This fall, Chestnut Hill introduces a celebration of all things mystical and enchanted with the ALL NEW Witches & Wizards Weekend. Kicking off with the revamped Brews & Broomsticks Pub Crawl on Friday, October 19 and continuing with a day full of family-friendly programming on Saturday, October 20 – the 2018 Witches & Wizards weekend promises spooktacular-entertainment and activities in a whimsical community setting. After all, there’s always magic in Chestnut Hill! Click here for more information about Saturday’s family-friendly festivities.

Friday, October 19
Brews & Broomsticks Pub Crawl

When: 7:30 – 10 pm
Where: 10 participating bars and restaurants from 7700 to 8700 Germantown Avenue. See below for bar locations and additional details on entertainment, activities, and specials at local businesses.
Cost: Pub Crawl Tickets: $25 Per Person, Pay-As-You-Go Food & Drink Specials. Purchase tickets today! Once the participating bars reach capacity, only ticket holders will be permitted to enter.
What: A new twist on a former fan-favorite, this updated Pub Crawl offers an evening of magical fun including spirited food and drink specials, two outdoor beer gardens, costumed actors and fortune tellers along Germantown Avenue, performances by circus aerialists and fire breathers, a recreational archery range, a costume contest at the Venetian Social Club and The Franklin Institute’s popular Science After Hours showcase. The Brews & Broomsticks Pub Crawl ticket includes exclusive access to drink specials ($4 beer, $5 wine, $6 cocktails with the wristband) at participating locations, Witches & Wizards swag (including a reusable bag, cup, and t-shirt), one free activity ticket, and live DJ entertainment.

Click here to purchase tickets for the Brews & Broomsticks Pub Crawl

Pub Crawl Participants: Check back often for additional participants and specials!
Discounted drinks for ticket holders at 10 participating bars. Click here for a map of venues and activities:

  • Tavern on the Hill, 8636 Germantown Avenue: Featuring costumed bartenders serving $4 Boar’s Butt Brew, $5 Hocus Pucus House Chardonay & House Cab, and $6 Potent Potted Punch
  • McNally’s Tavern, 8634 Germantown Avenue
  • Top of The Hill Market & Café, 184 E. Evergreen Avenue: Featuring fall wines (Apple, Spiced Apple, Halloweenie, DeChaunac) along with a $6 featured food menu
  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, 8400 Germantown Avenue
  • Paris Bistro, 8229 Germantown Avenue: $4 Broom Juice (draft), $5 Phoenix Tears or Blood of Newt (wine) & $6 Dragon’s Breath (cocktail) specials.
  • Chestnut Grill & Sidewalk Café, 8229 Germantown Avenue: Live DJ music; outdoor bar (weather permitting); costumed staff serving discounted food specials including $6.00 Burgers and $6.00 Nachos for ticketholders
  • Chestnut Hill Brewing Company, 8221 Germantown Avenue: Live DJ music; featured menu of $4 Exploding Hops Beer, $4 Wicked Wheat Craft Beer, and Pumpkin-Themed Wood-Fired Pizzas
  • El Poquito, 8201 Germantown Avenue
  • The Venetian Social Club, 8030 Germantown Avenue
  • The Foodery, 7829 Germantown Avenue: $4-Carton Boat (on the River Styx), $5 Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby, $6 Dirt (Were)Wolf, plus discounted food menu and discounted bottle-shop beers.

3 Outdoor Beer Gardens:

More Sips, Sales, and Spooky Sights Along the Avenue:

  • The Night Kitchen Bakery, 7725 Germantown Avenue: Free Fireball shot with the purchase of a Butterscotch “Beer”, plus food specials.
  • Baker Street Bread, 8009 Germantown Avenue: Butterscotch Beer Bread
  • SL8 Hair Lounge, 8135 Germantown Avenue: Wine and spirits night featuring enjoy wine, cheese, and fortune telling.
  • Chestnut Hill Jewelers, 8138 Germantown Avenue: Tarot Card Reader
  • Campbell’s Place, 8337 Germantown Avenue: Happy hour with full food menu available.
  • El Quetzal, 8427 Germantown Avenue: Scavenger Hunt with 15% off coupon prizes
  • Mango, 8442 Germantown Avenue: Tarot cards, crystals, and 1/2 off licensed Harry Potter merchandise
  • Tailored Home, 8528 Germantown Avenue: Magical merchandise on sale
  • Bohemian Pink, 8638 Germantown Avenue
  • Banjara Indian Bistro, 8705 Germantown Avenue
  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue: Bites and Brews around the St. Paul’s Labyrinth: featuring parish-made craft beers in Saint Paul’s Sanctuary, live music, and home-made bites for all.
  • Crefeld School, 8836 Crefeld Street: Dragon Egg Glassblowing Experience ($45 with $10 parking)
  • Glow-in-the Dark Face painting: Pub crawl free activity tickets accepted here; $5 tickets available to the general public at the Chestnut Hill Welcome Center, 8514 Germantown Avenue.
  • Caricaturists: Pub crawl free activity tickets accepted here; $5 tickets available to the general public at the Chestnut Hill Welcome Center, 8514 Germantown Avenue.
  • Fortune tellers: Pub crawl free activity tickets accepted here; $5 tickets available to the general public at the Chestnut Hill Welcome Center, 8514 Germantown Avenue.
  • Clique Cam photobooth
  • Fire breather
  • Circus aerialists
  • Actors on the Avenue
  • Recreational archery range: $1 per shot; prizes offered

Costume contest at Venetian Social Club with Chestnut Hill gift certificates for winners! $5 to Enter, FREE TO WATCH – 6:30pm

  • Awards for best hero, best villain, best creature, and best of show.

The Franklin Institute’s Science After Hours

  • Wizard School is in session! Science After Hours is an evening event series exclusively for adults ages 21+ featuring experiments, demonstrations, games, and innovative and engaging science curated by Philadelphia’s premier science museum in collaboration with organizations across the city.

Tickets are available now. Click here to reserve your tickets for the Brews & Broomsticks Pub Crawl.

Visitor Experience

Chestnut Hill is hard at work creating a new fun festival for visitors during Witches & Wizards. Activities that were held on the Avenue in previous years will no longer occur on the street – please note that Germantown Avenue will not be closed to traffic for the 2018 event.


Five public paid parking lots will be open throughout Chestnut Hill during the event. Lot locations and pricing can be found at Limited street parking is also available. As parking capacity is limited, visitors traveling to Chestnut Hill for Witches & Wizards are strongly encouraged to utilize public transportation.

Public Transportation

Public transportation is the most convenient way to travel to and from Chestnut Hill. SEPTA (Philadelphia’s regional transit system) has two station stops in Chestnut Hill located just a short walk from the heart of the community: Chestnut Hill West and Chestnut Hill East. This train system provides roundtrip transportation from Center City Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill. Visit for complete schedules and details.

Additional Details and Schedule of Activities

Further details including ticket sale information and schedule of events/activities to follow.

Known as Philadelphia’s Garden District, there is magic in Chestnut Hill all year long with dynamic attractions and a robust events calendar. Join us for First Wednesdays on The Hill (through December), and the annual Fall for the Arts Festival (September 30). Join the conversation on social media with @chestnuthill_pa and be sure to share the love with the hashtag #chestnuthillpa. Check back for exciting events and destination updates!