Chestnut Hill Circle of Trees
Saturday, November 21, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Family and friends come together to celebrate the annual tree lighting and the beginning of Chestnut Hill’s holiday season. Enjoy live music, hot chocolate, cookies, and a special surprise guest. Families are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to a charity for underprivileged children.
Family Art-Making: Victorian Card-Making
Saturday December 12 | 1:00-3:00 p.m.
December 8 | 7:30
Ride an emotional holiday roller coaster as Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray star in Billy Wilder’s comedy romp about corporate advancement. Set during the Christmas holidays, an insurance clerk climbs the ladder of success by lending his apartment to his superiors for assignations, only to fall in love with his boss’s girlfriend. Academy Award winner for Best Picture. Bonus holiday short subject before the main feature.
A Christmas Carol
December 15 | 7:30 p.m.
This finest (and ghostliest) version of the classic Dickens story stars Alastair Sim as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge. The screening includes a bonus episode from the 1970 TV series The Odd Couple, “Scrooge Gets an Oscar.” Don’t miss the opportunity to compare Sim’s performance with that of Philadelphia’s own Jack Klugman.
Friday Night Jazz: An Organ Holiday-and a Merry One!
December 18 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$22 ($12 members)
Philadelphia’s trademark Hammond B-3 organ, played by Rich Budesa, will put you in good spirits by placing some good music under the jazz tree. Don’t miss this special holiday celebration with the amazing and distinctive sound of the jazz organ.
Museum Holiday Store Our ever-popular Holiday Store opens at 10 a.m. on November 7, and will feature a variety of hand-selected and handcrafted items, including jewelry, ceramics, textiles, and original artwork. Members receive a 10-15% discount on store purchases. Don’t miss out on these unique gifts! For more information call 215-247-0476.
A Christmas Past in the Pennsylvania German Tradition
November 21, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Be transported back in time with a visit to Woodmere’s exhibition of nineteenth-century children’s toys and holiday decorations from the collection of the Germantown Historical Society. Highlights include an amazing dollhouse replica of a Germantown row home, and a sculpture of Belsnickel, the predecessor of the modern Santa Claus, who often created as much fright as delight because he knew which children had been naughty and nice.