The annual Olde West Chester Christmas Walk is always the second Saturday in November. Yes, it is early in the holiday season (always before Thanksgiving), but it is mainly outdoors and the weather is usually perfect for strolling up and down the street while getting into the holiday spirit. It usually starts around 2:00 and ends with a 7:00 parade and tree lighting.
We have attended multiple years and the experience is always different. There are vendors, special guests, nonprofits, entertainers, etc. Each year we park at St. John’s and start at Dr. Tran’s West Chester Family Dentistry to collect the “passport”. The passport allows kids to get a sticker or stamp at each location. It helps parents see who is participating along the walk! Over the years we’ve visited with Santa, listened to great music, had a caricature completed of the kids, created crafts, bought cookies, eaten fresh popcorn, fed goats, bounced in bounce houses, and even have seen Big Boy, the Grinch, and the Frozen gang. I will confess we have never made it long enough to watch the parade!
So if you are looking for a mainly free event in November, definitely check out the Olde West Chester Christmas Walk this season.
What event do you enjoy to kick off the holiday season?