Join us to experience the most magical and nostalgic shopping experience in the City of Philadelphia.

Check off everything on your list by supporting independent businesses in a charming, walkable urban village.

Shoppers can find the perfect gift for loved ones in our unique boutiques and specialty shops.  On December 10th, join costumed Victorian carolers from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM as they walk Germantown Avenue.

Santa Claus will visit MARKET at the Fareway in Chestnut Hill from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Were you naughty or nice this year? Stop by, give him your wish list, and get your picture with Santa.

FREE PARKING ALL DAY in the public lots courtesy of the Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation.


The Chestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade

Chestnut Hill Community Association

Saturday, December 10 | 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Fire Engines, Marching Bands, Choirs, Antique Cars, Horses, Local Schools, Santa Claus… and did we mention the Phillie Phanatic?  In this long-standing Chestnut Hill tradition, the CHCA brings Santa to the neighborhood yearly. Families line Germantown Avenue to wave to the marchers in our annual Chestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade. 

Holiday Market in the Backyard

Weavers Way, Chestnut Hill

Saturday, December 10 | 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Bring on the cheer by joining a Holiday Market in our Chestnut Hill backyard! You will find a a great mix of local vendors selling holiday gifts, including a local jewelry maker, Essence soaps, candles by Vicki, and Mother of Shea body butters. And, we’ll have live music, samples of tasty treats and gift bags. Come join in the fun! Free and open to all.

Victorian Card Making

Woodmere Art Museum

Saturday, December 10 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

$5 a family or FREE for Woodmere Family Members 

Discover the beauty of Victorian holiday cards. Enjoy creating your own unique designs and holiday messages.

Live Music with Ken Kweder at the Chestnut Hill Brewing Company

Chestnut Hill Brewing Company

Saturday, December 10 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 pm 

Born in Upper Darby, the folk-rock musician initially wanted to be a basketball player, but he later entered the music world with his first band, Kenn Kweder & the Secret Kidds. The fiercely independent singer-songwriter has been iconic in Philadelphia since the early 1970s. Noted for his musically diverse styles – his influences range from Leonard Cohen to David Bowie and Lou Reed – he continues to be a vibrant force in the local music scene.

Miss Bennet – Christmas at Pemberley

The Stagecrafters Theater

Saturday, December 10 | 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM 

Elizabeth Darcy, née Bennet, invites her sisters to Pemberley for Christmas; Mr. Darcy’s awkward cousin Lord Arthur de Bourgh joins the festivities.  Gentle manners and comic misunderstandings build from the relationships among Jane Austen’s well-loved Bennet sisters.

by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon ; Directed by Jane Toczek
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Char & Stave

Saturday, December 10 | 11 – 6 pm 

The all-day coffee roastery, café, and cocktail bar with roots in Ardmore have opened a holiday pop-up location in Chestnut Hill to sell coffee, drinks, gifts from Char & Stave, and bottles from Bluebird Distilling. The location will be converted into a permanent shop after the holidays. There’s a bar and holiday-theme décor by Lucky Dog Studio. On the menu are drip coffees (spiked and plain), hot mulled cider (available spiked and plain), an Old Man Winter (an old-fashioned featuring Bluebird’s Four Grain Bourbon, a blend of winter bitters, a touch of cinnamon and vanilla, and finished with orange zest), and a Merry Mule (made with Bluebird’s Juniperus Gin, spiced cranberry shrub, and ginger beer).

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