Holiday Things to Do in West Chester, PA

The borough of West Chester, PA offers plenty of local flavor in addition to being near Philadelphia just 30 minutes to the east. So make the most of your holiday season with these fun Christmas and winter-themed things to do in the West Chester, PA area.

See a Parade

Held in late Autumn, the annual QVC West Chester Christmas Parade is one of the region’s most hyped holiday events. The parade is in West Chester’s historic downtown featuring local celebrities, marching bands, and dancers celebrating the Christmas spirit.

Flashy floats and antique cars are usually part of the show. If you attend, you may see yourself on TV later — the parade is broadcast on QVC closer to Christmas Day.

Take a Train Ride

Kids will love the North Pole Themed train rides. These include a round trip to Santa’s workshop where kids can share their Christmas lists with St. Nick. Other rides feature Santa visiting with passengers on the train.

Additional options include Santa’s Steam Train Ride at New Hope Railroad and Santa’s Express at West Chester Railroad.

Catch a Concert

Wells School of Music at West Chester University puts on a holiday concert, a tradition since 1921. Stop by the campus for a unique mix of orchestral, choral, and jazz selections from students & faculty.

West Chester University’s concert hall also hosts the Brandywine Ballet’s annual performance of the Christmas classic, The Nutcracker. The local ballet company’s mix of traditional and modern choreography adds a contemporary twist to this vintage work, making it appealing for all.

Apartments in West Chester, PA

Conveniently located just off PA-3, The Village at Windermere’s modern West Chester apartments provide resort-like lodging and easy access to the many things to do in West Chester, PA. Stop by the leasing office or call today to set up a tour.

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