2019 Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour

26th Annual Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour Returns December 7, 2019
with Special Exhibit of Princess Grace of Monaco’s Memorabilia
Our Tour is the Longest Running Holiday House Tour in Philadelphia

Attendees will register and check-in at:

St. Joseph’s Hall on the Chestnut Hill College Campus, 9601 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
2019 Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour

The Holiday season is a time to relive cherished traditions, and for Chestnut Hill, there is no better tradition than spending a day enjoying the Chestnut Hill Holiday House tour. Presented annually by the Chestnut Hill Community Association (CHCA), this year’s tour takes place on Saturday, December 7th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature five of the neighborhood's homes decorated for the holidays.

Get into the Holiday Spirit with a day spent touring a variety of beautiful homes and find inspiration for your Holiday celebrations, while experiencing the rich architectural heritage of Chestnut Hill. The tour is self-guided and attendees have the option of driving to the homes, or riding one of our special event trolleys.
Tickets are $45 for CHCA members and $50 for non-members; Group Tickets-Buy 9 tickets get the 10th one free ($400 for a group of 10)

Princess Grace of Monaco Exhibit
To celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the birth of Grace Patricia Kelly of Philadelphia, what she meant to Philadelphia and eventually to the world, the Chestnut Hill Community Association will display memorabilia on loan from the East Falls Historical Society of the Grace Kelly Gallery at our hospitality tour stop, located at Chestnut Hill College. More

View photos from our 2018 Holiday House Tour!

To make your reservation for the 2019 Chestnut Hill Holiday House Tour
1. Mail: a check to CHCA, 8434 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118
2. Buy your tickets online.  
3. You can also register on the day of the tour between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave. in Chestnut Hill. Keep in mind the tour will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. 

This is an all weather event.

Make it a day in Chestnut Hill!
Over 20 restaurants and shops offer discounts for Christmas Holiday House Tour attendees, and our event trolleys will stop along Germantown Avenue. Even more reason to love the Christmas Holiday House Tour!

Tickets include live musical performances plus sweet treats in the homes and at our hospitality/registration site in St. Joseph Hall located at Chestnut Hill College . 
Attendees are encouraged to enjoy the Woodmere Art Museum holiday exhibit, Merry and Bright II: The Christmas Collection of Jeanette Turnbull
and Golden Slippers: Images of the Mummers from Woodmere's Collection. Generous sponsors who are making our Holiday House Tour possible include main sponsor West German BMW, trolley sponsor Chestnut Hill Hospital, and house sponsors, Merrill Lynch- Nottingham, Walsh, Goodman & Associates and Bryn Mawr Trust, and Our media sponsor is the Chestnut Hill Local.

Prince Grace of Monaco Exhibit
Chestnut Hill College’s glorious rotunda with its grand piano and the adjoining parlor is a perfect location to view Grace’s Christmas cards from the Palace showing her family over the years. View personal invitations to events at the palace to family members, plus a signed and numbered portrait of Grace dressed in the Order of St. Charles, an honorary title bestowed on her by Prince Rainier as a present for their first Christmas as husband and wife. Attendees will also see framed posters of her eleven movies and dolls dressed as characters in her movies. Of particular interest will be the original programs of Grace’s appearances at East Fall’s Old Academy Players.

A Fundraiser for CHCA
This fundraising event supports the Chestnut Hill Community Association, A non-profit community organization dedicated to improving the quality of life and encouraging a sense of community in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. Some of our efforts include publication of our award-winning weekly newspaper, the Chestnut Hill Local; supporting neighbors and businesses in development efforts as a Registered Community Organization with the City. Annual community activities include the Pastorius Park Summer Concerts, the Holiday Parade, the Black and White Gala, the Holiday House Tour, Chestnut Hill Circle of Trees, HOOPS Madness, and Friday Summer Movies Under the Stars.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!
Main Sponsor

Trolley Sponsor
Chestnut Hill Hospital

House Sponsors


Become a Sponsor or Advertiser
Sponsorship in the Holiday House Tour reaches a wide audience, download our sponsorship information, and call Anne McNiff, Executive Director, for more information.
Place an ad in our program booklet which goes to everyone who is attending the tour. Deadline is November 8; download our advertising form,