Don’t miss the kickoff event for John DeBella’s Annual Turkey Drop! The event will begin at Kildare’s Irish Pub of West Chester on November 23, at 12:00pm. The Running of the Turkeys will be a one mile run through the streets of West Chester while carrying a frozen turkey; You may transport your turkey in any manner. In order to enter you must donate one frozen turkey. If you’re unable to purchase your turkey in advance, a limited number of turkeys will be on sale at Kildare’s the day of the race. For more information on the event click here.
The holiday season’s biggest celebration is right around the corner! It starts with the Mars Drinks Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade, Friday, December 6, starting at 7:15pm. Dozens of events continue throughout the weekend to ensure fun for the entire family! Make sure to stop by the Fig West Chester table to pick up the new holiday issue. For more information visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com or click here for a list of events.
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Plan on heading out this Black Friday to get all your shopping in? Downtown West Chester is the perfect alternative to hassling at the malls this Black Friday. All the stores are open and downtown parking meters are not enforced. The municipal garages are open and accepting paid parking. The Justice Center Garage is also free Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Also, don’t forget that this Saturday, November 30, 2013 is Small Business Day! It’s a day for our community to support the small businesses owned by our friends and neighbors. Shop Small and turn the day into your Small Business Saturday (see video). Remember, Parking meters are not enforced until 5pm. For more information on all things West Chester visit http://www.downtownwestchester.com.
Girls’ Night Out comes to the borough tonight, Thursday, November 21! Grab your friends and head to town for an evening of one-night-only special sales and promotions. Celebrate your terrific finds with Spice Indian Thai Bistro. They will be offering live music, a prix fixe menu, and a complimentary glass of wine! See the complete directory of Downtown Restaurants by clicking here. Also, below is a list of some of the retail shops participating in Girls’ Night Out.
Don’t miss this year’s 4th Annual Running of the Turkeys, set to kick-off at John DeBella’s Annual Turkey Drop on Sunday, November 24th! The event is a unique 1-mile run around West Chester’s business district, starting and ending at the corner of Chestnut and Church streets. Participants in the run dress up and carry frozen turkeys to be donated to City team Philadelphia, a nonprofit company that donates food, diapers, formul, and other household items to families in need.
All you need to participate is one frozen turkey. Registration begins at noon on the day of the event, at Kildare’s Irish Pub. The first 150 people to register will receive a free Running of the Turkeys T-shirt. To learn more about the event or to learn how to donate at DeBella’s Turkey Drop on Nov. 24, visit http://www.wmgk.com.
Visit Tish Boutique in Downtown West Chester now through Thanksgiving weekend for 30% off designer collections! Brands include Milly, Rebecca Taylor, Tibi, Shoshanna, and much more. It’s a perfect time to find an outfit for all those upcoming holiday parties! Hours this weekend: Friday: 10-7, Saturday: 10-6, and Sunday: noon-5.
Also, mark your calendar for next Thursday’s Girls Night Out in Downtown West Chester. Meet your girlfriends Downtown for some serious shopping therapy! Many shops will be open late and offering everything from refreshments to one-night-only sales and promotions. Be sure to visit The 5 Senses, Artistic Eyewear, Kaly, Mainline Custom Clothiers, The Painted Plate, Sunset Hill Jewelers, Taste of Olive, and Tish Boutique.
This Sunday, November 18th, Kildare’s irish Pub will be hosting the 3rd Annual Running of the Turkeys! This will be a 1 mile run over the streets of West Chester while carrying your frozen Turkey. The cost of the event is 1 frozen turkey. if you can’t bring a turkey with you, there will be a limited number on sale the day of the race at Kildare’s. Great prizes from area businesses will be handed out to the winners and also the runners carrying the heaviest turkey, the most turkeys carried, the most creative turkey carry and the best holiday outfits. Race day registration only, for more details visit http://www.runccrs.com. Hope to see you there!
Just a reminder to everyone that the Hotel Warner is opened and taking reservations. It’s a perfect place for Holiday travelers to stay and enjoy downtown West Chester! Lets face it, it’s more fun when you spend the night in West Chester. Especially in the The 80-room Hotel Warner, where you can do it in style and comfort. Guests enjoy the finest in lodging hospitality with spacious rooms, beverage bar, continental breakfast, indoor pool, exercise room, WiFi, and sheltered parking… All within steps of the downtown restaurants and shops.
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One of the biggest party nights of the year will also have police out in force conducting DUI checkpoints. The Northern Delaware County DUI Taskforce announced it will conduct a DUI checkpoint on Nov. 23, the night before Thanksgiving.The enforcement is part of “Operation Safe Holiday,” which runs statewide from Thanksgiving through New Year’s.
The taskforce composed of Haverford, Marple, Newtown, Radnor, Springfield and Upper Darby Police Departments has been in operation since 2009 and has made 64 DUI arrests. Its purpose is to save lives on the roadways and reduce injuries by aggressively enforcing drunken driving laws. For more information on avoiding an arrest and keeping safe this holiday season visit DriveSafePA.org.
The 2nd Annual Running of the Turkeys, the kickoff event for John DeBella’s Annual Turkey Drop, is a 1-mile run through the streets of West Chester while carrying a frozen turkey. You may transport your turkey in any manner. To participate, sign up at Kildare’s Irish Pub at 18 W Gay Street starting at 11am on November 20. Race begins at 1pm. The cost is one frozen turkey. (If you can’t bring a turkey with you, there will be a limited number for sale the day of the race at Kildare’s.) Great prizes from area businesses will be awarded to the winners and also the runners carrying the heaviest turkey, the most turkeys carried, the most creative turkey carry and the best holiday outfits. The first 150 people to sign up for the race will receive a T-shirt. After the race, go to Kildare’s for the award ceremony and great food & drink specials including kids eating free with the purchase of an adult entrée.
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