Celebrating Christmas in Chester

Monday, December 22, 2014
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Downtown Chester

The Chesters are two lovely and historic little towns. Yes, there are two Chesters, just as there are two Mendhams right nearby (this is typical of New Jersey). Despite some commercialization in the last few years, the Mendhams, Chesters and the whole area is delightfully rural, peaceful, and beautiful. 

You might remember my post a few weeks ago about the beautiful Cooper Gristmill, which resides in Chester.

Chester Township, with a population of about 7000, completely surrounds Chester Borough, with a population of about 1600. After awhile, you are not sure which Chester you are in, since most addresses of businesses in the towns just say Chester. However, the majority of businesses are in Chester Township.

The Chesters (especially the Township) are famous for many farms, antique shops, great shopping, and many restaurants including the famous Sally Lunn’s Tea Room and Restaurant.

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Black River Candy Shoppe (Those are the Dickens Christmas Carolers going inside)

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The Robin's Nest Restaurant

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Chester Antiques

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Chester Antiques

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38 Main Street

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World of Birds

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Sally Lunn's Tea Room and Restaurant

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Sally Lunn's Tea Room and Restaurant

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Sally Lunn's Tea Room and Restaurant

To read more about Chester, check out the delightful "I Love Chester" website.

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Happy Holidays, everyone!

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  1. What a beautiful and quaint little town. Lovely captures...

  2. "Delightfully rural" I like that; enjoyed each photo. They're so lovely. Merry Christmas to you.

    1. There is very pretty countryside around that area. Merry Christmas to you, too!

  3. It looks very festive and lots of places to have tea and cake I notice.

  4. Reminds me of those Christmas movies! Stunning place. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

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  5. Love how the whole town gets into the spirit.

  6. What a cute town! Have a fairy, merry Christmas. :D

  7. Looks like there are plenty of neat shops to visit!

    1. There are many lovely shops to visit. I love going there. :)

  8. What a quaint little place


  9. It looks so charming in the pictures. I'll have to check out Sally's tea room next time I'm in the area.

    1. It really is adorable. Sally's Tea Room looks great, too.


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