West Chester’s Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Presented by QVC

A record-breaking 40,000 people enjoyed the 36th annual Mars Drinks Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Presented by QVC on a star-filled evening in downtown West Chester Friday. Events got under way with hundreds of runners in costume for the traditional Jingle Elf Run to benefit West Chester’s volunteer Fame Fire Company. Their two-mile run or one-mile walk was along the parade route, with awards for creative outfits and cash prize for best elf costume. Portions of the parade were broadcast nationally, live on QVC throughout the evening to more than 100 million homes, and more will air on QVC Christmas Day.

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Parade goers line Market Street and Gay Street for the Jingle Elf Run and Mars Drinks Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Presented by QVC through the heart of West Chester’s historic district. A record-breaking 40,000 people enjoyed the 36th annual Mars Drinks Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Presented by QVC on a star-filled evening in downtown West Chester Friday. Events got under way with hundreds of runners in costume for the traditional Jingle Elf Run to benefit West Chester’s volunteer Fame Fire Company. Their two-mile run or one-mile walk was along the parade route, with awards for creative outfits and cash prize for best elf costume. Portions of the parade were broadcast nationally, live on QVC throughout the evening to more than 100 million homes, and more will air on QVC Christmas Day.
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One of the top contenders for awards for creative outfits and cash prize for best elf costume, Barbara Drabinski.
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Running with the pack, this 8 year old serious young runner was also in the kids one mile run.
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One of the most creative costumes on the run, an elf on a turkey.
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For some, this is less about costume and more about athleticism during the 2-mile run, Heather Blackburn.
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Jim Lockwood, Analyst at QVC from Claymont, DE dressed for the run.
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Nathan Hendrickson, runner 1460 crossing the finish line.
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This dog elf decided to sit it out.
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Sheriff K9 unit is all smiles.
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Looking for the next runners in the Jingle Elf Run and Mars Drinks Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade Presented by QVC in West Chester.
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Younger elves are carried down the parade route including this 4 year old participant during the kids 200 meter run.
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One of the youngest Elf runners is all smiles.
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