Night of Lights

We’re Bringing History to Light on October 4!

Friday, October 4, 2019, 7pm-9:30pm (Rain Date: October 5)

Mark your calendars for the third annual Night of Lights.  Designed to immerse visitors in the ongoing story of Chestnut Hill, this innovative public art exhibit will transform Germantown Avenue into an interactive exhibit of local history and architecture. Using the commercial corridor as a canvas for sharing and interpreting multiple layers of neighborhood history, Night of Lights is a true participatory, community-based event, offering visitors and long-time residents a free and accessible opportunity to discover the history of the neighborhood, while becoming active participants in the stories being told.

For this one night only, historical images and films from the Conservancy’s Archives will be projected through storefront windows and onto exterior walls. Neighboring buildings along Germantown Avenue will be illuminated with colored lights, while long-time business owners will act as interpreters for the evening, sharing stories and engaging the community about their own history. A one of a kind approach to neighborhood history and community storytelling, Night of Lights aims to foster public appreciation and protection of the history and treasures that define the character of our community.

Organized in partnership with the Chestnut Hill Business District, this street-long spectacular will run from 7pm to 9:30pm on Germantown Avenue between Bethlehem Pike and Southampton Avenue. Coinciding with the Business District’s First Fridays, many area shops and restaurants will be open late, inviting visitors to experience Germantown Avenue as never before.