COATESVILLE — The Coatesville Christmas Parade returned to Coatesville on Saturday morning after a year off due to COVID. Presented by Penn Medicine, hundreds of residents and visitors enjoyed appearances from Sixers Stixers, Miss Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Eagles Pep Band, string groups, community groups, school groups and more as the parade traversed the Lincoln Highway from Strode Avenue to 11th Avenue.
State Senator Carolyn Comitta even handed out candy. Santa Claus made his debut in a fire truck. Chester County Sheriff Fredda Maddox could even be seen dancing in the street.
Miss Pennsylvania, along with the groups Duffy and Quaker City String participated in the parade, in addition to the Eagles Pep Band, Sixers Stixers, Lukens Band, Chester County Emerald Society Pipe Band and the Coatesville High “Red Raider” Marching Band. School. There were mascots galore, as well as a whole slew of cartoon characters that kept the crowd entertained.
The parade lasted almost two hours.
Penn Medicine was the primary sponsor of the parade and the Brandywine Valley Active Aging was Grand Marshall.
The Coatesville Treehouse will be held next Saturday afternoon, December 11, at Gateway Park, presented by Elite Therapy Solutions. Holiday music, food and Santa Claus will be on the scene as community-sponsored Christmas trees light up the night. Next weekend is also your last chance to enjoy Coatesville’s Pop Up and Shop at 228 East Lincoln Highway / Old Army & Navy, in the middle of the downtown district. Local entrepreneurs and small business owners are presented with specialty products and food. The shops are open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. More information on all events is at www.Coatesville.org/calendar.