Friday, January 27 to Saturday, January 28, 2023

Enjoy the beauty of winter and join us for Chestnut Hill on Ice, featuring the return of world-renowned ice sculptor Peter Slavin and Philadelphia’s own Ice Sculpture Philly, cold weather activities, live music, restaurant and retail specials, and adult beverages. A few new features this year are Street Curling, Snowflake Ice Sculpture selfie opportunity, and the Ice Sculpture Garden at Laurel Hill.

The two-day event is free for all ages. It takes place along Germantown Avenue between Rex Avenue and Willow Grove Avenue, with most events happening on Friday between 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturday from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Click HERE for a sneak peek at some of the skillfully crafted ice sculptures.

Activities and attractions

    • Street Curling: New this year to Chestnut Hill on Ice is Street Curling! Street Curling will be available at the Winter Activities at the Blue Lot from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Saturday, January 28. Tickets can be purchased in advance. The ticket sales are per timeslot. To participate, please sign up as a group. Groups should have a minimum of four, with a maximum of eight, and will have 30 minutes of play per slot. Purchase your tickets HERE for timeslots between 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM. The final two slots of the day (3:00 PM – 3:30 PM and 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM) are reserved for in-person sales on Saturday, January 28. All sales are first come, first served. 
    • Ice Sculpture Garden at Laurel Hill: The Garden will be open on Friday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
    • Ice Sculptures and Live Ice Carving Demonstrations: Masterfully crafted ice sculptures will be displayed along Germantown Avenue on Friday, January 27, 5:00 – 8:00 PM and Saturday, January 28, from 12:00 – 5:00 PM. Live ice carving shows by Peter Slavin and his talented team at Ice Sculpture Philly will occur at Laurel Hill Gardens (8125 Germantown Avenue) Friday 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM and again on Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Ice Sculpture Philly is the world’s first performance ice sculpting company, combining action, adventure, humor, drama, and audience participation to create an unforgettable experience. For a complete list of Ice Sculptures and their locations, click HERE.
    • Ice Bonfire: Stay warm as the Chestnut Hill On Ice concludes with an impressive eight-foot bonfire encased in a pillar of ice Saturday, January 28 at 5:30 PM with the Winter Activities at the Blue Lot. The parking lot is located at 184 East Evergreen.
    • Ice Bar at Market at the Fareway and Live Ice Carving Demonstration: Chestnut Hill Brewing Company is hosting an outdoor ice bar carved entirely out of ice blocks in its outdoor beer garden at 8221 Germantown Avenue for Chestnut Hill on Ice at 5:00 PM and watch Peter carve the ice bar Friday evening and enjoy ice-cold locally-brewed beers, wines, and hot drinks at their outdoor ice bar.
    • Stateside Vodka: will offer sales at their mobile bar at Laurel Hill Gardens on Friday 5:00 – 8:00 PM and Saturday 12:00 – 5:00 PM.
    • Chili Specials: Warm up with scratch-made chili from Chestnut Hill’s restaurants and local eateries. Click HERE for the whole chili and food specials list.
    • Winter Sales and Shop Specials: Winter sales are in full swing during Chestnut Hill on Ice. Check out a list of shop specials and winter sales by clicking HERE to find out more.
    • Live Music: Saturday, January 28, at Market at the Fareway. Join Chestnut Hill Brewing Company as they host live music b Sara and Tom from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Music by Sara and Tom is a high-energy duet from Philadelphia. Performing a catalog of popular music from the 50’s to the 2020s, they fill every performance with fun, engaging, danceable music. Their various styles and fun presentation make them a hit for every event!
    • Warming Stations, Events, and Pop-Ups: Stay comfy as you stroll the Avenue at one of our warming stations. Click HERE for a list of events, pop-ups, and demonstrations to find out where (and when) you can visit with an Ice Princess and her snowy bestie from the North Mountain. Stay comfy as you stroll the Avenue at one of our warming stations. 

Thank you to our generous community partners and sponsors.