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Old-Fashioned Christmas

decemberMark 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.

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Shop Local This Holiday Season in West Chester!

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Sunday Shopping in West Chester is where the shelves are packed with gifts and fashions for everyone on your list. Why get mobbed at the malls when you can enjoy a fun day of shopping at unique boutiques in the heart of Downtown West Chester!

Free Parking Days in West Chester:

  • Friday (November 28th): parking is FREE everywhere, all day.
  • Saturday (November 29th): parking is FREE on the street until 5pm.
  • Sunday (November 30th): parking is FREE everywhere, all day.

Check out the Facebook page for incoming store specials and more information. Also, see the parking tab created by Downtownwestchester.com, which includes convenient new ways to pay at the meters.

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Glitter & Glow at First Friday

West Chester Photo By Matt SteindlWest Chester’s monthly First Friday event will be taking place this Friday (November 7, 2014) at 5:00pm. This months event will feature a special Glitter & Glow spectacle. Stroll through Downtown sidewalks where luminaries accentuate the shops with the magic of the season. Customers will find shelves stocked with giftware and seasonal fashions for everyone on your list. Metered parking throughout Downtown West Chester will be FREE during the event. For more information visit Downtownwestchester.com.

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First Friday Film Series in Downtown West Chester

movie filmUptown! Entertainment Alliance presents First Friday Films, beginning this Friday (July 11, 2014). The film series is designed to piggy-back on the successful First Fridays shopping and dining events that have been held in West Chester over the past several years. The screenings will begin at 8:30 p.m. allowing patrons to shop and dine at their leisure before heading over to the film. To see the list of films scheduled or to purchase tickets click here.

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End Your Week in Downtown West Chester

West Chester PAThe annual First Friday event will be taking place this week for the month of April. Get together with your friends and come downtown to see what’s new and what’s cool. Shops and boutiques are open late and will be showing off their newest Spring fashions and giftware; browse the in-store specials while enjoying refreshments. Remember, FREE parking after 5pm at the meters throughout town. For more information on the shops participating see the Shopping Page at http://www.downtownwestchester.com.

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New Development Projects in West Chester Borough

There are a number of new development projects slated for West Chester in the upcoming years. See a list of the different projects below, visit Downtownwestchester.com for more information.

  • Chestnut Lofts Chestnut Street Lofts: New construction of 60 residential units with parking at 114 East Chestnut Street. The projected completion and occupancy is summer 2014.

    Concept Design for Chestnut Street Lofts

  • Theater Development: The Uptown! Theater Alliance has launched a capital campaign for a $3.75-million redevelopment of the old Armory (Washington and High Streets) into a theater. Concept rendering by Frens and Frens.
  • 124 East Market Street: Known as 124 Market Place, this project has broken ground and will include retail on the ground floor and 88 residential units. The current projection for completion is early 2015.
  • 220 East Chestnut: The project, located at Chestnut & Matlack Streets, includes 205 residential units. The building permit for the project is expected to be issued in the next 60 days and the construction is expected to be complete by spring 2016.
  • Proposed Hotel: A 120-room, full-service DoubleTree hotel has been proposed for the corner of Gay & Walnut Streets. In December, 2013, Borough Council denied final approval. It is now in appeal.

    Concept Design for 124 East Market Street

  • Mosteller Mixed Use Development: Currently, the owners have conditional use and land development plan approval to construct a new mixed-use building at the old site of the old Mosteller Department Store at the corner of Gay & Church Streets. The project is to include retail on the ground floor, basement parking, offices on floors 2-3 and residential condos on floors 4-7. Construction date has not been set.
  • Outdoor Pool Renovation: The Charles A. Melton Community & Arts Center has recently completed a sustainability report for the renovation of the outdoor swimming pool. Fund raising efforts are underway. Concept rendering by Friday Architects.

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Plan Your Visit to West Chester!

wctimelapseStart planning your trips to West Chester to enjoy the multitude of year-round events in the historic setting of the Borough. New this year is the West Chester WinterFest, February 14-16, 2014, a three day festival with carriage rides, ice sculpting, retail sales and restaurant specials along with musical performances at select venues. Head over to Downtownwestchester.com to see a full list of events happening throughout Downtown West Chester the year.

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