Chestnut Hill Circle of Trees
November 22 | 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.
Holiday House Tour Open House
December 6 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon of holiday refreshments, treats, and decorations of a Christmas past in the Pennsylvania German tradition. Stop by anytime on the Chestnut Hill Community Association’s Holiday House Tour.
Holiday Film: The Shop Around the Corner
December 9 | 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
In this romantic comedy staring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, two employees at a gift shop in Budapest can barely stand each other, not realizing they’ve fallen in love as anonymous correspondents.
Family Art-Making: Victorian Card-Making
December 13 | 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Holiday Film: White Christmas
December 16 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
An American musical classic staring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen, with songs by Irving Berlin. A successful song-and-dance team fall in love with a sister act and work together to save a failing Vermont inn.
Friday Night Jazz: Crooner Christmas
December 19 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$22 ($12 members)
This vocal songfest will jazz up the holidays! Join the festivities and sing along with Philly’s finest vocalists. Swing to favorites like “Jingle Bells,” “Let It Snow,” “We Three Kings,” and others. A special guest will join the merriment.
Museum Holiday Store Our ever-popular Holiday Store opens at 10 a.m. on November 8, 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.
A Christmas Past in the Pennsylvania German Tradition
November 15, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Step back into the nineteenth century and enjoy the Christmas traditions of the German settlement in Philadelphia with an exhibition of children’s toys and holiday decorations from the collection of the Germantown Historical Society. Highlights include a charming dollhouse replica of a Germantown row home and a sculpture of Belsnickel, a predecessor of the modern Santa Claus, who often created as much fright as delight because he knew which children had been naughty or nice.