Beginning Wednesday, December 4, Chestnut Hill will host three special holiday evenings in December during which retailers along Germantown Ave. will stay open until 9:00 p.m. and restaurants will offer special holiday promotions. Stag & Doe Nights are a beloved tradition in Chestnut Hill and will feature music, carolers, a visit from Santa, and lots of merriment. FREE parking is available in the 6 parking lots along Germantown Avenue on Wednesday evenings and every weekend from November 23 through December 31.
Chestnut Hill is hosting several pop-up shops during the holidays as well. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) opened its annual Holiday Pop-Up Shop at 8433 Germantown Ave. on November 8. The PHS store is offering terrariums, candles, gifts, and other popular holiday items. Other new pop-up shops open in November and December include From Bali to Bala, Bohemian Pink, Pennsylvania General Store, Onice, and Hillsley Hood.
Highlights of Holidays on the Hill include Stag and Doe Shopping Nights on Wednesday evenings, December 4, 11, and 18. The Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour will take place on Saturday, December 7. On Sunday afternoons, December 8, 15, and 22, between 12:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m., Santa and musicians will stroll along Germantown Avenue. On Saturday, December 14, the Chestnut Hill Community Association will present a Holiday Parade from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. along the Avenue. In addition, a glass blowing demonstration will take place in the 8400 block of Germantown Avenue between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Sponsors of Holidays on the Hill include Chestnut Hill Hospital, Chestnut Hill Business Association, Chestnut Hill Business Improvement District, Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation, Woodmere Art Museum, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors, Morris Arboretum, Valley Green Bank, State Farm Insurance, Gravers Lane Gallery, andPhiladelphia Magazine. For more information visit www.chestnuthillpa.com/chestnut-hills/holiday-festival.