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.
Don’t miss Ride the Rails hosted by Boxcar Brewing Company on October 25, 2014. Ride the Rails is a nostalgic train ride through picturesque Chester County. Come out for an event to remember as you board a 1930’s style train car and head down the historical West Chester Railroad to Glen Mills picnic park. Boxcar Brewing will provide the food, beer, and live music. The train will depart at 5:30pm from the West Chester Railroad Station and will return to the station at approximately 9:30pm. For ticket information click here or visit Boxcarbrewingcompany.com.
The West Chester Railroad is a tourist railroad along the beautiful Chester Creek Valley in Southeastern Pennsylvania. They offer a variety of nostalgic 90 minute train trips throughout the year. Don’t miss your last chance to enjoy the Summer Picnic Special on September 21, 2014. Make sure to pack a lunch for a 20-minute stop at Glen Mills train station picnic grove. For ticket information click here or visit westchesterrr.net.
The West Chester Railroad is offering a special Mother’s Day Express on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Take your Mother on a relaxing picturesque 90-minute round trip train ride from downtown West Chester to historic Glen Mills Station. The train will depart at both noon and 2pm. All Moms ride for a special reduced fare, see ticket information at WestChesterRR.com or click here.
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.
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
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.