Great Houses Tour
The Great Houses Tour

Day of Tour Tickets, on Sunday, May 21, will be available at our check-in location at Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St Martins Lane, beginning at 1:00 pm.
Online registration (below) will be available until Saturday, May 20, at 3:00 pm.

SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017, 1:00-5:00 PM, Begin at 8000 St. Martins Lane
The Great Houses Tour welcomes you to unabashedly explore six fabulous Chestnut Hill homes, representing many different architectural styles and eras of construction from the mid-1800s to the late-1960s. All of these homes have been (or are in the process of being) adapted for contemporary living while embracing the community’s history and landscape.

Presented jointly by the Chestnut Hill Conservancy ( and the Chestnut Hill Community Association (, the Great Houses Tour is designed to celebrate and share the ways that traditional and contemporary design can coexist in this historic and architecturally extraordinary community. The hosts at each house include not only the owners but also the architects, designers, and contractors to connect you to a wealth of information. No number of questions for them is too many!

Online Tickets
Online registration will ONLY be available until Saturday, May 20, at 3:00 pm.
Pricing options:

Day of Tour Tickets, on Sunday, May 21, will be available at our check-in location at Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields, 8000 St Martins Lane, beginning at 1:00 pm.

Day of Tour Instructions
You should arrive at the Church of St Martin-in-the-Fields; 8000 St Martins Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118 (click to see google map) to pick up your tour booklet, map, booties, and wristband. We will have your name on our registration list. Park across the street from the Church or along Willow Grove Avenue. The tour ends promptly at 5:00 pm.

The tour is self-guided and you will drive to each home. The hosts at each house include not only the owners but also the architects, designers, and contractors to connect you to a wealth of information. No number of questions for them is too many! Ample on-street parking is available, please do not park in the driveways. Photography, access and rest rooms vary for each house are explained in the booklet you will receive at check-in.

Restaurant Discounts Exclusively for Tour Participants
Before or after the tour on Sunday enjoy the restaurants along Germantown Avenue. Show your Great Houses Tour wristband or this email to receive a 10% discount at:
Campbell's Place, 8337 Germantown Avenue, 215-242-1818
Chestnut Grill, 8229 Germantown Avenue, 215-247-7570
McNally's Tavern, 8634 Germantown Avenue, 215-247-9736, (discount on food only)
Night Kitchen Bakery, 7725 Germantown Avenue, 215-248-9235
Tavern on the Hill, 8636 Germantown Avenue, 215-247-9948
Trolley Car Diner, 7619 Germantown Avenue, 215-753-1500
(not to be combined with other discounts)

5th Annual HOOPS MADNESS Basketball Tournament


March 25, 9am to 1pm, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, 500 West Willow Grove Avenue, (Kingsley / Woodward Gymnasiums)
Supported by Matt Paul Sports

Hoops Madness Basketball TournamentInspired by March Madness, the NCAA college basketball championship, Hoops Madness offers kids and adults a chance to play half court, 3-on-3 games of basketball and participate in a variety of shooting contests. Players are encouraged to form teams of four (three players and a substitute) or they can be placed on a team the day of the tournament. All players will receive a CHCA Hoops Madness t-shirt and are eligible to participate in the Junior NBA Skills Challenge and half-court shooting competitions. There will also be a girls only level. Families and friends are also encouraged to fill the stands and sidelines. Throughout most of the day, six games will be going on at once and, in between games, players can warm up and practice their shots. Matt Paul Sports is one of the event's sponsors and provides basketballs, referees and coaches to help players in between games. Food and drinks are available.
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Cost Range: The price for children 6 to 18 years old is $15, for adult CHCA Members $20, and for non-members $25. Registration required. 
Commitee Chair: Brien Tilley
Interested in becoming one of our event sponsors? Contact Brien Tilley at or Ryan Rosenbaum at; 215-248-8811.

Thank You to Our 2017 Hoops Madness Sponsors!
Tournament supported by Matt Paul Sports
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Main Sponsor
Chestnut Hill Hospital
Tournament Sponsor

The Community Supper and Awards Banquet

Mid-June, 2017
Place To Be Determined

This unique annual event allows us, the Chestnut Hill Community Association, to literally serve you, our valued residents and supporters. Each member of our board and staff prepares a buffet style dinner for a very minimal cost. The evening includes some local dignitary speeches and the presentation of community awards. This evening also represents an opportunity for the community association, The LOCAL and the community fund to offer their state of the organization addresses.

Committee Chair: 2016-2017 CHCA Board
Email our office at if you would like to volunteer.

69th Annual Pastorius Park Concerts

Wednesday(s) June 14th, 21st, 28 and July 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th
Free Family Activities
Pastorius Park (Off of Millman Street)Philadelphia, PA 19118

This is the longest running outdoor concert series in Philadelphia. Last year over 5,000 people attended at least 1 concert. Come hear a diverse set of bands and musicians in the backdrop of one of Chestnut Hills most majestic backdrops. We encourage attendees to bring blankets and chairs and enjoy the music.

Committee Chair: Julie Byrne
Email our office at if you would like to volunteer.


3rd Annual Movies Under the Stars

Friday(s) August 4th,11th, 18th and 25th, 2017
The Watertower Recreation Center Field
Free Family Activities

Enjoy FREE top notch movies on a large 27 foot outdoor screen. In addition to the movies, each week a new local food truck will on site so that you and your family can enjoy dinner.

Committee Chair: Christopher Padova
Email our office at if you would like to volunteer.

Circle of Lights Holiday Gathering and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, November 18, 5:30 to 7:00 pm
Free Family Activities
Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Event parking at Chestnut Hill College, Sugarloaf Campus, 9220 Germantown Avenue, corner of Germantown and West Bells Mill Road.
(This is due to the construction currently going on at Woodmere Art Museum)

Join your friends and neighbors at Woodmere Art Museum at 9201 Germantown Avenue for the annual Circle of Trees Celebration. Circle of Trees starts at 5:30 p.m. and you can enjoy hot chocolate, cider and cookies, music with the St. Thomas Church Choir and Norwood-Fontbonne Academy Chorale, goodie bags for the kids, and a visit from (shhhhh!) Santa too, who arrives on an antique fire truck. Together we count down to the lighting of the Art Museum and Christmas trees. Kids also have a blast climbing on the hay maze on the front lawn under the lights. It's also the time to show that Chestnut Hill Cares-give a toy, share a book and feel the joy. Come to the event with a new unwrapped toy or a new or gently used book to donate to a school-aged child. Circle of Trees is presented by the Chestnut Hill Business District, the Chestnut Hill Community Association, and the Woodmere Art Museum. Enjoy all of the wonderful Holidays on the Hill events throughout the season! Visit the Chestnut Hill Business District for a complete listing of Holiday on the Hill activities.

Committee Chair: Michelle Sage 
Email our office at if you would like to volunteer.

24th Annual Chestnut Hill Christmas-Holiday House Tour

Saturday, December 9th, 2017
8434 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118

  Holiday season is a time to relive cherished traditions, and for Chestnut Hill, there is no better tradition than spending a day enjoying the Christmas-Holiday House tour. Our 23rd Annual tour featured five of the area's loveliest historic homes decorated inside and out for the holidays. Attendees had the option of riding our event trolley from stop to stop or visiting at their own pace in this self-guided tour. The weather was beautiful, and everyone got in the Holiday Spirit with a day spent touring a variety of dramatic homes to find inspiration for their Holiday celebrations, while experiencing the rich architectural heritage of Chestnut Hill. This event is our major fundraiser and helps us provide services to our community throughout the year. We had three registration locations this year: Woodmere Art Museum, Hill Company and the Wissahickon Inn, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy which were all beautiful decorated as well. 


We sincerely thank all of our Christmas-Holiday House Tour homeowners who graciously decorated and opened their homes to our community: Joseph and Gretchen Ingersoll, Andrea Smith, Matthew and Wendy Studner, Dr. Stephen and Pia Druggan (Jenning’s House-Springside Chestnut Hill Academy); the many volunteers who staffed the houses, registration locations and trolleys; and Designers, Florists and Chestnut Hill Shops who made the tour a delight: Baker Street Bread Company, The Bone Appetite, Bredenbeck’s Bakery, The Chestnut Hill Cheese Company, Enliven Planters, Carole Powers Gordon, Hill Company, Bruce Levin-The Perfect Stitch, The Night Kitchen Bakery, Oxford Circus, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Tailor Homes, Ten Thousand Villages, Top of the Hill Market, and the members of the CHCA Holiday House Tour and Membership Committees.

Committee Chair: Helen Phillips
Email our office at if you would like to volunteer next year.

Thank You to Our Christmas-Holiday House Tour Sponsors! 

Trolley Sponsors
Chestnut Hill HospitalOne West Chestnut Hill
Chestnut HIll Business District

Media Sponsors

2017 Chestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade

Saturday, December 16th, 2017
 Rex Avenue to Southampton Avenue--Market on the Fareway.
Chestnut Hill Community Holiday ParadeWe've brought back a long-standing Chestnut Hill tradition! Families line Germantown Avenue to wave to the marchers in our Annual Chestnut Hill Community Holiday Parade! We welcome teams, scouts, and musical groups to help us celebrate! Organize your block and join the parade! In 2015, our 3rd year, we had 21 groups participate including the Mounted Police, Engine #37, Norwood Fontbonne Academy, St. Paul's Episcopal Church Choir, University of the Arts New Orleans Jazz Ensemble, Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club, Chestnut Hill Business District, Jenks Academy For the Arts, Music and Science, Penn Charter Band, Village of Families, Springfield Scout Troops, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, University of the Arts-Rumble, Saint Genevieve's School, SNAP Company, Penn Charter's Quaker Dozen, Germantown Academy, Venetian Club Comic Brigade, and Wyndmoor Hose #1 who brought our most important guest  Santa Claus. And of course, the Phillie Phanatic, who always makes the parade extra fun! Thank you to our wonderful CHCA volunteers, especially Parade Organizer Brien Tilley, who make the parade possible!

We are encouraging our community to march in the parade! Join with your neighbors, block, team, school, nonprofit or band, even build a float. This is one of the many Holidays on the Hill events planned for our upcoming Holiday Season by the CHCA, Chestnut Hill Business District and our community partners and non-profits!

Cost Range: Free to anyone who wants to come
Committee Chair: Brien Tilley
Email our office at if you would like to march in our parade!