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WEST CHESTER WAS MADE FOR THE HOLIDAYS. It’s like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Colored lights twinkle from trees and buildings, decorations hang inside and out, and windows glow as we walk through the borough. You may hear a church choir practicing or the bells ringing at the University. The crisp air is scented with smoke from a fireplace and freshly cut pine.
It’s truly a season of giving—of presents, yes, but also of thanks and love to family and friends.
Here at Fig, our gift to you is this Holiday issue, designed to help you make the most of every moment of the season. On these pages, you’ll find inspiration for gifts for everyone on your list, amazing places to hold holiday parties and dinners, and the perfect ingredients to help you create your family feast at home. You’ll also find out about fascinating people and lively events that make West Chester and this corner of Chester County so special, now and all year round.
Use Fig to give yourself a gift too. Make shopping locally a tradition and create authentic experiences and memories you just won’t get elbowing your way through a big-box store or at the mall. Step into a shop or boutique and be welcomed with a friendly “hello” as you come through the door. After shopping, take the chill off with a hot chocolate, steaming latte, or your favorite cocktail at one of West Chester’s cafes or restaurants.
To make crossing items off your list even easier, many of our merchants are extending their hours on Wednesday evenings, which gives you a great reason to do some shopping and grab dinner afterwards. By the way, parking in borough garages will be free on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday (November 25 & 26).
Most importantly, shopping local means you’re supporting local businesses run by and employing your friends and neighbors. You’re not just shopping or dining, you’re making a meaningful contribution to where we all live, which is a gift to us all.
Owner & Creative Director, Fig Industries