Borough offices will be closed on Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. There is NO change in the trash/recycling pickup day.


The Historic Commission will be welcoming Santa to the Log House on Saturday, December 2! He'll be there from 11am - 2pm, so bring the kids down for a picture with Santa! They will also be collecting canned food donations for the Lord's Pantry.

The Parks & Rec Commission is again partnering with the Downingtown-Thorndale Regional Chamber of Commerce to present the 2nd Annual Home for the Holiday Home Decorating Contest. Borough homeowners can register now through December 9. Winners will be announced on December 23. Click here for all of the details!

Toys for Tots - The Borough is currently participating in the 2017 Marine Corps Toys for Tots campaign. Collection boxes are located in the lobbies of Borough Hall and the Police Department. Deadline is December 11.

Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 9. Visit their website at for all the details!

Operation Santa Claus: Santa will hop aboard Alert Fire Company's Tower 45 to make his annual ride around the Borough on Saturday, December 16, beginning at 9:00am. Visit Alert's website at for more info!

Holiday Escape Room: December 20 at 6:30pm, at the Downingtown Library. Children in grades 6-12 are invited to take this holiday-themed escape room challenge!


Borough Leaf Collection: Borough Leaf Collection has been extended through December 15. (Click here to view schedule)

Downingtown Farmers Market: The Market will begin their Winter schedule this month: They will be at Kerr Park from 10am - Noon on December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Visit their website at

Upcoming Events (The full list can be found on the EVENTS page of our website here.)

Saturday, December 2 ~ Santa Visits the Log House! 11am - 2pm (view flyer)

Saturday, December 2 ~ Girls on the Run 5k (more info) (road closures)

Saturday, December 9 ~ Downingtown Good Neighbor Christmas Parade (more info)

Saturday, December 16 ~ Operation Santa - The Alert Fire Co. No. 1 will escort Santa around the Borough on December 16, 2017.

Borough Council News

Council News
The next Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6, 2017. This will be the only meeting in the month of December. The 2018 Reorganization Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 2. (There is no meeting on 1/3/18)

Brandywine Station
In a public meeting on November 15, Borough Council unanimously approved the Conditional Use Application submitted by the Hankin Group for Brandywine Station. Demolition has begun on the site, but the proposed project will still be subject to additional approvals before construction begins.

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