One of West Chester Township’s biggest events of the year, the Olde West Chester Christmas Walk, will take place from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. this Saturday.
After the Christmas Walk, sponsored by the Merchants of Olde West Chester, there will be a holiday parade on Cincinnati-Dayton Road and that ends with a tree lighting ceremony at the Township Administration building.
Olde West Chester Christmas Walk schedule
1 to 5 p.m. – visit with Santa at the North Pole Annex
1 p.m. – cookie walk at West Chester Presbyterian Church
4 to 7 p.m. – chili dinner at St. Johns Catholic Church
5 to 7 p.m. – tethered hot air balloon rides, Bella Balloons
7 p.m. – Parade from Union Day School to Township Administration building
7:45 p.m. – lighting of the community Christmas tree at administration building
(At the top of every hour) –children’s story time at the One Stop Christmas Shop
Christmas Walk music schedule in the gazebo
1 to 2 p.m. – Midnight Rose (Celtic trio, harp, violin, flute)
2:15 to 3:15 p.m. – Runnin’ on Empty (singing trio)
3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – Rob and Ross (singers and guitarists)
4:45 to 5:45 p.m. – Mauki McGruder (jazz group)
6 to 7 p.m. – West Chester Jazz Dogz (jazz quintet)
As in years past, all interested participants are invited to join in the parade. The Grand Marshals of this year’s parade will come from each of these categories. A representative from each branch of the military will be honored, as well as community volunteer Ann Frazier.