Stag & Doe Nights-A Dickens of a Christmas!
Wednesday Evenings December 7, 14, 21
Carolers, Music, Refreshments, Santa, Dickens Characters
It wouldn't be Christmas in Chestnut Hill without its Stag & Doe Nights which are held every Wednesday in December. Stag & Doe Nights, Chestnut Hill's oldest holiday tradition, began back in the 1960's when shops would stay open after hours so that men could buy presents for their wives, girlfriends, mothers, etc. The storeowners would offer food and drinks to their male customers, making it an exhilarating experience for all. Back then, this seasonal evening activity was named "Stag Night".
As the 1970's approached and the women's movement gained momentum, Chestnut Hill invited the ladies to join in the fun and the name, of course, was changed to Stag & Doe Nights. Today, this beloved tradition remains as warm and vibrant as it did when it first began more than 40 years ago.
Stag & Doe Nights are scheduled for Wednesday nights in December from 6pm to 9 PM. Many Chestnut Hill Stores will offer free gift wrapping, wine and cheese, cookies and hot cocoa, and sounds of the season, all enjoyed by holiday revelers filled with merriment and the Christmas spirit.
Chestnut Hill welcomes its guests in true holiday tradition with brightly decorated shops brimming with gifts, fresh pine boughs and red velvet ribbons, and trees sparkling with lights in the winter night. Stroll down cobblestoned streets alive with the music of carolers, a cappella groups, and brass quartets as well as the laughter of children. Savor the aroma of chestnuts roasting on an open fire while sipping on a steamy cup of hot cocoa. Last but not least, meet and greet the jolliest of visitors... Santa Claus!
For additional information on Chestnut Hill and the holiday festivities, please contact the Chestnut Hill Business Association at 215-247-6696