Chestnut Hill is transformed into a winter wonderland during this two-day festival which boasts unique ice-themed attractions and cozy comforts that showcase the beauty of its historic business district in the winter.  2019 attractions include:

  • Iceless Ice Skating Rink*: Ice skaters of all ages will enjoy gliding across this 960 sq. ft. iceless rink, regardless of the weather.  Ice skates in varying sizes and walkers for non-skaters are available on-site.  Take a few minutes to warm up after skating at the adjacent fire pits, where food, wine/beer, and non-alcoholic beverages await. *Admission for this activity is $10 per person, and includes complimentary refreshments at the adjacent Hot Chocolate Bar and Maple Syrup Bar. Buy your tickets early here!  Ice Rink is open Saturday Noon to 5 p.m.
  • Live Ice Sculpting Demonstration: A favorite tradition of Chestnut Hill’s Valentines on Ice, watch as renowned ice sculptor Peter Slavin transforms a block of ice into a beautiful work of art before a live audience. This year, live ice sculpting will take place on two days at designated locations.
  • Ice Sculptures on the Avenue: Germantown Avenue is transformed into an outdoor gallery as custom ice sculptures commissioned by Chestnut Hill businesses line the shopping corridor.  Grab a festival map to take a walking tour of the sculptures, and don’t forget to make pit stops at our Warming Stations and shops along the way.
  • Yurt Village: Get inspired for winter “glamping” as you check out a Yurt Village containing tents fitted out with chic furnishings provided by Chestnut Hill’s premier home design retailers.
  • Ice Bonfire: Friday night only, witness the spectacle of a roaring bonfire encased in a column of ice.
  • Ice Bar at Market at the Fareway : Chestnut Hill Brewing Company invites you to enjoy ice-cold locally-brewed beers and wines at their outdoor Ice Bar, carved entirely out of blocks of ice.  Nearby attractions include a fire pit and Chestnut Hill’s famous Market At The Fareway vendors. 
  • Warming Stations: Our cozy warming stations make it easy to explore all of the shops and icy wonders along Germantown Avenue.  Stop at each one to defrost at the fire pit, enjoy a warm beverage, and sample a seasonal treat.  Each warming station will also offer printed copies of the Chestnut Hill On Ice Festival Guide/Map and Chestnut Hill Business Directories.  Please check back soon for locations of warming stations and the Festival Guide.
  • #i❤️chestnuthill Social Media Photo Spots: Capture a photo of your day in Chestnut Hill with your loved ones, or snap a selfie with your Valentine in front of our two giant red hearts, located in the Blue Lot at 150 E. Evergreen Avenue and Laurel Hill Gardens at 8125 Germantown Avenue.
  • Chili Specials: Baker Street Bread Cafe, Campbell’s Place, Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Cafe, Iron Hill Brewery, McNally’s Tavern, Paris Bistro & Jazz Cafe, Tavern on the Hill, The Night Kitchen Bakery
  • Business Promotions: Valentines of every kind can take advantage of the first weekend in February to shop promotions at participating retailers.  Or, stop by one of our bars and restaurants for Valentine’s Day food and cocktail specials.  Please check back soon for a list of participating establishments. 

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