‘Twas the Weekend Before Christmas, and all through the borough, West Chester’s elves make your winter fun thorough! Chester County Hospital Lights Up Holiday Weekends in West Chester continues for a fourth consecutive weekend with free activities for the whole family to make your spirits bright. Check out the list of activities happening in West Chester this weekend.

Friday, December 17

  • Professional Gingerbread House Competition – Come stroll the borough and vote on social media for your favorite professionally designed gingerbread house! Each house celebrates the holidays with a nod to West Chester.
    • Cakes and Candies by Maryellen – on display at Sunset Hill Jewelers & Fine Arts Gallery
    • John Serock Catering – on display at Bryn Mawr Running Company West Chester
    • Master’s Baker – on display at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
    • Yori’s Bakery – on display at Yori’s Bakery
    • Carlino’s Specialty Foods – on display at Carlino’s in West Chester
  • 5 p.m. – Lenape Brass Band at Taylor’s Music 116 W Gay St, West Chester

Saturday, December 18

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – FREE Cookie Decorating for Kids and more family fun at Oscar Lasko YMCA (1 E. Chestnut St.). Masks are required for this event and attendees must pre-register for one of eight time slots available.  10:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. 
  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m. – FREE Hot Chocolate and Coffee at M&T Bank at 10 N. High St.
  • 2 p.m.-3 p.m. – Making Spirits Bright Holiday Music Series featuring East High School Choir and Malvern Prep inside the Chester County History Center (2nd floor auditorium) 225 N. High St.
  • 3 p.m.-4 p.m. – Santa is Coming for Pictures! Since we don’t want Santa to catch a cold in the rain right before Christmas, he will join us at M&T Bank located at 10 N. High St. for photos! Come see Santa and enjoy a FREE hot chocolate or coffee.

For more details on daily events, visitors should be sure to check an updated schedule at GWCC.org.