It’s getting close to the Holidays and we wanted to bring you a list of great Holiday Events, Christmas Light Shows and more! From traveling outside of Chester County, to staying close to home, you can plan your Holiday activities by visiting our website! Want to add something to the list? Email us!
Mars Drink Old Fashioned Christmas Parade in West Chester: November 30th in Downtown West Chester. This has been an annual tradition for our family, which started out at finding a spot by the window at Jitters to now bundling up three kids and huddling on the sidewalk waiting for a sneak at Santa. -Angela
Gift of Lights at Elizabeth Farms: Lancaster County: Over 1 mile of drive-through light display. November 16th-January 1st. Sunday-Thursday 5-9pm, Friday and Saturday 5-10pm. Our family went to this last year and I will say, GET THERE Early!! The line is long. It’s a bit of a hike from the West Chester area, but as long as you pack snacks, you should be fine. They do have food and hot chocolate outside and a barn to walk through that is decorated with a miniture train set. You have to park to walk around, and then get back in your car to wait in the drive-through line.
Old Fashioned Christmas at Kitchen Kettle Village, Lancaster County: Fun filled Friday nights, roasting marshmellows and greeted with Cookies? What a fabulous and quick getaway!
Dutch Winter Wonderland, Lancaster County: The park features more than a dozen rides, special shows, live reindeer and the Royal Light Show, a spectacular display of thousands of twinkling lights dancing to music!
Koziar’s Christmas Village, Bernville, PA outside of Reading: Our family has also been to this WONDERFUL walk-through village. The lights are spectacular and the kids get really excited when you can see them from the road. Tip: GET THERE EARLY and go before it gets too cold. This is also worth the drive from Chester County, PA. Bundle up!!
Hershey Park Candyland, Hershey, PA: There is so much to do and see at Hershey Park for the Holidays AND it’s affordable. For only a two-hour drive from Chester County, this attraction is sure to please all ages!
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA: If you haven’t been to Longwood Gardens for the Holidays yet, you are missing out! Although a bit pricey, it showcases one of the most spectaular light shows from all around the tri-state area.
Holiday Hayrides at Arasapha Farms, Glen Mills, PA: Cut your own tree and take a hayride through a huge light display, decorated trees and buildings, brooks and bridges. The ride is about 20 minutes long and is choreographed with all the favorite songs of the season. Enjoy hot cocoa and a bonfire after the hayride!
Chester County Historical Society Breakfast with Santa, West Chester, PA: Enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Chester County Historical Society Saturday, December 1 8:30am to 10:00am $12/person. Children will get a chance to sit with Santa and take photos. You must Pre-Register.
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