QVC West Ch­ester Christ­mas Pa­rade

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - QVC WEST CHESTER CHRISTMAS PARADE -

6th An­nual Hol­i­day Home Tour: The 2016 Hol­i­day House Tour takes place in the NW quad­rant of the Bor­ough. Eight beau­ti­ful homes dat­ing from 1851 to 1984 will be fea­tured. Also a “Hard Hat” tour of the Ar­mory & free ad­mis­sion to the CCHS ticket hold­ers. Tick­ets & in­for­ma­tion avail­able www.wcpub­li­cli­ $30/per­son in ad­vance; $40/ per­son day-of. Satur­day, 10:00am-3:00pm.

28th An­nual West Ch­ester Char­ity Ball: Fes­tive gala in­cludes food, open bar, live mu­sic, danc­ing, and silent auc­tions. Event helps home­less and near-home­less fam­i­lies in Ch­ester County. Ben­e­fits Friends As­so­ci­a­tion for Care and Pro­tec­tion of Chil­dren. $175/per­son or via spon­sor­shipsvisit www.friend­sas­ Satur­day, 6:30-11:00pm at the West Ch­ester Golf & Coun­try Club, 111 West Ash­bridge St.

A Candlelight Christ­mas Con­cert: The chairs of First Pres­by­te­rian Church cel­e­brate the sea­son with or­gan and orches­tra at this free con­cert. Sun­day, 4:00pm at First Pres­by­te­rian Church, 130 West Miner St.

A Chili Christ­mas at Box­car Brew Pub: Serv­ing toasty warm cups of 2016’s West Ch­ester Chili Cook-off’s 1st place win­ning “Whis­tle Down Chili!” Christ­mas mu­sic, kids’ movies and cock­tails. Fri­day, 3:00-11:00pm, 142 East Mar­ket St.

Barn­aby’s of West Ch­ester: Be sure to stop in be­fore or after the pa­rade for great food and drink spe­cials. Fri­day, 15 South High St.

Break­fast with Santa: En­joy a de­li­cious buf­fet break­fast with Santa. Chil­dren get to sit with Santa, share their Christ­mas wish list, and of course take a photo (par­ents don’t for­get the cam­era)! Please note: Booster seats/high chairs are not pro­vided. Satur­day, 8:30am & 10:00am at the Ch­ester County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, 225 North High St. Reser­va­tions re­quired, $14/per­son (2 years and over) – Must pre-reg­is­ter. Call 610-436-9010

Carriage House Brass: Brass quar­tet per­form­ing hol­i­day and non-hol­i­day fa­vorites! Fri­day, 6:00-7:00pm at Knights of Colum­bus, 110 West Mar­ket St. Ch­ester County Youth Orches­tra Win­ter Con­cert: Join us for some beau­ti­ful mu­sic performed by the CCYO. FREE, but WC Food Cup­board do­na­tions ac­cepted. Satur­day, 7:30pm at Holy Trinity Church, 212 South High St.

Chil­dren’s Craft at Os­car Lasko YMCA: Join us be­fore the pa­rade for some hol­i­day crafts and hot co­coa. Fri­day, 5:30-7:00pm, 1 East Ch­est­nut St.

Com­mu­nity Out­reach Hol­i­day Lun­cheon: Come join us for a free old-fash­ioned Christ­mas hol­i­day lun­cheon; stay for BINGO and shop our hol­i­day bazaar. Satur­day, De­cem­ber 3, 12:00-5:00pm at the Charles A. Mel­ton Arts and Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­ter, 501 East Miner St.

Cook­ies, Co­coa & Choir: Come and en­joy the Rustin High School choir as well as home-made cook­ies and co­coa. Take-out cook­ies avail­able. Fri­day, 5:00-6:30pm at Uni­tar­ian Con­gre­ga­tion of West Ch­ester, 501 South High St.

D’As­cenzo’s Ge­lato Hol­i­day Celebration: Stop in the night of the pa­rade and hang with us! We’ll also have ex­tended hours through­out the week­end to cel­e­brate the week­end ac­tiv­i­ties! Fri­day & Satur­day, 12:00-10:00pm; Sun­day, 12:00-8:00pm, 132 East Gay St.

First Pres­by­te­rian Ringers : Hand bell ringers from First Pres­by­te­rian Church will ring in the sea­son at Se­na­tor Din­na­man’s of­fice be­fore the pa­rade. Fri­day, 6:00-7:30pm, 1 North Church St.

Get­tys­burg Ad­dress Con­test: Fea­tures mid­dle school stu­dents from West Ch­ester area schools who will re­cite Pres­i­dent Lin­coln’s fa­mous Get­tys­burg Ad­dress. FREE. Fri­day, 5:45pm at the Lin­coln Build­ing, 28 West Mar­ket St.

Gra­cenotes Per­for­mance: West Ch­ester Univer­sity’s all fe­male bar­ber­shop acapella group will be singing your hol­i­day fa­vorites. This stu­dent run group loves to spread the hol­i­day cheer! Fri­day, 6:00-7:00pm at BB&T, 9 North High St.

Han­del’s Mes­siah: Han­del’s beloved Mes­siah, performed by singers from the com­mu­nity, area churches, and the Green­leigh Cho­rale with soloists and orches­tra. Sun­day, 3:00pm at St. Agnes Church, 211 West Gay St. His­toric Lin­coln Bi­og­ra­phy Build­ing Open House: Good friends and good cheer! Please join us for the most won­der­ful time of the year! Fri­day, 4:30-7:00pm. 28 West Mar­ket St. Hol­i­day Open House at Faun­brook Bed & Break­fast: Join us for our hol­i­day spec­tac­u­lar! Sip some cider and have some home baked good­ies. Be sure to check us out for hol­i­day events or guest rooms. Sun­day, 1:00-4:00pm, 699 West Rosedale Ave.

Hol­i­day Open House at Moon­flower: Stop on in pa­rade night and re­ceive 50% off any item when you men­tion this ad! Happy Hol­i­days! Fri­day, 4:00-8:00pm, 130 West Gay St.

Hol­i­day Party/Open House at Zukin

Re­alty: The of­fice will be open dur­ing the pa­rade – light re­fresh­ments will be served! Fri­day, 5:00-8:00pm, free, 121 East Gay St. Live mu­sic at Kreutz Creek Win­ery: En­joy great lo­cal wines, lis­ten to lo­cal mu­sic, Max and Denise (Fri­day) and Mark Op­pen­lan­der (Satur­day). Bring your well be­haved pooch too! We sell lo­cal beer. Fri­day & Satur­day, 7:0010:00pm, 44 East Gay St. Live mu­sic at the WCU Ram Shop: Shop, eat & drink while pick­ing out your fa­vorite WCU Gear! Live mu­sic by our own WCU mu­si­cians. Fri­day, 5:006:00pm, 134 North High St.

Lu­mi­naria around the Park: See and en­joy the magic of the candlelight glow of 400+ lu­mi­naria lin­ing the perime­ter of his­toric Mar­shall Square. As­sisted by the BSA Troop 14. Fri­day, 6:00pm-mid­night, East Mar­shall St.

Mid­dle School Se­lect Strings Con­cert: Se­lect string mu­si­cians from the West Ch­ester Area School Dis­trict cel­e­brate the sea­son in this hol­i­day con­cert. Free, re­cep­tion fol­lows. Fri­day, 6:00-7:15pm at First Pres­by­te­rian Church, 130 West Miner St.

Pop-Up Hol­i­day Mar­ket with the

West Ch­ester Food Co-Op: Marche de Noel – Stop by the mar­ket and en­joy tra­di­tional French crepes and pas­try, soup, hot choco­late, roasted ch­est­nuts, and lo­cally made gifts. Satur­day, 12:00pm – dusk in the park­ing lot at the cor­ner of Gay & Wal­nut Streets.

Ran­dini the Re­mark­able: ‘Tis the sea­son to toss things in the air – and catch them! (Don’t drop- Santa’s watch­ing!) Fri­day, 6:00-7:00pm at Ma­sonic Lodge, 10 South Church St.

Shop like a Girl­boss Hol­i­day Mar­ket at The Brow Bar fea­tur­ing Te­soro

De­sign: Sup­port lo­cal women en­trepreneurs while check­ing names off your hol­i­day shop­ping list! Sweet treats and cock­tails will be pro­vided. Satur­day, 4:00-9:00pm, 131 West Gay St.

“Sounds of the Sea­son” at Tay­lor’s

Mu­sic Store: En­joy mu­sic stu­dio stu­dents per­form­ing sea­sonal songs in Tay­lor’s front win­dow, play­ing a va­ri­ety of in­stru­ments. Fri­day, 5:30-7:30pm, 112-114 West Gay St.

Soup and Sand­wich Par­lour: Serv­ing as­sorted hot and cold sand­wiches, soups, snacks and desserts at fam­ily prices. En­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided by Carriage House Brass Quar­tet. Stop in be­fore the Christ­mas Pa­rade. Fri­day, 5:45-8:30pm at the Knights of Colum­bus, 116 West Mar­ket St. Tish Bou­tique’s X-Mas Open House: En­joy the Christ­mas spirit at Tish Bou­tique with light fare and re­fresh­ments dur­ing the pa­rade. Happy Hol­i­days! Fri­day, 5:00-9:00pm, 138 East Gay St.

The Night be­fore Christ­mas: Pre­sented by West Ch­ester Dance Works/ Diane Matthews School of Dance Arts – Join us for this fam­ily friendly danced pro­duc­tion as we share hol­i­day tra­di­tions and cel­e­bra­tions as seen through many dif­fer­ent eyes. Gen­eral Ad­mis­sion - $8; Chil­dren 12 and un­der & Se­niors$6. Satur­day, 1:00-3:00pm at United Methodist Church, 129 South High St.

The Nutcracker: Pre­sented by the Brandy­wine Bal­let – Join us this De­cem­ber for The Nutcracker! A Ch­ester County sig­na­ture hol­i­day event – make our hol­i­day clas­sic your fam­ily tra­di­tion! Fri­day, De­cem­ber 9, 10:00am; Satur­day, De­cem­ber 10, 12:00pm and 4:00pm; Sun­day De­cem­ber 11, 2:00pm, Em­i­lie K. As­plundh Con­cert Hall. $18$45 – Stu­dent, Senior and Group dis­counts avail­able. Visit brandy­winebal­ for more dates and in­for­ma­tion. The Sin Brothers @ Pi­etro’s Prime: Come check out this high en­ergy lo­cal band play­ing songs of yes­ter­day and to­day! Fri­day, 9:00pm-1:00am. 125 West Mar­ket St.

Tuba Christ­mas: Pre­sented by Arts at the Grove – Lis­ten to hol­i­day song per­for­mances. Satur­day, 5:00pm on the Ch­ester County Court­house Lawn.

West Ch­ester Area Com­mu­nity

Cho­rus Carol­ing: Stop by to help us cel­e­brate our 20th An­niver­sary and sing a few Christ­mas carols prior to the pa­rade. Fri­day at DNB First, 2 North Church St. West Ch­ester Stu­dio for the Per­form­ing Arts Hol­i­day Spec­tac­u­lar: Join us for an hour of Hol­i­day fun with songs, sto­ries, and en­ter­tain­ment for the whole fam­ily. Performed by area stu­dents. Fri­day, 5:00pm & Sun­day, 3:00pm at the Ch­ester County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, 225 North High St. Do­na­tions ac­cepted.

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