fun happening this holiday season! Below are a couple events happening around the West Chester area over the next couple days, Hope to see you there!
Holiday Triple Threat
- When: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.
- Where: Church and Market Street, West Chester
- Why Go: Choose your race. Race as a three-member team through the downtown West Chester loop or race as an individual runner and attempt to trump the relays to win it all. A portion of this race benefits the Great Guys Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to Bringing Hope Home by financially supporting families battling cancer in the Philadelphia area.
- Cost: $20 – $90 *depends on when and how you register.
- When: Thursday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 and 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.
- Where: Henderson Senior High School, West Chester
- Why Go: The Chester County Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker. For reserved tickets, please call the box office at 610-431-2333.
- Cost: $7 – $50
- When: Dec. 7 – Dec. 16
- Where: Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 South High St.
- Why Go: Enjoy an all-ages cast of over 80 dancers and actors create and bring to life The Nutcracker. As the narrative unfolds, comical high jinx, holiday fun, and lavishly genteel romance transpire against a backdrop of antique decors and picturesquely animated action. All of the elements combine to make Brandywine Ballet’s The Nutcracker a favorite among local audiences.
- Cost: $25, $30, $40
- When: Weekends
- Where: Market Street Station in West Chester
- Why Go: Join Santa for a 90-minute journey through the Chester Creek Valley on West Chester’s excursion train. Heated cars and live music add to the fun with Santa. Go to West Chester Railroad for details.
- Cost: $6, $13, $20
- Holiday Events Happening at WCU (mywestchesterpatown.com)
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The Halloween Parade is presented by the Borough of West Chester’s Parks and Recreation department. Come out this Wednesday (October 24th) to enjoy the costumes, the kids, and the fun starting at 7pm. Parade gathers on Market Street between Church & Darlington and continues down Market and up Gay Street. Marching bands and cheerleading performances are featured. Families and groups are welcome to participate. For more information on the event call the West Chester Parks & Recreation at 610-436-9010.
Tip: Free parking at the Justice Center Garage (Market & New Streets).
Parade gathers on Market Street between Church & Darlington and continues down Market and up Gay Street. Marching bands and cheerleading performances are featured. Families and groups are welcome to participate. Call the West Chester Parks & Recreation at 610-436-9010. Enjoy the costumes, the kids, and the fun starting at 7pm.
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