Wands & Wizards Night on the Avenue:
an evening of Potions, Pubs, and Magical Possibilities in Chestnut Hill.

When: 6-9 pm

Where: Germantown Avenue

Cost: Pay-as-you-go

What: New for 2017, to make the magic of the event more accessible for visitors – Chestnut Hill has replaced the Harry Potter Pub Crawl with Wands & Wizards on Germantown Avenue. No tickets required, no cost to attend (activities and entertainment options are pay-as-you-go unless otherwise noted), enough mischief to be managed by all.

Enjoy a special evening of magical fun including photo booths, performances by Secret Circus Aerialists, fortune tellers along Germantown Avenue, and much more. Spirited food and beverage specials will be available at participating restaurants throughout Chestnut Hill. Stores on the Avenue will remain open until 9 pm.

Family Movie Night and Pizza Party  8855 Germantown Avenue  5:00 pm – 7:00 pm  $10   Gather in the Gryffindor Common Room (Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill fellowship hall) to watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on the big screen and  enjoy a family friendly pizza party plus popcorn, beverages, and dessert. Tickets available on Ticket Leap and at the door.  All proceeds go to support the church’s mission outreach.

El Quetzal is offering 20% off any full priced item when you find the golden snitch

Sample fabulous and magical food and drink in our Chestnut Hill eateries:

Iron Hill Brewery:

Fiery Roasted Tomato Soup

Wicked Goat Cheese Salad

arugula, pickled carrots and peppers,

cucumber, spicy goat cheese, almonds

and creamy poppy seed dressing

Dragon Fire Wings

charred lime and habanero sauce,

carrots and pepper sticks

Garden Goblin Pan Seared Salmon

sweet pea risotto, asparagus

and green goddess dressing

Peppercorn and Mustard Braised Pork Loin                                    

bacon and scallion smashed potatoes,

creamed brussels sprouts

Ye Olde Tavern Fish and Chips

beer battered fried haddock,

garlic and parsley wedge fries,

coleslaw and smoky remoulade

Butterscotch Crumble with Ice Cream

house made candy, vanilla ice cream

and whipped cream

CH Brewing Company: 

Exploding Hops: Pale ale dry hopped with magical mosaic and citra hops

One-Eyed Pale Ale: Single-hopped with Motueka hops from New Zealand
Deathly Howls Pizza: Red pizza with balsamic themed graphic

Night Kitchen Bakery: 

House Cupcakes (Vanilla Cupcakes with Red, Blue, Yellow or Green filling)

Chocolate and Gold Frog Iced Brownies

Lightening Bold Vanilla Shortbread Cookies

El Poquito: 

Black Lake Ceviche

Dirigible Paloma

The Fleur Delacour

The Pollyjuice Potion

Tradewinds, BYOB

The Dragon’s Den at Tradewinds will be offering a Harry Potter inspired special menu all weekend complete with BroomSticky Ribs and our signature Dragon Wings. Come BYOButter Beer and join the fun of a Dragon themed weekend.

McNally’s Tavern:

 Mc Nally’s Tavern, aka The LeakY Tap, will feature:

Hot Apple Spider:  Spice Mulled Fresh Apple Cider served in keeper 9  ¾ ounce mugs

Shot of the Dark Ages: Salted Caramel Whiskey added to cider

Better Beers:  Thirteen better beers on tap from local and other small brewers

Paper Potted Lunches:  Sandwich on kaiser with chips and cookie in paper sack (Roast Beef with or w/o cheese, or Ham and Cheese)

McNally’s Magical Mugs:  9 ¾ ounce fluted crystal mugs with Festival related imprint

Young Wizard’s Eye Glasses

 Tavern on the Hill: /The Boar’s Butt Pub

Potent Potter Punch

Boar’s Butt Lager

Budder Bier

Friday Nite Wizard’s Walk Snax~

Chamber Charmed ChickStyx

Fresh Baked Dumbledough Pretzel Twysts

Saturday Lunch &Dinner~

Beater Beef ‘n Cheese S’wich

Churlish Chcken Salad Wizard Wrap

Thin Krust Potterpan Pizza

Sorcerer’s Shrimp Sesame

Chicken Potter Pie

Snackenbox Grilled Cheeze w/ Cauldron o’ Soup

Garden Ganderer or Caesar Seeker Salads

Chestnut Grill:  

Pumpkin Juice Martini – pumpkin spice liqueur, vanilla vodka, Kahlua, Buttershots, splash of cream and nutmeg

Apple Whiskey Wallop –  Jim Beam Apple Whiskey, fresh apple cider, splash of ginger beer soda

Pure-Blood Orange Fizzy – Effen Blood Orange vodka, Blood Orange juice, lime juice and ginger beer soda

Join us that evening for our first Harry Potter Themed Tasting Menu.  $49.00 for four courses, seating available for 5:30,7:309:30
“Herbology of Greens”
local autumn greens with a potion of buttermilk and lovage
“The Nimbus 8609”
soft pretzel stick with shredded wheat and beer cheese
“Pumpkin Pasties”
guinea hen ragout with savory pumpkin and puff pastry
“Owl Feed ”
butterscotch panna cotta with candied nuts, seeds and grains

Paris Bistro: 

Butter Brew
Pumpkin Punch
Witches Brew Fall San Gria

Cosimos Pizza Cafe:

Witches brew and cherry brew in limited edition collector’s bottle

The Jerk Pit

Dragon Tail Stew (Braised Oxtail Stew)

Fire Roasted Fowl (Jerk Chicken with Sides)

Hogwarts Hog Sandwich (Slow Roasted Jerk Pork and Slaw)

Beast Pie (beef)

Curry Fowl Pie (chicken)

Beastless Pie (vegetarian)

Ginger Beer (soda)

Herbal Brew (sorrel hibiscus)

Campbell’s (AKA The Three Broomsticks)

 Goblet of Fire

raspberry vodka, fireball, ginger, simple syrup

Butter Beer

Neshaminy Creek Croydon Cream Ale

Fire Whiskey

Fireball shot


housemade red sangria

Yuengling Lager & Slyfox Pils


Costume Contest

When: 8 pm

Where: Jenks Academy of the Arts & Sciences 8301 Germantown Avenue

Cost: $10 to participate, free to spectate

Step into the spotlight dressed as your favorite Harry Potter character during the annual costume contest. Participants will dress in their best wizardly wardrobes and will be asked to recite a line attributed to their character in order to compete for cash prizes and all-important bragging rights. Registration details will be announced by September 25 via Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Seating for the costume contest will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.